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36.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 24 July 2019. The draft minutes of the previous meeting can be viewed at: http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=129&Year=0

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

37.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Clare Paul.

38.

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 Neil Bloomfield, Adam Dance and Crispin Raikes.

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.

Minutes:

Councillors Adam Dance and Crispin Raikes each declared a personal interest for item 14 – planning application 18/03416/FUL, as they are also members of South Petherton Parish Council who had submitted comments on the application.

 

Councillor Neil Bloomfield declared a personal and prejudicial interest for item 14 - planning application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

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 25 September 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

Minutes:

Members noted that the next meeting of the Area North Committee was scheduled for 2.00pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019, in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

40.

Public question time

Minutes:

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

41.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There were no announcements from the Chairman.

42.

Reports from members

Minutes:

Councillor Dean Ruddle noted there had recently been a Fun Day held in Somerton, organised by SSDC, which had been well attended.

 

Councillor Neil Bloomfield reminded members of the current consultation by the Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, and urged people to respond.

43.

Community Grant to Seavington Parish Council (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

That a grant of £12,235 be awarded to Seavington Parish Council, to be allocated from the Area North Capital Programme, and subject to SSDC standard conditions for Community Grants (as detailed in Appendix A of the agenda report).

 

Reason:

Provision of grant funding towards the refurbishment and extension of the play area and improved youth facilities at Seavington Playing Field.

 

(Voting: Unanimous)

Minutes:

The Locality Officer presented the report which asked members to consider awarding a grant towards refurbishment and extension of the play area, and improved youth facilities at Seavington Playing Field. He noted that funding had also been secured to create a perimeter path around the field that would help to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.

44.

Area North - Council Plan Priorities 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Specialist (Strategic Planning) presented the report which detailed the priorities identified by Area North Committee for consideration in the Council Plan, as agreed at a workshop for members held in July 2019. She explained the four most highly ranked priorities would go forward to District Executive for consideration for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

There was no discussion and members were content to note the Forward Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Area North Forward Plan be noted.

 

46.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

47.

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

Minutes:

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

48.

Planning Application 19/00016/FUL - Land OS 9687, Martock Road, Long Sutton pdf icon PDF 448 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of one dwelling and associated garaging and landscaping.

 

The Specialist (Development Management) presented the application, as detailed in the agenda report, and highlighted the key considerations.

 

A representative for the applicant and the agent addressed members in support of the application. Some of their comments included:

 

·         A brief  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Planning Application 18/03416/FUL - Land Rear of the Old Garage, West Street, South Petherton pdf icon PDF 496 KB

Minutes:

(Councillor Neil Bloomfield having earlier declared a personal and prejudicial interest for this item, left the room prior to presentation and consideration of this application.)

 

Proposal: Demolition of redundant commercial buildings and erection of 9 dwellings and change of use of commercial unit to accommodate 4 self contained commercial B1  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.