2013 Eden Cumbria Local Plan wins 90% Yes

Yes 90% N0 10% Turnout 33.7%. Held 7th March 2013.

Neighbourhood planning is one of the new community rights introduced by government to give people more say over their area and puts communities in charge of setting out the homes, shops and amenities they want in their vicinity.

People living and working in the Upper Eden valley area in Cumbria were the first in the country to take to the polls and vote on a neighbourhood plan produced by local people for local people.

The plan seeks to address several local challenges by allowing, amongst others, more affordable homes to be created by allowing more conversions and building on farms, and better broadband internet connections to be established.