Development

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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Congresbury Residents Action Group needs YOU!

Congresbury Residents Action Group needs YOU!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Congresbury’s dynamic action group – CRAG – is looking for volunteers to continue the fight against unwanted development in the village. At this month’s meeting, secretary Viv Tomkinson suggested putting out a request for new recruits to join CRAG’s organising group. As one key member had recently left the village, […]

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Rare Greater Horseshoe Bats at risk from developers

Rare Greater Horseshoe Bats at risk from developers

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Evidence of one of Britain’s rarest bats – the Greater Horseshoe – has been recorded on the edge of a Congresbury field that is up for housing development. Developers Strongvox have applied for planning permission to erect 24 houses on the field on the east side of Brinsea Road. In […]

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CRAG: Deadline extended as public meeting discusses development plans

CRAG: Deadline extended as public meeting discusses development plans

Friday, September 9, 2016

Congresbury’s strong community spirit was demonstrated again when residents gathered to hear about the latest development scheme for the village. Around 70 people packed the Methodist Hall to hear from Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) and local authority representatives. CRAG secretary Viv Tomkinson told the meeting that the main subject […]

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