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Giffnock Business Improvement District Renewal Ballot

Information about the ballot for the renewal of the Giffnock Business Improvement District

The ballot in respect of the renewal of the Business Improvement District for Giffnock was conducted between August and September 2018.

The ballot of all eligible businesses within the Business Improvement District was conducted by post with a deadline for voting of 5pm on 27 September 2018.

The result of the ballot was to renew the Business Improvement District for Giffnock for a further 5 years.

A copy of the Declaration Notice can be viewed below

 

PLANNING etc (SCOTLAND) ACT 2006

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2007

 

This is the result of the Ballot to renew the Business Improvement District within Giffnock under the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 and the Business Improvement Districts (Scotland) Regulations 2007. The Ballot was held by post with polls closing at 5pm on 27 September 2018.

 

The electorate consisted of: 67 businesses

The total votes cast were: 38

And the turnout (the headcount) was: 56.72%

And the turnout by Rateable Value (A+B) was: 60.43 %

The votes cast were as follows

YES - in favour of the renewal of the Business Improvement District proposals for the area within Giffnock as specified on the ballot paper

24

NO - not in favour of the renewal of the Business Improvement District proposals for the area within Giffnock as specified on the ballot paper

14

There were 0 rejected papers.

 

The rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which these votes were cast are as follows:

Aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and

heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted for the BID proposals (A)

£1,185,700

Aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted against the BID proposals (B)

£237,650

The aggregate of the rateable values of all lands and heritages in respect of which a person is entitled to vote in the ballot is £2,355,350.

On the basis of these papers:

  1. The number of votes cast in favour of the BID proposals exceeds

    the number of votes cast against those proposals;

  2. The aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted for the BID proposals exceedsthe aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted against the BID proposals;

  3. At least 25% of the persons entitled to vote in the ballot have done so; and

  4. The aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted for the BID proposals plus the aggregate of the rateable values of the lands and heritages in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted against the BID proposals is equal to at least 25% of the aggregate of the rateable values of all lands and heritages in respect of which a person is entitled to vote in the ballot.

As these four conditions have been met I therefore declare that, on the basis of a ballot held for the purposes of section 38(1) of the Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006, the BID renewal proposals for the area within Giffnock listed on the Ballot Paper have been approved.

 

LORRAINE McMILLAN

RETURNING OFFICER

28 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 


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