Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) is keeping a close watch on archaeology work on the field off Brinsea Road behind Nomis Park.

Developer Strongvox is considering a plan for 24 houses on the site, but because of the proximity to earlier finds of Roman kilns, North Somerset Council is carrying out an archeological survey.

District councillor Tom Leimdorfer says that the NSC archaeologist will report “in due course.”

”It is too early to judge, but there were no significant ‘structural finds’ such as we had on Cobthorn field. I gather there may have been some remnants of Roman pottery, but no kilns,” says Tom.

CRAG chair Mary Short said: “We will examine the archeologist’s report to make sure it has covered all aspects of what a good survey should be.”

She added that as NSC had now admitted that their housing numbers were wrong, CRAG needed to be vigilant about random unsuitable applications. “We should also be aware that ecology, archaeology and landscape are also material planning considerations,” explained Mary.

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