Referendum: Cast your vote for the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan

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This week, residents living in the Lakes Estate in Bletchley will have an opportunity to vote in a referendum on the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan.

The question which will be asked in the referendum is: “Do you want Milton Keynes Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Lakes Estate Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Referendum Area

Only residents who live in the Lakes Estate will be able to vote in the referendum.

> Residential Referendum

A person is entitled to vote in the residential referendum if, on September 17 2015, they are registered to vote at an address in the Lakes Estate area.

The polling station for the referendum will be at the Lakes Estate Community Centre, Fern Grove, Bletchley, MK2 3QF and the polling station will be open from 7am to 10pm.

> Specified Documents

A number of “specified documents” have to be published; these provide information about the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan and the Planning system in general. 

The specified documents include: A copy of the Lakes Estate Neighbourhood Plan, updated to include the changes recommended by the independent Examiner

> The report of the independent Examiner  

A summary of the responses to the submitted Plan

A statement by Milton Keynes Council that the draft plan meets the basic conditions and complies with the relevant legislation: 

A statement that sets out general information about Town and Country Planning, including neighbourhood planning and the referendum (information for voters) 

A copy of the specified documents may be viewed online at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/lakes-estate-neighbourhood-

The specified documents may also be viewed in person at the following deposit points: Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council Offices, 74-76 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2SA. Tel 01908 649 469

Town Council Offices opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am-2pm except for Wednesday 9am-2pm

Spotlight Office, 114, Serpentine Court, Lakes Estate, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 3QL

Tel 01908 645 021

Spotlight Office opening hours 10am-3pm Monday to Friday.

Milton Keynes Council Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ. Open between 9am and 5.15pm.

Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes MK9 3HL. Central Milton Keynes Library is open Monday to Wednesday and on Friday from 9am-6pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Saturday 9am -5pm and on Sunday 11am-2pm. 

Bletchley Library, Westfield Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2RA Bletchley Library is open on Monday 9am-1pm, Tuesday 9am -7pm, Wednesday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm and closed on Sunday.