Results of the Portland Neighbourhood Plan Area Referendum on 6 May 2021

A referendum was held on Thursday 6 May 2021 to decide on the question below:

"Do you want Dorset Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Portland to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Votes recorded

Votes recorded
Answer Votes
Yes 1653 
No 346

Number of ballot papers rejected

Number of ballot papers rejected
Reason Number rejected
Want of an official mark
Voting for more candidates than voter was entitled to 
Writing or mark by which voter could be identified
Being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty 35 
Rejected in part 0
Total  38

Electorate, votes cast and turnout 

  • electorate: 9494
  • total number of votes cast: 2037
  • turnout: 21.5%


Those voting have voted IN FAVOUR of the Portland Neighbourhood Plan. 

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