Birchington Parish Council

Birchington Neighbourhood Plan and Referendum 2023

Residents of Birchington have been sent polling cards to vote on the Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 26th October 2023.

Make sure your vote counts! Vote ‘Yes’ to accept the Neighbourhood Plan, Vote ‘No’ to not accept it.

The Neighbourhood Plan would mean that in future the Parish Council will have a greater say in planning applications that affect Birchington. Planning applications will have to meet the requirements/standards as set out in the Neighbourhood Plan and this will give much greater protection for the village going forward.

The referendum has nothing to do with the outline planning application to build 1600 homes in Birchington. This outline planning application was submitted to Thanet District Council in 2020 and this still has to be determined by their Planning Committee.

To view a summary version of the Birchington Neighbourhood Plan click on the link below:
Referendum version policy summary sept 2023 FINAL

To view the Birchington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum full version click on the link below:
Birchington Referendum Version August 2023 – Revised V2 (1) Copy

To view more Frequently Asked Questions click on the link below:
Referendum Frequently Asked Questions

To view the Neighbourhood Plan Home Page click on the menu tab at the top of this page.

About the Birchington Parish Council Website

This site enables you to catch up on how your Parish Council is serving you. These pages include all the minutes of Parish Council Meetings. If there is anything that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you, then please contact the Parish Council.

The voice of local people.

If you would like to meet with the Clerk or her Deputy to discuss a matter, please telephone 01843 846666 or email to request an appointment.

All members of the public are entitled to attend the meeting and are cordially invited by the Council to do so.  Time will be set aside prior to the published agenda to enable informal discussion to take place.

Agendas will be posted on notice boards and this website


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