Bristol Water given approval to replace hedgerows in Butleigh Wootton so it can lay a new main

  Posted: 17.02.21 at 09:47 by Tim Lethaby

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Bristol Water's plans for a new water main in Butleigh Wootton are progressing after the company was given approval to replace hedgerows in the village for the works.

A planning application for the removal of four hedgerows and replanting in order to lay a new water main on land between Wootton Street and Rowley Farm, Butleigh Wootton, was submitted to Mendip District Council by Ben Sands on behalf of Bristol Water.

The new water main will follow the line of the existing main but four sections of hedgerow, to a maximum of five metres, are to be removed and replanted to facilitate the installation works.

The existing water main is aged and has suffered numerous bursts in recent times. Where hedge sections are removed, replanting will be undertaken with similar species.

Butleigh Parish Council backed the application, saying that the replanting programme is welcomed as a replacement water main is necessary.

Planning applications in the Glastonbury area that have been submitted this week to Mendip District Council include:

Erection of a log store at Old Farm, Southwood Lane, Baltonsborough, has been applied for by Mr and Mrs Davis.

Erection of a dwellinghouse at the Former Methodist Chapel, Newtown Lane, West Pennard, is wanted by Mr J Bisgrove.

Removal of existing steel fire escape stairs and fire exit door, and installation of a new window at Copper Beech, 34 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, has been applied for by Mr D Ford-Young.

Proposed works to tree/s in a Conservation Area: T1 (crab apple) - fell, T2 (ornamental cherry) - thin branches (up to 10 per cent) and prune (up to 2m), T3 (silver birch) - prune (up to approximately 4m) are wanted at Carrick, High Street, Butleigh.

Planning applications in the Glastonbury area that have been decided this week by Mendip District Council include:

Approval of details reserved by conditions 6 (materials) and 9 (sample panel - walling) on planning consent 2017/2642/FUL land next to Newtown Farm, West Pennard, by Mr John Green has been given.

Convert existing garage into bedroom and erect new detached double garage at 9 West Park, Butleigh, by Mr and Mrs Morgan has been approved.

Application to vary condition 2 (drawings) of planning approval 2020/0457/FUL (conversion and alterations of the existing barn to a residential dwelling) to submitted drawings at Rubbery Farm, Rubbery Lane, Lydford-on-Fosse, by Miss Gabrielle Jackson has been approved.

Change of use of agricultural land to access for glamping pods for approved scheme 2020/0084/FUL at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Godney Road, Godney, by Mr and Mrs Churches has been approved.

Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 3 (materials schedule and samples) and 4 (stone) on planning consent 2020/2004/VRC at Old Stileway Farm, Stileway, Meare, by Mr and Mrs Robinson has been approved.

Application for prior approval of a proposed enlargement of a dwellinghouse by construction of additional storeys at 4 Bilbury Lane, Glastonbury, by Mr James Palmer has been approved.

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