Plan submitted to convert main First Steps Day Nursery building in Shepton Mallet back to a home

  Posted: 29.07.20 at 15:30 by Tim Lethaby

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Plans to convert the main First Steps Day Nursery building in Shepton Mallet, while still continuing the business from another part of the site, have been submitted to Mendip District Council.

The planning application for the change of use of the main building to C3 (residential) with existing rear building retained as D1 (non-residential institution), the building of a garage, replacement of existing conservatory, creation of a porch, internal and external alterations to the main building and associated landscaping at 44 Compton Road, Shepton Mallet, has been submitted by Mrs Garland.

The site is currently run as the children’s day nursery with accommodation offered across the two existing buildings.

Given recent global events and economic conditions, the owners of the business are looking to adjust their business operations and focus the childcare operations within the “garden nursery” building and convert the main building back to a family home.

Originally the property was built as a single family home with the change of use to non-residential institution consented by the local authority when the day nursery was opened a number of years ago.

Other planning applications in the Shepton Mallet area that have been submitted this week to Mendip District Council include:

First floor rear extension over existing ground floor extension at Staddle Stones, Queens Road, Evercreech, is wanted by Mr C Davis and Mrs S Moon.

Application for a certificate of lawful existing development for use Class C3 Dwellinghouses at Rockwell Cottages, The Valley, Chilcompton, has been made by T Eyers.

Works to a tree in a Conservation Area T1 - Lawson Cypress - Fell at Chantry House, Church Street, Croscombe, have been applied for by Mr Neil Tully.

Works to trees in a Conservation Area T1 - Apple, prune; T2 - Apple, to be felled; T3 - Hazel, coppice; T4 - Sycamore, prune by approx 20 per cent; T5 - Hazel, coppice; T6 - Hawthorn, to be felled; T7 - Hazel, coppice; T8 - Hazel, coppice at Ivy House, 4 Princes Road, Shepton Mallet, are wanted by Mr John Bradshaw.

Application for a proposed lawful development certificate for a single storey greenhouse at Meadowside, Bruton Road, Evercreech, has been made by Mr and Mrs N Phillips.

Demolish shed and erection of single storey artist studio/summer house and installation of ecological septic tank at Folly Lodge, Folly Lane, North Wootton, have been applied for by Ms Charlotte Humpston.

Creation of single access track between Lye Lane and Lower Huxham Farm, Huckeymead Lane, East Pennard, is wanted by Mrs Giaretta Naomi.

Prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Mendip Farmhouse, Mendip Road, Stoke St Michael, has been applied for by Mr Nicholas Brownlow.

Erection of single storey side extension and complete cladding of existing bungalow with natural stone following approval 2012/1131 (expired) at Beans Land Farm, Long Lane, Wanstrow, is wanted by Mr Roger Cuss.

Planning applications in the Shepton Mallet area that have been decided this week by Mendip District Council include:

Five Day Notice: T1 and T2 (Ash) - Fell - Both trees are showing advanced signs of Ash dieback disease and are within falling distance of property, replanting may be unnecessary due to being surrounded by self seeded saplings and coppice stools at The Rockies, Binegar Lane, Gurney Slade, by Mrs L Finn has been approved.

Five Day Notice - two Pine trees - Dead trees - Fell to ground level because of danger to path users, high probability of full or partial failure; one Holly - Dead tree - Fell to ground level because of danger to path users, high probability of full or partial failure at Collett Park, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, by Mr Jones has been approved.

Five Day Notice T1 and T2 Ash - Fell due to advanced signs of Ash dieback disease and the close proximity to a busy highway and neighbouring properties, T1 has started shedding limbs into the highway at Tyaker, Wells Road, Chilcompton, by Mr Brimble has been approved.

Five Day Notice - (T1) Willow - Remove bough from tree at Woodlands Farmhouse, Brewery Lane, Shepton Mallet, by Mr Dominic Weston has been approved.

Five Day Notice T1 - Sycamore M1084 - in a state of decay - may require felling, T2 - Sycamore M1084 - in a state of decay - remove all dead branches at The Glen Nursing Home, Shapway Lane, Evercreech, by Tim Cutler has been approved. Also approved is T10 - Sycamore - Fell, T11 - Sycamore - remove dangerous limb subject to TPO M1084 at the same site.

Five day notice: Fell Tree at Meadwood, Binegar Lane, Gurney Slade, by Brigitte Gill has been approved.

Five day notice: T1 (Maracarpa) Fell as dangerous at Western Court, Shepton Mallet, by Kayleigh Boulton has been approved.

Change of use and conversion of former Methodist Church into a single residential dwelling and associated works at The Chapel, Ford Hill, Dean, by Mr and Mrs G Crutchley has been approved.

Five Day Notice: - T3 - Hawthorn - remove branches on TPO M1098 at 32 Finch Close, Shepton Mallet, by Jeanette Bratton has been approved.

Five day notice: T1 (Golden Macrocarpa) - Fell at Weavers Bridge, Lower Street, Pilton, has been approved.

Replacement of existing outbuilding with a similar sized building of sympathetic character at Hornblotton Mill, Church Lane, Alford, by Mr and Mrs C Horn has been approved.

Works to T1 Ash Tree - Fell, covered by TPO M1078 G1 on land at Boundary Close, Holcombe, by Mr Phil Shirley have been approved. Also his Five Day Notice for TPO M1334 T1 - Sycamore - Fell at Manor Cottage, Brewery Lane, Holcombe, has been approved.

Erection of a two-storey rear extension and loft conversion forming gable end and roof alterations for full dormer to the rear at 1 Croft Road, Holcombe, by Mr Gary Schuster has been refused.

Five Day Notice - T1 and T2 - Ash - Fell (TPO M1109) at The Oasis, Brewery Lane, Holcombe, by Mr Alan Tibbs has been approved.

Application for a proposed lawful development certificate for the erection of a wooden garden office at Hamilton House, Wells Road, Chilcompton, by Mr and Mrs Gloudemans has been approved.

Siting of a timber framed garden building for use as ancillary living accommodation (annexe) at Northend, Carters Way, Chilcompton, by Mr Philips has been approved.

Installation of roof light on east elevation at 1 Holcombe Chapel, Longleat Lane, Holcombe, by Dr Emma Solomon-Moore has been approved.

Five Day Notice: TPO M322 at Chestnut View, Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet, by Western Power Distribution has been approved.

Five Day Notice - T1 - Ash Tree (G1 TPOM1077) - Fell on land to the north of Drovers, Zion Hill, Oakhill, by Mr Robert Green has been approved.

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