Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

19.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 June 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

20.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mike Hewitson, Tiffany Osborne and Clare Paul.

21.

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:

Councillor Neil Bloomfield declared a personal interest in Agenda item 17: Planning Application 19/00544/OUT – land adjoining 28 Eastfield, Martock as the Chairman of Martock Parish Council, who had submitted comments on the application.

 

Councillor Louise Clarke declared a personal interest in Agenda item 17: Planning Application 19/00544/OUT – land  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.

22.

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 28 August 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 28 August 2019, in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

 

23.

Public question time

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public present.

24.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There were no announcements from the Chairman.

 

25.

Reports from members

Minutes:

Councillor Dean Ruddle reported that a new school for Somerton had been approved by the County Council the previous week.

26.

Grant to Long Sutton Village Hall (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Area North Committee agreed to award a grant of £4,347 to Long Sutton Village Hall, the grant to be allocated from the Area North Capital Programme and subject to SSDC standard conditions for community grants (Appendix A)

Reason:

To support the costs of improved security doors and a new Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) for The Village Hall at Long Sutton.

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

Minutes:

The Locality Officer introduced the report which was a small community grant towards improved security doors and CCTV for the village hall in Long Sutton.

 

The Ward Member, Councillor Gerard Tucker advised that the village hall was in a relatively isolated position adjacent to a play area, cricket pitch and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Area North Committee - Appointment of Member to the Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group Executive Board for 2019/20 (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Area North Committee agreed to appoint Councillor Gerard Tucker to represent them on the Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group Executive Board for 2019/20

Reason:

To agree a representative for the Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group Executive Board for 2019/20

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded Members that the decision to appoint a representative to the Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group Executive Board had been deferred from their previous meeting as not all Councillors had been present at that meeting.

 

It was proposed and seconded that Councillor Gerard Tucker be appointed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27.

28.

Enforcement Update at Southernaways Cottage, Water Street, Seavington St Mary pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

The Committee were addressed by a local resident who outlined the history of the site, and, following the second refusal of planning permission by Councillors, felt that enforcement action should follow.  He noted the frustration of the Parish Council and local residents and asked that enforcement action now be pursued  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

The Director for Strategy and Support Services confirmed that the discussions at the Members Workshop prior to the meeting would be presented to the Area North Committee, District Executive and Full Council as the new priorities in the Council Plan for 2020 were agreed.

 

Councillor Dean Ruddle asked when the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Minutes:

Members noted that there had been no planning appeals which have been lodged, dismissed or allowed that month.

 

Noted

 

31.

Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined By Committee pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

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

32.

Planning Application 18/01803/FUL - Land OS 1449 Gore Lane, Pitney pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: The change of use of land to 2 No. Gypsy / Traveller pitches comprising 2 No. mobile homes, 2 No. touring caravans, and associated works

 

The Specialist, Development Management, introduced his report and advised that since writing his report, he had received a letter of objection from a solicitor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Planning Application 18/02320/OUT - Land at Upton Lane, Seavington pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Minutes:

Proposal:Outline application for the erection of 8 dwellings

 

The Specialist, Development Management, introduced his report and advised that the application was for 8 dwellings at the north end of Upton Lane.  Although this was an unclassified road of variable width serving approximately 40 properties, the development was acceptable as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33.

34.

Planning Application 18/03115/FUL - Long Sutton Farmhouse, Martock Road, Long Sutton pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of a garden shed

 

The Development Management Case Officer introduced her report and advised that the proposal was for a shed within the garden of a Grade II listed building.  Conditions would restrict any future conversion to a habitable building and position of shutters to prevent overlooking.  The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

Planning Application 19/00544/OUT - Land Adjoining 28 Eastfield, Martock pdf icon PDF 604 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Outline planning application for the erection of a pair of semi-detached houses with gardens and parking

 

The Specialist, Development Management, introduced his report and advised that the site was land left within SSDC ownership following the transfer of council housing to Yarlington Homes.  Although there were some local objections,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.