High numbers of local residents are expected to view next Monday’s meeting of Crewkerne Town Council’s, Planning and Highways Committee. Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTA9K-7L4Onjcli2Gtz7tCg Please note that, when accessing this link, users should click on ‘videos’. If there is no live-stream already in progress, then it may be necessary to click on ‘refresh’ to start the live-streaming. Members of the public who wish to speak at the “Open Forum” section of the meeting are kindly requested to contact the Town Council office on 01460 74001, email; firstname.lastname@example.org, for joining details.
Items on the Agenda for the meeting on Monday December 14th, which begins at 6.45 pm, include further consideration of planning application; 20/00149/REM for the Southern Phase of Crewkerne Key Site and in particular the proposed removal of eight mature lime trees, bordering Station Road. Another tree surgery application 20/03157/TCA is expected to raise some concerns with the notification of intent to carry out tree surgery works to two trees, within a Conservation Area on land opposite Westover View, Brickyard Lane.
Excavations at the privately owned site, bordering Bincombe Beeches Nature Reserve, began on October 15th, when members of the public raised concerns about the, “rough and unsympathetic way excavations were being carried out by a mechanical digger with no concern shown for the local wildlife.”
In other items on the Agenda, councillors will consider any measures that would increase safety of pedestrians on North Street, whether an approach should be made to Somerset County Council to declassify the A356, the layout of the car park at the Millers Garage site following correspondence received and a request from PC Nally for parking restrictions on the junction of Barn Street and West Street.
Councillors will reconvene as Full Council after the Planning & Highways committee meeting, to approve matters of finance and consider a request from the Community Church to hold an outside carol concert at Henhayes on Christmas Eve.