Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

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Apologies for absence


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 District Council’s Regulation Committee

The following members of this Committee are also members of the Council's Regulation Committee:

Councillors Peter Gubbins, Tony Lock, David Recardo and Andy Soughton.

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.


Public question time


Chairman's announcements


Reports from representatives on outside organisations

This is an opportunity for Members who represent the Council on outside organisations to report items of interest to the Committee.


Request for Area Funding to support the Work of Leisure and Recreation Service (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 98 KB



Resolved that:


(1)    Members noted the report and the work of the Leisure and Recreation Service.

(2)    Members agreed funding of £500 from Area South discretionary budget to the Local MIND group towards a series of sessions to be delivered in Yeovil Country Park.


(voting: unanimous)



Heart of Wessex Rail Partnership Update (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 228 KB


Resolved that members:

1)    Noted the work undertaken by the Partnership in the last 12 months and the proposed changes to the partnership and that a similar report will be taken to Area East Committee.


2)    Refused the funding contribution of £1,000 from Area South revenue discretionary projects grants budget for 2019/20.


(voting 9 in favour, 5 against, 0 abstentions)


3)    Agreed in principle that the Council’s share of the Heart of Wessex Rail Partnership Reserve and share of any surplus from the 2019/20 revenue budget is transferred to the new Somerset and Dorset CRP to assist with start-up costs and appointment of a new community rail officer.


(voting: unanimous)




Area South Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 78 KB


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


Planning Application 19/02080/FUL - 41 Percy Road Yeovil BA21 5AJ pdf icon PDF 984 KB


Planning Application 19/02184/FUL - Land Adjacent Hillview Yeovil Marsh Road Yeovil Without pdf icon PDF 404 KB


Planning Application 19/02614/FUL - Westland Helicopters Ltd Lysander Road Yeovil pdf icon PDF 807 KB


Planning Application 19/02954/LBC - Higher Burton Farmhouse Burton Lane East Coker pdf icon PDF 438 KB