Agenda and draft minutes

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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 December 2018..


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 December 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Adam Dance and Stephen Page.


Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Council’s current Code of Conduct (as amended 26 February 2015), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests, Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also “prejudicial”) in relation to any matter on the Agenda for this meeting. 

Members are reminded that they need to declare the fact that they are also a member of a County, Town or Parish Council as a Personal Interest.  Where you are also a member of Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council within South Somerset you must declare a prejudicial interest in any business on the agenda where there is a financial benefit or gain or advantage to Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council which would be at the cost or to the financial disadvantage of South Somerset District Council. 

Planning Applications Referred to the Regulation Committee

The following members of this Committee are also members of the Council’s Regulation Committee:

Councillors Clare Paul, Graham Middleton and Sylvia Seal.

Where planning applications are referred by this Committee to the Regulation Committee for determination, Members of the Regulation Committee can participate and vote on these items at the Area Committee and at Regulation Committee.  In these cases the Council’s decision-making process is not complete until the application is determined by the Regulation Committee.  Members of the Regulation Committee retain an open mind and will not finalise their position until the Regulation Committee.  They will also consider the matter at Regulation Committee as Members of that Committee and not as representatives of the Area Committee.


Councillor Gerard Tucker declared a personal interest for planning application 18/02722/FUL as his son is friends with one of the managers at the site.


Date of next meeting

Councillors are requested to note that the next Area North Committee meeting is scheduled to be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Edgar Hall, Somerton.


Members noted that the next meeting of the Area North Committee was scheduled for 2.00pm on Wednesday 27 February 2019, at the Edgar Hall in Somerton.


Public question time


There were no questions from members of the public present at the meeting.


Chairman's announcements


There were no Chairman’s announcements.


Reports from members


Councillor Neil Bloomfield referred to the SCC budget cuts for precautionary gritting and noted this was impacting on several roads in Area North, particularly the road through Tintinhull and Chilthorne Domer. He noted there had been several accidents earlier in the day due to the weather conditions and queried if  ...  view the full minutes text for item 94.


Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB


There were no updates, and members were content to note the Forward Plan as detailed in the agenda.



That the Area North Forward Plan be noted.



Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 54 KB


Members noted the report that detailed planning appeals which have been lodged, dismissed or allowed.


Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined By Committee pdf icon PDF 85 KB


Members noted the schedule of planning applications to be determined at the meeting.


Planning Application 18/02285/FUL - The Heights, Main Road, High Ham. pdf icon PDF 397 KB


Proposal: The carrying out of alterations and engineering works to level rear gardens, and formation of a roof terrace. (Part retrospective).


The Specialist (Planning) presented the application as detailed in the agenda noting there had been some significant extensions to the original property. Some concerns and local objections had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98.


Planning Application 18/02722/FUL - Land South of Bradon Farm, North Bradon Lane, Isle Brewers pdf icon PDF 439 KB


Proposal: Proposed erection of 7 no. ‘Spanish Style’ polytunnels and associated works.


The Specialist (Planning) presented the application as detailed in the agenda, noting the farm had a large collection of greenhouses, which had historically grown tomatoes and peppers, and were now in strawberry production. He explained that the proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.