Date set for village housing inquiry over 'inappropriate development scheme'

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 October 2017

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

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


A village housing saga is set to come to a head at a planning inquiry in November.

Strongvox Homes wants to build 24 homes east of Brinsea Road, in Congresbury, but many villagers oppose the scheme.

North Somerset Council rejected the plans last year, deeming the site was unsustainable and out of reach of primary services.

But Strongvox has launched an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to overturn the decision.

The council has revealed the inquiry will take place from November 21-22, but the venue is yet to be confirmed.

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) last month said it was ‘marshalling its forces to defend the village from another inappropriate development scheme’.

CRAG called for the inquiry to be held in the village to ensure ‘residents can take part without having to travel to Weston Town Hall where planning inquiries traditionally take place’.

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