Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

24th February 2020 Planning Committee Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Monday 24th February 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, Bill Hancock, Rich Gardiner-White, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

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

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

08/20/PC Apologies
Cllrs. Helen Groves, Rich Gardiner-White and Nick Tolley

09/20/PC Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted
There were declarations of interest in items or dispensations granted

10/20/PC Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 29th January 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

The Chairman suggested slight change to the agenda order and members agreed to consider applications 11/20/001
Public speaking time
A resident asked members to object to application 11/20/001 – 18A Alstone Road, Highbridge, stating that there was an overdevelopment of the site, that two storey semi-detached houses would be overbearing and overlook other properties. There were already problems in emergency vehicles gaining access on the road due to cars parked. The road is already prone to flooding so more building would make it worse.

11/20/PC Planning Applications considered

11/20/001 Location: 18A Alstone Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3DT
Proposal: Outline application with all matters reserved, for the demolition of existing workshop/offices and erection of 1 pair of semi-detached dwellings and associated works.
Case Officer: Liam Evans
Applicant: Mr Elson

It was noted that adjacent buildings were bungalows and that this application was an outline application only.

Comment: Members objected on the grounds that 2 storey properties would be overbearing to property no. 18 Alstone Road and could cause loss of privacy. The development would not be in keeping with the street scene of the immediate area.
However, if the development was a single or pair of bungalows this would be acceptable.

11/19/100 Location: 102 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PF
Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to front (West) elevation and amendments to fenestration.
Case Officer: Amelia Elvé
Applicant: Mr Howes

Comment: No observations

11/19/121 Location: 16 Church Street, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AF
Proposal: Alterations and change of use of existing shop (A1) to HMO (C4).
Case Officer: Shanta Parsons
Applicant: Mr Regan-Jones

Comment: No observations

11/20/005 Location: Burnham Swimming Pool, Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2ET
Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to West elevation to form a garage/store and erection of a single storey extension to North elevation.
Case Officer: Shanta Parsons
Applicant: Mr. Conklin & Mrs. Cox

Comment: Members support this application on the grounds that the design is in keeping with the existing building. The additional facility helps to make the private business more sustainable also enables the business to offer a wider choice of experience to improve the health and wellbeing of clients.

11/20/007 Location: 149 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EG
Proposal: Erection of a two storey rear (North) extension.
Case Officer: Shanta Parsons
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Jackson

Comment: No observations

11/20/008 Location: Land at, Bolton Close, Isleport Business Park, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9
Proposal: Notice of intent to install fixed-line broadband apparatus 3 x 10m wooden poles. Ref: WBGG2G9M
Case Officer: Liam Evans
Applicant: Openreach

Comment: This application was not considered as plans were not available.

11/20/009 Location: 9 Bathurst Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2SZ
Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension to SW elevation.
Case Officer: Liam Evans
Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Walsh

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: Members objected to the application on the grounds that there would be a loss of green amenity space and support all the views of the Highways on safety grounds.

12/20/PC Applications considered under delegated authority
No applications had been considered under delegated authority
13/20/PC Correspondence from the Clerk
Members were informed that the final decision by Sedgemoor District Council (SDC) in response to a proposal by British Telecom for the removal of public call boxes. SDC have agreed with the reasons of objection given by this Town Council for the removal of two payphones located at Princess Street and Pier Street.

14/20/PC Date of Next meeting
It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at 7pm at The Old Courthouse.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:48

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