Crewkerne Town Council will receive a presentation from Network Rail, on a footpath diversion proposal, at the next online meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee on Monday March 8th at 6.45 pm. The diversion of the footpath, leading to the level crossing over the railway line in Cathole Bridge Road, was set out as one of the statutory conditions by the planning inspectorate, which needs to take place before the building of up to 150 dwellings on land south of Kithill can proceed.

Members of the public who wish to attend can access the meeting through the following link: 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 by phoning 01460 74001 or by sending an email to, where they will be given joining details.

Other issues on the agenda for Monday’s meeting are the Clerk’s update report, correspondence received regarding the preservation of the former NatWest bank building, Matters of Report and consideration of new planning applications which include an Outline Planning application for the development of up to 85 dwellings on land at Goldwell Farm near the A30 Crewkerne to Yeovil road. Councillors will also receive notification from SSDC of the withdrawal of an application to fell three lime trees, protected by a 1993 Tree Preservation Order, near the proposed access to the southern section of the CLR Scheme.

A meeting of the town council’s Amenities Committee will follow on from the Planning and Highways meeting. Councillors will consider a request from the cricket club for weekend parking at Henhayes car park and receive an update report from the Amenities chairman, Cllr. Dan Wakeman.

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