7th October 2020 Planning Minutes – Draft

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 7th October 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.

One member of the public and one member of the press were present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

68/20/PC        Apologies

                        None

                        Helen Groves was not present

69/20/PC        Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

 Cllr Tolley on application 11/20/112

70/20/PC        Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Monday 14th September 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

71/20/PC        Planning Applications considered

11/20/085

Location:4 Regent Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1AX
Proposal:Alterations to shop front.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Miss Macbeth

The meeting discussed the pros and cons of using UPVC and concluded because of the seaside location there really wasn’t a material more suitable.

Comment:    No observations

11/20/091

Location:8-8A High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1NX
Proposal:Alterations to shop front.
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr S Singh

Comment:    No observations

11/20/092

Location:6 Cheddar Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2FD
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to the side (East) elevation, conversion of existing garage to living accommodation with internal alterations
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:Mr G Musson-Thorp

Comment:    No observations

11/20/111

Location:14 College Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1AS
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to the rear elevation.
Case Officer:Shanta Parsons
Applicant:Just Desserts

Comment:    Support on the grounds that the proposal would improve a business facility for the town

Cllr Tolley left the meeting

11/20/112

Location:44 Abingdon Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1PJ
Proposal:Alterations to front (South) elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Pope

Comment:    Support on the grounds that the proposal would improve the street scene and offer improved residential accommodation.

Cllr Tolley re-joined the meeting

11/20/113

Location:24 Sutherland Avenue, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1ND
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to the front (SE) elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Hood

Comment:    Object on grounds that the proposal is out of character with neighbouring properties. The proposal is significantly forward of the main building line and therefore detrimental to the street scene. There is a potential loss of direct sunlight to the adjacent property.

11/20/114

Location:43A Grange Avenue, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AJ
Proposal:Erection of a single storey extension to rear (SW) elevation, erection of a two storey extension to side (NW) elevation, on site of existing garage (to be demolished) and erection of a porch to front (NE) elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Rothery

Comment:    No observations

11/20/115

Location:100 Marine Drive, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QJ
Proposal:Erection of a porch to SW elevation.
Case Officer:Amelia Elvé
Applicant:Mr Hockin

Comment:    No observations

11/20/116

Location:17 Berrow Road, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 2EX
Proposal:Change of use from a B&B (C1) to a Residential Dwelling (C3).
Case Officer:Liam Evans
Applicant:Mr & Mrs Donald

Comment:    No observations

11/20/118

Location:11 Priory Gardens, Burnham On Sea, Somerset, TA8 1QW
Proposal:T1 Sycamore – Fell.
Case Officer:Janette Burton
Applicant:Mr K Phillips

Comment:    No observations

72/20/PC        Applications considered under delegated authority Pavement License applications for Mr Beans, BOS Café and May’s Cafe.

The meeting NOTED the three applications; Mr Beans, BOS Café and May’s Café were considered under delegated authority. Following comments from the Town Council that were taken into account and addressed the temporary pavement licenses were granted to the three Cafés.

73/20/PC        Request for support for a proposed parking bay in 15 – 19 Regent St. Burnham-on-Sea

The meeting discussed the four options and heard from the Transport Consultant that the previous comments from the Town Council had been taken into consideration.

The meeting agreed to support option 1 – to move the loading bay from the western end of Regent Street to the eastern end, so that the current loading bay would become a parking bay with no net loss of parking or loading ability.

74/20/PC        To consider to support the comments from Somerset Wildlife Trust on the Planning White Paper PC11-20

The meeting agreed to support comments from Somerset Wildlife Trust on the Planning White Paper PC11-20

75/20/PC        To formulate responses to the consultation document provided by NALC, PC11-20 White Paper: Planning for the Future

The meeting considered the responses from councillors and with a minor change agreed that the consultation document was submitted.

The Chairman thanked councillors Sue and Phil Harvey for their diligence and perseverance in responding to the consultation questions.

76/20/PC        Correspondence from the Clerk

The meeting NOTED Somerset County Council notice of intention to establish a pedestrian crossing (Zebra crossing) and The Traffic Regulation Order for the prohibition and restriction of stopping, waiting, loading and unloading and on-street parking on Burnham Road, Highbridge.

77/20/PC        Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.39pm

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