Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council




Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 7pm in the Council Chamber, The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on-Sea

Present: Cllr Andy Brewer (Chairman), Cllrs Peter Clayton, Nick Tolley, Louise Parkin, with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance. 5 member(s) of the public were present 1 member of the press

  • 15/20/PC Apologies Cllrs Bill Hancock, Rich Gardiner-White and Sue Harvey Cllr Groves was absent from the meeting
  • 16/20/PC Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted There were no declarations of interest
  • 17/20/PC Approval of Minutes The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Monday 24th February 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
  • 18/20/PC Planning Applications considered
    Members agreed with the Chairman’s suggestion of a slight alteration in the order in which the applications were considered.
    Public Participation
    A resident asked members to object to the extended opening hours on application 11/20/017 stating it would have an impact on their amenity as they lived above the shop and would be affect by noise at a later hour.
    The owner of the business asked members to support his application as he had gone to great financial expense by installing 9” thick soundproofing which was more than adequate. The application was also to bring the business into line with other food traders.
  • 11/20/017 Location: 12 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PA
    Proposal: Retrospective application for the variation of Condition 2 of Planning Permission 11/98/00057 (Change of use from ground floor shop and first floor offices to ground floor sandwich bar and first floor offices) to change the hours of opening from 07:30-19:30 Monday to Saturday, to 07:30-22:00 Monday to Sunday.
    Case Officer: Dawn de Vries
    Applicant: BBQ Smokehouse Ltd
    Members fully discussed this application and concluded that the business was only increasing the trading hours by one.
    Comment: No observations
  • 11/20/010 Location: 102 Love Lane, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EZ
    Proposal: Creation of a vehicular access and formation of 2no. parking spaces.
    Case Officer: Amelia Elvé
    Applicant: Mr & Mrs Hancock
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/011 Location: 81A High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PE
    Proposal: Amendments to the fenestration on the front (West) elevation.
    Case Officer: Amelia Elvé
    Applicant: Drapiewski
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/014 Location: Land At, Brue Farm, Huntspill Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3DE
    Proposal: Application for Non-Material Amendment to Planning Permission 11/19/00028 (Approval of the detail of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for a first phase of development comprising 123 dwellings (outline application 11/11/00107)) to allow for Eastern boundary moving west by 1m to accommodate Homes England boundary, minor landscape updates to accord with highway technical comments and amendments to Weston house type design which has been handed in a couple of locations.
    Case Officer: Dawn de Vries
    Applicant: Keepmoat Homes South West
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/015 Location: 103 Worston Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3JX
    Proposal: Erection of a roof extension to the South elevation to facilitate a loft conversion.
    Case Officer: Shanta Parsons
    Applicant: Mr Osgood
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/016 Location: 14 Nightingale Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2QJ
    Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to rear (SW) elevation. Case Officer: Amelia Elvé
    Applicant: Mr & Mrs Emmett
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/018 Location: 2 Priestley Way, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QX
    Proposal: Erection of a two storey extension to side (East) elevation and the erection of a single storey extension to rear (South) elevation.
    Case Officer: Liam Evans
    Applicant: Miss West
    Comment: No Observations
  • 11/20/020 Location: 22A The Grove, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PA
    Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to rear (SE) elevation to create annex accommodation.
    Case Officer: Liam Evans
    Applicant: Potter
    Comment: No Observations
  • 19/20/PC Applications considered under delegated authority There were none to consider
  • 20/20/PC Correspondence from the Clerk Members Noted the decision from Development Control 11/19/00121 – 16 Church Street – approved
  • 21/20/PC Date of Next meeting It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 7pm at The Old Courthouse.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:45

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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