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, 19th September, 2006
Mr D W Glynn
Mr T R Clements
Mrs G J Bigg
Mrs J Gallop
Ms E P Irving
Chairman    Mr G A Matthews
Mrs G Moss
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka

Mrs A Atkins
Mr T W Yearsley,Clerk

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

Declaration of Members’ Interests – none.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 29th August were adopted with the substitution of the phrase “green belt settlement” by “green belt boundary” in the Minute on Other Planning Issues.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 4th September were adopted with the substitution of the phrase “- who assisted the trustees at the outset with the marketing” by “- who assisted the trustees at the outset in relation to communication with residents” in the Minute on Declaration of Members’ Interests.

Matters Arising – none.

Public Participation – 14 members of the public were in attendance for the planning applications 06/P/2104/CA & 06/P/2127/F – Richards Garage, Broad Street. Invited by the Chairman to make statements, the following points were made, mostly by immediate neighbours:

A density of 14 houses is unacceptable; their design is not of good quality; plus

- the village infrastructure will struggle to absorb the extra numbers;

- the entrance to the site is too narrow;

- the reliability of the published cut-off date for submission of comments to NSC was
  discussed, and Cllr Clements asked for copies of any letters to be given to the Council;

- the stated number of 22 parking spaces would be inadequate; the service bus already
  has frequent problems negotiating vehicles parked in Broad Street;

- the flood risk assessment and wildlife report were queried;

- the loss of a village business was regretted;

- an opportunity for consideration of the plans in greater depth was called for;

- one resident sought to consider future developments when other properties were
  sold, which might make this development more feasible;

- the apparent retention of the petrol pumps was queried as a potential hazard, as was
  the lack of any parking provision for the existing Richards properties in the
  development proposal;

- the Council was requested to mount a public meeting similar to the one which
  considered the Brook House application so that residents could obtain a better sense
  of the plans overall;

- one resident asked about the South Area Committee meeting on Wednesday, 20th
  September which would be considering information on the Brook House application,
  and the Chairman opined that no decision was likely to be made, an interpretation
  supported by Cllr Yamanaka.

In the light of these comments, the planning committee AGREED to convene a public meeting as soon as possible, and to advertise it in the village. Cllr Clements advised that it should be attended by as many additional residents as possible to avoid the same points being rehearsed as were made this evening. The Council will consider the proposal immediately following the public meeting.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – The Chairman reported on the agenda items for the South Area Committee meeting to be held 20 September and the Minutes of the meeting held 23 August. Items highlighted were an Officer Information report concerning the Brook House proposal and confirmation of an Appeal Inquiry relating to airport car parking at The Old Forge, Lulsgate, now scheduled for 23 November 2006.

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

Cllr Irving commented that residents concerned about possible approval for the change of use at South Croft, Silver Street, had asked about the status. The Chairman advised that he would investigate and report to the next meeting.

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
Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
+ 06/P/1984/CA
Brook House
Silver Street
Linden Homes Amendment - street scene and site plan which shows modified sight line and extent of existing boundary wall to be reduced. Please refer to the Council’s letter dated 07.09.06 concerning the proposed Brook House development which commented on the amended drawings
06/P/2069/F The Garth,
1 Redacre
Twynam Demolition of conservatory, erection of single-storey side extension . No comment

Richards Garage
Broad Street

Summerfield Developments Demolition of garage workshop, outbuilding to north-west, outside toilet and storage buildings to allow 14 new residential buildings. Consideration deferred pending a public meeting to be arranged for w/c 25.09.06

Richards Garage
Broad Street

Summerfield Developments Erection of 14 dwellings with associated parking following demolition of workshop and storage buildings. Consideration deferred pending a public meeting to be arranged for w/c 25.09.06
06/P/2109/PA1 BIA - Fire Station BIA Erection of extension to fire station . We suggest that this is not an extension. Also, the site is still within the Green Belt at the present time and the building appears pre-fabricated, has no architectural merit and will impact on the approach to the airport terminal
06/P/2112/PA1 BIA - Access road BIA Entry realignment and new sign gantry to airport terminal. The Council considers that the proposal indicates an unwelcome duplication of signage and that there should be either a sign gantry or roadside signage combined with road markings. Sign TS5 appears unnecessary.

Chancellors Cottage,
Long Lane

Wood Replacement single-storey garage, store & carport. No comment
06/P/2121/PDT BIA - Old Control Tower Orange Erection of 4 dual band dual polars located on 4 support poles on freestanding platforms on the rooftop of the old control tower. The equipment cabins (6 pack) to be located on top of the boiler room adjacent to the existing boiler flue. No comment

School Road

Stott Single-storey rear extension No comment.


Scars Farm


Change of use and development of redundant barn for holiday accommodation.

The Council has no objection to the change of use but objects to the proposed access. We are concerned about increased use of the existing field access onto the A38 and suggest that if the principle of development is acceptable then a new access should be created to join Row of Ashes Lane, with the existing access closed up. Direct access onto the A38 at this point will create an unnecessary hazard as a result of poor visibility and relatively high traffic speeds. We are sure that holidaymakers would prefer a different entry/exit route and we understand that the land concerned is in the same ownership.

Also, we note that no parking spaces are shown on the drawings and suggest that any permission should be conditional on a landscaping scheme with planting to shield views of parked vehicles