CRAG: Seasons Greatings

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While CRAG sends season’s greetings to all its supporters, now is not the time to forget about planning matters. In fact, this is just the time of year when bureaucrats like to get things agreed while the public is otherwise engaged.

Please take a look at to see what is being planned for land behind Mendip Spring Golf Club and between Churchill and Langford.

Planners call it a new “garden village” hoping that by giving it a nice name people will be fooled. It is in fact, a new town of 2,800 houses – without any existing infrastructure – comparable in size to Wells.

Generated under the catchy title of Joint Spatial Plan, North Somerset, along with three other local authorities, are deciding the future of this region for the next 18 years. It seems a long way off, but if this plan gets passed, building could start in a year or two.

So CRAG urges you to visit the site set up by CALRAG (Churchill and Langford Residents Action Group) and oppose this disastrous idea. Comments have to be with North Somerset by 10 January, so make your views known well before that date.

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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