Neighbourhood plan consultation begins

PUBLISHED: 10:59 25 June 2017

UTC Aerospace in Claverham which is now up for sale and its future will be debated in the neighbourhood plan.

UTC Aerospace in Claverham which is now up for sale and its future will be debated in the neighbourhood plan.

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A neighbourhood plan designed to shape the future of Claverham has received crucial backing.

Volunteers have spent two years working on the document, which gives planning guidance over what developments residents would be willing to accept.

The draft copy has already won Yatton Parish Council’s support and on Tuesday North Somerset Council’s executive also backed it.

The plan emphasises the need to keep a land buffer between Claverham and Cleeve. It also says any development should reflect the village’s character and support renewable energy.

A six-week consultation period and an examination by an independent planning inspector has now begun.

The consultation deadline is midnight on August 4 and people can offer their views through North Somerset’s website, by emailing planning.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk or by posting written views to the planning policy team at Weston Town Hall.

The plan will subsequently be reviewed by an independent inspector before a referendum is held where people can vote for or against the plan being adopted.

If the examination is a success, then a referendum will be held where the community can vote for or against the plan being adopted.

Claverham Future is one of the groups which have worked on creating the plan and its chairman Nigel Cooper thanked North Somerset Council for its support.

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