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 22nd March 2005

Mr D W Glynn
Mrs G J Bigg
Mr T R Clements
Ms E P Irving
Chairman    Mrs G Moss
Mr R L Thorn
Mr T W Yearsley

    Mrs A Atkins,
    Mrs J Gallop
Mr G A Matthews
Mrs C A Phillips
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Mrs R J Young

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 1st March 2005 were adopted without amendment.

Matters arising.

1) Environment Agency (Belvedere)-Chairman proposed that as nothing heard back to date from the EA that the matter be dropped. As and when something is received a report will be made.

2) Butcombe Brewery- nothing heard back from the Planning Department on the issues raised- report will be made as and when updates received. The Clerk reported that the Licensing Officer had visited the Brewery with regard to the application for an on-licence. It is only for use at the Visitors Centre to promote the Brewery’s own products and in view of this the Clerk has confirmed to the Licensing Officer that the Council would not object.

3) Havyat Industrial Units- the application has been withdrawn. Mr. Swinburn (an objector) is in receipt of a detailed letter from NSC on the matter.

4) Ladywell- Cllr. Glynn explained why there is no planning requirement and produced a booklet “Planning – A Guide for Householders” which explains what you need to know about the planning system.

5) Gatcombe Farm- an update was provided pre-meeting.

6) Advertising signs- when reported to NSC Mr. Bush indicated that he had instructed Simon Banbury to remove the offending signs. To date not done and the Clerk is to chase.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – the Clerk commented on the minutes of the Meetings held 9th February & 9th March.

Planning Certificates issued by North Somerset Council – see sheet attached.

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.

Cllr. Glynn in response to a query regarding “Tree Preservation Orders” from Cllr. Thorn explained how the system worked.

Other Planning Issues

1) North Somerset Municipal Waste Strategy- the Clerk handed out the final document.

2) North Somerset Replacement Local Plan- the Clerk reported that despite pressure from GOSWA to scrap this document and move immediately to the Local Development Framework it was NSC’s intention to move the NSRLP forward as they recognise the considerable amount of time spent by Parish Councils and other key stakeholders. The Clerk has already written to GOSWA supporting the Council’s stance.

3) Cllr. Clements raised the subject of Bullhouse Lane and the work that NSC has promised to do before this financial year end. The Clerk e-mailed Adrian Leonard on 11th March advising him that the lane was ready for the contractors to move in and he was instructed to remind NSC of their commitment again. Mention was made of the outstanding work on the kissing gates between Ladywell and The Alburys and also the footpath between the High Street and Ropers Lane. Clerk to take forward.

4) With a view to improving communication between the PC and NSC the Clerk will in future e-mail the Planning Department with comments on planning applications- this as a result of a letter that was sent following the meeting held on 8th February not being received by NSC.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 18.55 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
05/P/0044/TPO Uplands, West Hay Rd., Wrington   London Plane- crown lift to 6m Approved- for general maintenance purposes and to ensure the road is clear. All works to satisfy BS3998:89. No climbing irons to be used.
05/P/0103/F 17 Garstons Close, Wrington Mackay Single storey rear extension and part infill of front covered area. Approved- external walling and roofing materials shall be identical to those in the existing building. Policy RL/6 North Somerset Local Plan.
05/P/0180/TPO 19 The Glebe, Wrington   Silver Birch- fell Refused- 1) tree is in good health and has a good life expectancy. 2) The tree is clearly visible to the general public and contributes to the amenity of the local environment.
Planning Applications - response from Wrington Parish Council 22.03.2005
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
05/P/0204/F Greenswood, Whetcombe Way, Ropers Lane Amendment- omission of timber framing details and the use of natural stone to the gable end wall Object- the comments contained under the heading “Parish Council” for the South Area Committee Meeting set for 30th March remains pertinent.
05/P/0350/F Pickerings, Hyatts Wood Rd., Backwell Vauden Change of use of land from agricultural to green waste compositing site. Comments contained in our response sheet dated 1st March 2005 remain.
05/P/0414/F Derham House, High St., Wrington Pearce Change of use from Office to Estate Agent. No objection