The Cusop Neighbourhood Plan has now reached the last stage on the road to its adoption – a referendum of the electors of Cusop. The draft Plan, prepared after consultation with the community, was submitted to an independent expert examiner in May 2017. The examiner’s job was to assess whether the Plan was in conformity with Government and Herefordshire planning policy and met certain legal requirements. The examiner confirmed that it was, with just three small technical amendments, and recommended that the amended Plan should proceed to referendum. The Plan can be adopted only if supported by 50% + 1 of those who vote in this referendum which will take place on THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2017.
The referendum will be run in the same way as an election. Everyone on the Cusop electoral roll will be able to vote. Each elector will receive a poll card in advance. The voting will take place at Cusop Village Hall between 7am and 10pm. Electors may instead vote by post or by proxy if they have applied in advance to do so (see Notice of Referendum which can be downloaded below for key dates).
The referendum will be run by Herefordshire Council. The Council's official website page for the referendum is here:
You can download copies of the Cusop Neighbourhood Plan and other specified documents from that page or directly below. Printed copies can be read at Hay-on-Wye or Hereford Libraries or at Hereford Archive and Records Centre.
REFERENDUM RESULT: 89 VOTED YES, 14 VOTED NO (33.99% TURNOUT), SO THE PLAN WILL BE ADOPTED.