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Jul 10 2012

Chew Magna Information Session

In conjunction with Chew Magna Parish Council, Stanton Drew Parish Council & SWAG are holding an information session on Wednesday 11th July 6-8pm at The Millenium Hall, Chew Magna.

This is to inform residents of Chew Magna and environ of the BANES proposal to develop The Old Colliery Site, Stanton Wick and other sites in our district as gypsy, traveller sites.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/chew-magna-information-session/

Jun 29 2012

BaNES email problems 22nd June

Please note that BaNES website advises that all emails received by or sent from the Planning Policy team on Friday 22nd June 2012 have unfortunately been deleted as a result of an IT problem that affected all parts of the Council.

If you sent comments on that date please resend these to ensure that they are registered.

The Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Jun 08 2012


Andy of Borag in Radstock gave a good interview on wednesday, listen below….

2012_06_06 Andy Saxton on BBC Somerset

Permanent link to this article: http://www.stantonwickactiongroup.org/borag/

Jun 03 2012

Government Info

Policy E of the Planning policy for traveller sites states

Inappropriate development is harmful to the Green Belt and should not be
approved, except in very special circumstances. Traveller sites (temporary or
permanent) in the Green Belt are inappropriate development


Planning Policy Guidance 2: Green belts

From the Department for Communities and Local Government: Annex E


Gypsy Sites (from of DOE Circular )
“As a rule it will not be appropriate to make provision for gypsy sites in areas of open land where development is severely restricted, for example, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and other protected areas. Gypsy sites are not regarded as being among those uses of land which are normally appropriate in Green Belts. Green Belt land should not therefore be allocated for gypsy sites in development plans.”



Since May 2010 the Government has made several policy announcements relating to Gypsies. The
Localism Bil is one part of it.

The Localism Bill will abolish Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS). RSS were the means by which local authorities made adequate provision for Gypsy sites their revocation occurred on 6 July 2010.

The future of our communities are in our hands and we urge everyone to ensure that we do not let others outside of our community decide our future and possibly change the face and character of our neighbourhood for the worse and forever.



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Jun 02 2012

Useful Links

Nearby Parish Councils

Stanton Drew Parish Council: http://stantondrewpc.wordpress.com/

Pensford Parish Council: http://www.publow-with-pensford-pc.gov.uk/

Chelwood Parish Council: http://www.chelwood-village.co.uk/parish_council/index.php

Clutton Parish Council: http://www.clutton.org.uk/councils/

Chew Magns Parish Council: http://www.chewmagna.org.uk/

Stowey-Sutton Parich Council: http://www.stoweysuttonpc.org/


Other Action Groups

Bath Old Road Action Group: http://www.borag.co.uk/default.html

Stop Stowey Quarry: http://www.stopstoweyquarry.co.uk/




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May 31 2012

Pensford BaNES Roadshow

Thank you to everyone who turned up for the Council ‘Roadshow’ at Pensford on Monday.

Remember that the response form does not need to be back at BaNES until 18th July. The parish council will be in the Memorial Hall this Sunday (17th June) 2-5pm with copies of the form and all the relevant documents to assist with filling in the form.

Response Form

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May 27 2012

BaNES Roadshows – NEW DATE added

Public consultation events have been arranged by BaNES across the District to seek feedback on the Preferred Options document.  Still to come are:

  • NEW DATE – WHITCHURCH – Tuesday 10th July – United Reform Church, Bristol Road, BS14 0PT

Please note that Bath and North East Somerset Council will only consider comments by respondents who provide their names and contact addresses. In line with the Council’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Commitment, the Council will not accept representations, objections or comments that are deemed to be racist.

Roadshows that have already happened…

  • Wednesday 6th June 2012 – Radstock, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall;
  • Thursday 7th June 2012 – Stanton Drew, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Village Hall;
  • Monday 11th June 2012 – Pensford, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Pensford Memorial Hall (Publow Lane, Pensford, BS39 4HW); and
  • Wednesday 13th June 2012 – Bath, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Brunswick Room of the Guildhall (High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW)
  • Thursday 26th June 2012  – Keynsham, 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the JN Fear Hall (30 High Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DQ).

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May 27 2012

IMPORTANT Response Form

Now that the consultation is underway – we should all complete the ‘official’ consultation response forms. It is difficult to find the form on the BaNES website so we have posted it in here.

The  “Gyspies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Site allocation Development Plan Document (DPD) Preferred consultation” document and “response form” are important – we suggest you download both – using the links below.

The first link is their outlining document – very useful – “Gyspies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Site allocation Development Plan Document (DPD)”, it is a pfd document of 20 pages that summarises the 7 selected sites.

The lower 2 links are to the “Response Form” – (either as a .pdf or a .doc format). PLEASE download the response form, fill it in and send off (or leave at one of our pick up points). The form was updated after BaNES accepted that the original was “confusing”, but they will accept the old form if you have already sent one in.





It is very important that we send in the response forms.

If you would like additional help with the form please feel free to contact us info@stantonwickactiongroup.org

If you want further information on the process then the link to the BaNES site is below.



Your responses can be made by completing the response form and returning it by email to planning_policy@bathnes.gov.uk or by post to Gypsy and Traveller DPD, Planning Services, PO Box 5006, Bath, BA1 1JG.

The deadline for response forms to be submitted is 5:00 pm on 18th July 2012.


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May 21 2012

Pensford – Meeting 30th May

We have arranged for a public meeting in Pensford for a full update on the BaNES proposal for the development of a Gypsy and Traveller site at The Old Colliery in Stanton Wick. (We have also arranged identical meetings in Stanton Drew, please note that the information at each meeting will be the same.) We will be asking for a representation from the BaNES cabinet.



AT 7:30 PM

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May 17 2012


We have sent out email updates to many of the email addresses that we have so far (approx 200) – please check emails – it may be sat in your junk mail box!!  Apologies if you inadvertently get the same email twice – we are still getting the information into our mail system!!  We still have another 100 to input!!

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