Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on Monday 16th September 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, Bill Hancock, Sue Harvey, Louise Parkin and Nick Tolley,

Also present: Lorna Williams – Clerk to the Committee, 4 members of the public and 2 representatives of the press.

42/19/PC       Apologies for non-attendance

Helen Groves was not present

43/19/PC       Declarations of Interest

Cllr Brewer on application 11/19/083, and would leave the meeting

44/19/PC       Minutes of the Planning Committee

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 5th August 2019 were received and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

The Chairman suggested slight change to the agenda order and members agreed to consider applications 11/19/093 and then 11/18/131

Public Speaking Time

The agent for 11/19/093 asked members to support this application. A comprehensive overview of the application was received including; parking, access, boundary roof height of the bungalow

45/19/PC      Members considered the following applications

11/19/093      Location: Land to the North West of, 69, North Avenue, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9

Proposal: Erection of detached dwelling and formation of an additional parking space.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mrs Bird

Comment      Members supported this application on the grounds that it provided suitable living accommodation taking into account possible future limited mobility. The application was also in keeping with the neighbouring properties and street scene.

11/18/131      Location: Land at, Newtown Road, Highbridge, Somerset

Proposal: Approval of reserved matters for the erection of 95 No. dwellings and associated development (revised scheme to 11/17/00121)

Case Officer: Dawn de Vries

Applicant:  Stratton Land Ltd

Comment      Members were pleased to see the developers were looking at appropriate provision and were all in agreement that the changes were positive. Overall the scheme was encouraging for the area.

No Observations

11/19/064      Location: 16 Shelley Drive, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2QD

Proposal: Retrospective Application for the formation of balcony, change of use of land to additional garden and erection of fence.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr Holland

Comment      No observations

11/19/075      Location: 30 Highbridge Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LL

Proposal: Subdivide existing property into 2 No. two bedroom dwellings and the erection of 1 No. 1 1/2 storey two bedroom dwelling (existing garage to be demolished)

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Equestrian Estates Ltd

Comment      No observations

Cllr Brewer left the meeting. Cllr Parkin took the Chair.

11/19/083      Location: 12 Stoddens Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2NZ

Proposal: Retrospective application for the erection of a detached garage.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr Chambers

Comment      No observations

Cllr Brewer returned to the meeting

11/19/086      Location: 45 Oxford Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EL

Proposal: Erection of a two storey and single storey extension to rear east elevation, on site of existing extension to be demolished.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Williams

Comment      Members supported the application on the grounds that the redevelopment would enhance the area and street scene as the rear extension could be seen from the side road. It was a good sustainable development.

11/19/088      Location: 9 Donstan Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3LA

Proposal: Erection of a detached home office.

Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

Applicant: Mr Wallis

Comment      No observations

11/19/089      Location: 16 Martins Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2JX

Proposal: Erection of 1 No. detached single storey dwelling

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Franklin

Comment      No observations

11/19/090      Location: 142 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PH

Proposal: Variation of Conditions 2 & 3 of Planning Permission 11/18/00096 (Change of use of land to residential and erection of timber cabin) to allow garden area to be split and used in connection with properties shown on Drg No. 003 A

Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

Applicant: Mr Young

Comment      No observations

11/19/092      Location: 59-61 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PD

Proposal: Application for prior notification of proposed demolition of an outbuilding.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr Kaye

Comment      No observations

46/19/PC       Members NOTED that 11/19/079, 28 Queens Square had been considered under delegated authority. The Case Officer had informed the Clerk that the applicant had amended the application so that parking spaces, access and dropped kerb no longer formed part of the application. In light of the changes it was agreed to return ‘no observations’ to this application.

47/19/PC       Members considered the consultation information regarding removal of planning restriction on 5G mobile network. It was agreed to formulate a response to NALC at the next Planning Committee meeting. This would give more time to look at the consultation document.

48/19/PC       Correspondence had been received concerning the removal of BT Payphones. There were two that have been identified for removal in Burnham; Berrow Road and Stoneleigh Close. The call usage over the past year has been extremely low, 40 and 2 respectively.

49/19/PC       The next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 7pm The Old Courthouse.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:55    

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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