Saturday, 11 October 2014

Revised date for Parish Council meeting

In order to meet the deadline for the Parish Council to comment on the planning application for the proposed Solar Installation at Aller Court it has been necessary to bring forward the next Aller Parish Council meeting to Monday 3rd November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Details of the application can be found on the SSDC Planning website but a copy of the plans will be made available in the parish for those who cannot access the website or who have difficulty viewing them online.

Parishioners who wish to make their comments known to the Planning Authority can do so via the SSDC website (link above) or in writing to South Somerset District Council, Brympton Way, Yeovil, BA20 2HT quoting the reference 14/04300/FUL
A copy of the plans are now at St Andrew's Church Aller in a clearly marked box at the rear of the church by the main entrance. The church is open during daylight hours.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Proposed Solar Power Installation at Aller Court Farm

Proposed Solar Power Installation at Aller Court Farm


A planning application has been submitted to South Somerset District Council for the proposed development at Aller Court Farm. Documents relating to the application have not yet been uploaded to the SSDC site but will be made available here <https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1404300FUL

Aller Parish Council will be invited to comment on the application. Because of the time constraints that apply to planning issues it is likely that it will be necessary to arrange an additional PC meeting which will take place at Aller Village Hall. The meeting will be held in public as usual. Once a date is arranged further details will be posted on the website,

Friday, 3 October 2014

Dredging update 32a

Here is the latest update on the dredging, issued by the Environment Agency.

Langport Range

The latest information on times of firing on Langport Range is available here. This covers the period 13 to 26/10.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Community Update from EA

new_concrete_beam_at_allermoor_spillwayLots of news of progress with dredging and re-instatement works in our area in this update from the Environment Agency - including news of the Allermoor spillway (pictured left) and Aller Drove projects.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Bus timetable and service changes

Somerset County Council has issued a revised timetable for buses to and from Aller, with the statement below. You can view the timetable here.

Due to the closure of the A372 near Othery beginning on 29 September and lasting for 11 weeks, there are major changes to public transport in the Langport area.

Service 16 will terminate at Othery, it will not serve Langport or Aller. Service 903 has been enhanced to provide a daily service between Aller and Langport, providing access to services from Langport to Taunton and Street.

Bridgwater College students from Aller, Langport and Huish Episcopi will need to catch a temporary service (16/624 Shuttle) provided by Hatch Green Coaches (see timetable) rather than the 16 or 624. There will only be one bus serving Langport. Passengers from Aller will need to catch this bus from the opposite side of the road

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Seven Bends road closure

The details of the road closures affecting Seven Bends on the A372, and the associated closure of Aller Drove have now been made public on the SCC website.

The individual documents are available here, with a summary of the closures and alternative routes for greater convenience.
Seven Bends
The Order PROHIBITS ALL TRAFFIC along Beer Road to Beer Door and Langport Road from 50m south-east of the junction with Beer Drove, westwards for a distance of 1350 metres. Effective on 29 September 2014 and will remain in force for twenty one days followed by a full order for eighteen months from 20th October 2014. The works are expected to last for 13 weeks and 2 days. While the closure is in operation an alternative route will be signed as detailed below and shown on page 2 of the linked document..
Aller Drove
PROHIBITS ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along Aller Drove from outside Longstone Farm to Brookside House a distance of 570 metres, to carry out flood defence works in this road..
Effective on 29 September 2014 The works are expected to last for 13 weeks and 2 days. The alternative route will be signed as detailed below.

The Parish Council wishes to be informed of any discrepancies or shortcomings in the signposting of alternative routes, for what is a major disruption of access to the village. 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
For vehicles under 4.6m high from the northern end of the closure along A372 to junction with A361 at Othery, turn right onto A361 to Junction with A39 at Pipers Inn, turn right onto A39 and then immediately right again onto Berhill . At Marshalls Elm turn right onto B3151, Turn right at Somerton onto B3153, continue on B3153 to Huish Episcopi, at roundabout take second exit onto A372, take third turning on right onto A372 Newtown Road to Aller and
southern end of closure and vice versa.
Vehicles over 4.6m high from the northern end of the closure along A372 to junction with A361 at Othery, turn right onto A361 to Junction with A39 at Pipers Inn, turn right onto A39 to Glastonbury . Take A361 from Glastonbury towards Shepton Mallet. At the A361 / A37 junction at Beardley Batch turn right onto A37. At traffic lights at Lydford on Fosse, turn right
onto B3153 towards Somerton. At junction of B3153 and B3151 turn left towards Somerton, Turn right at Somerton onto B3153, continue on B3153 to Huish Episcopi, at roundabout take second exit onto A372, take third turning on right onto A372 Newtown Road to Aller and southern end of closure and vice versa.
For information about the works being carried out please contact Richard Needs on 01823 359470
For further details of the alternative route please contact Somerset County Council on 0845 345 9155