97.2% in favour of Neighbourhood Plan

There was a resounding success for the Neighbourhood Plan at the count tonight with 97.2% of voters in favour.

858 residents voted in all, at the polling booth or by post, which is 46.38% of residents on Goostrey’s electoral register. (834 voted “YES”, 21 voted No and 3 papers were deemed invalid)   Click photos taken at the count to enlarge:

Voting today till 10pm

Please use your vote.  The parish council took a proactive approach for the future of Goostrey in drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan. Designed to reflect the wishes of residents in the parish it will sit alongside the Local Plan and be used in all planning decisions.
A “YES” vote by residents today will be the best defence against predatory developers!

Don’t forget to vote today; it’s your parish, your community, your plan.

Top reasons to vote “YES” on Thursday

Detailed policies of the Neighbourhood Plan for Goostrey can be read here but below are the top seven reasons to vote “YES” if you live in Goostrey Parish:

Seven reasons

7.00 am to 10.00 pm Thursday 17th Aug at the Scout Hut & Youth Facility.

“Do you want Cheshire East Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Goostrey to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”



Away on 17th Aug: need a postal vote?

Apply by 31st July.  Three weeks until Goostrey parish residents vote in the Goostrey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum on Thursday 17th August   If you will be away and can’t vote in person you can easily apply through the following links for a Postal Vote or a Proxy Vote  but must do so by Monday 31st July.