North Somerset Council gears up to approve Congresbury village hall plan

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 November 2016

An artist's impression of what the new community hall in Congresbury could look like.

An artist's impression of what the new community hall in Congresbury could look like.


Plans to build a new community hall and café in a North Somerset village are set to be formally approved by North Somerset Council this week.

The proposal will see the new hall, along with a community café, a 22-space car park and a three-bay layby built in the King George V Playing Fields, off Stonewell Drive in Congresbury.

The plans have been progressed under a Community Right to Build (CRtB) order by the Congresbury New Village Hall Development Trust. This meant the plans were first considered by an independent planning inspector rather than going through North Somerset Council’s usual planning process.

After winning the inspector’s approval, the plans were then decided upon by villagers in a referendum in September, where 69 per cent of voters said they would like the hall to be built.

The order is the first one of its kind to be carried out in the West of England region, and very few orders have been carried out across the country as a whole.

The council will now formally make the order – which is similar to awarding outline planning permission to a proposal under the usual planning process – at its next meeting on Tuesday.

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