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, 2nd January, 2007
Mr D W Glynn
Mrs G J Bigg
Mr T R Clements
Mrs J Gallop
Ms E P Irving
Chairman    Mr G A Matthews
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Mr T W Yearsley

   Mrs A Atkins
Mrs G Moss

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

Declaration of Members Interests – Cllr. Irving declared an interest in planning application 06/P/3002/F.

Cllr. Clements declared an interest in planning applications 06/P/2944/F & 06/P/3042/F

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12th December were adopted with 2 amendments:-

1) P.2 Planning Applications- 4th Para, 2nd line for “copywrite” read “copyright”.

2) P2 Planning Applications- 4th Para. Add “in relation to the reprinting of photographic images” after the word “from” on the 3rd line of the paragraph.

Matters Arising

Cllr. Bigg asked what the possible planning issue was with the Signal Box in Station Road and was told that it referred to whether it had residential use.

Public Participation - Nil

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – An amended set of minutes due to a technical error received relating to the NSC South Area Meeting of 15th November.

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

The Clerk made special reference to the planning certificate 06/P/2518 relating to the erection of a 5m extension to the existing 15m high telecommunications mast at BIA. In a letter from NSC setting out the reasons for the approval it maintains that the extension needs to be balanced with the impact of additional masts for Vodaphone and T-Mobile on the south side of the airport and Redhill if this site is not acceptable. There is also an operational requirement for 3G coverage in this area in addition to the current 2G coverage.

The planning officer was of the opinion that the visual impact, because of the proximity of other buildings and maturing landscaping, would be within acceptable limits.

The Parish Council view was that the type of tower remained an issue, being a lattice design, and that a monopole type would be less intrusive. It was considered that the planning officer’s view as to the visual impact was a personal view and that the local knowledge that Councillors have was not taken into account. The Clerk was directed to write to NSC expressing disquiet at the decision now taken.

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet. With regard to Oakdene Farm the Clerk was directed to write to Mr. Thomas about his future plans for the site.

Other Planning Issues

1) Cllr. Glynn made mention of a retrospective planning application before Backwell Parish Council relating to signage on the D-I-Y stores at the traffic lights in Farleigh Road. It appears that part of the advertisement for the business is dog kennels situated on the top a flat roof.

2) Cllr. Bigg made mention of more signs appearing at Buglers and it was agreed that this should be referred to NSC as it is in the Conservation Area.

3) Cllr. Bigg said that it had been brought to her attention that Oakfield Lodge in West Hay Road was being used as permanent residential accommodation whereas the planning permission is for holiday accommodation.

4) Details of a letter relating to NS Replacement Local Plan proposed modifications were discussed and this referred to proposed changes to the Green Belt around Portbury Dock. Cllr. Bigg made a comment regarding the Green Belt as she understood that it wasn’t usual for these considerations to be taken into account at Local Plan stage. Cllr. Yamanaka agreed with this but also stated that on a national basis a review was underway and that Portbury Dock and BIA were exceptional cases.

5) Brook House- this is to be discussed at NSC Planning & Regulatory Committee on 3rd January with a recommendation to refuse. Cllr. Yamanaka was of the opinion that the Parish Council should still write to NSC regarding the need for a footpath should the Brook House site be developed. Cllr. Glynn said that he had withheld writing in the knowledge that the application was being recommended for refusal and that it was likely to go to appeal for an Inspector to determine. The Parish Council wanted it placed on record with NSC that should development take place then a footpath should be part of the planning process. Cllr. Glynn will forward a draft to the Clerk.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 19.20 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
06/P/2233/F Worship Farm
Row of Ashes
Lane Stable building Approved. The use of land for private equestrian purposes is appropriate within the Green Belt and the proposed stables are small scale and essential to serve the equestrian use of the land. The stables would be located within close proximity of the existing yard and house and, subject to conditions to ensure the provision of appropriate landscaping, would not result in significant harm to tje openness of the Green belt and would respect the character of the landscape.
06/P/2275/F land adj. 3 Church View, Felton Smithies removal of condition 6 of planning permission 06/P/1006/F which restricts any part of the approved dwelling being used for paying guest accommodation. Approved. Condition 6 is not necessary since planning permission would be required to use one bedroom of the property for paying guest accommodation on a long term basis.
06/P/2478/F Warren Cottage, Brockley Combe Lanfear Detached garage to replace existing with a summerhouse adjacent. Approve. Garage shall not be used except for private and domestic purposes and shall at no times be used for any commercial or business purposes whatsoever
06/P/2479/O South View Farm, Wrington Hill Brean Agricultural building Refuse- applicant has failed to demonstrate that the proposed building by reason of its scale and location, is reasonably necessary for the purposes of agriculture. Contrary to policy RD/2 of the NS Replacement Local Plan.

Development would be sited in a visually prominent location within an attractive area of open countryside in the Green Belt and within a Landscape Character Area. As a result it would be detrimental to the quality and character of the area and would not preserve the openness of the Green belt. Contrary to policies RD/5 & ECH/8 of the NS Replacement Local Plan, as well as the advice contained in PPS7- Sustainable Development in Rural Areas.

06/P/2518/F BIA Vodaphone Ltd Erection of a 5m extension to existing 15m high telecommunications mast in order to accommodate 6 aerials and up to 2 transmission dishes for Vodaphone and 3 aerials and 2 transmission dishes for T-Mobile with controlling equipment being placed inside an existing cabin together with the installation of 2 air conditioning units. Approved.The siting and design of the proposal is acceptable giving the requirements of the development. There will be no significant impact on the visual amenity of the surrounding area and the design is such that the impact is kept to a reasonable level. A declaration of conformity with ICNIRP public exposure guidelines has been provided stating that the output from the additional equipment combined with the operation of the existing equipment on site is within acceptable limits as set out byICNIRP. The proposal therefore accords with the guidance contained within PPG8 and Policy CF/5 of the North Somerset Local Plan.
06/P/2688/TPO Udley Farm
West Hay Rd
Burnett Horse Chestnut- clean out crown and thin by up to 20%. Raise crown over highway by 7m Approved
Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
06/P/2900/F 21 Wiltons
Schindler & Davies side extension to form garage with en-suite over & rear extension to form utility. No objection. We would point out that the drawings show a new chimney stack which is not mentioned anywhere.
06/P/2944/F Wrington Greens
Nates Lane
Ross erect a polytunnel in the field (dimension 9m x 26m). Concrete foundations and be used for vegetable production No objection to the proposal. The structure should be regarded as temporary and should the business cease all structures including concrete foundations should be removed. A conditon should also be incorporated to ensure that no retail sales are made direct from the site.

A portable toilet has been installed on the site and no mention is made of this in the planning application.

06/P/2988/F 4 Ashford Road
Schmollmann & Whittington 2-storey side extension to replace garage,bedrooms above. Replace and extend conservatory to rear. No comment
06/P/2996/F West Hay Farm,
West Hay Rd.,
Stone single storey side extension including loft accommodation No comment. It is presumed that the current Bed & Breakfast/car parking use will discontinue.
06/P/3002/F Mulberry Cottage
Church Walk
Burnett change of garage roof from corrugated steel to pitched tile roof. No objection. Being in the Conservation Area it is considered that weathered tiles should be used rather than new


Oakdene Farm
Cox's Green


change of use from agricultural milking parlour to office accommodation

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