Minutes of the Planning Applications Committee held on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 7pm in The Council Chamber, the Old Courthouse, Jaycroft Rd, Burnham-on-Sea
Present: Cllrs– Peter Clayton- Deputy Chairman, Bill Hancock, Sue Harvey, and Nick Tolley,
Also present: Lorna Williams – Clerk to the Committee, 1 member of the public and 1 representative of the press.
50/19/PC Apologies for non-attendance
Cllrs: Andy Brewer, Rich Gardiner-White, Louise Parkin
Helen Groves was not present
51/19/PC Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest
52/19/PC Minutes of the Planning Committee
The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 16th September 2019 were received and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
Public Speaking Time
There were no speakers
53/19/PC Members considered the following applications
11/19/076 Location: Kinver Terrace, The Esplanade, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1BH
Proposal: Installation of replacement windows and doors.
Case Officer: Shanta Parsons
Comment: No Observations
11/19/094 Location: 4 Salisbury Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1HX
Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to the rear and side elevations. Demolition of existing rear lean-to and garage.
Case Officer: Liam Evans
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Vickery
Comment: Members objected to the application on the grounds that there would be an overdevelopment as it was a relatively small site. Laying the front garden to stones would mean there would be a loss of green space amenity and would be a detriment to the street scene.
11/19/097 Location: 8-8A High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1NX
Proposal: Erection of first floor extension to be used as a licensed restaurant and bar (A3 & A4) and change of use of first floor retail area (A1) to licensed restaurant and bar (A3 & A4).
Applicant: Mr Singh
Comment: Members supported the application on the grounds that the new application had addressed their previous objections with regard to bin storage, potential noise and odour nuisances. The new extension would compliment the existing street scene. Retaining the retail units on the ground floor ensures that the high street retains a balance for shoppers’ experience as per Policy BH9 and in accordance with Policy D19 of the Local Plan and the application supports the viability and vitality in the town centre.
11/19/098 Location: 12 Winchester Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1HY
Proposal: Erection of single storey extension to the front north east.
Case Officer: Caitlin Stokes
Applicant: Azimuth associates
Comment: No Observations
54/19/PC There were no applications considered under delegated authority
55/19/PC Members considered the consultation information regarding removal of planning restriction on 5G mobile network. It was agreed to support NALC comments in regard to:
- new-build houses and business to be provided with in-built infrastructure to enable connection to fibre-optic broadband and
- supporting the Rural Coalition’s call for infrastructure which reaches rural areas, so the rural economy can grow and create quality jobs
The view of the committee was that new mast installations and/or changes to existing mast installations should be subject to the usual planning process to enable public scrutiny and to ensure installations are sympathetic to the surrounding environment as far as possible. The purpose of the planning process is not to prevent developments but to ensure they are carried out to an acceptable standard.
56/19/PC It was NOTED Sedgemoor District Council’s draft decision on the removal of BT payphones in Burnham
57/19/PC The Clerk informed the committee that SCC Highways have commenced a consultation regarding a Residents Parking Scheme in Dunstan Road and Kingsway Road. This consultation document would be circulated to all members and will be added to the next Planning Agenda for consideration as responses are required by the 4th November.
58/19/PC It was resolved that the date of the next meeting of this committee would change from Wednesday 30th October to Monday 28th October 2019 at 7pm The Old Courthouse.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 19:30