More homes in the pipeline for Congresbury?

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 August 2016


A developer hoping to build on the outskirts of a North Somerset village has assured council planning officers any homes which are built will be in keeping with the 'character' of the village.

Strongvox wants to build 24 homes off Brinsea Road, in Congresbury, close to where fellow developer Barratt Homes lost an appeal to build 80 homes last year.

The firm has applied to North Somerset Council for outline planning permission to build on the site, and says its plans include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes alongside affordable housing.

Strongvox also won permission earlier this year to build 14 homes off nearby Venus Street.

In its design and access statement, the developer said: “The location of the village, with the close connection to Bristol, makes it a highly sustainable location for residential development.

“The site has been identified as a suitable location to provide a reasonable level of residential development for the village of Congresbury. It is in a location where development will not impact on the character of the village, but will provide an opportunity to develop a scheme that fits within the context of the historic development of the village, from simple farmsteads through infill development to the field boundary extensions.

“Any proposals to develop this site will look to the character of the centre of the village to influence the appearance of the dwellings.

“The proposals will unlock the potential of the site to contribute towards local demand for housing, providing accommodation which meets the occupants’ changing needs and (ensures) plenty of residential amenities.”

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