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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Jason Baker who was substituted by Councillor Paul Maxwell. Apologies were also received from Councillor Tony Capozzoli.




Declarations of Interest


Councillor Linda Vijeh declared a personal interest in Planning Applications 14/02554/OUT and 15/03942/FUL as she is an acquaintance of one of the applicant’s family members.


Public Question Time


There were no questions from members of the public.


Planning Applications 14/02554/OUT and 15/03942/FUL - Land at Upper Mudford, Primrose Lane, Yeovil, Somerset pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:


14/02554/OUT: Outline planning application for up to 765 dwellings (C3); 65 bed Care Home; 2.02ha of employment land (B1); Community Building; Neighbourhood Centre comprising up to 1000m2 retail, (A1, A2,A3, A5) and a Health Centre (D1); new means of access to A359 and to Lyde Road; Master Plan layout, (roads; landscaping; drainage) and associated off site works.


15/03942/FUL: Engineering works to create two attenuation basins and a landscape buffer to support application 14/02554/OUT


At the beginning of the presentation, the Senior Planning Lawyer wished to remind the Committee that although members had already attended the Area South and East Committee’s earlier today that they consider these applications with an open mind, taking into account the officer’s report and  presentation, public comments and issues raised at these earlier meetings.


The Senior Planning Adviser introduced the report and informed members that he would not be giving a further officer presentation on these applications as all members of this committee had attended the earlier Area South/Area East committees and heard his detailed presentation in full. Please see fuller details of the officer presentation in the Minutes for Area South Committee 29-10-19


He reminded members of the recommendations already made by the Area South and Area East Committee earlier in the day.  These were as follows:


Area South Committee resolved to:


14/02554/OUT – APPROVE as in Officer Report, subject to:


Additional Condition


The Community Hall land shall be transferred to at no cost to SSDC on the completion of the legal agreement, the issuing of the decision notice and the triggering of the planning permission, and no occupation of any of the scheme’s dwellings until the infrastructure for the access and operation of the Community Hall, (including drainage, road, footways, cycle paths, utilities and services) is in place and operational, including those for the purposes of constructing the Community Hall.


Reason: To support the early development of an integrated joint neighbourhood centre for Wyndham Park and the proposed Mudford Urban Extension, in line with policy YV2 of the Local Plan.


Additional Informative


In line with Condition 10, the developer is advised to submit development and design details incorporating “bird boxes” for all homes with gardens.


15/03942/FUL – APPROVE as in Officer Report, subject to:


Amended Condition


DEVELOPMENT START TIMESCALE: The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiry of 5 years from the date of this permission.


Reason: In accordance with Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.



Area East Committee resolved to:


14/02554/OUT and 15/03942/FUL – REFUSE both applications for the following reasons:


a)    Sustainability: The proposal fails to suitably address concerns relating to Climate Change by not demonstrating how mitigation and adaptation will be delivered, contrary to Local Plan policy EQ1 and the SSDC Environment Strategy. In addition there is no evidence that the development will be developed to the “highest sustainability objectives” as required by Local Plan  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.


Date of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the Regulation Committee will be held on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 10.00am.  However this meeting will only take place if there is business to conduct.



Members noted the date of the next meeting.