Search on for village allotments

PUBLISHED: 17:31 15 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

THE search for suitable allotment sites in two North Somerset villages may at last be over.

THE search for suitable allotment sites in two North Somerset villages may at last be over.

Parish leaders in Churchill and Banwell have revealed this week they are both in talks with landowners over possible sites.

In Churchill, councillors are investigating attaining planning permission for the gardening use of land in Ladymead Lane.

They are also to look into the soil type and survey the drainage.

The 15-month search for land by the parish has already resulted in a 19-person waiting list.

In Banwell, the parish council has been offered land in Knightcott Gardens and Wolvershill Road.

Members are now set to invite representatives from the national and village horticultural societies to inspect the sites.

It follows a parish plan published last month which revealed 108 residents would use an allotment site.

At the council's monthly meeting, clerk Kevin Barrett said: "It is still very early days, but things are looking more positive now we have sites to look at.

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