28th October 2020 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 28th October 2020 via video conferencing

Present: Cllr Andy Brewer (Chairman), Cllrs Peter Clayton, Nick Tolley, Louise Parkin, Bill Hancock, Helen Groves, Sue Harvey with Lorna Williams (Deputy Clerk) in attendance.

1 member(s) of the press was present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

78/20/PC      Apologies

                        None – all committee members present

79/20/PC     Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

                        None

80/20/PC     Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 7th October 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

81/20/PC     Planning Applications considered

11/20/090

Location:10 Herbert Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2HE
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to east elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Reeman

Comment:    No observations

11/20/093

Location:4 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1NX
Proposal:Change of use from Use Class A1 to Sui Generis as a beauty salon and internal alterations.
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:Hollie’s Beauty Bar

Comment:    Support on the grounds that the proposal improves the fabric of the building which will increase business opportunity and employment helping to aid the viability and vitality of the town. The proposal also improves the street scene.

11/20/113

Location:24 Sutherland Avenue, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1ND
Proposal: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.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Hood

Comment:    Object on the grounds as previously stated and to include – that the fence is detrimental to the street scene and out of character with surrounding properties.

11/20/120

Location:4 Herbert Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2HE
Proposal:Erection of single storey extension to side and rear elevations.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Knife

Comment:    No Observation

11/20/121

Location:43 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PB
Proposal:Application for the Prior Approval of the proposed change of use from Shop (Use Class A1) to Dwelling.
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:Bastins 2012 Ltd

Comment:    Object on the grounds that there would be a loss of retail space, a loss of commercial waste storage area, a loss of delivery access to the rear of the property which is contrary to the Town Council’s adopted Neighbourhood Plan Policy CB3 – where appropriate, retain rear access where it exists or, if possible, create a new one . There appears to be no safe refuge for the sleeping accommodation on the ground floor.

The council have no objections to the first floor proposal.

82/20/PC     Applications considered under delegated authority

                     None

83/20/PC     Correspondence from the Clerk

                     None

84/20/PC     Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 18th November 2020 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.40pm

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