Claverham Neighbourhood Plan

Yatton Parish Council, with help from the local community, are preparing two separate Neighbourhood Development Plans; one for Yatton and one for Claverham. This will help to shape the Parish over the next 15 years. The neighbourhood areas (one each for Yatton and Claverham) were designated on 24 April 2015.

North Somerset Council’s Executive on 24 October 2017 agreed that the Claverham Neighbourhood Plan, with the Examiners modifications, can now be passed to referendum.

The referendum will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018 within the Claverham Neighbourhood Plan area, which is the area to which the Plan relates.

Information relating to the referendum can be viewed below and also at

  • Yatton library, 48 High Street Yatton BS49 4HJ
  • North Somerset Council offices at Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6FW (Sat Nav postcode BS21 6BD)

Previous stages

The Claverham Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to North Somerset Council on 9 May 2017. Executive on 20 June agreed North Somerset comments on the Plan and gave authorisation to arrange an independent examination.

The plan was subject to six weeks formal consultation arranged by North Somerset Council from 23 June to 4 August 2017. All responses to this were forwarded to the examiner Mr Andrew Ashcroft. He has considered the plan against the “basic conditions” set out in the planning act. On 28 August 2017 he issued the following clarification note for the Neighbourhood Plan group to respond to. The response to this is also published below.

Mr Ashcroft has now submitted his report to North Somerset Council and this was considered at Executive on 24 October 2017. He has recommended that the Plan with modifications will pass the necessary basic conditions and can therefore go forward to referendum within the Plan area.

The Plan and other submitted documents can be viewed for information below with the exception of document 3a which can be viewed on the Claverham Neighbourhood plan website.

Other documents submitted to the examiner are: