Referendum Version of the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan

The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012

The independent examiner, Mr David Kaiserman, has completed the examination process and concluded that, subject to a number of recommendations (principally for changes to the detailed wording of some policies), the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan would meet the basic conditions, and consequently that, as modified, it should proceed to referendum.  The Sutton Neighbourhood Plan has been updated in line with the modifications recommended by the independent examiner. The latest version (v4.0 referendum version) will now be the subject of a referendum of the registered electors within Sutton parish. 

The independent examiner's report can be found here (opens PDF in a new window).

The referendum on Sutton Neighbourhood Plan will take place on Thursday 24th June 2021.  The referendum question will be:  

  • ‘Do you want Central Bedfordshire to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Sutton Neighbourhood Planning Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The referendum will be conducted by the Central Bedfordshire Council elections team in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012.

The polling station will be at Sutton Village Hall, those entitled to vote by post will receive postal votes in the normal way.

More information on the referendum can be found on the CBC website here:

Key documents

Referendum versions of the Sutton Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents.  Just click on the pdf icon to view the associated document

Sutton Neighbourhood Plan - Referendum Version

Referendum Version v4.0 dated April 2021

Sutton Design Codes

Submission Version dated May 2020

Sutton Green Infrastructure Plan

Submission Version dated November 2020

Background Evidence Report - part 1

Introduction and general information.  Submission Version v3.0 dated January 2021

Background Evidence Report - part 2

The natural environment.  Submission Version v3.0 dated January 2021

Background Evidence Report - part 3

The developed environment.  Submission Version v3.0 dated January 2021

Basic Conditions Statement

Submission Version v3.0 dated January 2021

Consultation Plan - further links

Hands Holding a Map

Maps & Plans

Referendum version Maps and Plans

Tax Income Reports

Consultation Report

Consultation report & appendices