Walton Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum

Referendum Result

The result of the referendum held on 3 December was an resounding YES to Wakefield Metropolitan District Council using the Neighbourhood Plan for Walton Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area.

Voters were asked "Do you want Wakefield Metropolitan District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Walton Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" 

Number of votes cast in favour of a 'Yes': 849 (95.39%)
Number of votes cast in favour of a 'Noལ (4.38%)
Spoilt papers: 2
Turnout: 34.11(%)


Further information may be found in 'elections'

On Thursday 3 December 2015 a referendum will be held relating to the adoption of the Walton Neighbourhood Plan. Details of the polling stations and their opening times will be on the polling card.

The people who will be able to vote in the referendum will generally be those who live in the parish of Walton and who are registered to vote. The deadline for registering to vote in the referendum is Tuesday 17 November 2015

Further information about eligibility to vote and details of how to register to vote if you live in the parish and have not already done so can be found on our register to vote page.

If you are eligible to vote you will receive a ballot paper and will be asked to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to the following question:

“Do you want Wakefield Metropolitan District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Walton Neighbourhood Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

A cross (X) should be placed in either the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ box on your ballot paper.  Put a cross in only one box or your vote will not be counted.

If more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’ in this referendum, then we will use the neighbourhood plan to help it decide planning applications as part of the district’s development plan.

An Information Statement has been prepared which provides information about the referendum, a map of the referendum area and the places where the specified documents may be inspected.

The specified documents are:

Further information about the Walton Neighbourhood Plan.

Contact us

Spatial Policy Group

Planning Services
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Wakefield
WF1 2EB

01924 306417 / 306495