CRAG awaits news on Nomis Park archaeology survey

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ArchaeologistCRAG is keeping a close watch on archaeology work on the field off Brinsea Road behind Nomis Park.

Developer Strongvox is considering a plan for 24 houses on the site, but because of the proximity to earlier finds of Roman kilns, North Somerset Council (NSC) is carrying out an archeological survey.

District councillor Tom Leimdorfer says that the NSC archaeologist will report “in due course.”

“It is too early to judge, but there were no significant ‘structural finds’ such as we had on Cobthorn field. I gather there may have been some remnants of Roman pottery, but no kilns,” says Tom.

CRAG chair Mary Short said: “We will examine the archeologist’s report to make sure it has covered all aspects of what a good survey should be.”

She added that as NSC had now admitted that their housing numbers were wrong, CRAG needed to be vigilant about random unsuitable applications. “We should also be aware that ecology, archaeology and landscape are also material planning considerations,” added Mary.

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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