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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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CRAG comments on recent planning applications

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is helping to raise awareness of two recent planning applications – one of which has long-term implications for the village.
The plan for a two-storey medical centre on land opposite the Bird of Prey Centre in Smallway, is from local doctors, and if successful would replace the current surgeries in Congresbury and Yatton.
Said CRAG secretary Viv Tomkinson : “We recognise that there will be a  variety of views about the proposal for the new medical centre and consequently it would be inappropriate for CRAG to seek to represent the views of the village on this application.”
So CRAG has written to its supporters giving details of the application so they can comment if they wish. The application can be found on the NSC Planning website reference 17/P/5592/FUL.
The second, belated application, is for a large advertising sign to market the housing development behind Venus Street. Comments about the sign, erected by Strongvox on land off Brinsea Road, can be made on the NSC website under reference 18/P/2621/ADV
John Mills (CRAG)

Appeal Victory

Congresbury Residents Action Group (CRAG) is celebrating the fact that another speculative building scheme for the village has been thrown out by a planning inspector.  Last month, more than 25 supporters of CRAG turned up for the official hearing into the Strongvox scheme to build 24 houses on land off Brinsea Road – almost opposite the site where Barratts were turned down two years earlier.
Planning Inspector Gareth Thomas heard from North Somerset Council the reasons why the scheme had been refused planning permission. And he upheld the council’s decision and agreed with residents that the scheme would change the character of the approach to the village.   For full report click here 
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Wrington Hill footpath change

The public footpath running from Wrington Road to Cleeve Hill Road (named St. Congar’s Way) will be changed from a footpath to a bridleway allowing access to horses & cycles.

Objections can be made up to 2nd October.      Click for full details.

CRAG’s response to Planning Inspector’s call for more housing sites

CRAG has responded angrily to a planning inspector’s call for North Somerset to provide sites for 2,500 houses over the next few years.
The inspector had been looking at the council’s Site Allocation’s Plan, which sets our housing needs to reach North Somerset’s housing target.  But because the inspector did not accept that North Somerset could deliver the required number, she has asked the council to identify the housing sites for “up to 2,500 dwellings”.
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John Mills, CRAG

Appeal celebration

To celebrate the decision of the planning inspector in turning down the Wrington Lane appeal, Congresbury Residents Action Committee – CRAG – is having an open session at The Plough, 7pm Tuesday.    Although this is not the end of the matter, by turning down Gladman’s appeal the inspector has dealt the land agent a blow where it hurts – in their substantial pockets.   For more information, and to raise a glass or two, come along to The Plough on Tuesday evening (20th).

Gladman Appeal Rejected by Inspector!

Planning inspector Anne Jordan has rejected the appeal by developers to build up to 50 houses on land off Wrington Lane, Congresbury.
The appeal, by land agent Gladman Developments was against North Somerset Council’s non-determination of the issue within a given time period. Ironically, the council, which had at first opposed the scheme, then decided to give it the green light.  Read more