Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council



Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 29th July 2020 via video conferencing

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

There were no members of the public or press present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

46/20/PC        Apologies

                                There were no apologies

                        Cllr Groves was not present

47/20/PC        Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted


48/20/PC        Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 8th July 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

49/20/PC        Planning Applications considered


Location:150 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PN
Proposal:Approval of the details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 8 dwellings on site of existing outbuilding (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:ALMS (Homes) Limited

Comment:    Members maintained their previous objection to the application on the grounds that although the developers had tried to address some of the objections by slightly reducing the ridge heights, ground levels and no side windows to plots 6,7 & 8 and removing the balcony on plot 1 and the position of plot 8, the style and character was still out of keeping with surrounding properties and the height and elevations were still significantly above adjacent properties.


Location:2 Regent Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1AX
Proposal:Application for the continued use of 4 No. studio flats for self-contained bed-sit accommodation including communal washing machine, dryer and storage areas
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr Chatwin

Comment:    No observations


Location:190 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2JE
Proposal:Change of use from a single dwelling to a mixed use including 3 rooms for B&B accommodation.
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:Mr Hills

Comment:    Members supported the application on the grounds that the supply of B&B’s are the life blood to any seaside town, aiding to the economic & viability of the town. Members felt that their support was subject to vehicles being able to access and egress the site in a forward gear on the grounds of road safety.


Location:117 Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PH
Proposal:Erection of single story extension to the rear (West) elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mrs Hancox

Comment:    No observations


Location:22A The Grove, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2PA
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to rear (SE) elevation to create annex accommodation.
Case Officer:Liam Evans

Comment:    No observations

50/20/PC        Applications considered under delegated authority


51/20/PC        Correspondence from the Clerk


52/20/PC        Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 24th August 2020 at 7pm.

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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