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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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CRAG to hold public meeting in response to Strongvox application

CRAG to hold public meeting in response to Strongvox application

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Congresbury 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 […]

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CRAG – New development threat from Strongvox

CRAG – New development threat from Strongvox

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is calling on its supporters to oppose a new development threat on the south side of the village. CRAG’s committee decided to oppose the plan for 24 buildings on land off Brinsea Road behind Venus Street, on similar grounds used to defend the village from […]

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CRAG & The Fight Against Sprawl

CRAG & The Fight Against Sprawl

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) met recently to talk about the three development schemes within the village – as well as related topics. The formation of a multi-village alliance was high on the agenda. It was reported that representatives from eight village action groups – Banwell, Churchill, Claverham, Congresbury, Langford, […]

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CRAG – Multi Village Alliance one step closer

CRAG – Multi Village Alliance one step closer

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Concerted action by villages in North Somerset to halt creeping urbanisation came a step closer with the formation of a multi village alliance. Representatives from eight village action groups – Banwell, Churchill, Claverham, Congresbury, Langford, Sandford, Wrington and Yatton – attended an inaugural meeting at Langford Inn on Tuesday. Two […]

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CRAG: Could there be Romano-British archaeology on Sunley development site?

CRAG: Could there be Romano-British archaeology on Sunley development site?

Monday, April 25, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) has vowed to keep a close watch on the development on land off Cobthorn Way. Outline planning permission for Sunley Estate’s 38 houses was approved by North Somerset Council, after the company reduced the number from 54. But several key questions – like maintenance of […]

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