Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 18th November 2020 via 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.

There were no members of the public and there was1 member of the press present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

85/20/PC       Apologies

There were no apologies

Cllr Groves was not present

86/20/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

Cllr Tolley declared an interest in application 11/20/067 as it is a neighbouring property

87/20/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 28th October 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

88/20/PC       Planning Applications considered

Cllr Tolley left the meeting


Location:44 Abingdon Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PJ
Proposal:An application to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed change of use from offices (Class B1(a)) to 1no. dwelling.
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr R Pope

Comment:    The meeting agreed that an application was required for the change of use and the change of use is supported by the Town Council

Cllr Tolley re-joined the meeting


Location:36 Stoddens Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2DA
Proposal:Erection of a single storey rear and two storey side extension, on site of existing garage and conservatory (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr Lamb

Comment:    No Observation


Location:4 Regency Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PB
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to the rear (North) elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Butler

Comment:    No Observation


Location:27 St Pauls Road, Burnham On Sea, TA8 2BH
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to the rear (North) elevation partly on site of existing extension to be demolished.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr M Bidgood

Comment:    No Observation     


Location:Beaufort House, 7 Rectory Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2BY
Proposal:T3 London Plane – Re pollard.
Case Officer:Janette Burton
Applicant:Sedgemoor Tree Services Ltd

Comment:    No Observation

89/20/PC       To consider an application for a New Premises Licence for Somerset Gift Company, 33, High Street, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PA under Licensing Act 2003.

The meeting agreed that they had no comments to make on the granting of this New Premises License

90/20/PC       To consider under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, proposed Public Path Diversion Order of Footpath AX 32/21 (in part) Land at Lakeside, in the Parish of Burnham and Highbridge.

The meeting discussed the Public Path Diversion Order and were very pleased to see that the diversion improved public safety by diverting it away from crossing the railway line. This had been a safety concern of the Town Council on the outline planning application 11/18/087.

The meeting concluded that it looked like the proposed diversion would take the line of the estate pavement up to where it joins the A38. Members request that a safety rail / barrier is installed at this junction to discourage pedestrians crossing at this point.

91/20/PC       To note the summary of decisions from Development Committee on 10th November 2020: 11/20/00113, 24 Sutherland Ave, Burnham-on-Sea for the proposed erection of a single storey extension to the front (SE) elevation, erection of a fence atop existing garden wall and retrospective consent for the erection of a 6ft fence to delineate the parking area from the front garden. To Grant permission with an additional condition relating to flood resilience measures.

The meeting NOTED the decision from Development Committee which was contrary to the decision of the Town Council.

92/20/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk


93/20/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 14th December 2020 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19.32

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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