Neighbourhood planning

6. Referendum (5 May 2022)

A referendum relating to the adoption of the Ilkley Neighbourhood Development Plan was on Thursday, 5 May 2022. Those already registered to vote in local elections and living in the Ilkley area, were eligible to vote in this Referendum.

The question asked in the Referendum was "Do you want City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Ilkley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Referendum result

The results of the referendum held on Thursday 5, May 2022 were as follows:

Vote optionVotes recordedPercentage
Number cast in favour of a Yes4,92582.7%
Number cast in favour of a No1,03317.3%

Further details on the result can be found on the Council's election webpages.

Following the successful referendum, the Council will seek to formally "make" (adopt) the neighbourhood plan as part of the statutory development plan for the District.

Information statement

This sets out details about the referendum including who is entitled to vote, the referendum expenses limit, number of persons entitled to vote, the procedure to be followed, details of what the specified documents are and where they can be inspected.

Boundary map

Notice of Referendum

Specified documents

Other documentation

Availability of documents

In addition to the links above, a copy of the specified documents, that is those documents listed above may also be inspected during normal opening hours at:

*Please note that the above location is currently operating on an appointment only basis. Please contact 01274 432772 to arrange an appointment.

For those who are unable access digital material, please contact the Local Plans Team on 01274 431184. or email

Contact details

Planning Policy
4th Floor
Britannia House
Hall Ings

Phone : 01274 433679
Email :