Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: John Meikle Room, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton TA1 1HE. View directions

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Note: Please note that Agenda Item 4 has been withdrawn from the agenda 


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Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutions.


Apologies were received from Councillors Andy Hadley, Derek Perry, Steven Pugsley, Mike Rigby, Rosemary Woods and Gwil Wren.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )


The following declarations in respect of membership of city, town and parish councils were automatically recorded:


Cllr Norman Cavill


West Monkton Parish Council

Cllr Caroline Ellis


Taunton Town Council



Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.


For those members of the public who have submitted any questions or statements, please note, a three minute time limit applies to each speaker.


Requests to speak at the meeting at Public Question Time must be made to the Monitoring Officer in writing or by email to  by 5pm on day, date, year – usually Wednesday before.


No members of the public had registered to speak.


Planning Application 14/22/0051 - Ham Farm, Creech St Michael, Taunton pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Application withdrawn – please see Withdrawal Notice for reasons.

Additional documents:


This application had been withdrawn from the agenda as it was now awaiting a screening opinion from the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and could not be determined until this had been received.


Appeal Decisions (for information) pdf icon PDF 141 KB


The Committee noted the appeal decision.