News from the parish council
Staplegrove Development -
A number of meetings have been held over the summer with the promoters of this outline planning application, highways and planning officials and Cllr John Williams, leader of TDBC. We have continued to voice our serious concerns about the scale of the development and impact of the resulting traffic on the already inadequate roads of north Taunton. The promoters say there are still some
technical issues to sort out and it now looks unlikely this application will go to the planning committee before November.
Minutes of the meeting with promoters, together with copies of the letters written to various officials and the National Trust who own part of the site, can be found on the Residents of Staplegrove Action Group's website – rosag.org.
This site also provides a quick link to the planning applications (East and West).
Change at Recycling Centres – From October 3 residents will need a permit to take their refuse to local waste recycling centres using vans, pick-ups or trailers. The permits are free and can be obtained online at somersetwaste.gov.uk. Residents using cars, including estates, 4x4s, people carriers or camper vans, do NOT require a permit. Large vans and agricultural vehicles, such as horse boxes, will no longer be able to use the centres. The changes have been made to cut congestion and enhance safety.
Keep drains clear – Residents pruning trees or clipping hedges are asked to ensure they clear up leaves and twigs to prevent them being washed into culverts and drains causing blockages. A build-up of debris could lead to flooding of roads and possibly properties.
Planning – The council raised no objections to the following applications:
- The appearance, landscaping and scale of a single storey dwelling and garage at 4 Meadow Close, Kingston St Mary for which outline planning permission was granted three years ago (20/13/0038)
- Erection of a single storey extension to form store at Highfield, Nailsbourne.