Referendum Details - Spring 2021

The referendum on Shadwell’s Neighbourhood Plan is to be held on 6th May 2021 alongside the local government elections.

As already noted, the referendum documents can be viewed on the Leeds City Council's Shadwell Neighbourhood Plan page, but here is a summary of how the Neighbourhood Plan got to this point:

  • The plan has been prepared by a Steering Group appointed by the Parish Council
  • Work started in 2012 as a way to influence and shape the nature and scale of development of Shadwell
  • The plan has been informed by a programme of consultation and engagement within the village
  • It contains policies and projects to promote sustainability in the village
  • An independent examiner has recommended that the plan meets the basic conditions and legal requirements and can therefore go to referendum
  • The referendum will be run similar to local elections

Who can vote

The referendum will be held in line with procedures which are similar to those used at local government elections.

A person is entitled to vote in the referendum if both:

  • they are entitled to vote in an election of any councillor of Leeds City Council whose area is in the referendum area
  • their qualifying address for the election is in the referendum area

A person's qualifying address is, in relation to a person registered in the register of electors, the address in respect of which they are entitled to be so registered.

Voting logistics

Last Date for Registration --- Monday 19 April 2021
Receipt of Postal Vote Applications --- 5:00 pm, Tuesday 20 April 2021
Receipt of Proxy Vote Applications --- 5:00 pm Tuesday 27 April 2021
Receipt of Emergency Proxy Vote Applications --- 5:00 pm Thursday 6 May 2021

Details of Polling Stations and Covid 19 rules to follow.

Postal Votes cover the Local Elections and the Neighbourhood Plan Referendum.