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Sunley revise their plans for Cobthorn Way

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SunleyMembers of North Somerset Council’s planning committee are to be asked to approve a revised development scheme for Cobthorn Way, Congresbury.

Originally, the scheme to build 54 houses on land off Wrington Lane was rejected by the district council’s planning committee. Now developer Sunley Estates has resubmitted the plan and reduced the number of dwellings to 38.

Council planning officers have asked the committee to approve the new plan at next Wednesday’s meeting at the town hall.

Residents wanting to comment on the plan should do so as soon as possible by going to North Somerset’s planning website and viewing application 15/P/0519/O.

Chair of CRAG (Congresbury Residents Action Group) Mary Short will make a statement on behalf of the group at the start of the meeting. The Group’s position is that although the revised scheme is an improvement, the site at Cobthorn Way is still unsustainable. It extends the village boundary and there are unresolved questions about the impact on drainage, on the effect on wildlife and the inevitable increase in road traffic.

Said Mary: “There are many conditions attached to the application such as the provision of so called affordable housing and a possible footpath link to Well Park. But CRAG is of the opinion that building on this site sets a dangerous precedent. There are other developers waiting on this decision and if this one gets the green light, it will encourage others.

“We are not against development, but it should be done in the right place in accord with the wishes of local residents and their elected representatives.”

Click HERE to view the application

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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