Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

10th July 2019 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea

Present: Cllrs Andy Brewer – Chairman, Peter Clayton, Rich Gardiner-White, Helen Groves, Sue Harvey, Louise Parkin and Nick Tolley

Lorna Williams – Clerk to the Committee and 1 member of the public and 1 representative of the press.

24/19/PC       Apologies for non-attendance

None received

Cllr Hancock was not present

25/19/PC       Declarations of Interest

Cllr Brewer on application 11/19/057 and Cllrs Brewer and Gardiner White on item 6 premises licence, they would leave the meeting when discussed.

Public Speaking Time

No one was registered to speak

27/19/PC       Minutes of the Planning Committee

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 17th June 2019 were received and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

26/19/PC      Members considered the following application

11/19/018      Location: Rectory Stores, 1 Rectory Place, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2DZ

Proposal: Change of use and conversion of shop to habitable ancillary accommodation and operate newspaper deliveries from workshop/garage. Erection of porch.

Case Officer: D Todd

Applicant: Mrs Powell

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/051      Location: Club 37, 37 High Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PA

Proposal: Alterations and change of use of first floor from Use Class A4 to 2 No. apartments.

Case Officer: L Evans

Applicant: Mr Demetriou

Comment:    Members Supported the application on the grounds the application was in accord with the Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan. It was making use of a vacant building but still retaining the ground floor for business use. It was delivering 1st floor accommodation with the space appropriate for 2 flats. Members were encouraged to see that a storage bin area was supplied with the application and also pleased that the windows were being kept as these are an historic character of the building.

11/19/053      Location: 30A Highbridge Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LL

Proposal: Erection of detached garage.

Case Officer: D Todd

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Connor

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/071      Location: 30A Highbridge Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LL

Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to side (West) elevation and detached double garage.

Case Officer: D Todd        

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Connor

Comment:    No Observations

Cllr Brewer left the meeting and Cllr Clayton took the Chair.

11/19/057      Location: 22 Bay View Gardens, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LD

Proposal: Retrospective application for the erection of conservatory to rear (north west) elevation and porch to front (south east) elevation

Case Officer: Ms A Elvé

Applicant: Mr Copsey

Comment:    No Observations

Cllr Brewer re-joined the meeting

11/19/058      Location: 51 Priory Gardens, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QW

Proposal: Alterations and conversion of garage to ancillary accommodation              

Case Officer: Ms A Elvé

Applicant: Mr Cains

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/059      Location: 20 Brightstowe Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2HW

Proposal: Erection of single storey extensions to side (west) and rear (north) elevations (partly on site of existing conservatory to be demolished). Erection of single storey detached garage/workshop/store.

Case Officer: L Evans

There was concern over possible noise from the workshop. The single storey elevation appeared quite high. The application had stated it was to store vintage cars and usually these are in need of restoration there were no grounds on which to object to this application.

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/065      Location: 7 Abbots Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1RB

Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension above existing garage to side (North) elevation and formation of an additional parking space.

Case Officer: D Todd

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Howard

Comment:    No Observations

26/19/PC       It was agreed that neither Cllrs Brewer or Gardiner-White needed to leave the meeting as there were no issues to discuss with the applications.

Members considered application for a new premises licences at both Gardiner-Whites, High Street and Morland Hall, Pearce Drive. There were no objections to this application.

Comment:    No Observations

28/19/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk

Previous delegated applications:

11/19/049 – 14 Herbert Road – No Observations

11/19/062 – 16 Martins Close – No Observations

Councillors considered a response to an e-mail that had been circulated regarding speeding in Brambles Road.

Action            Members asked the Clerk to suggest that the resident contacts her local PCSO and also to look at forming a resident’s speed watch scheme with the help of SCC Highways. 

A complaint had been received from a neighbour of Lidl’s saying that they had been woken at 2am with noise from a delivery lorry. The Clerk contacted SDC enforcement and they were aware and dealing with the case. The Enforcement Officer also supplied an update with regards to Tuckers Garage. The owners have been issued with a Section 215 enforcement notice and this was due to expire shortly and would be taken to the next enforcement meeting to see what the next stage would be.

Confirmation of bookings had been made regarding Councillor Planning Training with Sedgemoor for Cllrs Brewer, Groves, S. Harvey, P. Harvey, Parkin and Tolley

29/19/PC       Date of next meeting (extraordinary): Members noted that the next meeting of this Committee would be held on Monday 15th July 2019 at 18:30 in Courtroom No.2 The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on -Sea.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 20:22    

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Financial Risk Management Policy - March 2023

Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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