At the referendum on April 11th, 2019, the results were as follows:
Votes in favour = 1015 (92.0%)
Votes against = 88 (8.0%)
The Neighbourhood Plan has therefore been approved. Thank you to everyone who voted.
The village will now be eligible to receive an extra 10% of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds. The CIL is a system of payments made by developers to reflect the impact of new developments on local infrastructure and facilities: areas without an approved Neighbourhood Plan receive 15% of the funds, whereas those with an approved plan receive 25%.
The Neighbourhood Development Plan is about the use and development of land and is part of the statutory development plan for the area. This statutory status gives the Neighbourhood Plan considerable weight, though it must comply with legislation, must have appropriate regard to national policy, and must be in general conformity with existing strategic local planning policy.
The Plan will now be “made” by North Somerset Council and become part of the planning regulatory
framework in our village.