CRAG gears up for ‘battle’ to protect precious Congresbury fields

PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 March 2017

The Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG). Photo by Jeremy Long.

The Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG). Photo by Jeremy Long.

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A village housing action group has threatened ‘war’ against a developer bidding to build 50 homes in its community, if a planning appeal set for next month goes ahead.

The Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) successfully fought off a planning appeal from Barratt Homes in 2015, and it has now confirmed it is planning to give fellow developer Gladman Homes the same strong treatment.

Gladman wants to build 50 homes off Wrington Lane.

The decision is due to be made by a planning inspector next month at an appeal in Weston, but this could be scrapped after North Somerset Council’s planning committee gave Gladman outline approval for a duplicate application earlier this month.

It remains to be seen whether Gladman will now opt not to fight the appeal, but CRAG says it is ready to battle the developer no matter how the application is progressed.

CRAG chairman Mary Short said: “We have been placed on a war footing in readiness for a coming battle with Gladman.

“CRAG has a pretty good track record of organising for a public hearing and we’ll be ready to give Gladman the same treatment that saw Barratt lose two years ago.”

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