CRAG to hold public meeting in response to Strongvox application

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strongvox 2Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is to hold a public meeting next month to decide how to respond to another building application on land off Brinsea Road.

The scheme for 24 houses on land behind Venus Street, is proposed by developer Strongvox,. The firm already has the green light to build on another field on land off Venus Street.

The residents meeting is scheduled for 7:30pm at the Methodists Hall on Wednesday 7 September. It will be chaired by CRAG secretary Viv Tomkinson and will be addressed by district councillor Tom Leimdorfer, and parish council chair Di Hassan.

The group also decided to place posters around the village and distribute leaflets to explain the main reasons for objecting. Teams of CRAG members will look at various aspects of the scheme and how it will impact the local ecology and landscape, sewage and drainage, traffic volumes and infrastructure and planning, and report to the meeting.

CRAG chair Mary Short said that many objections that were relevant to the rejected Barratts scheme on the other side of Brinsea Road, were relevant to this proposal.

“We do not know much about the scheme because Strongvox have not thought it necessary to hold a public consultation event. CRAG will write and ask if they are proposing to do so.

“However, we do know that Congresbury has already had its share of new builds with 14 to be built on land behind Venus Street and Mulberry Road and at the other end of the village 38 houses on land off Wrington Lane.

“Taken together with all the schemes that are planned for the surrounding villages, this area of North Somerset will become even more of a traffic nightmare than it is currently.”

Mary also urged members of the public to access North Somerset’s planning website wam.n-somerset.gov.uk  and comment on the application 16/P/1707/O as soon as possible. Robin Lea stated that it was important for residents to write to local media – North Somerset Times, Weston Mercury and village websites – to make their views known.

Click HERE to view / comment / object to the proposal

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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  1. The link supplied, along with the North Somerset Council website, does not work.
    I shall make contact by telephone with the council tomorrow to inform them.

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