Villages alliance slams masterplan for 25,000 houses

PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 July 2018

Thousands of homes are planned for North Somerset as part of the Joint Spatial Plan.

Thousands of homes are planned for North Somerset as part of the Joint Spatial Plan.

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Congresbury villagers have aired their concerns over plans to build thousands of homes in North Somerset.

North Somerset Villages Alliance (NSVA) has criticised plans to build almost 3,000 homes south of Congresbury near Churchill as part of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP).

The JSP is the brainchild of councils in the West Country in a bid to tackle housing and infrastructure shortages over the next two decades.

But in a letter to North Somerset Council, the NSVA questioned the stability of 
the proposals, backed by concerns raised by Highways England.

Mary Short, co-chairman of NSVA and leader of Congresbury Residents’ Action Group, called on villagers to speak out against ‘ill-thought out proposals which would affect them for generations’.

She added: “We know the council is under pressure from central Government to build more houses.

“That pressure is coming from private developers whose main concern is profit.”

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