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The village has voted, by an overwhelming majority, to accept the Neighbourhood Plan

The result of the Referendum, that took place on Thursday 12th September 2019, is as follows:

Total number of votes cast: 860

Yes: 824 votes (95.81%)

No: 35 votes (4%)

Spoilt or rejected ballot papers: 1

The question that was asked of those entitled to vote was:

"Do you want Mid Suffolk District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Thurston to help it decide planning applications in the Neighbourhood Plan Area?"

Returning Officer's Declaration


The District Council's decision that the Thurston NDP, as modified to incorporate the Examiner's Recommendations, should proceed to referendum is published below.

The decision, along with the Information Statement and the final version of the Plan are detailed below.

Hard copies of the above documents can be seen during Opening Hours at the Parish Council Office, New Green Centre; Thurston Community Library, Norton Road and Thurst Cafe, New Green Centre.

For further information on the Thurston NDP please click here to be redirected to the relevant page on this website.