8th July 2020 Planning Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8th 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.

1 member of the Press was present and no members of the public were present.

Public Participation

There were no speakers.

39/20/PC       Apologies

                        There were no apologies received

                        Cllr Helen Groves was not present

40/20/PC       Declarations of Interest in items on this agenda & dispensations granted

                        Cllr Louise Parkin declared an interest in application 11/20/051 and would take no part in the discussion by turning her camera and mic off.

41/20/PC       Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on Monday 15th June 2020 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

42/20/PC       Planning Applications considered

                        Cllr Parkin removed herself from the meeting

11/20/051      Location: 19 West Avenue, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3HB

Proposal: Erection of a bungalow.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr S Abrahams

Comment:    No Observations

Cllr Parkin rejoined the meeting

11/20/052      Location: 16 Martins Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2JX

Proposal: Erection of 1 No. detached single storey dwelling.

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr and Mrs Franklin

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/057      Location: Twenty-Two Services Limited, Bennett Road, Highbridge, TA9 4PW

Proposal: Proposed Change of Use from Office Accommodation (Use Class B1) to 3 No. Trade Counter Units (Use Class B2 & B8) (part retrospective)

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Twenty-Two Services Limited

Comment:    Members supported the application on the grounds that it was providing additional small business start-up space. The building had been empty for a couple of years as one big unit, so it is encouraging to see that potentially it will help small businesses develop through natural commercial growth.

11/20/058      Location: 16 Poplar Estate, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3AN

Proposal: Erection of a first floor extension over existing single storey extension (revised scheme).

Case Officer: Shanta Parsons

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Eryilmaz

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/059      Location: 42 Oldway Place, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3LW

Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension to the rear (NE) and side (NW) elevations.

Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

Applicant: Mr C Haines

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/060      Location: 21 Briar Close, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1HU

Proposal: Erection of a two storey extension to the side (North) elevation and erection of a front porch.

Case Officer: Amelia Elvé

Applicant: Mr S Nicholls

Comment:    No Observations

11/20/062      Location: 78 Stoddens Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 2DB

Proposal:      Erection of a single storey extension (West) and extension of existing dormer window (West).

Case Officer: Liam Evans

Applicant: Mr and Mrs Roberts

Comment:    No Observations

43/20/PC       Applications considered under delegated authority

                        There were none.

44/20/PC       Correspondence from the Clerk

                        No correspondence received

45/20/PC       Date of Next meeting

It was noted that the next meeting of this committee will be held on Wednesday 29th July 2020 at 7pm.

The Chairman closed the meeting at 7:33pm

The Mayor Councillor Mike Facey said “It was with sadness that Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council learnt of the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.”

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