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