Jeremy Sparks

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A step closer to greater road safety in Clutton

by jeremysparks on 18 November, 2013

A meeting recently took place on Friday 15th November with Cllr Rosemary Naish (Parish Council Chairlady), Stefan Chiffers and Jeremy to look over plans to roll out better pedestrian facilities within the village. Mainly on Station Road on the routes from the A37 right down to Maynard Terrace. Jeremy has requested to the Cabinet member […]

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Council Announces The Gypsy and Traveller Sites To Go Forward On Wednesday the Liberal Democrat Cabinet Member for Housing, Tim Ball, will recommend which sites are to go forward from the pre-consultation to the next phase. Three sites have been rejected; those at Stanton Wick, Keynsham and Radstock. The Lib Dems have kept their promise […]

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Plan for A37 puffin crossing finally unveiled

by jeremysparks on 30 June, 2012

Above are the plans for the long awaited and much needed new puffin crossing for the A37. Clutton should soon no longer be the only village on the A37 without a safe crossing point. The programmed is as follows: Consultation/Advertising: to be completed by 9th September Procurement: to be completed by 18th November Works: From […]

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I can understand the reasons for people being confused and / or disappointed at myself for abstaining from voting at the special council meeting on the 18th of June. However, it doesn’t seem to me that people realise the real reasons for this; so please allow me to explain: Ideally I would have liked to […]

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 Despite the objections based purely on very real planning and highway related issues raised by myself, Stanton Drew Parish Council, Stanton Wick Action Group and many other residents this proposal has now entered a formal consultation phase for the next eight weeks. Personally, if I were running the show; I would have consulted our […]

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Here’s a summary of the funding secured for road re-surfacing in the ward: Barn Lane, Chelwood (carriageway resurfacing) £100,000 Northend Lane, Clutton (carriageway resurfacing) £20,000 Bromley Road, Stanton Drew (carriageway surface dressing) £42,617 Upper Stanton Lane, Stanton Drew (carriageway surface dressing) £11,084 Stanton Wick Lane, Stanton Drew (carriageway surface dressing) £23,324 Venus Lane, Clutton (carriageway […]

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As per the heading; many residents of Stanton Wick and Stanton Drew have formed a local action group to oppose the B&NES proposal to use what was Pensford Colliery as a properly designated site for Gypsies and travellers. Personally my views regarding this are mixed. I fully support the idea of providing properly managed sites […]

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At per the article title; the Barratt planning application has been refused by delegated powers by B&NES. More information can be found by clicking here. As per usual company protocol they will likely be appealing against the decision to the planning inspectorate however B&NES have advised that they will be be heavily opposing any appeal […]

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Clutton ward does well out of Liberal Democrat budget

by jeremysparks on 27 February, 2012

I am writing to express thanks to the current B&NES Liberal Democrat cabinet for keeping such an admirable capital sum aside for the Clutton ward in the recently approved budget. The current capital programme shows funding for the puffin crossing on the A37 just north of Station Road, this will be implemented during financial year […]

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Barratt Homes has finally submitted their revised planning application. Unlike the Somer (Maynard) application this proposal has near enough no local support whatsoever. For this reason I have requested that if the planning officer is minded to approve the plans then they should be referred to the planning  committee to be determined publicly. If the […]

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