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March 12, 2020

Further to my blog last month, Gladman’s opportunistic application to fill the Green Gap between Wells and Haybridge with 90 dwellings was lodged with Mendip on the 3rd of this month under reference 2020/0484.  The application will be discussed by St Cuthbert Out Paris...

February 13, 2020

In late 2019, central government changed the rules as to calculation of housing need supply.  As a consequence, 56% of local planning authorities no longer have a 5 year housing supply.  Mendip is one of these.  Speculative developers are now taking advantage of this s...

November 15, 2019

This application - refused on 2 previous occasions - is returning to the Planning Board at Shepton Mallet on Wednesday 20th of November at 6 pm.....with a recommendation to approve!

March 15, 2019

Submission by Wells Civic Society on the pre-submission draft of the Mendip Local Plan Part 2.

  1.  Paragraph 10.5.5 refers, inter alia, to the draft Wells Neighbourhood Plan and comments that “work on the plan is under way”.  The Steering Group, made up of representati...

November 26, 2018

The Wells Journal of 8th November bore the headline “Plans for 220 new homes revealed for green field site.”  This is, as you might imagine, “fake news” as the development was granted outline consent (2014/1522) on appeal (3129620) some two years ago.

However, the real...

November 26, 2018

Car Washes

The application for the one at Palace Farm has been approved as has one at the Cold Store (2018/0440)………….as have ones at Tesco and beside the Cold Store.No excuse for dirty cars now!

Pubs etc.

An application has been submitted for renovation of The Mermaid and...

November 26, 2018

Many will be aware of the parlous state of the King’s Head.  I have contacted Cllr Nigel Taylor who is the portfolio holder for Planning Enforcement and also Jayne Boldy, Mendip Conservation Officer about this and also the state of Barclays Bank frontage.  I set out be...

November 26, 2018

The appeal against refusal (3184981) was dismissed, mainly on the ground that the applicants had failed to carry out an adequate search for a suitable site. Since then an application (2018/2647) has been submitted with a site in the south east corner of the petrol stat...

August 31, 2018

An application has recently been submitted by Avalon Community Energy for 60 pv cells on the eastern roof of the Connect Centre.

August 31, 2018

a) The application for extended hours for the kebab shop next door to the Rose & Crown has been withdrawn.

b) An application has been submitted for renovation of The Mermaid and provision of 8 “boutique” letting rooms upstairs. (2018/1650 & 1718).

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