Rough landing for mushroom park

PUBLISHED: 11:53 09 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:16 24 May 2010

RESIDENTS in Langford opposed to plans for a 1,200-space car park on a mushroom farm have received a boost in their battle against

RESIDENTS in Langford opposed to plans for a 1,200-space car park on a mushroom farm have received a boost in their battle against would-be developers.Bristol Park and Fly wants to use land at Monaghan's Mushroom Farm to provide a minibus link service for users of Bristol International Airport.Now Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council has agreed to write a letter of objection to North Somerset Council in protest against plans for the proposed site in Stock Lane.The scheme was unveiled at a meeting held by the company's boss, Steven Merry, at the site in Stock Lane. Villagers at the meeting raised concerns over light, noise and air pollution.The parish council's move was decided unanimously at a planning meeting on Monday and after a request from a group of residents opposed to the car park led by Dr Alex Kolombos.A poster sent to the council bearing the doctor's name labelled the proposed development as 'a totally unacceptable intrusion into our rural environment' leading to 'increased traffic, crime and pollution'.It also mentioned the plans could lead to a 'rat race through villages'.Parish council chairman Chris Sampson said the effects of the proposed development would encroach on the area under the council's jurisdiction. Planning committee chairman Archie Forbes confirmed the council would side with residents and write to the Town Hall.

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