Lopen Parish Council

Chairman: Stephen Crane Telephone: 01460 241412
Vice Chairman: Simon Frackiewiz, Telephone : 01460 394975
Councillors:   Ed Moore, Valerie Canton, Nick Jones, J Feeney 
Lopen Parish Clerk: Lisa Wilson email Parish Clerk  Telephone: 07587 211150

South Somerset District Councillors:
Cllr. Crispin Raikes Email Crispin
Cllr. Adam Dance Email Adam

Somerset County Councillor:
Cllr. Adam Dance Email Adam

 Responsibility  Councillor
 Highways  Stephen Crane
 Planning  Nick Jones

 Ed Moore

Report problems with a public right of way

 Lengthsman (Parish Ranger)
 Stephen Crane
 Health & Wellbeing
 Valerie Canton

LPC News and Local Information Circulars


To be discussed at the meeting on Thursday 24 May 2018:

18/01445/FUL Probiotics InternationalLtd : change of use of land to accommodate an outdoor amenity area, additional landscaping, nature trail, parking spaces and planting apparatus.  Observations to be supplied to SSDC by the 25 May.

To be discussed at the meeting on Wednesday 2 May:

Planning Application 18/00965/FUL - erection of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension at Brambles, Water Street, Lopen, TA13 5JP

Planning Application 18/00900/S73A - application to vary condition 1 and remove condition 2 of appeal decision 3149762 (25/10/16) to allow unrestricted B8 use (storage/distribution) at Unit 17 Lopen Business Park, Mill Lane, Lopen

Previous applications:

Planning application 18/00054/COU - Change of use of unit 15, Lopen Business Park, to mixed use B8 and B2 ( storage with conversion and finishing timber for joinery purposes) .  Response sent Feb 2018.

Planning application 17/04604/FUL Applicant : Probiotics International Ltd, Lopenhead, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5JH

Demolition of various outbuildings and greenhouse and the erection of a warehouse building (Use Class B8) and associated parking and landscaping.  Response sent Jan 2018.

Planning Application 18/00022/PAMB Land And Buildings Off Holloway,Merriott Road,Lopen,South Petherton,Somerset,,

Notification for prior approval for the change of use of existing agricultural building to a dwelling. Response sent Jan 2018.  Application refused.

Notice of Delegation to Clerk :

Planning application 17/04046/LBC  Applicant : C Long, Bailiff's Cottage, Church Street, Lopen, South Petherton, TA13 5JX

Permission granted

Planning application 17/04025/LBC Applicant J S Chapman - The Sunday School Room, Church Street, Lopen, TA13 5JX.

Permission granted

Notice of Vacancies

Lopen Parish Council has a vacancy for one Councillor.  

Lopen Parish Council Internal / External Accounts Audits

Lopen Parish Council Accounts for the year 2017-18 are now published on the noticeboard and herewith.  As an exempt authority the accounts are no longer examined by an external auditor : 

Lopen Parish Council Accounts 2017-18 documents - Public Rights Notification

Certificate of Exemption

Accounting Statements

Annual Governance Statement

Lopen Parish Council Accounts for the year 2016-17 have now been approved by external auditors Grant Thornton. The documents below are those that fulfil the requirements for publication :

Lopen Parish Council - Audited Annual Accounts 2016-17 documents

Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Bank Transactions 2016-17

2015-16 Audited Accounts

Lopen Parish Council - audited accounts 2015-16

Local audit and accountability

2014-15 Accounts Audit 

Notice of conclusion of audit 2015.PDF 

Audited Statement of Accounts 2014-15

LPC Bank Transaction 2015 

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LPC Minutes

To see the latest minutes click links below, or visit the archive pages for years 2011 - 2014

January 26 2015

April 24 2015 - cancelled

May 19 2015

June 15 2015

There was no meeting in August

September 16th 2015

October 19th 2015

December 14th 2015

January 2016

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June 2016

August 2016

October 2016 

Annexe to Minutes of October 2016

December 2016 

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October 2017

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January 2018

annexe to Draft Minutes of Jan 2018

February 2018

March 2018

May 2 2018 (planning)

May 24 2018

June 2018

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