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Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee of Wrington Parish Council
held in the John Locke Room on Tuesday 27 August 2013

Present: Mr B Taylor (Chairman) Mr D Glynn
Mrs D Yamanaka Mr P Robinson
Mrs G Bigg Mrs F Burke (Clerk)


1 Apologies for absence
Apologies were received from Cllr Ledbury, Cllr Rawlins and Cllr Howells.

2 Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest.

3 Public Participation
There were no members of the public present.

4 Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising
The Minutes of the meeting held 6 August 2013 were reviewed and adopted as a true record.
There were no matters arising.

5 NSC Central Area Planning Committee
Cllr Yamanaka wished to enquire as to why a representative of the Council had not attended Parish Voice on 8 August to question NSC’s procedure for the right to bid applications, as had been agreed previously. It was agreed that this should be discussed at the next Council meeting with a view to attend Parish Voice on 10 October (deadline for notification of attendance: 27 September).

6 Decision Notices issued by NSC
A list of Decision Notices had been circulated prior to the meeting and these were noted. In summary:-

· 13/P/1073/F – 18 Wiltons, Wrington, BS40 5LS – Approved.

· 13/P/1120/TPO – 5 Brook Gardens, Wrington, BS40 5QN – Refused.

It was noted that consent was however granted to reduce the crown in the garden of No5 only by up to 1.5m, but all low laterals to be retained.

· 13/P/1121/F – 5 Kings Road, Wrington,BS40 5QT – Approved.

· 13/P/1180/WT – 48 Garstons Close, Wrington, BS40 5QT- Approved.

It was reported that the applicant has since agreed that the two trees would not be felled and that only the pruning would be undertaken.

· 13/P/1184/F- 11 Church Court, Redhill, BS40 5SG – Approved.

It was also noted that 13/P/1093/F (Extension to café at Barley Wood Gardens, Long Lane, Wrington, BS40 5SA) had been approved, with the Decision Notice received after the meeting papers had been circulated. The Chair pointed out that a condition had been attached concerning the café usage which stated that the extension to the tea room should be used only by customers of the Walled Garden and should not be used by outside parties or for private functions.

7 Planning Applications
A list of planning applications had been circulated prior to the meeting.

Application 13/P/1204/F2 – The South Bristol Link

The Council had agreed to object to this application in the Planning meeting held on 6 August.

Further to the comments previously minuted the Council also wished to endorse the comments submitted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth, Campaign for Better Transport and the Open Spaces Society. The Council wished to again reiterate that in their opinion the road would mean the invasion of green belt and loss of amenity and would have a negative impact on the rural nature of North Somerset. It was agreed that the Chair and Cllr Glynn would prepare and submit an appropriate comment.

Application 13/P/1420/F and 13/P/1421/CA – 2 Bakers Buildings, Station Road, Wrington, BS40 5LQ

The Council had no objections in principle to the proposed works, subject to the extension complying with current Residential Design Guidelines. However, The Council expressed concern that the demolition works have already been carried out despite Planning Permission not yet having been granted. The Council wished to register their displeasure at this and would expect that some action be taken against the developer concerned in response to the unauthorised demolition.

Application13/P/1475/WT – Lion House, High Street, Wrington, BS40 5QD

The Council wished to object to the proposed works and would also wish consideration to be given to the granting of a TPO for their future protection.

The reasons for the objection were as follows:

The applicant has stated that the trees lie within Lion House but are in fact within the gardens of St Mary’s House meaning the applicant cannot claim ownership.

The proposed reduction of crown by 20% appears to be excessive although there may be some scope for some modest pruning only to ensure the BT post and wire going to the post, which are currently unimpeded, remain so.

There appears to be no justification (other than that mentioned above) for any work on the trees and the Council considers them to have public amenity value within the centre of the village Conservation Area.

Application 13/P/1493/F- Felicity, School Road, Wrington, BS40 5QD

It was agreed that the council had no comment to make on this application.

Applicatiion 13/P/1497/F and 13/P/1499/LB – 2 Haydens, High Street, Wrington BS40

It was agreed that the Council had no comment to make on this application other than to emphasise the condition that the stone to be used on the proposed wall to the increased car parking space must match that already in use.

Application 13/P/1538/EIA1 – Land at Bristol Airport, North Side Road, Lulsgate, Wrington, BS48 3DY

The council agreed to object to this application for the following reasons:

It appears from the Plans submitted that the hangar proposed is to be built on land which is in the designated Green Belt and as such the Council would have expected a full Planning Application to have been submitted for comment prior to consent being given for the works to be undertaken.

The business to benefit from the works proposed is not part of the airport’s normal core business and as such should not be permitted to build on Green Belt. It was noted that there are operational and environmental issues raised by the proposed development and it was agreed that an appropriate comment would be prepared for submission.

8 Other Planning Issues
· North Somerset Council Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation Supplementary Planning Document (Revised). Comments required by 29 August 2103.


It was agreed that the Council are fully supportive of the aims and objectives of the draft Supplementary Planning Document. The Council is particularly pleased that NSC has produced this SPD as a statutory policy document.

· North Somerset Council Planning Application Requirements Consultation.
Comments required by 16 September 2013.

It was agreed that members would email any comments on this document to Cllr Taylor by 6 September.

The Meeting was closed at 7.00pm.