Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

31st March 2021 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 31st March 2021 via video conferencing

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

No member(s) of the public were present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

31/21/PC       Apologies

Cllrs Bill Hancock and Louise Parkin                  

Cllr Helen Groves was not present

32/21/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted


33/21/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Wednesday 10th March 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

34/21/PC       Planning Applications considered


Location:Asda, Caxton Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3BX
Proposal:Variation of hours conditions to allow 24-hour deliveries (revised description of development).
Case Officer:Ian Lloyd
Applicant:ASDA Stores Limited

Comment:    Object to the proposed changes on the grounds that the original conditions of service delivery times were put on the site application to protect the amenity of local residents.


Location:20 Atyeo Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2EJ
Proposal:Erection of a single storey front (North) extension.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Onyon

Comment:    No Observations


Location:2 Talbot Close, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AX
Proposal:Erection of a 2m high fence, part replacing existing 1m high fence.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Ionescu

Comment:    No Observations


Location:2 Briar Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1HU
Proposal:Erection of two- storey side (West) extension and single storey rear (South) extension.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Taylor

Comment:    No Observations

35/21/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

There were none

Correspondence from the Clerk

36/21/PC       To receive notice of the Temporary Road Closure: ttro425403SE – BW – West Road, Lympsham – 19th April 2021 – 5 Days – Bristol Water to carry out new connection works.

The meeting NOTED the Lympsham Temporary Road Closure

37/21/PC       To consider a response to the RLT 3 Bid from Lympsham Cricket Club

The meeting agreed that the Deputy Clerk should write to Lympsham Parish Council in support of Lympsham and Belvedere Cricket Clubs bid from the remaining Coastal Cluster Group RLT/3 funds for the provision of an artificial surface cricket strip.

38/21/PC       To consider the Sedgemoor District Payphone Consultation

The meeting considered the payphone consultation and agreed to object to the removal of the three payphones in Burnham-on-Sea on the grounds that he payphone in Princess St. has a Theatre and Library nearby and Pier St. has a Taxis Rank and bus stop which is well used by residents and tourists. They are both in prime positions and also situated at opposite locations within the town. The payphone at Seaview Road is very close to the beach where mobile reception can be poor.

  1. Seaview Road – TA8 2AJ – Object
  2. Princess Street – TA8 1EH –  Object
  3. Pier Street – TA8 1BT – Object

Due the restrictions of movement during the COVID pandemic, the data for the past 12 months cannot be representative of normal usage, therefore the meeting requested that they are retained for the foreseeable future

The meeting suggested looking into introducing directional signage to these phone boxes so awareness of their locations is obvious especially in an emergency.

39/21/PC       To consider a response to give permission to a production company to rent space at Pier Street Car Park Burnham-on-Sea in order to carry out filming

The meeting agreed to support the request to rent space within the area shown on the map. It was highlighted that coaches would probably not be operating until June and that it was only five bays being used by the production company. Motorhome, boat and trailer bays would still be available.

40/21/PC       Prior to the meeting the Clerk had circulated an email from Somerset County Council, Transport Policy team wanting to deliver a series of improvement schemes on a stretch of the A38 which runs from the Edithmead Roundabout at Junction 22 of the M5 in Sedgemoor to the South Bristol Link (Colliters Way). A consultation period will start on 12th April.

The meeting asked the clerk to request what detailed improvements are to be made and that the council would welcome a presentation at an early point in the consultation period.

41/21/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021 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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