Congresbury referendum sees voters vote in support of council plans

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 September 2019

The referendum in Congresbury was held on September 19.

The referendum in Congresbury was held on September 19.

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Hundreds of villagers in Congresbury turned up to vote in favour of adopting a neighbourhood plan in a referendum last week.

The vote was held at the Old School Rooms, in Station Road.The vote was held at the Old School Rooms, in Station Road.

Congresbury Parish Council and its steering group asked villagers whether they think North Somerset Council should use their neighbourhood plan during future planning.

The election results on Thursday revealed 669 people - 86.55 per cent - voted in favour of the plan.

Whereas 104 people - 13.45 per cent - out of the total 733 people who attended voted against the plan.

North Somerset Council will adopt the plan at a council meeting in November.

The referendum in Congresbury was held on September 19.The referendum in Congresbury was held on September 19.

Clerk to the parish council, Liz Greaves welcome the result.

She said: "The neighbourhood plan is very ambitious in its content and it was very important that the community responded and voted in favour of the plan which covers the period up to 2036.

"Many thanks to those who supported the plan which has taken almost four years of hard work to get to this stage."

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