Once the Independent Examiner has passed the Plan, the District Council is required to hold a referendum in the Parish so that the community has the final say on whether it comes into force or not.
All those on the Electoral Roll will be entitled to vote. If more than 50% of those voting support the Plan, the District Council must bring it into force.
Once the Plan has been adopted it will form part of the Local Development Plan. This means that the District Council must determine planning applications in accordance with the Neighbourhood Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.