Housing plans dented over safety concerns

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 March 2018

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).

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A 50-home plan for a North Somerset village has hit a setback due to safety concerns.

Gladman Homes’ plan to build off Wrington Lane in Congresbury has been dented by North Somerset Council’s highways team, which has rejected revisions to the scheme – which secured outline planning permission last year.

Gladman’s had proposed to reduce the width of roads and footways.

Emergency services registered concerns over accessing Wrington Lane if the scheme was altered, and would prefer the road is widened rather than narrowed in accordance with the developer’s request.

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) believes Gladman now ‘faces the problems arising from its original traffic scheme – including the disputed ownership of land’.

Chairman Mary Short agreed with the council’s stance.

She added: “Highways reasons for rejecting the plan mirrors most of the objections made by CRAG and locals.”

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