A referendum for Emsworth residents was held on Thursday 8 July, where 91 per cent of votes cast supported the implementation of the Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan.
The Emsworth Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for the area up to 2036 and is supported by a set of planning polices and a series of specific projects. Prepared through extensive public consultation, it reflects identified local needs in Emsworth while also having regard for the forthcoming Havant Borough Council Local Plan.
The turnout was as follows:
Number cast in favour of a Yes - 1,734 (91%)
Number cast in favour of a No - 168 (9%)
Number of ballot papers rejected - 1
Turnout - 1,903 (23%)