Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

23rd June 2021 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 23rd June 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, Louise Parkin, Bill Hancock, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

2 members of the public and 1 member of the press were present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

73/21/PC       Apologies

                        No apologies as full committee present

74/21/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

                        There were no declarations of interest

75/21/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 2nd June 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

76/21/PC       Planning Applications considered

11/21/018 (Amended)

Location:Land to the South of, Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9
Proposal:Erection of 5 no. single garages.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mrs Herbert

Comment:    No Observations

11/21/029 (Amended)

Location:6 Blytheway, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 2LF
Proposal:Erection of single storey rear (NE) and front (SW) porch extension and erection of a replacement detached garage, on site of existing (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Bigwood

Comment:    No Observations


Location:36 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3JH
Proposal:Formation of new driveway and drop kerb to the front of property.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr A Tooke

The meeting made the following comments; there was already off road parking at the rear of the property for three vehicles and the access would have deliberately been created at the rear when the property was built presumably for safety reasons, the plan didn’t show a visibility splay or show the bus stop in relation to the dropped kerb.

Comment:    Object on the grounds of road safety as there are concerns regarding the proximity of the bus stop in relation to the proposed highway access. There would be more pedestrians using the area because of the bus stop and the proximity of the school. It is very close to the busy junctions with Pepperal Road and Morland Road. There was also concern regarding visibility on exiting the access because of the panel of the bus shelter.


Location:24 Priestley Way, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QX
Proposal:Conversion of existing integral garage to living accommodation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mrs E Allen

Comment:    No Observations


Location:58 Huntspill Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3DQ
Proposal:Erection of a two storey extension to the side (SW) elevation.
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr Powell

Comment:    No Observations

77/21/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        No applications had been considered under delegated authority

Correspondence from the Clerk

78/21/PC       To receive Notice of Temporary Road Closure – Brunels Way

The works are expected to commence on 5th July 2021 and last for 12 days to enable Somerset Highways to carry out structural maintenance works to footways      

The meeting NOTED the temporary road closure at Brunels Way, Highbridge.

78/21/PC       To note the final decision by Sedgemoor District Council in response to a proposal by British Telecommunications plc for the removal of public call boxes pursuant to Part 2 of the Schedule to a Direction published by Ofcom on 14 March 2006 (‘the Direction’)

The meeting NOTED the final decision notification that Sedgemoor would be submitting to the Secretary of State regarding the removal of public call boxes in Burnham-on-Sea

79/21/PC       To receive correspondence from Burnham Retail Group and the responses given by Events Traffic Management, SCC and SDC, Property & Income Services       

The meeting NOTED the comments made by Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council in their response to the letter from Burnham Retail Group The Chairman reminded the meeting that members are not consulted on established road closures but are notified by Sedgemoor upon requests.            

80/21/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.25pm

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