Rights of Way consultation

Somerset County Council have received applications to upgrade existing footpaths (WN23/11, WN23/12, WN23/38, WN23/40, WN27/4) from South Barrow to Sparkford and Queen Camel. The applicant believes they have been wrongly recorded or omitted from the Definitive Map and that they should in fact be shown as bridleways. The routes in question are shown coloured blue and marked F-G, A-D and C-E on the map

If you have any information that you consider relevant to determining the status of the ways under investigation please contact clerk@queencamelpc.org.uk by 20th July 2021.

Queen Camel Neighbourhood Plan is ‘Made’

At the 3rd June meeting of the SSDC District Executive, it was agreed that the Neighbourhood Plans for Martock and Queen Camel should be ‘Made’. This means that the Neighbourhood Plans attain the same legal status as the Local Plan (and other documents that form part of the statutory development plan). Applications for planning permission must be determined in accordance with the development plan, unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

To see the moment when the Queen Camel Neighbourhood Plan officially became ‘Made’ view the below video between18.30 to 22 minutes. 

Return to face to face meetings

Queen Camel parish council meeting will now take place face to face and a calendar is on our Meetings page. Rooms may be changed at short notice and attendees will be expected to observe any Covid restrictions in place on the day of the meeting.

Queen Camel Parish Council, Co-option to Two Casual Vacancies

The Parish Council has two casual vacancies that are now open for people to put themselves forward for co-option on to the Parish Council. 

This is an exciting time for the Council and a great opportunity to give your experience back to your local community; come and join a group of Councillors who are passionate about their parish to help steer and carve a future for further generations.

Please can you provide a few details about yourself in writing (by email or letter by 12 noon Friday 2nd April 2021), highlighting the skills, qualities and experience which you feel would be of benefit to the Council in the event of your being co-opted.  I will circulate anything you let me have to Councillors to help their decision.

The Council plans to consider all applications for co-option at its meeting on Tuesday 13th April 2021 via Zoom starting at 7.30pm.   It would be an advantage if you were able to attend that meeting so that you can present and Councillors have the opportunity to discuss your candidacy with you before it makes its decision on who best to co-opt. Please can you also complete and return the attached form to confirm that you meet the criteria. 


You can find out much about the Parish Council and what it does from the village website (http://www.queen-camel.co.uk/parish-council.html) and in the meantime I would be very happy to answer any questions you might have.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. With thanks and best wishes.