Voters to head to the polls for referendum

PUBLISHED: 16:41 10 April 2019

Yatton's Glebelands Park.

Yatton's Glebelands Park.


Electors will head out to the polls tomorrow (Thursday) to vote on whether to adopt a neighbourhood plan.

The document outlines areas of Yatton which should be protected and highlights any land which would be suitable for development.

The plan’s vision states it wishes: “For Yatton to continue to thrive as a vibrant and distinct village with a rural character, and through sustainable development become an increasingly attractive place for current and future generations to live, work, study, create, do business and spend their leisure time.”

There are four main categories within the draft document, including business with the plan stating Pages Court and the High Street should be a ‘defined village centre’ to aid the local economy.

Protection of the environment is another aim, while promoting safe and sustainable transport links is a third.

And in terms of housing - a major consideration in the village - the plan calls for a mixed stock of properties, including affordable ones for future generations.

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It also states flood risks should not be increased to satisfy house-building targets.

MORE: Click here to view the neighbourhood plan in full (external site).

The neighbourhood plan has been worked on over the past four years.

People will be able to vote from 7am-10pm.

Claverham campaigners successfully got their neighbourhood plan backed last year.

Communities with a neighbourhood plan backed by the electorate are able to claim more money through developer grants to offset new homes than those without.

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