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 27th September 2005

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

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 6th September 2005 were adopted.

Matters arising.
Plough Inn- the need for a public inquiry was set aside.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes
The Clerk mentioned that the Chair of a meeting may include a non-agenda item of business if deemed to be an urgent matter and would cause harm to the public interest if left until the next meeting.

Hailstones Farm- going to appeal against refusal for change of use from agricultural land to car parking facility for users of BIA.

Planning Certificates issued by North Somerset Council – [see table ]

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.

Listed Building applications. Cllr. Glynn has established that the formal application and the listed building considerations have on legal grounds to be considered independently.

Cllr. Bigg made the point that the Council should obtain a map showing the operational land for BIA and which differs from the current boundary.

Other Planning Issues

1) Planning appeal- Smithies, 3 Church View, Felton. Conversion and extension of existing kennel and workshop building to provide a new dwelling and single garage. The objections raised by the Parish Council will be forwarded by NSC to the Planning Inspector. No further action to take.

2) North Somerset Replacement Local Plan.2 letters received covering objections raised in the consultation period. WR/0075 relates to a change made at the Second deposit stage to remove Volume 3 from the main plan document (the Written Statement). Volume 3 is the “Supporting Information”. The objection was made to the principle of separation since this could allow changes to the relevant “information” outside of the plan process. It is arguable whether the information included in Vol.3 needs this protection, although the written statement needs to be read alongside vol. 3. As the deadline for comments has passed no detailed response required merely an acknowledgement with the comment that the objection is maintained. WR/0099. The Council commented on the wording of para. 9.35 at the Second Deposit stage and the suggested revision is included in the recommended text shown in WR/0099. An acknowledgement supporting the NSC proposal detailed in para. 2 of the written response is all that is required.

3) Kissing gates Alburys/Ladywell. Contractors arrived on site to be confronted by residents as the proposed work would not enable them to get pushchairs etc. along the footpath. As the initial discussion about this work was some 2 years ago it was agreed that the Clerk should confirm an arrangement with Mr. Leonard of NSC to meet on site on Wednesday 28th September at 14.30 hours to reassess the situation.

4) Apricot Cottage. The new light is causing problems with a neighbour and the Clerk has arranged with Connect South West to have a discreet shade fitted to overcome.

5) Greater Bristol Strategic Transport Study. The latest consultation document is now available on

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 19.10 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
05/P/1438/F Ashdale, Downside Millard Removal of condition for Agricultural occupancy only Approved
05/P/1622/ADV BIA BIA 2 x freestanding external statically floodlit and 10 internal & external statically illuminated pole signs Approved


Plough Inn

Young & Co

Change of use from skittle alley to 4 bedrooms for holiday letting.

Approved. Letting rooms only to be used in conjunction with the use of the Plough Inn. They shall not be let, sold or otherwise disposed of independently of the public house. No development shall commence until a Health and Safety assessment of the adjacent Horse Chestnut Tree has been approved by the LPA

Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
05/P/2128/F The Willings, Downside Road Filer Single storey rear extension, insertion of an additional window in dining area In Backwell PC. What is the significance of the term “many cars”. Use should be restricted to residential and agricultural related vehicles and not as an office related to unauthorised car parking.
05/P/2130/F Innex Cottage, Ropers Lane Williams 2-storeydwelling and detached garage on land adjoining. The Council remains concerned at the proposed access as it is opposite a well used hall, in a narrow lane with cars regularly parked directly opposite.
05/P/2135/F Hailstones Farm, Redhil Barnes Change of use from farmhouse to B&B/Holiday accommodation with parking. 6 suites + family accommodation. Object on highway access grounds. Any increase in traffic flow to and from this site will add to the problems on the A38 trunk road
05/P/2139/LB Albury House, High Street Maitland Alterations to attached single storey building, demolition of potting shed, erection of orangery No comment.
05/P/2162/F The Willings, Downside Road Filer Erect field store In Backwell PC. The comments contained under 05/P/2128/F are pertinent to this application
05/P/2066/F Lulsgate Radio Tower Surf Telecoms Existing mast by control tower to be removed from site. New mast for Western Power & Orange PCS to be built by new buildings Object- negative impact on the landscape. The basic design is inelegant and unsuitable for this green belt location visit form the ANOB. It is recommended that the mast/facility is retained on the north side of the airport.
05/P/2101/CA Wessex House, Broad St Smith Replace garage doors with door and window. No comment



Extension to Silver Zone Car Park To minimise impact non-invasive down-lighters would limit the spread of light and should be designed to maximise conservation of energy




Extension & reconfiguration of Western Apron

To minimise impact non-intrusive down-lighters would limit the spread of light and should be designed to maximise conservation of energy.