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Mendip District Council takes steps to reduce fly-tipping

Update – 31st March 2022

Mendip District Council have a Proposed Extinguishment of Highway Rights at Berkely Lane and Dark Lane, Berkely Frome. Full details of the proposal along with copies of the draft Order and relevant plan are available on the Mendip District Council website and may be inspected during normal opening hours at Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5BT. Objections should be received by midnight on 28 April 2022.

Mendip District Council is working to reduce fly-tipping in and around Gypsy Lane, Berkley Lane & Dark Lane by restricting access to these roads, starting on Monday 11 April.

The temporary road closure covers:

  • Berkley Lane – from the north side of the Pines Residential Site to a point just before the railway bridge (before Berkley village)
  • Dark Lane – all the way to the junction with Pot Lane

At this juncture the closure is a temporary one – set to last for 18 months. During that time the District Council will carry out reviews to ensure that the closure is necessary and proportionate. If the temporary closure proves successful then the Council may consider making it permanent.

Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to use the lanes.

Click here to find out more: http://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/4566/Mendip-cracks-down-on-fly-tippers

Alternatively please contact Mendip District Council directly on 0300 303 8588 or at customerservices@mendip.gov.uk if you have any questions or comments.

29 March 2022
Last Updated
1 April 2022
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