Yatton concerned about council's Clevedon move

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

YATTON village leaders have voiced concerns about a £14.6million plan to move hundreds of local government workers to nearby Clevedon.

YATTON village leaders have voiced concerns about a £14.6million plan to move hundreds of local government workers to nearby Clevedon.

Parish councillors are worried about hundreds of North Somerset Council staff being moved to the former Clerical Medical office, which has poor transport links.

They are also concerned about heavy traffic on the M5 spilling into the village at busy times and that Clevedon's infrastructure might not cope with an increase in traffic.

At Monday night's parish council meeting, members resolved to send a letter to council leader Nigel Ashton to voice their anxieties.

The letter concludes: "Finally members asked how a council which appears to be in severe financial difficulties is able to borrow the large amount of money required to finance the acquisition of Castlewood.

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