Blow for Congresbury housing plans

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 March 2018

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).

Congresbury Residents' Action Group (CRAG).

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Plans to build dozens of homes in Congresbury have been dented due to highways concerns.

Gladman Homes secured outline planning permission from North Somerset Council to build 50 houses off Wrington Lane last year, but its attempts to revise the scheme have been turned down.

The council’s highways department has rejected Gladman’s proposals to reduce the width of roads and footways.

Emergency services also registered concerns over accessing Wrington Lane, and would prefer the road is widened rather than narrowed in accordance with the developer’s request.

Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) believes Gladman now ‘faces the problems arising from its original traffic scheme – including the disputed ownership of land’.

Chairman Mary Short said: “Highways reasons for rejecting the plan, mirrors most of the objections made by CRAG and locals.”

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