Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


83/20/PC     Correspondence from the Clerk


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

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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