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CRAG update on Gladman proposals

Discussion about a revised scheme for a narrow lane in the village, occupied most of a recent meeting of CRAG – Congresbury Residents Action Group.
CRAG heard that land agents Gladman had submitted new proposals for changing the pavement and carriageway in Wrington Lane. This was to try and overcome highway objections to the scheme for 50 houses on land off the Lane.

Most controversial was a proposal for a traffic island with bollards, designed to stop motorists circumventing the suggested priority scheme in a carriageway too narrow for two-way traffic. CRAG heard that the suggested island would be erected on a lay-by outside numbers 28 to 34. One of the affected residents, Clive Burlton, said that such an island would limit access to the drives of the four houses and would be dangerous. “We would have to do three-point turns to get into our drive-ways, and exiting our properties there would be less visibility – a hazard to us and other road users,” said Clive. Residents pointed out that the land for the suggested island was privately owned – the same reason why the original highway scheme failed.  Read full report and photographs                                                                                                                                                                       by John Mills, CRAG

Planning Application

Land At Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date Tue 06 Aug 2018
Application Type Variation of condition 6 from application 16/P/1521/O
Development Variation of condition 6 from application 16/P/1521/O (Outline planning application for the erection of up to 50 residential dwellings (including up to 30% affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space, surface water attenuation, vehicular access point from Wrington Lane and associated ancillary works. All matters reserved with the exception of the main site access point) to amend approved highway improvement scheme

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Latest CRAG report…..

Congresbury Residents Action  Group(CRAG) along with members of other North Somerset resident groups, has accused an influential district council committee of dereliction of duty.
Delegates to the North Somerset Village Alliance (NSVA) meeting at Churchill, expressed amazement that members of the Strategic Planning & Economic Development & Scrutiny Panel (SPED) did not appear to know what they were doing.
The criticism follows a recent meeting of SPED at which members did not seem to realise that their function was  to hold the Council Executive to account.      Chair of CRAG Mary Short said: “We have looked at the  Council’s Constitution and that is precisely their job. The clue is in the committee’s title – scrutiny – I don’t know what else they think is their reason for existence if not to scrutinise the Executive.”    Click here to read full report from John Mills.   

Planning Application

Land South Of Cobthorn Way Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date Fri 13 Jul 2018
Application Type Reserved matters application for matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 38 dwellings
Development Reserved matters application for matters of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 38 dwellings pursuant to Outline Consent 15/P/0519/O ( for residential development of 38 single and two storey dwellings (including 11 affordable homes) with vehicular access off Wrington Lane/Cobthorn Way together with open space, landscaping, drainage features and pumping station. Details of access to be decided but all other matters reserved for subsequent approval). Discharge of conditions 7 (public footpath); 8 (surface water); 9 (foul water); 10 (landscaping); 13 (sample of materials); 14 (boundary treatment); 16 (ecological protection plan); 21(Construction method statement); 22 (Energy); 23, 24, 27, 28 and 29 (Drainage/Flood management) from application 15/P/0519/O

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Future plans for Churchill & Langford queried


A series of questions on the viability, legality and wisdom of aspects of future plans for Churchill and Langford, has been delivered to North Somerset Council by a local action group.
Churchill and Langford Residents Action Group – CALRAG – posed the questions to the council’s Strategic Planning and Economic Development Scrutiny Panel, the influential committee that steers councillors in shaping the future of the area.   Read more

Planning Application

Land To The South Of Cadbury Garden Centre Bristol Road Congresbury

Date Wed 27 Jun 2018
Application Type Reserved matters application for layout, scale, appearance and landscaping
Development Reserved matters application for layout, scale, appearance and landscaping following outline planning consent 16/P/2982/O (erection of up to 21no. dwellings. Access to be determined with all other matters reserved for subsequent approval) for the erection of 21no. dwellings

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Planning Application

Land At Wrington Lane Congresbury

Date Thu 10 May 2018
Application Type Variation of condition – GLADMAN DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
Development Variation of condition No. 6 from application 16/P/1521/O (Outline planning application for the erection of up to 50 residential dwellings (including up to 30% affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space, surface water attenuation, vehicular access point from Wrington Lane and associated ancillary works. All matters reserved with the exception of the main site access point) to amend approved highway improvement scheme

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