Planning news in and around Midsomer Norton this week

  Posted: 15.09.21 at 12:41 by The Editor

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Planning news in and around Midsomer Norton this week:

The Local councillor, Shaun Hughes is urging the public to make clear their opposition to the possibility of charging for parking in the designation of South Road Car Park.

He said: " We finally get rid of the ridiculous plan to sell South Road car park to a supermarket, now our council want the option to sell it for housing? It is clear that despite our objections B&NES council continue ignore us and look to find ways to sell our facilities for short term financial gain."

You can read about the consultation by clicking HERE : It is on Page 25.

You can respond by clicking HERE : as part of the consultation


The Lloyds TSB Bank at 2 Silver Street, (under application 21/03525/AR) has been given the go-ahead to put in some new non illuminated signs.

What are the plans for the Midsomer Norton South Road Car Park - used for the coronavirus bus most recently

An application to fell an Ash tree at 14A Molly Close, in Temple Cloud, has been approved.

An application is in to B&NES to build a single storey home on a parcel of land ( 6890 ) at Old Mills, in Paulton. Details under 21/04131/FUL. The area was previously derelict farm buildings which have been demolished.

Over in Wellow an application is in at Wellow House, on the High Street, (under reference 21/04216/TCA) to fell a Robinia.

Over in the Mendip planning department, an application is in to build a single storey granny-annexe style bungalow following demolition of existing swimming pool and decking. Southwood Common Lane Holcombe Radstock Somerset BA3 5DS. That is under Ref. No: 2021/1984/FUL

And the planning department has approved plans to build an annex to Ashgrove on Grove Lane in Faulkland.

Also from Mendip an application to redevelop stables with one new home and a detached car port at land adjacent to 7 The Mead on Brewery Lane in Holcombe, has been refused.

Meantime this from the Local Democracy Reporter .

A new wood with 7,000 trees could be planted near the A303 to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

A large number of events are planned throughout 2022 to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the throne, culminating in an extended bank holiday weekend between June 2 and 5.

This comes as the Queen’s Green Canopy project is launched, encouraging tree-planting across the UK in the run-up to the jubilee celebrations.

Herne Hill, which is managed by Ilminster Town Council, was designated as a local nature reserve by South Somerset District Council following a vote by its district executive committee in July 2018.

The council announced its intention in August to sell off the Coldharbour land as part of its ongoing sale of its county farms portfolio, with part of the land being sold to Persimmon Homes South West to allow the Canal Way development of 400 homes to come forward.

In addition to the new homes, the development will include a new primary school, public green space and improved footpath links between the town and the nature reserve.

In addition to the Ilminster Jubilee Wood, tree-planting at other locations across Somerset is being planned as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, devised by Prince Charles.

Under the project, individuals and organisations will try to plant as many trees as possible from October to mark the platinum jubilee while combating climate change.

Annie Maw, the lord lieutenant of Somerset, said: “This is a wonderfully imaginative project, which will celebrate Her Majesty’s long reign in a way that will improve the environment and leave a positive and lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren.

“I am personally absolutely committed to it, and I hope that it will be taken up by people across Somerset with all the enthusiasm it so richly deserves.”

To find out more about the Queen’s Green Canopy project, click HERE On how you can get involved

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