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Parish Council Planning Meeting
Tuesday, 9th December, 2008
There was an unusually high public attendance when the Parish Council met as the Planning Committee in the John Locke room to discuss the current planning applications, which included one for building 19 low-cost houses on the south edge of Rickyard Road.

The first, and core objection from South Meadows resident, Vernon Bryant, concerned the increased risk of flooding which he argued was an inevitable consequence of further building in a road already prone to flooding, as witnessed twice within a year.

The presence of residents from the Garstons and Garstons Close area, as well as those from Rickyard Road itself, indicated how concerned they too were for the integrity of their properties.

Mr Bryant referred to a comprehensive document he had sent to North Somerset Council setting out his reasons and evidence for demanding that "the issue of Wrington flooding [should] be resolved first, and any measures to alleviate the flooding proven to work." Only then, he argued, could "the proposed development .. be reconsidered."

Most of the residents remained after the public access period of the meeting to witness the discussion by council members. They left after the committee's unanimous decision to write to North Somerset affirming their determination that the flooding issue as it affects the whole village, and not just the Rickyard Road site, be settled satisfactorily before the merits of the application before them could properly be considered.