Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

23rd August 2021 Planning Committee


Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 23rd August 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, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

Two members of the public were present and one member of the press.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

95/21/PC       Apologies

                        Louise Parkin,

                        Cllr Hancock was not present

96/21/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

Cllr Tolley declared an interest in Application 11/21/036 as he is a direct neighbour to the application

97/21/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 4th August 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

98/21/PC       Planning Applications considered


Location:Land To The South Of, RSPCA Rescue Centre, Brent Road, Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4BL
Proposal:Erection of stables and feed store.
Case Officer:L. Evans
Applicant:Miss Waycott

The meeting agreed that because the application was appropriate for the location and it was a modest development there were no comments to offer.

Comment: No Observations


Location:36 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3JH
Proposal:Formation of new driveway and drop kerb to the front of property and retrospective consent for the erection of a wall.
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mr A Tooke

The meeting had previously considered this application but there have since been inclusions made. It was agreed that all previous objections should remain and to include new observations of objections.

Comment:    The Town Council wish to maintain previous objections and to include further objections in light of the updated application.

The new plans show a turning area and because of the access being on a very busy main road and for safety reasons there is a need to be able to enter and exit in a forward direction. The proportions within the drawings appear to be misleading, so there is doubt as to the functionality of being able to achieve a forward exit from the current actual development that has partially been built already.

There is concern with the visibility splay measurements. The drawing is misleading giving measurements of 2.92m and grass verge of 1m, we believe these measurements could be inaccurate, therefore not allowing clear visibility with the gap allowed in the wall to access safely onto the highway.

Cllr Tolley left the meeting 


Location:Video Chanel, Lynton Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8
Proposal:Erection of dwelling on site of existing vacant shop (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Mr L Evans
Applicant:Mr R Pople

Comment: Object on the grounds that the application is not in keeping with the surrounding buildings because of the roof height and would be overbearing to surrounding properties. The application says ‘the application is of similar style and mass to properties in Abingdon St. and Lynton Road’ – this is not the case, they are mainly family style 2 or 3 bedroom homes.  The application also says that ‘it is in an unstainable location’, this is a misleading statement as there are two long established neighbouring businesses.

The Design & Access Statement says it is to have perimeter fencing with lockable gates, but from the plans the property appears to go up to the boundary and so there would be concern about obstructing the pavement and access lane.

There is no provision for bin storage so there is concern on obstructing the pavement and access lane.

Cllr Tolley re-joined the meeting


Location:Maplefinch, 2 Maddocks Slade, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2AN
Proposal:Change of use and conversion of the existing coach house to three bedroom dwelling.
Case Officer:Mr L Evans
Applicant:Mrs M Everett-Giles

Comment: No observations


Location:The Royal Clarence Hotel, The Esplanade, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BQ
Proposal:Retrospective application for the application of render to the side (West) elevations of porch and main building and the proposed installation of coping stones to top of porch walls and top of front staircase walls.
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:The Royal Clarence Hotel

Comment: No observations


Location:27 St Pauls Road, Burnham On Sea, TA8 2BH
Proposal:Single storey rear (North) extension part on site of existing (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mr M Bidgood

Comment: No observations


Location:24 Ramsay Way, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2TR
Proposal:Erection of single storey side (North) extension
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé

Comment: No observations

99/21/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        There were none

100/21/PC     Correspondence from the Clerk

                        There was none

101/21/PC     Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.55pm

We use cookies to help make this site better. Read more about our cookie policy.

Skip to content