Park and ride under fire again

PUBLISHED: 10:59 16 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:17 24 May 2010

PLANS to turn land at a mushroom farm in Langford into a park and ride scheme serving Bristol International Airport have met fresh opposition

PLANS to turn land at a mushroom farm in Langford into a park and ride scheme serving Bristol International Airport have met fresh opposition. Members of Churchill and Langford Parish Council have voted unanimously to refuse the application, submitted by developers Bristol Park and Fly, for a 1,200-space car park at Monaghans Mushroom Farm in Stock Lane.The scheme was unveiled at a meeting held by Bristol Park and Fly's boss, Steven Merry, at which villagers raised concerns over light, noise and pollution.On Monday, Councillor Alan Brown asked his colleagues to write individually to North Somerset Council citing the specific district council policies contravened by the proposals, such as danger caused by excess traffic near the farm. Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council has also voted against the plans and agreed to send a letter of objection to the Town Hall in Weston. But Mr Merry said: "We are happy for the local authority to be dealing with the matter. I am sure it will make the correct decision based on the merits of the application and not politically driven motives.

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