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Two referendums relating to the adoption of the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan were held on Thursday 13 July 2023:

  • one residential referendum, and
  • one business referendum

The question that was asked in both referendums is "do you want Birmingham City Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Jewellery Quarter to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

More than half in both referendums voted in favour of the plan. For the residential referendum, 93.68% voted in favour of the plan and for the business referendum, 58.82% voted in favour of the plan.

View the notice of the Residential referendum result

View the notice of the Business referendum result

Details are set out in the referendum information statement:

Read the statement

You can read the specified documents for the referendum period, in line with Regulation 4 of the Neighbourhood Planning (Referendum) Regulations 2012 and Regulation 18 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended). Follow the links below:


February 2023

In February 2023, Birmingham City Council and the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum received the Examiner’s report on the JQ Neighbourhood plan. The report concluded that subject to a series of modifications, the JQ Neighbourhood Plan met the basic conditions and should proceed to a referendum.

Notices relating to the referendum

Page last updated: 18 July 2023

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