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Neighbourhood planning referendum results - 6 May 2021


The neighbourhood planning referendum counts were held on on Sunday 9 May 2021 at Louisa Centre, Stanley and Spennymoor Leisure Centre. Results are now available.

Referendum - Durham City Neighbourhood Plan 

Do you want Durham County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for
Durham City to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
Votes RecordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of YES430685.6%
Number cast in favour of NO4949.8%

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

Reason for rejectionNumber of ballot papers
(A) Want of an official mark0
(B) Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to11
(C) Writing or mark by which voter could be identified1
(D) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty218
(E) Rejected in part0
Total230

Electorate: 13077, Ballot Papers Issued: 5030, Turnout: 38.46%

Referendum - Lanchester Neighbourhood Plan 

Do you want Durham County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for
Lanchester to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
Votes RecordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of YES148289.28%
Number cast in favour of NO1639.82%

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

Reason for rejectionNumber of ballot papers
(A) Want of an official mark1
(B) Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to3
(C) Writing or mark by which voter could be identified0
(D) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty11
(E) Rejected in part0
Total15

Electorate: 3315, Ballot Papers Issued: 1660, Turnout: 50.08%

Referendum - Oakenshaw Neighbourhood Plan

Do you want Durham County Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for
Oakenshaw to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
Votes RecordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of YES14473.1%
Number cast in favour of NO5226.4%

The number of ballot papers rejected was as follows:

Reason for rejectionNumber of ballot papers
(A) Want of an official mark0
(B) Voting for more Candidates than voter was entitled to0
(C) Writing or mark by which voter could be identified0
(D) Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty1
(E) Rejected in part0
Total1

Electorate: 369, Ballot Papers Issued: 197, Turnout: 53.38%