Villagers in Climping have voted in favour of adopting a Neighbourhood Development Plan following a referendum.
Neighbourhood Development Plans give people a say in shaping development in their area and allow them to consider the types of houses, businesses and green spaces they want in their area in order to help it thrive.
Councillor Ricky Bower, Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure, said: “It is great news that yet another parish in Arun district has voted in favour of a Neighbourhood Development Plan.
“Arun District Council continues to lead the way when it comes to having more Neighbourhood Development Plans ‘made’ than any other local authority in the country, with Climping to become the 13th in our district.
“This is an excellent example of people in Arun embracing the concept of local democracy.”
The turnout of the referendum, which took place on Thursday, 3 December, was 44.52 per cent, and out of those who voted, 93.38 per cent voted in favour of a ‘yes.’
The plan will now be ‘made’ at Full Council on Wednesday, 13 January, 2016.
Here is a link with more information about neighbourhood plans in the Arun district and referendums which have taken place.