Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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No. Item

50.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 28 August 2019. The draft minutes can be viewed at: http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=129&Year=0

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 August 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

51.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

All members were present at the meeting.

52.

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 Tim Kerley and Dean Ruddle each declared a personal interest for item 12 – planning application 18/03483/OUT, as they are also members of Somerton Town Council who had submitted comments on the application.

53.

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 23 October 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 23 October 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

54.

Public question time

Minutes:

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

55.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There no announcements from the Chairman.

56.

Reports from members

Minutes:

There were no reports from members.

57.

Community Capital Grant Request to the Parochial Church Council of All Saints Church, Isle Brewers (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED:

That Area North Committee endorsed the awarding of a grant, and recommend to District Executive that a grant of £35,000 be approved to The Parochial Church Council of All Saints Church, Isle Brewers towards an ambitious £169,000 project to create a multifunctional usable community space within the restored All Saints Church building. The grant to be allocated from the Area North capital programme and subject to SSDC standard conditions for community grants.

 

Reason:

To consider financial support via a capital grant of £35,000 towards creating a community space within the recently restored historical building of All Saints Church, Isle Brewers for the use of the illage of Isle Brewers and surrounding communities that currently lack a suitable facility.

 

(Voting: 9 in favour, 2 against)

Minutes:

The Locality Officer presented the grant application as detailed in agenda report. Members were asked to consider the awarding of a capital grant of £35,000 towards creating a community space within the recently restored historical building of All Saints Church in Isle Abbotts. He explained that the space would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

There was a brief discussion during which some members expressed an interest in receiving an update report on Buildings at Risk, There was no further discussion and members were content to note the Forward Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Area North Forward Plan be noted.

 

59.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

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

60.

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.

61.

Planning Application 18/03483/OUT** - Land to the North of Bancombe Road, Somerton. pdf icon PDF 802 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Outline planning application for residential development of circa 130 new homes, together with associated open space and related infrastructure (means of access only to be determined).

 

The Specialist (Development Management), presented the application as detailed in the agenda report. She provided two updates:

·         If members were minded to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.