Barratt’s public inquiry at Weston Town Hall – starts Tue 6 Oct

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Barratt Homes - PosterSupporters of Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) will this week be putting up posters reminding residents of next week’s public inquiry at Weston Town Hall.

At their last meeting before the inquiry starts on Tuesday 6 October, CRAG members agreed an A4 poster which will be displayed on village notice-boards and in strategic front gardens.

CRAG chair Mary Short said: “It has been a long and arduous struggle. But with the support of hundreds of residents, the parish council, and our district councillor Tom Leimdorfer we managed to get North Somerset to reject Barratts proposal.

“With Barratts appeal against that decision, we still have to convince the inspector of our case. It is not enough that more than 700 people have objected – we have to show that North Somerset was right when it turned down the proposal for 80 houses outside the village.”

CRAG wants as many Congresbury residents as possible to turn up on Tuesday, thereby reinforcing the message of opposition. “If people want to speak about the proposal, they should turn up on Tuesday and register their interest,” said Mary.

Click HERE to Download the Poster!

John Mills John Mills

Journalist and jazz saxophonist John Mills has lived in Congresbury for more than 25 years, moving to the village from West London with his wife Rocki and 10 month old son, Sam in 1979. After a few years in Clevedon, John and Rocki moved back to the village in 2006, renovating and extending a bungalow in Yew Tree Park. Sadly, Rocki died in 2013. John, 71 keeps busy musically, playing with Cadbury Wind Band, with his son in the Sam Mills Quintet, and with a newly formed duo, Sax in the City with fellow Congresbury saxophonist and vocalist, Louise Harris.

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