Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 7pm using video conferencing.

Present: Cllr Andy Brewer (Chairman), Cllrs, Nick Tolley, Louise Parkin, Bill Hancock, Rich Gardiner-White, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

1 representative of the press was present, no members of the public were present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

22/20/PC       Apologies

                        No apologies were received

                        Cllrs. Clayton and Groves were not present

23/20/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

Cllr. Brewer declared a personal interest in 11/20/037 and would take no part in the discussions or observation.

24/20/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 were approved as a correct record to be signed by the Chairman at an appropriate time in the future.

25/20/PC       Planning Applications considered

11/20/019      Location: 11 Brambles Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PY

                        Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to West & North elevation, on site of existing garage (to be demolished).

                        Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

                        Applicant: Mr R Spearey

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/027      Location: 1 Louvigne Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EA

                        Proposal: Formation of Vehicular access and erection of garage.

                        Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

                        Applicant: Mrs Spaven

Comment:    Object on grounds that the Council agree with the comments of Highways, that the access and swept path analysis is unclear. This would be an overdevelopment of the site and certainly disproportionate in size for use as a garage. There would be a loss of green amenity space

11/20/029      Location: Land To The West Of, Brent Knoll Animal Centre, Brent Road, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9

                        Proposal: Erection of storage container and formation of hard standing

                        Case Officer: Liam Evans

                        Applicant: Mr Robbins

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/030      Location: 10 Jubilee Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PT

                        Proposal: Erection of single storey extensions to the rear (East) elevation.

                        Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

                        Applicant: Mr Smout

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/032      Location: 9 Stoppard Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QB

                        Proposal: Erection of a single storey rear extension and installation of window to converted garage.

                        Case Officer: Liam Evans

                        Applicant: Mr Howard

Comment:    No Observations

                        Cllr Brewer took no part in the following application and Cllr. Hancock took the Chair

11/20/037      Location: 41 Broadhurst Gardens, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LP

                        Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension to the side (West) elevation and erection of a front porch.

                        Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

                        Applicant: Mr & Mrs Harford

Comment:    No Observations

                        Cllr Brewer took the Chair

11/20/038      Location: 30 Adam Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PQ

Proposal: An application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use of office/ancillary services connect to child’s day nursery (Class B8) to first floor residential flat (Class C3).

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Meltor Developments Ltd

Comment:    Support on the grounds that the application provided additional residential accommodation in the Town Centre.

11/20/039      Location: 149 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EG

Proposal: Erection of a two storey and single storey rear extension and associated works (revised scheme).

Case Officer:Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Jackson

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/040      Location: 19 Oxford Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LG

Proposal: Erection of 4 No. Dwellings with parking and alterations to access including provision of parking for care home

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Country Court Care

Comment:    Support on grounds that the development will provide additional residential properties in the town centre location, subject to strict adherence to the arboriculturalists report and also subject to any works associated with the access not being detrimental to the character and visual appearance of the wall. There would also be an improvement to the visual amenity of the area.

26/20/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

Applications considered under delegated authority on the 4th April 202 were NOTED

27/20/PC       Correspondence and items of information from the Clerk

                        No correspondence had been received.

Sedgemoor Development Committee to be held on the 19th May, there were no applications pertaining to Burnham and Highbridge.

28/20/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 15th June 2020 at 7pm

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8:05pm

Records Retention Schedule

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. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
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.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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