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, 6th March, 2007
Mr D W Glynn
Mrs G J Bigg
Mr T R Clements
Mrs J Gallop
Ms E P Irving

left meeting 18.30hrs
Mrs G Moss
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Mr T W Yearsley

  Mrs A Atkins
Mr G A Matthews

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 13th February 2007 were adopted without

Matters Arising - Nil

Public Participation - Nil

North Somerset Planning Committee Minutes – Not received. Cllr. Glynn
indicated that he attended the last NSC South Area Meeting and in particular the
Parish Voice session as he was interested in the matter raised by Loxton Parish Council on delays in receipt of planning applications and matters surrounding Conservation areas.

On the Holiday Inn application and the subject of drainage Cllr. Glynn had introduced the management of the Holiday Inn to Alvis Bros, whose fields form the boundary, and they are to work together top solve the drainage problems encountered recently.

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

With the refusal of application 06/P/3042/F the Clerk advised that NSC had forwarded a separate covering letter justifying their decision. Cllr. Clements advised that the applicant, Mr Thomas, was somewhat surprised as he had met with the planning officer prior to the application and had obtained the impression that having met their requirements that the application was in order. Mr. Thomas has been advised to seek a further meeting with the planning officer to ascertain what
would be needed to meet planning requirements.

Planning Applications

For planning applications and comments see attached sheet.

Other Planning Issues

1) Keepers, Ropers Lane- a second arboricultural report received on the montery cypress trees.
The Clerk indicated that he has spoken with the Tree Officer from NSC and indicated that the Parish Council was happy to leave the decision in their hands.

2) Polytunnels. The Clerk had asked NSC Enforcement to look at the polytunnels at the Walled Garden and whether they needed planning permission. Mr. Barrett of NSC indicated that these were not of a permanent fitting and therefore did not, in his view, require planning. Apparently the Walled Garden is endeavouring to get Soil Association accreditation. It was also noted that the new polytunnel in Nates Lane, (ref. 06/P/2944/F) was not now going to be on a permanent base as the applicant was of the opinion that on this basis planning consent not required. Cllr. Glynn indicated that this was the subject of in-house discussion at NSC between the Enforcement and Planning teams.

3) The Clock House, High Street, Wrington (appl. 06/P/2853/ADV). The Clerk reported that NSC maintain that after due consideration they were of the opinion that they would have had difficulty in turning this application aside albeit acknowledging the Parish Council’s objections and grounds. The Council still felt strongly about the decision and in acknowledging that consent has been given felt it appropriate that Humberts, the applicants, should be written to see whether as a gesture of goodwill they would not go ahead and install illuminated signs on the basis of the impact on the local environment. Cllr. Bigg undertook to write a letter for the Clerk to send.

4) Notice of appeals has been received in respect of Richards Garage and Brook House. The Clerk and the Chairman have already written to NSC seeking any hearings to be heard within the Village. Whilst the letters indicate that any comments made on the applications will be passed to the Planning Inspector the Clerk was directed to resubmit the Parish Council’s comments on both applications with covering letters stating that we have already made representations to NSC requesting that any public hearings are held within the Village.

5) North Somerset Replacement Plan. A letter has been received from NSC indicating that the responses to the further proposed modifications were considered on 20th February and that it will now go forward for adoption after 29th March 2007. NSC intends to issue a notice of adoption on 30th March when there will be a 6-week period within which a legal challenge can be made to the High Court. The Parish Council whilst unhappy with the decision made regarding the extension to the industrial site at Havyatt Road decided that it would have to accept the situation albeit reluctantly.

There being no other business the meeting was declared closed at 18.50 hours.

Mr. D W Glynn

Planning Certificates
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
06/P/1768/F The Stable Block
Long Lane
DJP/BRJ 2-storey extension to internal courtyard office accommodation and side dormer (scheme A) Withdrawn
06/P/3042/F Oakdene Farm
Cox's Green
Thomas change of use from agricultural milking parlour to office accommodation Refused. The existing building proposed for re-use has an industrial appearance and is not in keeping with its surroundings, in terms of form, bulk and design and is therefore detrimental to the character and local distinctiveness of the area and the proposed alterations would not result in a significant visual improvement so that the building would make a positive contribution to the rural character of the area. The proposed development is therefore contrary to advice PPS7, Policy DCS/3 and of the NS Local Plan and Policy RD/3 of the NS Replacement Local Plan
07/P/0005/F Barley Farm
Old Hill
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. Approved. The staff accommodation shall be occupied as an annexe only ancillary to the residential use and shall not be occupied as a separate dwelling
Planning Applications
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Comments

07/P/0383/F 4



Erection of detached garage,carport and store with vehicular access from rear of 1-3 Hailstone Cottages and erection of a 2-storey side extension with 2 balconies to west elevation, alterations to windows on north elevation and to door on south elevation.

No comment
07/P/0471/F The Meadows
Bakers Lane
Gibson 2-storey side extension No comment
07/P/0485/F The Stable Block
Long Lane
BRJ Ltd/
Erection of 2 extensions to office accommodation: 1 2-storey extension to west corner of internal courtyard and 1 single storey rear extension to lower ground floor of south-west elevation. Install dormer window to north-west elevation and window. OBJECT to the proposed new structure in the courtyard location in terms of design and materials. Any alterations to the courtyard should have design and materials sympathetic with the existing buildings
07/P/0495/F Kitsilano
Broad Street
Owen Change of use from shop on ground floor to residential accommodation. OBJECT. The optician provides a valuable service to the Village and the loss would be a considerable inconvenience.
07/P/0496/F Kitsilano
Broad Street
Owen Replacement 3 wooden sash windows (like for like) on 1st floor north (front) elevation. No comment.