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Congresbury development – where ‘could’ it take place?

Congresbury development – where ‘could’ it take place?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is calling on its supporters to consider where in the village, development could take place. CRAG’s change of emphasis follows North Somerset Council’s decision to put forward a site allocation plan for public consultation. CRAG urges residents of the village to attend the “drop in […]

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The field behind Venus Street

Call to action on Venus Street development

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is calling on its supporters to attend next Wednesday’s session of the North Somerset planning committee. The meeting, timed to start at 2pm on Wed 9th March at Weston Town Hall, is due to decide the fate of the plan to build 14 houses on […]

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Committee rejects Sunley development scheme

Committee rejects Sunley development scheme

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A twin assault on the Sunley development scheme for 54 houses on land off Cobthorn Way, Congresbury, saw North Somerset’s planning committee ignore the advice of their officers – a vote to reject outline planning permission. First up was CRAG’s Susan Hibberd, who lives in Wrington Lane. She addressed members […]

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New Village Hall - Artist Impression

Congresbury new village hall / community centre Community Right to Build Order

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Proposals have been submitted to North Somerset Council for a new village hall/community centre for Congresbury, which could be built on part of the area of the King George V Playing fields in the village. They have been prepared by the Congresbury Village Hall Development Trust centre through a new […]

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Congresbury – Impact of North Somerset’s Core Strategy

Congresbury – Impact of North Somerset’s Core Strategy

Friday, December 18, 2015

CRAG has given a thumbs up to North Somerset Council’s proposal for housing development in villages like Congresbury. Categorised as a “service village” Congresbury is expected to expand and provide homes for commuters. But such extra houses need to be proportionate to current village size and not at the whim […]

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Last day of the Barratts public inquiry

Last day of the Barratts public inquiry

Friday, October 23, 2015

The public inquiry into North Somerset Council’s decision to refuse house builder Barratts permission to build 80 houses outside the village of Congresbury, has finally come to an end. Adjourned after four days from earlier this month, the fifth day was taken up by statements and cross examination of Gareth Williams, […]

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North Somerset Council now accepts Barratt’s junction plans

North Somerset Council now accepts Barratt’s junction plans

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is to hold an emergency meeting after North Somerset Council has apparently decided to accept the so-called mitigation scheme for the A370/High Street suggested by Barratts. Despite strong opposition from residents to widen the junction and install pedestrian islands, North Somerset’s traffic consultant – Howard […]

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