Residents in Crewkerne are eagerly awaiting updates on two matters of great concern, which will be discussed at the next virtual meeting of Crewkerne Town Council on Monday evening. On the Agenda for the Planning & Highways Committee meeting on September 14th, which begins at 6.45 pm, is an update on the action to seek legal advice over the appeal decision on the Kithill Development, Those who are opposing the new housing estate on arable land, say that the appeal decision was ‘illegal’ as the Planning Inspector for the Secretary of State, visited the site during full lockdown, at a time when there was no traffic or just a few vehicles using Cathole Bridge Road.

The other major concern, being voiced by local residents, in particular those living in the Barn Street area of the town, will be discussed at the Amenities Committee meeting, which follows on from the P & H meeting on Monday. Opponents of the proposal for a woodland area of 105 trees and Community Orchard of 30 fruit trees at Barn Street Recreation Ground, are questioning the artist’s impression of the planting scheme, published in the recent Crewkerne Town Council Newsletter. The drawing is claimed to be ‘misleading’ showing only 14 trees in the proposed community orchard and nine trees in the proposed woodland area.

A petition containing at least 50 signatures from those living in close proximity to the planting scheme, has been delivered to the town council office, asking councillors to ‘rethink’ their plans as they consider the next steps. To view the full Agendas for Monday’s P & H Committee meeting and the Amenities Committee meeting, please visit To attend the meetings, which will be conducted on Zoom, email or telephone 01460 74001 for joining details.

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