Sunley

Kindest village

Kindest village

Monday, January 25, 2016

Dubbed Britain’s kindest village recently, Congresbury in North Somerset is still on the receiving end of some very unkind attention. Currently, the village is on the hit list of three firms of building developers wanting to take advantage of the tranquil surroundings – and the glitch in the planning process. […]

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CRAG to request North Somerset Council rejects more housing schemes

CRAG to request North Somerset Council rejects more housing schemes

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is to request that North Somerset Council rejects two more housing development schemes in the village – in the light of evidence given at the Barratts public inquiry. CRAG’s Peter Tonks, who at the inquiry questioned the validity of Barratts highways information, now believes that […]

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Annual Parish Meeting – Report

Annual Parish Meeting – Report

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Around 40 residents of the village of Congresbury assembled at the Old School Rooms on Monday for the annual meeting of the parish. High on the agenda for most people was the state of the fight against three developers: Barratts who want to build 80 houses on land behind Silver […]

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CRAG: “affordable homes” – a misleading term?

CRAG: “affordable homes” – a misleading term?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Congresbury Residents Action Group wants local people to take a second look at the issue of “affordable homes” – because it believes the term can be used to mislead. There have been recent letters of support for the proposal to build 54 houses on land near Cobthorn Way, Congresbury because […]

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Congresbury residents demonstrate against Cobthorn Way development plans

Congresbury residents demonstrate against Cobthorn Way development plans

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday morning shoppers at Congresbury’s precinct were met by members of the village residents action group, demonstrating their opposition to yet another development scheme. Local MP John Penrose and district councillor Tom Leimdorfer joined around 20 CRAG supporters, leafleting shoppers and explaining the pitfalls of the plan to build 54 houses […]

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Sunley Estates’ Cobthorn Way planning application now online

Sunley Estates’ Cobthorn Way planning application now online

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Several months after the firm held its “consultation” with residents, Sunley Homes application for outline planning permission for 54 houses at the bottom of Cobthorn Way is now available online. Yet according to North Somerset Council, the application was lodged three weeks ago on 18 February. Members of Congresbury’s residents […]

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More than 90 villagers attend the Sunley Estate proposals open meeting

More than 90 villagers attend the Sunley Estate proposals open meeting

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

More than 90 villagers attended the public meeting at Congresbury Memorial Hall to discuss the proposal to build 54 houses in Cobthorn Way. Chaired by Chris Day, the meeting opened with chair of the Parish Council Di Hassan explaining that a strategic working group had been established to review long […]

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