5th August 2019 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on Monday 5th August 2019 at 7pm in The Council Chamber, the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea

Present: Cllrs Andy Brewer – Chairman, Peter Clayton, Louise Parkin and Nick Tolley

Also present: Lorna Williams – Clerk to the Committee, 1 member of the public and 3 representatives of the press.

35/19/PC       Apologies for non-attendance

                      Rich Gardiner-White, Bill Hancock and Sue Harvey

                        Helen Groves was not present

36/19/PC       Declarations of Interest

None.

37/19/PC       Minutes of the Planning Committee

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 10th and 15th July 2019 were received and signed by the Chairman as a correct record

The Chairman suggested slight change to the agenda order and members agreed to consider item 6 on the agenda first and then application 11/19/082

38/19/PC      Members considered the following applications

To consider additional comments to application 11/19/071 under Town and Country

Planning Act – Section 78 – appeal to the Secretary of State against the Council’s

refusal to grant planning permission.

Location: Land To The North Of, Walrow, Walrow Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9

Proposal: Erection of 46 dwellings, formation of access and ancillary works.

Case Officer: Stuart Houlet

Appellant: Flower & Hayes Ltd

Appeal reference: APP/V3310/W/19/3229178

Members agreed to maintain previous objections on this application and had no further observations to make.

Public Speaking Time

The applicant of application 11/19/082 asked members to support this application. He tabled a long street scene which members found very useful when considering this application.

11/19/082      Location: Little House, South Esplanade, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BU

Proposal: Erection of a two storey extension to rear (East) elevation partly on site of existing single storey (to be demolished). Replacement of roof and installation of dormer window to front (West) elevation to allow for conversion of loft to living accommodation. Alterations to porch.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Patient

Comment:    Members supported this application on the grounds that it provided further living accommodation and improving it in such a way that it was in keeping with neighbouring properties and enhanced the street scene. The improvements enhance the visual amenity of the area. Some consideration was given to the bedrooms being on the ground floor and therefore more at risk if a flooding event took place, but this was minimal compared to surrounding bungalows built at a lower level.

11/19/067      Location: Unit 1, Commerce Way, Highbridge, TA9 4AG

Proposal: Erection of a 2m high palacade fence and gated access around existing yard.

Case Officer: Denise Todd

Applicant: Mr Sadiq

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/068      Location: 17 Commerce Way, Highbridge, TA9 4AG

Proposal: Erection of a 2m high palacade fence and gated access around existing yard.

Case Officer: Denise Todd

Applicant: Mr Sadiq

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/072      Location: 6 Wordsworth Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2QB

Proposal: Conversion of existing garage to habitable accommodation, erection of single storey extension to rear (south) elevation and replacement of existing flat roof with tiled pitched roof including 2 No. velux windows.

Case Officer: Denise Todd

Applicant: Mrs Cozens

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/073      Location: 35 High Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PA

Proposal: Display of 1 No. internally illuminated Fascia sign, 1 No. internally illuminated hanging sign and 1 No. internally illuminated window graphic

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: The Works

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/074      Location: 128 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EQ

Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to rear (south) elevation

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr Fowler

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/077      Location: 32 Highbridge Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1LL

Proposal: Alterations and erection of first floor extension to existing garage for office and storage.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr Young

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/078      Location: 7 Rattigan Close, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1Q

Proposal: Proposed conversion of part of existing garage to study

Case Officer: Denise Todd

Applicant: Mrs Andrews

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/079      Location: 28 Queens Square, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EZ

Proposal: Erection of a two storey side extension, a single storey rear extension and formation of dropped kerb and parking area.

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr Olateju

Comment:    Members objected to the application on the grounds that it would be detrimental to the area as it would result in a loss of public green open space taken up by the parking area. It would also be detrimental to the open plan amenity of the area and the street scene.  It would also set a precedent for applications for dropped kerbs.

However, there were no observations to be made regarding the proposed extension.

11/19/080      Location: 31 Creswick Way, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2EH

Proposal: Erection of a conservatory to rear north and side west elevation.

Case Officer: Denise Todd

Applicant: Mr Carr

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/081      Location: The Old Pier Tavern, Pier Street, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BT

Proposal: Change of use of first and second floor to 8 bed HMO.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr Baron

Comment:    No Observations

11/19/084      Location: 4 Gardenhurst, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2QG

Proposal: Crown lift to height of approx. 3m and remove epicormic growth from 6 No. Lime trees in Area A1 (shown 2,4,5,6,7 and 8 on plan).

Applicant: Mr Humphreys

Comment:    No Observations

39/19/PC       To consider an application for a Premises Licence at Coffee Cake and Curtains, 22 Victoria St, Burnham-on-Sea

There were no observations regarding this application

40/19/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk

The Clerk updated members regarding application 11/19/051 Club 37, 37 High St. and members were pleased to learn that a condition had been put on the development regarding the location, size and design of the proposed bin storage and that details agreed prior to occupation. Members had supported the application but had been concerned about the lack of clarity regarding bin storage.

41/19/PC       Date of next meeting:  Members noted that the next meeting of this Committee would be held on Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 7pm, The Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Road, Burnham-on -Sea.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 20:04    

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