The independent examination of the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Plan is complete, and the Examiner's report concludes that, subject to modifications, the plan meets legal requirements and should proceed to referendum. A referendum on the neighbourhood plan will be held on Thursday 14 February 2019.
The Examiner recommended that the Referendum Area should be the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Area. The council considers that the Referendum Plan (modified as set out in the Decision Statement) meets the Basic Conditions and agrees that the Referendum Area is the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Area.
The Referendum will be conducted in accordance with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.
A person is entitled to vote in the Referendum if on 14 February:
- he/she is entitled to vote in an election of any Councillor of Leeds City Council whose area is in the Referendum area
- his/her qualifying address (the address they are entitled to be registered at in the register of electors) for the election is in the Referendum area
The Referendum expenses limit that will apply in relation to the Referendum is £2429.44.
The number of persons entitled to vote in the Referendum by reference to which that limit has been calculated is 1143.
A number of specified documents relating to the referendum may be inspected at:
Leeds City Council Electoral Services
Level 2, Town Hall
Leeds LS1 3AD
On 13 February 2019 the Council published a Statement of Notification to correct cartographical errors within the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Plan in advance of the Scarcroft Neighbourhood Plan Referendum. The Statement is available to view (PDF 102KB) and the accompanying map is available to view (PDF 2MB).
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