Lichfield City residents were clearly divided last week over their Neighbourhood Plan (NP) with one of the closest results ever seen for a Neighbourhood Plan. Most referendums result in a 90% vote in favour, unsurprisingly as the NP is the result of numerous consultation events, with 84% minimum support – until now.
Only 57% voted in favour in Lichfield with 43% against with the lowest turnout for a NP in the district.
How will Burntwood’s Neighbourhood Plan be received – if it ever gets to the stage where it can be presented to residents in a referendum?
Other Plans in Lichfield District followed the normal experience in other parts of the country.
Other results in Lichfield District
Whittington and Fisherwick 90% in favour, Stonnall 92% in favour, Shenstone 89% in favour and Little Aston 89% in favour.