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Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council

Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council

 The next meeting of the Council will take place on Monday 28 September at 7.30pm by zoom.  The log-in details and agenda can be found on the Parish Council meetings page of this website.

Rudford and Highleadon Parish Council held an on-line meeting at the end of July, attended by all Councillors and by a number of members of the public. At the meeting, and in the case of highways matters, subsequent to it:

·     Councillor Nigel Moor, County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, answered questions about the dumping of tarmac waste at Church Meadow in May 2020.  The key points agreed were as follows:

1.      There had been inadequate and timely communication between the County and District Councils and the Environment Agency in relation to this matter.

2.      Councillor Moor agreed that the site should be ‘red flagged’ so that officers were aware of its sensitivity and troubled history should further issues arise.

3.      Councillor Moor will pursue with colleagues in Highways to ensure that contractors working for the County Council are required to dispose of waste legally, and will suggest that those who do not do so should be excluded from the Council’s list of approved contractors.

4.      Councillor Moor will ensure that County Council officers work closely and fully with District Council colleagues to strengthen the case for the implementation of a final injunction on this land at the next court hearing in September.

·     Planning issues were noted, especially the refusal of the application for a bungalow at ‘Rectory Meadows’.  Decisions on Burway Farm and Vine Villa were awaited; since the meeting, the former has been refused and the latter approved with conditions.

·     Highways matters: work has now begun on improving the bus stops through the village, and is scheduled to continue at Woodside Cottages, Elm View and Upleadon Turn.  The Lengthsmen scheme has completed a number of pieces of work, including the clearing of the railway bridge in Church Lane.  The rekerbing work at Highleadon Turn has been completed, and further work has been scheduled for the entrance to the footpath opposite Church Lane

·     The Council adopted a correspondence policy which requires all correspondence to go through the Clerk in both directions.


The draft minutes of the meeting can be found on the Council website:


The Council’s next scheduled meeting is on Monday, September 28 – details of the agenda and location will be published in the week before the meeting. 

You can find the minutes of recent Parish Council meetings under the 'Parish Meetings' tab of this website.  If you can't find what you are looking for, or need to contact the Parish Clerk or a Councillor, please use the contact details on the 'Your Councillors' page, or the 'Contact' tab on this website.