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, 25th April, 2006

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

Mr T W Yearsley

     Mrs A Atkins,
Mrs J Gallop
 Mrs G Moss
Mrs C A Phillips
Mrs D J Yamanaka

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

Declaration of Members' Interests – Cllr. Clements declared an interest in the planning application relating to the URC Chapel on the basis he is an active member.

With regard to Brook House Cllr. Clements declared an interest as he lives opposite. Cllr. Bigg declared an interest in that she formed part of the steering group on an advisory basis. Cllr. Thorn declared an interest as he is a trustee.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 4th April were adopted without amendment.

Matters Arising

1) - Pine Farm- NSC Enforcement Team looking into the planning issues raised.

2) West Hay Cottage, West Hay- the new porch may be within guidelines. No action for the time being.

3) Fencing- covered under NSC Planning Committee Minutes.

Public Participation – Nil.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – Minutes of 22nd March.

Fencing- the Blackmoor Close application for retrospective erection of a 1.85m high fence was approved. However NSC did refuse a wooden fence in Hutton on the grounds of its siting, size and design detracts from the character and appearance of the area and on highway safety grounds.

Hailstones Farm- appeal dismissed for change of use from agricultural land to use as car parking facility for users of BIA.

Outstanding planning application- in the Parish 2 relating to certificates of Lawful Use.

Enforcements- Clerk reported on 5 outstanding enforcement issues of which 4 were related to Airport car parking.

Area Budget Bidding- still some funds left and the Clerk was directed to submit a request on behalf of the Memorial Hall towards committed expenditure of c£22,000.

Planning Certificates issued by North Somerset Council – [see separate table attached] as per pre-meeting list.

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.

Other Planning Issues

1) Development Control Workshop-18th May- Cllr. Glynn and the Clerk to attend

2) North Somerset Replacement Local Plan briefing. Cllrs. Glynn and Bigg volunteered to attend this session to be held on 12th May.

3) Tall Pines Golf Club- has planning permission for overnight accommodation for golfers so the sign is technically correct.

4) Buglers- letter from NSC Enforcement team advising that the external shelving does not materially affect the external appearance of the building. The Clerk has replied asking whether this was referred to the Conservation Officer.

5) Stoneleigh, Downside Road- planning appeal for change of use. The Council supported this in the first instance with a proviso that car parking was contained within the curtilage of the existing property. It was agreed that no response necessary.

6) Brook House. The Clerk indicated that he has written to the Standards Committee at North Somerset to obtain a dispensation for all Councillors to discuss this openly notwithstanding the many” interests”. Following the previous week’s exhibition a general discussion was held to ascertain whether the Council should submit some pre-application thoughts to the developers. The Clerk was directed to forward to all Councillors some bullet headings for them to infill with views so that these could be collated and then submitted.

7) These points to be: - Density & development proposals- is it too high both in terms of number of properties (Cllr. Thorn indicated that NSC specify maximum and minimum numbers per site) and design although well within current guidelines, Wall- should this be retained to keep the character of the Village, should Brook House be retained, entrance, parking provision, trees and traffic calming.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 19.35 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
06/P/0383/F Piercehay Cottage, Bullhouse Lane MacDonald Single storey rear extension, paving etc. Approved
06/P0416/F Tumbling Weir, Havyatt Rd Forte Pillars, 2-storey rear extension Approved
Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
06/P/0762/WT Wrington URC, Ropers Lane Wrington URC Yew x 1 30% crown reduction, crown lift to 4m No objection in principle and whereas a 4m crown lift from the road side would be acceptable it is felt that the crown lift from the inside should be limited to ensure that the tree shape is kept balanced
06/P/0805/F Whispering Pines, Cooks Bridle Path Allen Demolish existing double garage and rebuild 2 separate outbuildings on other side of the garden No objection in principle but the outbuildings use should be limited to private accommodation purposes only. It is hoped that the Scots pines can be retained
06/P/0816/WT The Lodge, School Rd Peverell Management Services Ltd Holm Oak-reduce by at least 50% We would prefer to see the tree reduced by 50% rather than felling. However noting the tree surgeons comments could a replanting scheme be implemented now in the knowledge that the tree may have to be felled at some future stage.
06/P/0843/ADV Silver Zone Car Park, BIA BIA Grass verge to car park entry road No comment


Bennetts, High St


Retrospective application for wall in increasing width of car park

The wall is in the Conservation Area and as such the original planning permission indicated that natural local stone was to be used and that sample materials were to be approved by NSC prior to development. Was this condition missed? The existing material is not in keeping with the Conservation Area and being only slabbed should be replaced with a material that will blend in with the surrounds. The issue of natural stone walls and their retention has been raised by Parishioners both verbally and in the Parish Plan. For information purposes you should refer to Planning Certificate 04/P/0261/F dated 18th March 2004 and in particular item 2, Ian S Ford letter dated 23 January 2004 penultimate paragraph, p4 planning application 04/P/0261/F C13 materials and plan of existing and proposed plan and internal note dated 23rd February 2004 from Jacob Amuli to Simon Myles.