Villagers slam ‘disastrous’ plan for more than 4,000 homes

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 January 2018

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).


Campaigners have slammed a ‘disastrous’ plan to build thousands of homes in North Somerset.

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) is furious with plans to create a 2,800-home village on the edge of neighbouring parish Churchill and Langford.

The ‘garden village’ is included in the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) – a masterplan created by North Somerset Council and other local authorities.

The JSP also plots a 1,900-home village near Banwell.

A CRAG spokesman said: “Now is not the time to forget about planning matters.

“Take a look at what is planned for behind Mendip Spring Golf Club and between Churchill and Langford.

“Planners call it a new ‘garden village’ hoping that by giving it a nice name people will be fooled. It is in fact, a new town of 2,800 houses – without any existing infrastructure – comparable in size to Wells.

“CRAG urges you to oppose this disastrous idea.”

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