Residents vote in favour of Calverton’s Neighbourhood Plan in referendum vote

Copyright Alan Murray-Rust

It has been revealed that more than 90 per cent of voters have voted to back a Gedling borough village’s neighbourhood plan.

1430 residents voted “YES” in favour of having a neighbourhood plan in Calverton, a majority of 1350 or 94.7 5.

80 voted “NO” to using the plan.

The turnout for the referendum was 26.3% – larger than many local elections.

Residents were asked to decide on this question: “Do you want Gedling Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Calverton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

The result means that local opinion about planning and the nature of development will require additional consideration.

More money from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) paid by developers for building in the village will now be available to fund local amenities.

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