NB: This is the text from the letter - the PDF of the original can be downloaded here
Now it is time to vote in Exmouth’s own referendum. It is local and important in shaping Exmouth’s future. EXMOUTH'S COMMUNITY Over the past three years Exmouth residents have given the community-led steering group for the Exmouth Neighbourhood Plan clear and constructive views on how they want the town to develop. Your views have been carefully recorded and fully discussed, then reflected as much as possible in the Neighbourhood Plan. Your Chance to say” Yes” or “No”. The referendum will be on Thursday 21st March. The question asked in the referendum will be: 'Do you want East Devon District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Exmouth to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ EXMOUTH'S FIRST NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN REFERENDUM This is the first time the people of Exmouth have been given the opportunity to vote on a Neighbourhood Plan and to have so much influence. Polling cards have been delivered to all eligible voters. If you have not received yours or need any help the contact number of EDDC’s Counting Officer is 01395 571529. Please note that you can vote without showing your official poll card. To help you vote, we hope you will read the Plan at the Town Hall, at Exmouth Library or on the web-site at or Email: Are you going to be shaping Exmouth’s future? REFERENDUM RESULT If there is majority support at the referendum, the Plan will have a real influence whenever relevant developments are proposed. There will also be extra money available to spend in Exmouth on projects identified in the Plan. These include five proposed infrastructure projects: extension and enhancement of Valley Parks improvement of cycle and footway networks new library and museum complex improved sports and leisure facilities to increase health and well- being arts and craft facilities, interpretation centre and community halls The Plan is an evolving document subject to review. That means any resident will be able to put forward ideas on what should be in the next version. The community will continue to be engaged and the process will be transparent. EXMOUTH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP Exmouth Town Hall, Exmouth, EX8 1AW T: 01395 276167 E: For further information about the Neighbourhood Planning Process visit: Facebook: exmouthneighbourhoodplan
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