The Mercury: Decision to withdraw from the JSP was the right call, says John

Revised plans to build thousands of homes across North Somerset need ‘big improvements’, according to Weston’s MP. John Penrose said he believed North Somerset Council’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) and draw up its own approach instead was the right call. The authority’s move comes after…

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Weston’s MP secures Roads Minister’s intervention on M5 congestion

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed a rare invitation from the Department of Transport’s Roads Minister, inviting North Somerset Council to focus more strongly on finding a solution to ever-worsening problems between Junction 20 and 21 of the M5. The letter comes just weeks after Government Inspectors sent North Somerset Council…

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