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Highcliffe and Walkford Neighbourhood Planning Referendum 2022

On Thursday 15 December 2022, registered voters in the Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council area can make their views known in a referendum. Polling stations will be open as usual from 7am to 10pm.

The ballot paper will ask: "Do you want BCP Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Highcliffe and Walkford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

To be eligible to vote in this election, you need to be:

If you are not already registered to vote, the deadline for doing so in time for this election is 29 November 2022. You can register online at

If you are unable to or don't want to vote in person (by visiting a polling station), then you can either:

  • apply to vote by post (your application must be received by 5pm on 30 November)
  • apply to vote by proxy, appoint someone else to vote on your behalf (your application must be received by 5pm on 7 December).

If your postal application has been successful, you will receive confirmation from us and a postal ballot pack will be sent to you around 5 December.

If your proxy application has been successful, you will receive confirmation from us and your proxy will be sent a poll card informing them of where to vote on your behalf.

Your poll card

Providing your name is on the electoral register for local elections, you will receive a poll card which tells you where to vote.

Some of the usual polling venues have not been made available to us this year, so please take note of your polling station address as it may be different.

If you have already chosen to vote by post then you will receive a postal poll card which tells you when and where your voting papers will be sent.

Referendum notices

Notices related to this referendum will be posted here as they are released.

Referendum result

Ballot papers will be counted on Friday 16 December 2022.  If more than 50% of voters are in favour, the Plan must be formally adopted. The full result of the referendum will be published here.