East Harptree Parish Council
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The New B&NES Local Plan will be the subject of consultations during 2018 and details of Parish Council reponses will be posted here.
The Parish Council was asked to give a factual response to sites in East Harptree at Parkers Mead and land west of the High Street. This response remains conffidential at B&NES request but will be published in 2018.
The Parish Council has responded to the "Rural Audit" prepared by B&NES concerning the status of the village shop. This correspondence can be viewed below.
The Parish Council has also responded to the Options consultation about the method by which any proposed additional housing in the area is allocated. This response can be viewed here: Final Options from EHPC 291217.pdf
There is an upcoming briefing evening for Parish Councillors in early March, a note about this can be viewed here - News from East Harptree Parish Council.pdf
Information about the New Local Plan and the West of England Joint Spatial Policy can be viewed on the B&NES website - www.bathnes.gov.uk
Clarification of information published by the Parish Council re: site EH4

It has come to the Parish Councils attention that some people in the village think that a planning application has been submitted to build houses on the EH4 site to the west of the High Street following the recent distribution of an East Harptree Parish Council leaflet regarding site assessments. This is not the case.

As stated in the leaflet, the owners put this site forward as being available as a potential site to be allocated for housing development as part of the B&NES Housing Land Availability Assessment. Whilst this is not a planning application it could have other implications which  villagers ought to be aware of. For example, the last time such a process took place in the village, two sites were allocated in the B&NES Local Plan: Pinkers Farm and the land behind Yearten House off of water Street. East Harptree Parish Council noted two implications of these sites being allocated in the way:

1) The Housing Development boundary for the village was extended to encompass the Pinkers Farm site which had previously been outside the boundary. This changes planning policies in favour of development.

2) The owner of the Water Street site was forced by B&NES to apply to build more houses (8) than they wanted to build (5) to meet B&NES expectations of a suitable housing density for the site.

The site assessment being carried out by East Harptree Parish Council and village volunteers is to gather additional local information to help B&NES to decide whether it is suitable for allocation or not in the emerging new Local Plan. If anyone has any information which they think the site assessment team ought to be aware of relating to this site, please let Councillor Andrew Jones (andrew.jones@ eastharptreeparish.org) or Councillor Paul Waldron (paul.waldron@ eastharptreeparish.org) know by 5th October 2018.

Site EH4 and Village Character Assessments submitted to B&NES in late October 2018 can be viewed below:


The Parish Clerk, Alan Butcher, can be contacted by telephone (o1749 870358) or email to eastharptreeparishcouncil@gmail.com