Voting is now open!

It’s the day we have been waiting for – the polling station at All Saints Community Centre is now open until 10pm.

The weather so far is against us, so that rush we were expecting, maybe delayed until this afternoon, when the rain and wind has lessened!

Our Neighbourhood Plan has taken 7 years in the making by volunteers giving up their time to work passionately about the neighbourhood they live in.  This plan has been written by the community, for the community and it is up to the residents of Hackbridge and Beddington Corner to have the final say on whether it should be approved!

Your vote matters to us – please use it

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Frequently asked questions

How to vote

  • Sutton Council’s Formal notice of referendum
  • To vote is the same process as any election.  Those residents within our neighbourhood boundary will receive a polling card from Sutton Council.  If you are a postal voter, you should have already posted your response!
  • The Polling Station for everyone within the neighbourhood boundary is All Saints Community Centre | New Road | Mitcham Junction | CR4 4JN which will be open from 7am to 10pm on 29 November 2018.

Who are the NDG?

  • The Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Development Group was established in November 2011 and formally designated under the Localism Act 2011 as a neighbourhood forum in September 2012.
  • The group are volunteers and include local residents, business and other local interest groups and organisations.
  • Read our Press Release.

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

  • It is a community prepared policy framework for guiding future development in the local area.
  • If adopted, it would sit under Sutton’s Local Plan, which sits under the London Plan.

What does the Plan include?

  • In brief, policies on various matters, including: housing, the built environment, local economy, environment, energy, waste, water, movement and community infrastructure.

What does voting mean?

  • If more than 50% of those voting in the local referendum vote YES, the neighbourhood plan will become part of Sutton’s statutory development plan and will be used alongside the Sutton Council’s own planning documents and the Mayor’s London Plan in determining planning applications in our neighbourhood boundary.
  • If more than 50% vote NO, the plan does not get adopted.

How will it be used in planning decisions?

  • Planning applications within our neighbourhood boundary would have to be determined in line with the development plan, which includes the Hackbridge and Beddington Corner Neighbourhood Plan, Sutton Local Plan and the London Plan.

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