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‘Harmful’ housing plans debated at inquiry

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 November 2017

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

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

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‘Harmful’ plans to build dozens of homes in a North Somerset village were the subject of a housing inquiry this week.

Strongvox Homes and North Somerset Council went head-to-head at Weston’s Royal Hotel on Tuesday over the developer’s plans to build 24 homes off Brinsea Road in Congresbury.

The plans were rejected by the council in February, but Strongvox appealed that decision and called on the Planning Inspectorate to review the plans.

At the hearing, chaired by inspector Gareth Thomas, council planning officer Emma Schofield said the development would be unsustainable and ‘harm’ the village.

Strongvox said the scheme offered ‘significantly’ more benefits than harm, and its representative Michelle Berrington said the plans were ‘entirely appropriate’.

The inspector is reviewing the arguments and will deliver a decision in the new year.

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