Date confirmed for Congresbury housing appeal
PUBLISHED: 17:00 15 September 2016
A date has been set for an independent hearing which will determine the fate of a developer’s bid to build 50 houses in a North Somerset village.
Gladman Homes wants to build the houses off Wrington Lane, in Congresbury.
It says 30 per cent of homes built will be affordable and the development will also include public open space and a children’s play area.
Gladman applied for outline planning permission earlier this year, but appealed the decision and also submitted a separate, identical application after North Somerset Council took too long to decide the proposal’s fate.
The developer says the scheme would offer ‘considerable benefits’ if it goes ahead and insisted there would be no negative impacts which would outweigh these positives.
A statement from Gladman said: “The proposals represent high-quality, sustainable development.”
The appeal will now be heard by a Government planning inspector on March 28-31 and April 4-5 next year, although a venue for the hearing has yet to be confirmed.
To view the application, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/planning