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, 19th February, 2008
Mr D. W. Glynn, Chairman
Mr M. Berkley
Mrs G. J. Bigg
Mr P. Ellis
Mrs J. Gallop
Mrs P. Ledbury
Mrs S.L. Dunn Morua
Mr R. L. Thorn
Ms G. Wilson, Clerk
Mrs G. Moss
Mr G. A. Matthews
Ms E. P. Irving
Mrs C. A. Phillips
Mrs D. J. Yamanaka

2. Declarations of Interest

None on known agenda items.

3. Public Participation


4. Minutes of previous meeting

The minutes of the meeting held on 29th January 2008 were reviewed. With one amendment to the final paragraph, the minutes were adopted and signed.

5. Matters arising:

a. It was noted that Cllr Bigg had circulated a copy of slides from a recent presentation on Enforcement that she had attended.

b. South View Farm: Cllr Berkley asked whether anything had been heard from NSC regarding the concerns raised. The Clerk reported that a letter had been sent on 31st January and that a standard response advising that the matter was being looked into had been received.

c. Plush Hotel: the Clerk confirmed that a letter had been sent to Richard Kent at NSC, which had been followed up with a telephone call. A response to the letter is now awaited.

6. NSC South Area Planning Committee – 13th February

a. Cllr Glynn drew attention to the outcome of an appeal against enforcement at Combe Head Farm, Backwell, which involved the parking of vehicles, with the Appeal dismissed. The site includes a right of way from Wrington Parish, although it is actually sited in Backwell Parish.

b. It was noted that an application in Banwell for live/work units, 07/P/2685/P, had been turned down – it was felt that this might have implications for developments in Wrington Parish.

7. Decisions Notices issues by NSC

The following Decision Notices had been received:

07/P3083/F – Bracken Hill House – approved. The Parish Council had raised some concerns about the size of the development.

08/P/0237/T2 – Long Cottage, Ropers Lane, and 08/P/0204/T2 – 14 Alburys: both Tree Works with 5-Day Notice – approved.

8. Planning Applications

08/P0202/F – 2 Cambridge Court – replacement windows. There was a debate about the use of uPVC windows in the Conservation Area; it was noted that the property is not visible from the road. However, it was felt that a consistent policy should be applied and it was therefore agreed to recommend that timber window frames should be used.

08/P/0217/F – 20 Brooklyn – erection of front and rear dormer. It was felt that this could be regarded as over-development at this site, and inappropriate with front and rear dormers in a modest-sized semi-detached bungalow, which would be out of keeping with neighbouring properties. It was therefore agreed to object to the development accordingly.

08/P/0238/WT – Long Cottage, Ropers Lane – tree works: no comment.

08/P/0272/F – Tumbling Weir, Havyatt Road – retrospective planning permission for erection of a fence to front boundary. It was agreed to object on the grounds that the fence gives an urban appearance in a rural area and sets an unacceptable precedent. It is immediately adjacent to a designated wildlife area and detracts from the public amenity value of the locality.

08/P/0275/F – Box Bush Farm, Lye Cross Road – erection of side and rear extension to implement store. It was agreed to request that additional tree-planting be carried out to replace those being removed, including along the frontage with the A38. The intention to collect and re-use surface run-off was noted, and it was agreed to raise this issue in the light of recent flooding incidents in the parish, including in Lye Cross Lane. It was agreed to point out the need for care to be taken to ensure that any further development on this site does not contribute to further flooding in this locality.

9. Other Planning Issues

a. Cllr Bigg stated that amended plans for the BIA ‘walkway’ are now available on the NSC website. The size is still considered to be over and above ‘permitted development’. Cllr Bigg said that CPRE and the campaign group will be taking legal advice and lodging a request for an Environmental Impact Assessment. The key point will not be the size, but whether it can be considered an extension of the terminal.

b. Cllr Glynn reminded members that the Parish Council would now need to come to a decision with regard to the proposal to install new lights at the Tennis Club.

c. Policy on replacement windows in the Conservation Area: Cllr Glynn asked that members read the paper he had submitted on this subject and to reflect on this before the next meeting, with a view to adopting a policy.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 7.32 pm.

Mr. D W Glynn