Farm car park is uncovered

A COVERT operation mounted by a Langford resident has revealed that a developer has been using a mushroom farm as a car park without permission. Two days after Bristol Park and Fly unveiled its plans for a park and ride scheme at Monaghan's Mushroom Farm,

A COVERT operation mounted by a Langford resident has revealed that a developer has been using a mushroom farm as a car park without permission.Two days after Bristol Park and Fly unveiled its plans for a park and ride scheme at Monaghan's Mushroom Farm, to serve Bristol International Airport, a villager found a website advertising airport parking at the farm.The woman, who has asked not to be named, called a number on the website posing as a tourist and was given directions to the mushroom farm.At least two further websites direct tourists looking for parking to the site in Stock Lane.Bristol Park and Fly's managing director, Steven Merry, said: "There was a mistake with our booking agents and some have gone ahead but it will not be used until we have planning permission."We have spoken to North Somerset Council's enforcement officer about this and there does not seem to be any problem."Mr Merry outlined his plans for a 1,200 space car park at a meeting attended by more than 70 residents two weeks ago, where fears were raised over noise, light and air pollution.A council spokesman said: "If we do not receive an application then enforcement action may result." A planning application will be submitted later this month.


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