Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council


15th June 2020 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 15th June 2020 at 7pm using video conferencing.

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

1 representative of the press was present

Public Participation

There was one person registered to speak on application 11/20/045.

29/20/PC       Apologies

                        Cllr Gardiner White

                        Cllr Groves was not present

30/20/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

Cllr. Sue Harvey on application 11/20/047, she would leave the meeting

31/20/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 13th May 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

32/20/PC       Planning Applications considered

A resident spoke on behalf of local neighbours and asked the meeting to object to the application, siting material considerations, potential flooding, detrimental to the visual amenity of the neighbours and that it was out of keeping with the existing properties in Braithwaite Close.

11/20/045      Location: 150 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PN

Proposal: Approval of the details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 8 dwellings on site of existing outbuilding (to be demolished).

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: ALMS (Homes) Limited

Comment:    Object on grounds that the style and design are out of character with the surrounding Properties. The elevation height in relation to the neighbouring will be over-bearing and would allow overlooking.

Properties Nos.6,7& 8 the road is higher than these and the road appears to slope towards the properties so could potentially increase their risk to flooding.

Regarding the Public Right of Way, there appears not to be details of what is going to happen during the construction period.

11/19/103      Location: 12 Church Street, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AF

                        Proposal: Change of use and extension of existing garage to form a dwelling.

                        Case Officer: Liam Evans

                        Applicant: Mr Wynn

Comment:    Object on grounds that there was an overdevelopment as there was loss of parking provision for an adjacent property.

11/20/034      Location: 1 Brue Cottage, Huntspill Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3DE

                        Proposal: Erection of a single story extension to the rear (South) elevation.

                        Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

                        Applicant: Mr Smith

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/036      Location: Yeo Valley Farm On Land To The North Of, Lawrence Close, Isleport Business Park, Highbridge, Somerset

Proposal: Construction of a car park with 155 car parking bays, 4 electric vehicle charging stations and lighting.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Yeo Valley Properties Ltd.

Comment:    Support on grounds that the application allows improved road safety and security. The Town Council fully supports the provision for low emission vehicles with the provision for electric vehicle charging stations and lighting.

11/20/044      Location: 7 Brent Broad, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PX

Proposal: Demolition of existing cottage and garage. Erection of 3 dwellings with associated garages, parking, landscapingand amenity space (resubmission – revised red line).

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Wilkins Micawber Ltd

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/047      Location: 25 Rectory Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2BZ

Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to side (west) elevation and formation of first floor window in rear (south) elevation. Erection of garden store and replacement fence

Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

Applicant; Channon

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/049      Location: 2 The Orchids, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2NU

                        Proposal: Erection of first floor balcony to rear (north west) elevation

                        Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

                        Applicant: Mr Dodd

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/050      Location: 2 Priestley Way, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QX

                        Proposal: Conversion of garage to living accommodation.

                        Case Officer: Liam Evans

                        Applicant: Miss West

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/056      Location: 43 High Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PB

Proposal: Change of use of first floor from retail to a residential flat. Erection of a single storey extension and external staircase to the rear.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Bastins 2012 Ltd

Comment:    No Observations

33/20/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        There were none

34/20/PC       Decisions from Development Control

11/19/00128 – Erection of 46 dwellings, formation of access and ancillary works. at Land To The North Of, Walrow, Walrow Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9

The Deputy Clerk registered to speak at the Development Control’s Meeting and read the Objection statement from this council.

The meeting NOTED That the Development Committee endorse the recommendation to Grant Permission with the amended Condition 3.

35/20/PC       The Meeting AGREED that further comments would not be provided as there was no new information to add to the Councils previous representation to the Planning Inspectorate on application 11/19/00128

36/20/PC       The meeting NOTED proposed pedestrian improvement works Edithmead Lane.

37/20/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk

                        There were none

38/20/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 20:15

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

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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.
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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