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Inquiry into ‘inappropriate development scheme’ to be held in November

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 September 2017

CRAG outside Weston Town Hall.

CRAG outside Weston Town Hall.


The Government is set to intervene in a village housing saga in November.

Strongvox Homes plans to build 24 homes east of Brinsea Road in Congresbury, but failed to secure planning permission from North Somerset Council last year.

The council found the development site was unsustainable and out of reach of primary services, but Strongvox has called on the Planning Inspectorate to overturn the decision and grant planning permission.

The council confirmed the inquiry will take place from November 21-22, though a venue has not been confirmed.

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) last month said it was ‘marshalling its forces to defend the village from another inappropriate development scheme’.

CRAG called for the inquiry to be held in the village to allow residents to take part ‘without having to travel to Weston Town Hall where inquiries traditionally take place’.

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