Agenda and draft minutes

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62.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 25 September 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 25 September 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

63.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

All members were present at the meeting.

64.

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 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 advised that he had failed to declare his interest at the previous meeting as the Somerset County Councillor for Martock and Chairman of Martock Parish Council.  He noted that he also sat on the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Panel and was the Chairman of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

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 18 December 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

Minutes:

Members noted that the next Area North Committee meeting was scheduled to be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 18 December 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.  (This meeting was subsequently cancelled).

66.

Public question time

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public present.

67.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There were no announcements from the Chairman.

68.

Reports from members

Minutes:

Councillor Neil Bloomfeld advised that following a previous meeting of the Area North and Regulation Committees he had been the subject of a complaint by the applicant which was found not proven but he felt it was relevant to mention.

 

Councillor Tiffany Osborne requested that Members be given a confidential  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.

69.

Area North - Draft Area Chapter 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Specialist for Strategic Planning and the Locality Team Leader introduced the report to Members which detailed their Area North priorities for inclusion in the Area Chapter for 2020/21.

 

There was no debate and Members were content to confirm their agreed priorities for the Area to be presented to District  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Members were content to note the contents of the Forward Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Area North Forward Plan be noted.

 

 

71.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes:

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

72.

Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined By Committee pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

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

73.

Planning Application 19/02646/OUT** - Land OS 0002 South of Coat Road, Martock pdf icon PDF 762 KB

Minutes:

Application Proposal: Outline application for the erection of 120 dwellings together with associated infrastructure.

 

Prior to the commencement of this item, the Committee resolved to receive a confidential briefing from the Senior Planning Lawyer. 

 

The Agency Planning Officer advised that there were two planning applications to be determined at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 73.

74.

Planning Application 19/02656/FUL** - Land OS 0002 South of Coat Road, Martock pdf icon PDF 769 KB

Minutes:

Application Proposal: The erection of 120 dwellings together with associated infrastructure including access/highway improvements, drainage and attenuation, play area, open space and landscaping (Re-Submission)

 

The Agency Planning Officer advised that this was the full planning application version of the previously discussed application at the same site.  He drew Members attention  ...  view the full minutes text for item 74.

75.

Planning Application 19/02246/FUL - Ridgeway, Stowey Road, Fivehead pdf icon PDF 461 KB

Minutes:

Application Proposal: The change of use of premises from Use Class C3 (residential dwelling) to Use Class D1 (independent day school for 26 young people) including the erection of 3 new classroom units.

 

The Specialist (Development Management) presented the application, and explained that the proposal was for a school for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 75.

76.

Planning Application 19/02417/FUL - Land Adjacent Ham Lane, Compton Dundon pdf icon PDF 477 KB

Minutes:

Application Proposal: The erection of one dwelling with garage, access and landscape planting.

 

The Specialist (Development Management) presented the application, and noted that existing buildings to the rear of the proposal site were used as workshops. He highlighted the key considerations, and noted that whilst the proposed dwelling was large  ...  view the full minutes text for item 76.

77.

Planning Application 19/01598/FUL - Land Adjacent Ham Lane, Compton Dundon pdf icon PDF 509 KB

Minutes:

Application Proposal: The erection of seven dwellings with access and landscape planting provision

 

The Specialist (Development Management) presented the application as detailed in the agenda, and noted that the site was opposite a listed building known as Walnut Tree Cottage. He explained a mixture of materials were proposed and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.