Agenda and decisions

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No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutions.

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2.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

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3.

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 )

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4.

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 democraticservicesteam@somerset.gov.uk  by 5pm on day, date, year – usually Weds before.

 

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5.

Planning Application 2023/2177/OUT - St Edmunds Community Hall Car Park, Chinnock Road, Glastonbury pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider an application for Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved for erection of 4.no 1-bed units for rental accommodation

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Decision:

That planning application 2023/2177/OUT be REFUSED contrary to the Officer’s recommendation as the proposal would result in the loss of the majority of the existing car parking spaces from the site and would introduce a pattern of use that would undermine the future use of the neighbouring Community Hall and increase the demand for on street parking in the residential area adjacent to the site and which would be detrimental to the local amenities and highway safety in the area. Furthermore, members concluded that the harms as identified would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the units proposed. Delegated authority to officers to add in the relevant development plan policies.

Votes – Unanimous

 

6.

Planning Application 2022/2509/FUL - Land at The Orchard, Vicarage Lane, Norton St Philip, Bath pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider an application for the change of use of agricultural to Use Class C3 Residential. Erection of 1no. single storey dwellinghouse

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Decision:

That planning application 2022/2509/FUL be APPROVED contrary to the Officer’s recommendation as it was deemed that the proposal represented a sustainable development, with a low impact design, no harm to the visual amenity and no harmful impact on the rural character of the area and wider landscape. That delegated authority be given to Officers to impose necessary planning conditions, to be agreed in consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and division Members.

Votes – Unanimous

 

7.

Planning Application 2023/1879/FUL - 17 Bath Street, Frome pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider an application for the conversion of offices to 5no. dwellings - flats

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Decision:

That planning application 2023/1879/FUL be APPROVED in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

Votes – Unanimous

 

8.

Planning Application 2023/1880/LBC - 17 Bath Street, Frome pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To consider an application for listed building consent for the conversion of offices to flats

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Decision:

That planning application 2023/1880/LBC be APPROVED in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

Votes – Unanimous

 

9.

Planning Application 2023/2434/FUL - Land At 362036 145587 Windsor Hill Lane, Downside, Shepton Mallet pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider an application for the demolition of existing stables and construction of two storey dwelling and attached garage

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Decision:

That planning application 2023/2434/FUL be REFUSED in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

Votes – 7 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions

 

10.

Planning Application 2022/1028/FUL - Land adjacent to Sunlea, Fosse Way, Kilmersdon, Frome pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To consider an application for the erection of a dwelling and associated access

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Decision:

That application 2022/1028/FUL be APPROVED in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

Votes – Unanimous

11.

Planning Application 2024/0291/FUL - Land at 363906 149818 Stockhill, Chilcompton, Radstock pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider an application for the construction of a new agricultural barn, access improvements and associated works

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Decision:

That planning application 2024/0291/FUL be APPROVED in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

Votes – 4 for, 3 against, 3 abstentions

 

12.

Planning Application 2024/0002/FUL - Land at Emborough Farm, Roemead Road, Binegar, Radstock pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider an application for the change of use of agricultural land to a secure fenced dog exercise area

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Decision:

That planning application 2024/0002/FUL be APPROVED contrary to the Officer’s recommendation as it was deemed that the site was in a sustainable location for the business in accordance with policies CP1 and CP3. That delegated authority be given to Officers to impose necessary planning conditions, to be agreed in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair.

Votes – 7 for, 2 against, 1 abstention

 

13.

Appeals Report pdf icon PDF 352 KB

A report on the appeal decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate between 23 April 2024 and 22 May 2024.

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