HOUSING

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A housing developer is hoping to build more than two dozen homes in a North Somerset village, on a site where it has already applied to build almost 60 houses.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Villagers in a flood-hit part of North Somerset have warned plans to build 59 homes in their community are dangerous and unsustainable.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A village housing action group has threatened 'war' against a developer bidding to build 50 homes in its community, if a planning appeal set for next month goes ahead.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

A new community hall could eventually be built in a rapidly-changing area of North Somerset, after it was agreed a housing developer would need to contribute towards a new facility.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

A former bank in Weston-super-Mare town centre will be turned into high-quality apartments, after planning permission was granted by North Somerset Council.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A North Somerset scientist and farmer fears his livelihood will be permanently destroyed by plans to build dozens of new homes in a field close to his site.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

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.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

People in Congresbury have rallied against a developer's plan to build 50 homes in their village - and have been busy handing out leaflets to warn their neighbours of the plan.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

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.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

North Somerset Council's planning website is still being hit with regular problems - despite the council's leader claiming the issues were being resolved imminently almost six months ago.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

North Somerset Council's housing policy has finally been confirmed - but the area is 'not of the woods yet' when it comes to unscrupulous developers earmarking unsuitable sites for new homes.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

A name has been chosen for a new street comprising of more than a dozen homes in one of North Somerset's largest villages.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

A parish council has called for the consultation period attached to plans for 21 new houses to be extended by North Somerset Council.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The number of unoccupied homes in North Somerset has fallen by more than a third in the past five years - but there are still more than 1,000 properties vacant across the district.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

A developer has revealed it wants to build almost two dozen homes off one of North Somerset's busiest roads - despite the site being located only metres from a junction notorious for collisions.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

North Somerset Council is poised to become a developer in its own right after agreeing to set up a company which could be involved in building new homes.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

A developer's bid to build new homes in a North Somerset village has been reduced in size.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

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.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

People battling to protect two village fields against future housing development claim the area in question is an 'asset' to their community.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

A controversial plan to permit housing development in an area of Yatton has been scaled down by North Somerset Council, after fierce opposition from villagers.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Nature and archaeology have been cited as two reasons why a developer's plan to build homes in Congresbury should be turned down.

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Thursday, September 15, 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.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

A petition has been launched to overturn a 'shameful' decision to scrap a selective licensing scheme for landlords in Weston town centre.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Congresbury Parish Council has criticised a developer's proposal to build 24 homes on the outskirts of the village.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Villagers in Claverham say they are looking forward to a 'positive future', after a developer scrapped its plans to build dozens of homes on green fields on the edge of the community.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A developer's plan to build an extra 60 homes in Yatton has been turned down by North Somerset Council, after planning officers felt the scheme was 'out of keeping' with the rest of the community.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

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.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

A developer's plan to build 60 homes in Yatton has been refused planning permission by North Somerset Council.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

A controversial proposal to introduce licences for landlords in Weston town centre has been shelved by North Somerset Council.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

A developer's plan to build 150 homes in Hutton has been criticised by North Somerset Council.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

A Congresbury housing action group is calling on people to object to plans to build 24 homes on the outskirts of the village.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Weston-super-Mare's 24 contentious beach huts and a developer's bid to build 150 homes on the town's outskirts will be debated by North Somerset Council this afternoon (Wednesday).

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

More than 10,000 jobs are set to be created in Weston during the next 10 years, in a move which has been described as an 'optimistic' indication of the town's bright future.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

An extra 300 homes could be built on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare after a developer applied to North Somerset Council for planning permission.

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Saturday, August 6, 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.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

A record £20million is being spent on transforming areas of Weston-super-Mare - a sum which is the largest-ever single investment in the town centre's housing supply.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

North Somerset Council has admitted it is facing a 'challenge' in deciding planning applications quickly, due to the sheer number of developers hoping to build new homes within the area.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

North Somerset's MP, Dr Liam Fox, says plans to build 59 homes in Wrington are inappropriate and should not go ahead.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

A developer's plan to build 83 houses in Wrington has been reduced after consultation with people living in the village.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A developer's plan to build 83 homes in a North Somerset village has been branded 'unsustainable' and 'unnecessary' by a parish council, which has urged North Somerset Council to reject the proposals.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Villagers in Wrington have united against a developer's 'devastating' plan to build more than 80 homes in their community.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

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.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

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.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

North Somerset's MP has condemned the way in which hundreds of new houses have been earmarked for the village of Yatton, despite the Government announcing it will not intervene in the plans.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Campaigners battling against hundreds of new houses being built in Yatton say a council decision not to assess the impact of the homes is a 'slap in the face' for residents.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

A North Somerset district councillor has defended allegations of withholding information from villagers as resentment towards hundreds of new homes intensified this week.

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