Somerset

Chew Valley village 'will not cope' with extra homes

A Somerset village will be unable to cope with a proposed 55 extra homes, campaigners against the plans claim.

The plans, by Barratt Homes, would increase the population around Clutton, in the Chew Valley, by about 10%.

The Campaign to Protect Rural Clutton said the village does not have the infrastructure to handle the properties.

On its website, Barratt Homes says it is consulting with local people and welcomes feedback.

Philip Jones, from the Campaign to Protect Rural Clutton, said: "We wanted to make sure we were representing the whole village so we got a market research professional to do a really good, properly validated survey.

"We found I think it was 70% or 80% of villagers are against any building on greenfield sites and particularly against big developments.

"But then again the majority of villagers are also in favour particularly of affordable housing when it's on brownfield sites."

Barratt Homes has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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