Minutes

of the Meeting of the

Planning & Regulatory Committee

Wednesday, 14th December 2016

held at the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

 

Meeting Commenced:  2.30pm      Meeting Concluded: 3.10pm

 

Councillors:

 

P  Peter Crew (Chairman)

P  Jill Iles (Vice-Chairman)

 

P  Elfan Ap Rees 

P  Felicity Baker 

P  Jan Barber 

P  Chris Blades 

P  Mary Blatchford 

P  Peter Bryant 

A  Mark Canniford 

P  Charles Cave 

P  Robert Cleland 

A  Andy Cole 

A  John Crockford-Hawley 

P  Bob Garner 

P  Ann Harley (substitute for David Pasley)

P  David Hitchins 

P  Reyna Knight 

P  Tom Leimdorfer 

P  John Ley-Morgan 

P  Richard Nightingale 

A  David Pasley 

P  David Oyns (substitute for Dawn Payne)

A  Dawn Payne 

P  Terry Porter 

P  David Shopland 

P  James Tonkin (substitute for Andy Cole)

P  Richard Tucker 

P  Liz Wells 

 

 

P: Present

A: Apologies for absence submitted

 

Also in attendance: Councillor Ruth Jacobs

 

Officers in attendance: Sue Buck (Corporate Services), Simon Exley (Development & Environment), Richard Kent (Development & Environment), Julia Parkes (Corporate Services), Heather Sanders (Corporate Services)

 

PAR

93    

Public speaking at planning committees (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 16/P/2225/F

 

The applicant addressed the Committee speaking in support of an application for planning permission at Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea.

 

PAR

94    

Public speaking at planning committees (Standing Order 17A)

Planning Application No. 16/P/1701/F

 

Local resident Sheila Radford addressed the Committee speaking against an application for planning permission at Hill Road, Clevedon.

 

The applicant then spoke in support of the proposal.

 

PAR

95    

Declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest (Agenda item 3)

 

None.

 

PAR

96    

Minutes of the Committee Meeting held 09 November 2016 (Agenda item 4.1)

 

            Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be approved as a correct record.

 

PAR

97    

Minutes of the North Somerset Local Access Forum 19 January 2016 (Agenda item 4.2)

 

            Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be noted.

 

PAR

98    

Minutes of the Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee 27 January 2016 (Agenda item 4.3)

 

            Resolved: that the minutes of the meeting be noted.

 

PAR

99    

Planning Application No. 16/P/1701/F Retention of outbuilding with terrace over and retention of bi-fold doors to rear of dwelling (amendment to planning approval 14/P/2131/F) at 47B Hill Road, Clevedon (Agenda item 6)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on an application for planning permission.  The Director of Development & Environment’s representative drew Members’ attention to the update sheet and in particular to the receipt of additional third party comments.

 

            Resolved: that the application be approved subject to the following conditions:

           

1.       The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and documents listed on the decision notice.

2.       The privacy screen shown on drawing PL03 Proposed Elevations and Plans hereby approved shall be erected within 28 days of the decision notice and shall thereafter be permanently retained as such.

 

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100          

Planning Application No. 16/P/2225/F Change of use of five car parking spaces to hand car wash area at car park area, Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Crown Glass Place, Nailsea (Agenda item 7)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on an application for planning permission. The Director of Development & Environment’s representative drew Members’ attention to the update sheet and in particular to a request to extend the hours of operation.

           

            Members considered that the car park was well used in the town centre and with proposals for new housing in the area and the introduction of enforcement of on street parking restrictions in the town, Members considered that the proposal would result in an unacceptable loss of public car parking spaces. Furthermore, the proposed use did not provide any additional car parking spaces.

 

            Resolved: that the application be refused for the following reasons:

 

1. The proposal will result in the loss of car parking spaces for town centre users and there are no proposals to provide any replacement spaces or provide any spaces for the proposed use. As such the proposal is contrary to policies DM28 and DM29 of the North Somerset Sites and Policies Plan part

 

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101          

Planning Appeals (Agenda item 8)

 

            The Director of Development & Environment reported on appeal decisions and appeals that had been lodged since the date of the last meeting. 

 

            Resolved: that the report be noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                                                                                                                Chairman

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