Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council




Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 14th July 2021 7pm in the Council Chamber, the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea

Present: Cllr Andy Brewer (Chairman), Cllrs Peter Clayton, Julie Flurry, Nick Tolley, Louise Parkin, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

One member of the public was present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

81/21/PC       Apologies

                        Cllr Hancock was not present

82/21/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

                        Cllr Brewer on application 11/21/040 Burnham Holiday Village

83/21/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 23rd June 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

84/21/PC       Planning Applications considered


Location:Land West Of, The Firs, Walrow Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9
Proposal:Erection of 2no. dwellings, with formation of access and parking provisions.
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Flower & Hayes Ltd.

Comment: Object on the grounds that it would be an overdevelopment of the site as the remaining area for The Firs is disproportionally small. Walrow House has already been divided and by dividing it again the is an overdevelopment.

Plot 47 is overbearing to the Mews.

Flood risk. The survey was done on what is there at present not on what will be there; the run off surface water during times of flash flooding would be a significant flood risk. The ground level of plot 48 and the floor level of The Firs would increase the flood risk.

Not in keeping with the neighbouring property – The Mews

Safety concerns with additional traffic accessing onto the bridge as very close to the brow of the hill. To mitigate road safety concerns we would like to see a 3 way traffic light system installed.

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


Location:Burnham Holiday Village, Marine Drive, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LA
Proposal:Monterey Cypress (T1) – Dismantle to near ground level.
Case Officer:Janette Burton
Applicant:A Lelland

Comment: Object if the tree is not diseased and is only being felled for cosmetic reasons.

Cllr Brewer re-joined the meeting


Location:4 North Avenue, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EW
Proposal:Erection of single storey front (SW) extension, replacement of existing conservatory roof and internal alterations.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs B Sutton

Comment:  No Observations


Location:14 Brightstowe Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2HW
Proposal:Erection of two storey side (East) extension on site of existing garage, study and sun lounge (to be demolished) and single storey front (South) extension.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr J Ross

Comment:  No Observations


Location:33 Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1AN
Proposal:Erection of 2no. internally illuminated fascia signs and 1no. internally illuminated projecting sign.
Case Officer:Dean Titchener
Applicant:Mr S Al-Ibrahim

Comment:  No Observations


Location:63 Oxford Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EN
Proposal:Change of use of 1no. dwelling to 2no. self- contained flats and loft conversion to provide additional living accommodation, installation of roof lights to front (West) and rear (East) elevations, installation of a balcony on top of existing rear extension, removal of chimney stacks, application of external render and associated alterations.
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:G Callen

Comment:  Object on grounds of appearance in changing the street scene. The rendering of the red brick would be out of keeping, the surrounding properties are built with local red brick and to loose these would change the character of the street scene.

The bedroom on the ground floor has no refuge from flood risk. This could be addressed by putting a door into the hallway so there could be access to the stairs.

85/21/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        There were none

Correspondence from the Clerk

86/21/PC       Verbal information on an enquiry received by Cllr Brewer

The meeting heard that a resident of Clyce Road had made an enquiry regarding a neighbours extension that had been built some years ago. The information that was shared with the gentleman was that many other properties also had extensions and that there was a possibility that a Certificate of Lawfulness might be requested. The enquirer had also been signed posted to Sedgemoor.

87/21/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8pm

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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