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72.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 September 2018.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 September 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

73.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

74.

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.

Minutes:

Councillor Graham Middleton declared a personal interest for item 8 – Grant to Stoke Sub Hamdon Parish Council – as he is also a member of Stoke Sub Hamdon Parish Council.

 

Councillor Clare Paul declared a personal interest for item 16 - Planning application 18/03055/HOU, as she is also a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

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 January 2019 at the Edgar Hall, Somerton.

Minutes:

Members noted that the next meeting of the Area North Committee was scheduled for 2.00pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019, at the Edgar Hall in Somerton.

76.

Public question time

Minutes:

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

77.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

78.

Reports from members

Minutes:

Councillor Sue Steele, informed members that Musgrove Hospital’s campaign to raise £1 million for a new MRI scanner had been achieved. She also noted the hospital had been successful in their funding bid for £11 million for a new Acute Assessment Hub.

 

Councillor Gerard Tucker, as a representative on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 78.

79.

Grant to Stoke sub Hamdon Parish Council (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

That a grant of £11,586 be awarded to Stoke sub Hamdon Parish Council, to be allocated from the Area North capital programme (Local Priority Projects) and subject to SSDC standard conditions for community grants and the following special condition:

 

·         Access review of the Stoke Sports & Recreation Trust’s new five-year plan for the site.

 

Reason:

To consider the provision of grant funding towards the costs of creating an Adventure and Activity Hub on the village recreation field at Stoke Sub Hamdon.

 

(Voting: Unanimous)

Minutes:

The Locality Officer introduced his new role as one of the Locality Team, and explained that Peter Hulett, from the Stoke Sports and Recreation Trust, was also present to answer any queries from members. He noted that Mr Hulett was the driving force behind the scheme, as detailed in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79.

80.

Local Government Boundary Commission - New Ward Arrangements Between Area North and East Committees pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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Minutes:

The Democratic Services Specialist presented her report which provided an overview of the outcome of a Local Government Boundary Review (LGBR) of South Somerset. Several new wards had been created and there had been changes to boundaries of some of the existing wards.

 

A new three member ward had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

Area North Draft Chapter of the Council Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

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Minutes:

The Lead Specialist (Strategic Planning) presented the report which gave members an opportunity to consider and agree the priorities for inclusion in the Area Chapter of the Council Plan for 2019/20. She explained that the content of the Area North Chapter had been developed using the outcomes of the member  ...  view the full minutes text for item 81.

82.

Langport Community Office Impact Assessment and future provision for Customer Access pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

The Locality Team Leader presented her report which provided information on the impact following withdrawal of face to face contact at Langport Community Office and the future provision for customer access and locality working.

 

She highlighted some key elements of the report and responded to points of detail raised during  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.

83.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

The Communities Lead had no updates to the Forward Plan as detailed in the agenda. Members were content to note the Area North Committee Forward Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Area North Committee Forward Plan be noted.

 

84.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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Minutes:

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

 

During a brief discussion, members requested a meeting with officers to provide an update on the situation with regard to appeal decision performance. The Communities Lead agreed to follow up the request with the Lead  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

85.

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.

86.

Planning Application 18/02064/FUL - Land Rear of 1-3 Westover, Langport. pdf icon PDF 525 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: The erection of 4 no dwellings and the formation of access road.

 

The Planning Officer presented the application as detailed in the agenda report and explained the proposed access arrangements. He highlighted the main planning considerations for the scheme and noted a number of local objections to the proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

Planning Application 18/03055/HOU - 1 Church View, Church Street, Kingsbury Episcopi. pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of a single storey extension (part existing) to the side and front of dwelling.

 

The Planning officer presented the application as detailed in the agenda report. He explained the reason for the officer recommendation of refusal, and highlighted the key considerations for the application.

 

One person spoke in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 87.