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, 23rd 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 G Moss
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Mr T W Yearsley

   Mrs A Atkins

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 18.00 hours.

Declaration of Members Interests – Nil on known agenda items

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 2nd January were adopted with 2 amendments:-

1) p1 – bottom line for “G2” read 2G.

2) P2 under planning applications add “With regard to Oakdene Farm the Clerk was directed to write to Mr. Thomas about his future plans for the site.”

Public Participation – 4 members of the public from Redhill attended the meeting relating to the planning application for change of use to a Guest House (8 beds) for Redhill House, Redhill - the applicant advised that in view of objections he has withdrawn the application.

Mr. Cheeseley, applicant, addressed the meeting to explain his vision for the business with his market being air crew, overnight stays and holiday makers. He intended to use local staff and also be as environmentally friendly as is practicable. The objections received centred around concerns that the site will become a car park for BIA users- he stressed this was not the case.

Access issues have also been addressed with NSC who appears to be favouring access from Lye Hole Lane. NSC also wishes the car parking, restricted to 10 cars, to be far enough away from Pine Ridge, an adjoining property. There are also visibility issues with a hedge which are being addressed.

Mr. Cheesley advised that he has undertaken a traffic flow study and was willing to make the results available.

Cllr. Glynn sought assurance that there would be no parking in the orchard and this was given by Mr. Cheeseley. There was also a question mark over the apparent lack of catering facilities to which the response was that it was not the intention to do catering to any great extent although simple meals would be offered.

Cllr. Clements expressed concerns about access to the property from the A38 when approaching from the south. Mr. Cheeseley stated that NSC Highways issue related only to the hedge.

Mrs. Young speaking on behalf of the Redhill residents said that in principle they are not objecting to the Guest House but have concerns over:-

1) Entrance. Mrs. Young related back some 15 years when a previous owner applied for planning permission to build on the orchard but was turned down on access grounds.

2) The traffic survey undertaken by Mr. Cheeseley has been done at the wrong time of year as the movement of agricultural related vehicles is not so great currently.

3) Floodlights from the tennis court are intrusive to adjoining properties.

4) Cess pit facilities would have to be tested to ensure adequacy. Point here made that the planning application submitted indicates that the property is connected to mains drainage/sewerage.

5) Access- Mrs. Young supported Cllr. Clements views as she has had personal experience of the problems of accessing Lye Hole Lane from the A38.

Mr. Bray said that whilst the Guest House was to be environmentally friendly clients will have to use transport to be able to access food.

The Chair advised the public that when the next revised planning application submitted then they should write to NSC, with a copy to the PC, expressing their concerns.

Matters Arising

1) The Clerk has written to NSC regarding the letter and certificate received on application 06/P/2518/F- erection of a 5m extension to the 15m high telecommunications mast. To date a response has not been received.

2) Signal Box, Station Road- awaiting a response from NSC regarding the current planning permission on the site.

3) Oakfield Lodge, West Hay Road- NSC has acknowledged receipt of the planning issues raised and an officer is looking into the matter.

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – The Clerk commented on the Minutes of the Meeting held 13th December 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

1) Replacement Local Plan. Cllr. Matthews is dissatisfied with the response received by the Clerk on the matter of the extension to the Village boundary to accommodate more land for employment. Cllr. Matthews is still waiting for a response to a letter that he has written on the subject. After some discussion it was agreed that the Clerk should respond stating that the response was not acceptable and that the PC will consider what future action it may take.

2) Oakdene Farm- a letter from Mr. Thomas indicating that when before submitting any more planning applications he will discuss with the PC first. Cllr. Bigg made reference to Mr. Smythe’s letter of objection to NSC on the grounds of the site being the gateway to the village and the proposed appearance is not in keeping. Cllr. Clements mentioned that Mr. Thomas and his architect are meeting with a planning officer from NSC to discuss the current planning application.

3) ERHA newsletter.

4) Local Government Information Unit holding a good practice seminar on 8th February on “Influencing Town Planning: Collaborative Working between Principal, Parish & Town Councils”. Cost £100 + VAT.

5) Buglers- the new advertising signs do not need planning permission. However the air con unit does and NSC is in contact over this matter.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 19.23 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
06/P/1983/F Brook House
Silver Street
Linden Homes Renovation of Brook House and erection of 12 new dwellings, landscaping, alterations to existing boundary walls, demolition of outbuildings & associated works. REFUSE. Development would lead to urban housing needs being met in Wrington, where employment opportunities are limited, and with high levels of out-commuting the development would contribute to the creation of a dormitory settlement contrary to policies H/1, H/7 and GDP/1 of the NS Replacement Local Plan and policies 1,2 & 34 of the Joint replacement Structure Plan.

Without the necessary financial contribution towards education, youth, library, access development and public open space provision within Wrington, the proposal is contrary to Policy R/1 of the NS Local Plan and Policies GDP/5 & CF/1 of the NS Replacement Local Plan.

06/P/2764/F South View
Leggs Farm
Havyatt Road
Yeats Single storey rear extension and front porch Approve.

lane leading to Field Cottage, Butts Batch

Tomlinson Leylandi x 3 fell. Leylandi x3 reduce height. Approved
Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments
06/P/3097/F C oombe Head Farm
Downside Road
Marshall Change of use of Agricultural building to vehicle parking Object. Considered inappropriate development in the green belt and unsuitable access. The proposed access to the car parking cuts across a public right of way AX30/68. Please refer back to application 06/P/2221/F

Barley Farm
Old Hill, Wrington

David James & Partners Extension to provide household staff annexed accommodation; new orangery to replace existing conservatory: new windows, stone chimney stacks and stone facing to south elevation: extend pitched roof over section of flat roof above sitting room. No comment
07/P/0059/F Land at Iwood Lane
Gardiner Change of use from agriculture to paddock and erection of two stables and hay store Whilst not within the Parish of Wrington this Council would recommend that a condition is imposed to ensure that there is no commercial use. Also there should be no lighting permitted.




Screening opinion as to whether an Environmental Impact Assessment is required for creating a new reception car park and reception building. THIS IS NOT A PLANNING APPLICATION

Comments to be forwarded under separate cover