RESIDENTS are set to have their say on a neighbourhood plan.

A date has now been set for a local referendum on the Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan.

The referendum on Thursday, June 30 will see all residents in the Haydon Parish registered to vote invited to share their views on the plan.

Haydon Parish Council has worked with the community to produce the plan which addresses issues local people identified as important in their area.

The plan passed an independent examination in March 2022. 

Residents will be asked whether they want Northumberland County Council and Northumberland National Park Authority to use the plan to help decide planning applications in the Parish of Haydon. 

If the majority of residents vote in favour of bringing the plan into force, it will be used to make decisions on planning applications in the area. 

The referendum will run in the same way as a local election, with all those eligible to vote receiving a polling card. Postal and proxy voting will be available to those who are registered.

The poll will take place from 7am until 10pm and people will find details of which polling station to attend on their polling card.   

The Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents can be viewed on the county council’s website at: