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A referendum on the Milton Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 18 August.

The referendum will decide the following question:

Do you want Portsmouth City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Milton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

If more than 50% of those voting in the referendum vote ‘Yes’, then Portsmouth City Council will ‘make’ the Milton Neighbourhood Plan. If the Neighbourhood Plan is ‘made’ it will help determine planning applications in the Milton Neighbourhood Area. It will also form part of the statutory development plan for Portsmouth.

If more people vote ‘No’ than ‘Yes’ then the Neighbourhood Plan will not be made part of the statutory development plan for the local area.

A map showing the referendum area can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

The referendum will be held on Thursday 18 August and polling stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

Follow the link for further information about the Neighbourhood Plan

Registering to vote or applying for a postal vote

You must be included on the electoral register to be able to vote at this referendum. If you are not registered to vote, you can apply online at: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

The deadline for registering to vote at this referendum is Tuesday 2 August.

If you are unable to vote in person at this referendum, you can vote by post. Anyone can vote by post; you don’t need to have a special reason. If you wish to apply for a postal vote, we must receive your application by 5.00pm Wednesday 3 August. Follow the link for further details on how to vote by post.

If you are already receive a postal vote for local elections, you will automatically receive a postal vote for the referendum.

Alternatively, you can appoint someone to vote on your behalf as a proxy. If you wish to appoint a proxy, the deadline for applications is 5.00pm Wednesday 10 August.  Follow the link for further details how to vote by proxy.

If you have any questions concerning the above issues, or about elections or voting, please contact the Election Services Office by email at elections@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or by phone on 023 9283 4074