Voters to go to polls in January over village’s long-term future

PUBLISHED: 15:51 31 October 2017

Claverham voters will go to the polls in January.

Claverham voters will go to the polls in January.

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A referendum will be held next year to decide whether a plan which will shape a village’s future development should be adopted.

Claverham’s neighbourhood development plan was given a green light by North Somerset Council’s executive in October.

It outlines areas where development would not be welcome, with the importance of maintaining the village boundary with Cleeve emphasised.

It will be adopted if voters back it on January 18.

Nigel Cooper, chairman of the Claverham Future, thanked those who helped with the ‘long process’.

He said it is unfortunate an independent examiner did not believe there was sufficient evidence to include the May Day field by the village hall as a local green space, which would have given it extra protection from development.

Mr Cooper said: “We believe the plan is the best way to safeguard the village and hope people vote for it.”

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