Villagers slam ‘disastrous’ plan for more than 4,000 homes
PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 January 2018
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.”