Broad Street Wrington
Planning Minutes
Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee of Wrington Parish Council held in the John Locke room on Tuesday 26th July 2005

Mr D W Glynn
Mrs G J Bigg
 Mr T R Clements
Mrs J Gallop
Ms E P Irving
Mrs C A Phillips
    Mrs A Atkins,
  Mr G A Matthews
Mrs G Moss
 Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5th July 2005 were adopted.

Matters arising.

Public Participation

Mr. Neve of Sustain Ltd spoke to the Meeting on the background to the application submitted by North Somerset Council relating to Wrington School and the energy saving work on one of the “Elliott” type temporary buildings. He gave a brief introduction into the government’s policy on supporting energy efficient saving. Sustain’s role has been to provide innovative ways of achieving these goals and public awareness. The energy companies over the next 3 years have a budget of £1bn for energy conservation.

Two projects have been identified in Wrington with the School being the first to go to planning. The other is the Wrington Surgery and will be the subject of an application in due course.

The aims for the school are to insulate heavily with a view to making working and learning conditions more acceptable. When questioned why conventional materials not being used it was countered by saying that the insulation for the roof, which will be sheep’s wool, has been donated and it is hopeful that the straw bale external insulation. It is being used as a test case and set against an “Elliott” building which is to remain in its present condition. Hopefully the interest and results will make the Wrington populace more aware of energy conservation.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes
The Clerk commented on the Minutes of 22nd June.
Specific reference made to:

1) Wrington Road/West Hay Rd- speed limit where the subject to police approval it has been recommended to the Executive member for strategic planning. Cllr. Glynn has enlisted the support of Congresbury Parish Council to push for this from their end.

2) The Piggery- Certificate of Lawful use- still not determined and now outstanding over 13 weeks.

3) Land adjacent to 9 Garstons- Cllr. Glynn advised the Meeting that the Planning Officer has rejected the current plans as not being of a dormer bungalow design this after much lobbying from the Parish Council. this after much lobbying from the Parish Council.

4) Enforcement Notices- no mention made of Gatcombe Farm and Hailstones Farm (the latter because there is a current planning application before officers). The Clerk directed to ask why Gatcombe Farm not included...

5) The Clerk gave details of appeal case relating to Lulscott, The Old Forge and the Airport Tavern where all dismissed with costs to the Council.

Planning Certificates issued by North Somerset Council – see separate table attached.

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.

Other Planning Issues

1) Local Plan Inquiry- Cllrs. Bigg and Glynn attended. Cllr. Bigg commented on the attempt by BIA to get the green belt status removed from all of their land. Cllr. Glynn commented on the proof of evidence and had through the Clerk submitted a response on behalf of the Parish Council. The issues revolved around the airport. Cllr. Bigg mentioned that from the Parish Plan on the green belt issue 90% came out strongly in favour of retaining it.

2) Clerk mentioned that Brockley Parish Council had written objecting to the proposed application for change of use from agricultural land to airport car parking at Wrington Warren.

3) The Plough- variation of licence. The Clerk read out details of the proposed new hours and was directed by the meeting to write and object adopting the same line as with the Golden Lion but omitting the lack of car parking as the Plough has a sizeable car park.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 19.15 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
05/P/1002/F The Old Byre, West Hay Rd. Hudson 2-storey extension & 2 new windows to side & rear. Approved


1Haydens, High St.


Installation of larger rooflights to the rear roof and internal alterations at loft level to form en-suite. Replacement of timber bargeboards with cement verge to west elevation.



11 School Rd,


Single storey rear extension to provide disabled shower room & bedroom

Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
05/P/1482/F Royal Mail Air Hub, BIA Royal Mail Existing airmail operation relocated into Brymon Airways Rubb fabric building and ground floor of ward aviation building with associated welfare portakabin. Existing to be demolished. No objection


Becket House, Station Road, Wedlake Form pedestrian gateway from garden into Church Walk No objection but during the course of the work the existing natural stone wall should be made safe.


Land adjacent to 3 Church View, Felton Smithies Conversion and extension of existing kennel and workshop building to provide a new dwelling and single garage. Object- the proposed access is over common land is to be resisted as it could lead to increased traffic and parking on the nature reserve.


Lye Cross Cottage Labbe Change of use from agricultural to domestic. No objection for the proposed use but the current level of the new garden area should be retained and no industrial related landfill permitted.


BIA BIA Freestanding sign No objection to the sign but the illuminated poles are an unnecessary intrusion in this rural location.


Wrington VC Primary School Steve Hodges, NSC External straw bale insulation of one “Elliott” type temporary building. Lime rendered & cladding fitting of solar thermal panel.
Cllr. Bigg declared an interest in view of her involvement with the Village Association. The Parish Council adds its support to the project.