Development

CRAG: Fight to save land east of Brinsea from developers

CRAG: Fight to save land east of Brinsea from developers

Monday, August 7, 2017

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is marshalling its forces to defend the village from another inappropriate development scheme. Developer Strongvox hopes to build 24 houses on a field to the east of Brinsea Road, behind Venus Street and Nomis Park. The plan was rejected by Congresbury Parish Council. North Somerset […]

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CRAG responds to North Somerset Council’s call for 2,500 houses

CRAG responds to North Somerset Council’s call for 2,500 houses

Monday, July 3, 2017

CRAG has responded angrily to a planning inspector’s call for North Somerset to provide sites for 2,500 houses over the next few years. The inspector had been looking at the council’s Site Allocations Plan, which sets out housing sites needed to reach North Somerset’s housing target. But because the inspector […]

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A view of the field

CRAG: Wrington Lane public inquiry

Saturday, April 1, 2017

After three and a half days of close argument – CRAG’s team at the Wrington Lane public inquiry, ably led by Peter Walton, are quietly hopeful of a positive outcome. Praise for CRAG’s efforts came from District Councillor Tom Leimdorfer who said he was immensely proud of the village. “We […]

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Mansbury Mound

Pirate’s Island & Mansbury Mound under threat from developers

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pirate’s Island, a limestone mound in a Congresbury field used as a playground by generations of village children, is under threat. That’s because Mansbury Mound, composed of carboniferous limestone is slap bang in the middle of a proposed housing development. The scheme for 50 houses on land off Wrington Lane, […]

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CRAG: Placed on war footing over Gladman

CRAG: Placed on war footing over Gladman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Congresbury Residents Action Committee (CRAG) was placed on a war footing this week in readiness for a coming battle with land agents Gladman. After last week’s shameful back-sliding by North Somerset Council’s sheep-like planning committee, CRAG has decided to take on the developer’s plan for 50 houses in Wrington Lane. […]

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Villagers angry at lack of consultation

Villagers angry at lack of consultation

Friday, January 27, 2017

Congresbury residents living on and near Wrington Lane are furious that North Somerset Council has not written to them about a proposal to make the road even narrower than it is at present. They want to be given the chance to comment formally on a last-minute road amendment from Gladman […]

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Proposed Strongvox development in Sandford

CRAG: Sandford development could increase traffic through Congresbury

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group has expressed its extreme disappointment at the result of the public inquiry into development at Sandford. The neighbouring village is set to have 118 new houses following the outcome of a public inquiry in August. After two months, inspector David Richards granted outline planning permission for […]

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