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, 11th September, 2007
Mr D W Glynn
Mrs G J Bigg
Mrs J Gallop
Ms E P Irving
Mrs P. Ledbury
Mrs S.L Dunn Morua
Chairman    Mr G A Matthews
Mrs G Moss
Mrs C A Phillips
Mr R L Thorn
Mrs D J Yamanaka
Ms Gabrielle Wilson

   Mr P. Ellis

Declarations of Members’ Interests

Cllr Thorn and Cllr Irving in relation to All Saints Church; Cllr Ledbury (prejudicial interest) in relation to All Saints Church.

Public participation

Minutes of previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 21st August 2007 were reviewed and adopted with one amendment – under ‘Other Planning Issues’ this should read: “Cllr Dunn Morua asked whether the fence at Tumbling Weir requires planning permission.”

Matters arising

1) Fence at Tumbling Weir: Cllr Glynn stated that fences alongside the highway require planning permission if they are over 1 metre in height. Cllr Glynn is to ask Mike Campbell to look at Tumbling Weir.

NSC South Area Planning Committee

The next meeting is to be held on 19th September.

Decision Notices issued by NSC [see below]

Decision notices received from NSC were reviewed. It was noted that the application regarding Ashley House in Silver Street had been granted, whereas the Parish Council had objected to this, but no letter of explanation had been received from NSC – the Clerk is to request this.

Planning Applications

07/P/2124/F – Oakdene Farm: there was discussion regarding the wall bordering the road – the plans show this is to be rendered, not faced with stone, also whether business accommodation is appropriate in former agricultural buildings. It was agreed that the development was likely to be an improvement on the existing old milking parlour, but that the wall bordering the road should be faced with stone.

07/P/2126/RG3 – Medical Practice – addition of solar panels – there were no objections. The question was raised as to whether the Parish Council should consider a policy in relation to solar panels within the Conservation Area. It was agreed that Cllr Glynn would discuss with NSC to ascertain what their view is.

07/P/2130/WT – All Saints' Church tree works. Health and safety issues are involved due to two of the trees being dead. No comment.

07/P/2183/F – 13 Ashford Road, Redhill – retrospective. It was agreed that the development is probably an improvement. Some members queried whether retrospective planning permission ought to be granted. Cllr Yamanaka commented that applications for retrospective planning permission should be decided solely on the merits of the application. It was agreed to request that permission be restricted to agricultural use, and that there should be no airport related parking.

07/P/2206/F – Uplands, Wrington Hill – no comment.

07/P/2252/F – Sutton Farm, Butcombe. This was considered to be appropriate development. However it was felt that car parking should be restricted to six spaces as proposed, and there should be no further airport related parking on the site.

Notification of two further planning applications had been received, and full details of these are awaited:

- Old School House, Church Road, Redhill – tree works
- 1 & 4, Church View, School Lane, Felton Common – change of access

Other Planning Issues

Brook House Enquiry – it was noted that there was still no word of the outcome.

Cllr Bigg outlined some recent research produced by CPRE which showed that disturbances in the environment in the North Somerset area are currently at 90%, which is considered extremely high.

It was noted that the North Somerset Core Strategy is coming up for consultation in October, and it was felt that Wrington Parish Council will need to make some strong comments.

It was also noted that Regional Assemblies are to be abolished and their powers will now go to RDA’s.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 7.10 pm.

Mr. D W Glynn

Decision Notices
Application Address/Location Applicant Development Proposal Decision
07/P/1031/LB School Road
Wrington School Internal works to include relocation of door, subdivision of 1st floor toilet and construction of kitchen cupboards. Granted, on condition that further details drawings showing the construction of the storage area around kitchen fireplace are submitted and approved. Also that the existing toilet door be salvaged and reused. All new internal works and finishes shall match the original work.
07/P1384/LB Webbsbrook Cottage
Silver Street
Mr Jones Alteration of external paint colours Refused – property is a Grade II Listed Building in a prominent position with Wrington Conversation area. Proposed colour is not a traditional hue and would impact upon the special historic character of the Listed Building and appearance of the Conservation area, contrary to Policies ECH/3 and ECH/4 of the North Somerset Replacement Local Plan
07/P/1417/F Silvergate
Bridgwater Road
Manor Felton Ltd Car parking with vehicle washing and mobile office facilities Refused. Inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Use of land for off airport parking contrary to aims of PPG 13 (Transport) and Policy T/12 of North Somerset Replacement Local Plan. Likely to result in significant increase in the use of access to classified road, also site is abutted by residential properties and noisy aspects of the proposal likely to have an unacceptable effect on neighbours and conflict with policy GDP/2 of the North Somerset Replacement Plan.
07/P/1455/F 1 Hailstone Cottage
Mr Johnson 2-storey side extension Granted. The external walling and roofing materials to be used in the building works to be identical to those in the existing building.
07/P/1469/F Summer Barton
Ropers Lane
Mr Stirling Replace softwood windows with upvc Granted, on condition that replacement window frames on the north elevation are constructed of timber only
07/P/1498/F Green Gables
West Hay Road
Mr Hullah Triple garage. Conversion of existing integral garage to living accommodation (office) Granted, on condition that external walling and roofing materials to be used are identical to those in the existing building, also no development to be commenced until surface water draining details are submitted and approved. The garage not to be used except for private and domestic purposes. Development not to be commenced until an arboricultural method statement to preserve adjoining trees has been submitted and approved.
07/P/1615/F 44 South Meadows
Mr Ellis Single storey side and rear extension Granted. External walling and roofing materials to be used in the building works to be identical to those in the existing building.