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Seymour house row goes to court
Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour starred in Bond film Live and Let Die
A group of neighbours who are angry about parties held at a house owned by former Bond girl Jane Seymour are due to take their battle to court.

Residents of St Catherine Valley, near Bath, are trying to restrict entertainments held at the mansion.

They will argue against the granting of an alcohol and entertainment licence on 1 June by the local council.

The hearing is scheduled for Bath and Wansdyke Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

The Premises Licence allows for the sale of alcohol and the provision of entertainment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

'Quiet rural location'

Residents say the licence and increased marketing and advertising of the house for hire, have made them afraid about the future use of the Grade I listed property.

"Changing the use of this building from a little used holiday home to a commercial venue has all kinds of repercussions for this community, when you take into account its protected rural situation," said local resident Alan Randall who presented a petition with more than 200 signatures to the owner's representatives during the summer.

"Noise, disturbance, disruption and safety issues very clearly raise the question of the suitability of this quiet rural location for such commercial purposes," said Parish Council Chairman Ian Plaister.

Leading the appeal for the local residents, Mr Plaister added: "We believe the licence was granted without any consultation and without due consideration for the views of local people and the impact on those who live and work here."



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