Time to cast your vote!


After a consultation process that has involved a town-wide questionnaire, public meetings, exhibitions and public events, North Tawton’s Neighbourhood Plan has reached its final stage: a Referendum on 6th May, the same day as the local elections. You will receive a polling card if you are on the electoral register – you can also have a postal ballot, too, if you are registered for that – and every household will receive a leaflet explaining what the Neighbourhood Plan is about.


The referendum will ask a single question “Do you want West Devon Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for North Tawton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ You can vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If more people vote ‘yes’ than ‘no’, the Plan will be adopted and must be considered by West Devon when considering planning applications for the area. If more people vote ‘no’ than ‘yes’, the Council need not use it.


You can see the plan at  If you want to know more about the plan and cannot access the internet, give us a call on 01837 880121, leave a message on the answerphone if necessary and we will get back to you as soon as possible.