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To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15th January 2019.



The minutes of the Regulation Committees held on 15th January 2019 copies of which had been circulated, were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.




Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mike Best who was substituted by Councillor Jason Baker, Councillor David Recardo who was substituted by Councillor Paul Maxwell and Councillor Colin Winder.


Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interest.


Public Question Time


There were no questions from members of the public.


Planning Application 18/02588/FUL- Jarman Way, Chard pdf icon PDF 684 KB


Application Proposal: Land At Jarman Way Chard Somerset


The Specialist – Development Management presented the application as detailed in the agenda and with the aid of a power point presentation showed the site, indicative layout plans and photographs of the site and means of access.  He advised that 35% of the dwellings would be secured for affordable housing through a section 106 agreement and that the site formed part of a previously approved scheme for 41 dwellings and a care home.  In terms of updates he reported that:


·         Amended plans have been submitted to make minor alterations to the materials and design of the scheme and are considered acceptable.

·         An assessment report had been received from the District Valuer confirming that the scheme was only viable for affordable housing and not with the sport and leisure contributions, however since the Area West Committee the applicant has agreed to a contribution of £28,212.00 for local play provision. 

·         The applicant had provided evidence in relation to the marketing of the care home and there was no policy to seek to protect the land for use to a care home.

·         Condition 2 be amended to update plan numbers.

·         Condition 5 and 15 be updated to refer to correct outline colour on plans.

·         Condition 12 be amended as the Construction Traffic Management Plan had now been agreed.


He understood the scheme was to be developed as 100% affordable housing, that there was currently no five year land supply and would provide much needed funds for the play area.


He therefore concluded that after considering all of the responses and advice, as outlined in the agenda report, his proposal was to approve the application subject to the conditions as set out in the agenda report with amendments to conditions 2, 5, 12 and 15 and subject to a section 106 legal agreement to ensure 35% affordable housing and financial contribution to local play area to also include a mechanism for the payment of additional contributions to be paid in the event that any of the 65% of additional affordable units are sold on the openmarket.


In response to questions from Members, the Specialist - Development Management and Lead Specialist – Planning advised:


·         No interest had been shown to build a care home on that location in Chard regardless of the cost and value of the site.

·         The plot was not allocated for employment use within the current local plan.

·         Should permission be granted, assurance given that the roads be of adoptable standard.

·         Guidelines have been meet with regard to the proposed communal waste collection and therefore considered acceptable for this scheme.

·         Somerset County Education had not requested any contributions regarding this application.

·         Acknowledge the parking provision to be substandard, however the applicant has submitted a parking survey to the Highway Authority who consider it not to have a significant impact to warrant refusal of the application.

·         Confirmed a care home was classed as housing development.


The Agent then addressed the committee. Some of his  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.


Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the Regulation Committee will be held on Tuesday 16 June 2019 at 10.00am. However this meeting will only take place if there is business to conduct.





Members noted that the next scheduled meeting of the Regulation Committee will be held on Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 10.00am. However this meeting will only take place if there is business to conduct.