KINVER folk have voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan following a referendum  which took place late last month.

Its means people living within Kinver parish will be able to influence planning decisions which take place in South Staffordshire.

Residents can have their say on policies ranging from housing, sustainable design to climate change and local green spaces.

Although the Neighbourhood plans are a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of their local area, they must be in line with both national and local planning policies in their planning council's Local Plan.

Almost  87 per cent of people voted in favour of the plan, although the turnout was only 17 per cent.