Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

4th August 2021 – Planning Minutes


Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 4th August 2021 7pm in the Council Chamber, the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea

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

Two members of the public were present and one member of the press.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

88/21/PC       Apologies

                        Cllr Hancock

Cllr Clayton who would be late to the meeting

89/21/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

Cllr Parkin declared an interest in Application 25/21/023 as a near neighbour

90/21/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 14th July 2021 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

91/21/PC       Planning Applications considered


Location:Westhill Farm, Catherine Street, East Huntspill, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PX
Proposal:Formation of new entrance and access track.
Case Officer:L. Evans
Applicant:Mrs M Heald

Comment: This application was no longer required to be considered as the decision had already been made by the Planning Authority although it had been agreed for this council to have been granted a date extension.

Cllr. Clayton joined the meeting


Location:63 Oxford St, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. TA8 1EN
Proposal:Change of use of 1no. dwelling to 2no. self- contained flats and loft conversion to provide additional living accommodation, installation of roof lights to front (West) and rear (East) elevations, installation of a balcony on top of existing rear extension, removal of chimney stacks, application of external render and associated alterations.
Case Officer:L.Evans
Applicant:Ricki Burrows

A request had been made by the case officer if the meeting would reconsider their objections, since alterations to the scheme had been made. The meeting felt that their observations demonstrated that they were having a positive input and was recognised by the planning authority.

Comment:    The meeting agreed to withdraw their previous objections as the flood risk to the downstairs occupants had been addressed and that the rendering of the property fell within permitted development.

Cllr Clayton left the meeting


Location:Magnolia House, 26 Manor Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2AS
Proposal:Retrospective change of use of building from commercial to residential
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:A Hendry

Comment: No observations

Cllr Clayton re-joined the meeting


Location:24 Jasmine Close, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3NA
Proposal:Erection of single storey rear extension on site of existing conservatory (to be demolished) and replacement of existing garage roof and retrospective consent for the partial conversion of garage to living accommodation.
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Burland

Comment: No observations


Location:180 Stoddens Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2EL
Proposal:Erection of single storey side (East) extension.
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Rees

Comment: No observations


Location:241 Burnham Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LS
Proposal:Erection of single storey rear (East) extension on site of existing conservatory (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mrs C Hayes

Comment: No observations


Location:14 Tregelles Close, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AY
Proposal:Erection of three bedroom dwelling and formation of parking area on site of existing garage (to be demolished).
Case Officer:Mr L. Evans
Applicant:Mr Gillard

Comment: No observations


Location:60 The Esplanade, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2AH
Proposal:Replacement of existing rear (North) staircase and balcony.
Case Officer:Ms A Elvé
Applicant:Mrs K Allen

Comment: No observations

92/21/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        There were none

93/21/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk

                        Themeeting received information from the Clerk regarding application 11/21/033 – 36 Burnham Road. It had been noticed that work had started with regard to access to the property from the main road. The meeting was reminded that this meetings observations were to object to the application on road safety grounds. The case officer had been informed and the response had been that the they were aware that works were continuing and that the applicant and agent will be reminded that any works they do would be at their own risk.

94/21/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Monday 23rd August 2021 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7.30pm

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