A developer’s bid to build 50 new homes in a North Somerset village is set to be decided at a planning appeal starting today (Tuesday) – but campaigners are gearing up to fight the appeal with passionate speeches and protests.
The fate of an application which could see 59 houses built in a North Somerset village will now be decided by the Government’s planning inspectorate – after North Somerset Council took too long to make up its mind.
North Somerset Council planners have been accused of ‘ignoring’ the authority’s newly-adopted planning policy, after an objection to 50 new homes being built in Congresbury was seemingly dropped at the last minute.
Plans to build more than 20,000 new homes across North Somerset look set to be finally adopted by North Somerset Council next week, after years of delays and deliberations between the council and the Government.
Weston’s landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the town centre.
A group fighting to protect nine North Somerset villages from unsustainable housing development is calling on North Somerset Council to explain how the district’s roads will cope with traffic generated by new homes.
North Somerset Council’s leader has branded problems with the authority’s planning website ‘totally unacceptable’, after weeks of problems prevented people from viewing and commenting on applications for new developments.
A housing action group says plans to build 24 homes on the edge of Congresbury risk turning the village and its surrounding area into a traffic ‘nightmare’ – and has called a public meeting to address the issues.
Yatton Parish Council says it is looking into whether it could afford to pay for an assessment of the impact hundreds of new houses could have on the village, despite North Somerset Council saying this action had already been carried out.
North Somerset Council is a step closer to finalising how development should take place within the district, after its plan to guide development within the area was given the green light by a Government inspector.