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Referendum result


In the first of its kind for East Riding, Cottingham residents gave a resounding 92.5% YES vote in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan.  The actual numbers were 3004 in favour, 235 against, and 7 ‘spoilt’ papers. The Plan, organised by Cottingham Parish Council, but developed by ordinary residents through workshops and Cottingham Day consultations over many years, will now be planning policy.

Anyone can apply to build anything anywhere. Planning authorities then assess applications against approved policies to sieve out unsuitable ones, or persuade developers to make changes.  Cottingham now benefits from an extra layer of protection, in addition to the National Planning Policy Framework and the East Riding Local Plan.

Having been involved at every stage of the process (eg. making tea at each workshop!) I would like to thank everyone who has played a part in making planning history for Cottingham.

Cllr Geraldine Mathieson

 
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