WAG to be backed by Town Council all the way

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 9:30 am

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Radstock Town Council says it will lend its full support to the Writhlington Action Group after a meeting with developers who are putting together an application for 270 homes on agricultural fields (200 in Writhlington and seventy across the road in Kilmersdon, which falls in Mendip).

Gladman Developments are expected to submit the plans towards the end of the summer/early autumn. Town Councillors reiterated WAG’s concerns of overdevelopment and a lack of infrastructure for the village.

Cllr Rob Langley said that both Brexit and the pandemic have highlighted a need now, more than ever, of the importance of growing our own food and that losing such fields should be avoided at all costs. Cllr Bruce Shearn said Radstock had provided over 200 homes on brownfield sites with the town’s regeneration project, and that building on green fields such as these should not be allowed. Concerns over crime enforcement and traffic movements were also raised.

Radstock Town Council will be asked to comment on the plans, but the final decision will rest with B&NES and Mendip District Councils. To view the scale of the building work proposed, visit The Journal’s new Instagram page @midsomernorton journal or Facebook to see the video taken last week.

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