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Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan - referendum result

A referendum on the adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 15 July 2021.

The question asked in the referendum was:

Do you want Middlesbrough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Marton West to help it decide planning applications in the Marton West neighbourhood area?

The referendum was run using procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

The result of the referendum was as follows:

644 votes in favour
48 votes against

The electorate (number of people eligible to vote) was 4319, meaning that the turn-out for the referendum was 16.02%. This is the number of eligible voters who actually voted.

View the full 2021 Marton West Neighbourhood Plan referendum declaration.

A report is now being prepared to seek adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan by the council. It's expected that the report will be discussed at the full council meeting in October 2021.

A copy of the plan and all associated documents can be found below.

2021-2029 Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan - independent examiner, examination and decision statement - update

The current Marton West Neighbourhood Plan was adopted in 2016, following an independent examination and successful referendum. Since 2016 Marton West has undergone a number of changes, including a ward boundary change, which resulted in the De Brus Park area being incorporated into the ward boundary.

As a result of these changes, the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum has reviewed and updated the adopted 2016 Neighbourhood Plan. The Forum submitted its modified Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documentation (available in the 'Documents' section below) to the council on 18 July 2020.

In accordance with Neighbourhood Planning legislation, we carried out a six-week public consultation event from Monday 14 September 2020 to Monday 26 October 2020. At the same time, and in consultation with the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum, we appointed Rosemary Kidd DipTP, MRTPI of Rosemary Kidd Planning Consultants, to carry out an independent examination into the modified Plan. Following the independent examination, the Examiner issued their report on 26 January 2021. In the report, the Examiner recommended a number of modifications to the proposed policies, so that the Plan and its policies met the 'basic conditions'.

The report also recommended additional minor modifications to improve clarity. Full details of the 'basic conditions' against which the Plan was examined, the recommended modifications, and reasons for these, can be found in the Examiner's Report (PDF).

View the Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan including Examiner's recommendations (PDF).

Having considered the Examiner's report, we accept the recommended modifications, and agree that the 2021-2029 Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan can now proceed to a referendum. View our decision statement (PDF).

We'll publish an update about the referendum when we've confirmed a date.

If you need more information, please contact us by emailing planningpolicy@middlesbrough.gov.uk or calling 01642 729065. You can also contact us using these contact details if you're struggling to read the PDF documents.

Independent Examiner questions

The Independent Examiner has completed an initial assessment of the Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan and has issued the following examination questions and proposed revisions to the wording of policies. The Examiner has asked that a copy of the attached document be forwarded to the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum for consideration. Once the responses have been received from the Forum, they will be added to this page in the interests of openness and transparency.

View the Independent Examiner questions (14 December 2020) (PDF)

Responses to the Independent Examiner questions

In respect of the Independent Examiner questions, please see below responses:

Documents

The following representations and documentation were received as part of our six week Marton West Modified Neighbourhood Plan consultation event (as required under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)):

Marton West Neighbourhood Forum submission documentation (as submitted under the requirements of Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)):

2016 Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – adopted ('made')

Following a positive result in the referendum held on 20 October 2016, Middlesbrough Council ‘made’ the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan part of its Development Plan, at its Council meeting on 30 November 2016.

This means that the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan, along with the Borough’s Development Plan, the National Planning Policy Framework, and other associated supplementary planning documentation will be used to determine planning applications within the designated area covered by the Neighbourhood Plan.

The adopted version of the Neighbourhood Plan, can be found below.

Marton West - Neighbourhood Plan - December 2016 - 2029 - Adopted Version

2016 Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – referendum result

A referendum relating to the adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 20 October 2016.

The question asked in the referendum was:

Do you want Middlesbrough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Marton West to help it decide planning applications in the Marton West neighbourhood area?

The referendum was conducted in accordance with procedures similar to those used at local government elections.

The result of the referendum was as follows:

605 votes in favour
71 votes against

The ward electorate is 4335, giving a turn-out for the referendum of 15.62%.

A report is being prepared to seek adoption of the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan by the council. It's expected that the report will go before the full council at the end of November 2016.

A copy of the plan and all associated documents can be found below under heading Marton West Neighbourhood Plan – independent examiner, examination and decision statement.

2016 Marton West Neighbourhood Plan - independent examiner, examination and decision statement

The council, in consultation with the Marton West Neighbourhood Forum, appointed Rosemary Kidd DipTP, MRTPI of Rosemary Kidd Planning Consultants to carry out an examination into the submitted draft Marton West Neighbourhood Plan. The independent examiner commenced the examination into the submitted draft Plan on 6 April 2016.

The independent examiner's report (2016) comprehensively explored the issues and policies of the draft Plan. The examiner concluded that the draft Plan and its policies, subject to recommended modifications, satisfies the Basic Conditions and other legal requirements, and can proceed to referendum. View the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan - modified version (2016).

View the Decision Statement which notifies that the Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to referendum.

View the Notice of Referendum - Marton West (PDF) and the Marton West planning referendum - information for voters (PDF).

If you have any queries regarding Neighbourhood Planning, or wish to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan, please contact:
Phone: 01642 729065
Email: planningpolicy@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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