North Somerset action group slams Joint Spatial Plan and supports Taylor Wimpey’s Vale

PUBLISHED: 11:00 08 January 2017

View of Churchill Village Sign.
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View of Churchill Village Sign. 1-9-09

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A counter proposal to North Somerset Council’s housing masterplan has received support from a village action group.

North Somerset Council’s Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) could see the district’s housing shortfall plugged by a new 5,400-home ‘garden village’ between Banwell and Churchill, but Churchill and Langford Residents’ Action Group (CALRAG) believes the idea is ‘unrealistic’.

Developer Taylor Wimpey has unveiled an alternative proposal designed to remedy the need for more housing.

The developer wants to build three villages on greenbelt land in ‘The Vale’ near Long Ashton.

CALRAG spokesman John Whitewood said: “The proposed development by Taylor Wimpey is in a logical location and, while on greenbelt, is both sustainable and deliverable.

“If we are forced to accept the Government’s unrealistic housing targets, it is a much better alternative than (council leader) Nigel Ashton’s plan for a garden village.”

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