Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 March 2019.

 

The draft minutes of the last meeting can viewed at: http://modgov.southsomerset.gov.uk/ieListMeetings.aspx?CId=129&Year=0

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

2.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Crispin Raikes and Gerard Tucker.

3.

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 Neil Bloomfield, 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 declared a personal interest in Agenda item 17 - Planning Application 19/00064/FUL** - Land OS 0002 South of Coat Road, Martock as the Chairman of Martock Parish Council who had submitted comments on the application.

 

Councillor Dean Ruddle declared a personal interest in Agenda item 14 –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

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 24 July 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

Reminder - there will be a workshop for Area North members only at 12.00noon prior to the committee meeting on 24 July.

Minutes:

Members noted that the next meeting of the Area North Committee was scheduled for 2.00pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019, in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil.

 

5.

Public question time

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public present.

6.

Chairman's announcements

Minutes:

There were no announcements from the Chairman.

7.

Reports from members

Minutes:

Councillor Dean Ruddle advised that following the Motion at Council the previous month and the climate change declaration, Somerton Town Council were also considering climate change issues and were looking into ways of reducing their carbon footprint.

 

Councillor Neil Bloomfield reported that Martock Parish Council were installing solar panels on  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Area North Committee - Appointment of Members to Outside Organisations and Groups for 2019/20 (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That Area North Committee appointed the following members to the outside organisations and groups for 2019/20:-

 

a.

Somerset Levels and Moors Local Action Group Executive Board – decision deferred to the next meeting of the Committee

 

 

b.

Langport Abattoir Liaison Group – Councillors Clare Paul and Tiffany Osborne

 

 

c.

Martock Community Planning Partnership – Councillor Louise Clarke

 

 

d.

Huish Episcopi Leisure Centre Board – Councillors Crispin Raikes and Tim Kerley

 

Reason:

To confirm the appointments to organisations and groups to which representatives are requested to be appointed by the Area North Committee for 2019/20.

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

Minutes:

Councillor Clare Paul proposed that Councillor Tiffany Osborne join her to represent SSDC on the Langport Abattoir Liaison Group and this was agreed.

 

Councillor Clare Paul noted that as she and Councillor Osborne were both coaches at the Huish Episcopi Leisure Centre she did not feel it appropriate that they  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Scheme of Delegation - Development Control - Nomination of Substitutes for Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2019/20 (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That, in line with the Development Control Revised Scheme of Delegation, Councillors Clare Paul and Crispin Raikes be appointed to act as substitutes for the Chairman and Vice Chairman to make decisions in the Chairman’s and Vice Chairman’s absence on whether an application should be considered by the Area Committee as requested by the Ward Member(s).   

Reason:

To confirm the appointment of two members to act as substitutes for the Chairman and Vice Chairman in the exercising of the Scheme of Delegation for planning and related applications.

(Voting: unanimous in favour)

Minutes:

Councillor Tiffany Osborne proposed that Councillors Clare Paul and Crispin Raikes be appointed to act as substitutes for the Chairman and Vice Chairman to make decisions in the Chairman’s and Vice Chairman’s absence on whether an application should be considered by the Area Committee as requested by the Ward Member(s).  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Area North Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

There was no discussion and members were content to note the Forward Plan.

 

RESOLVED:

That the Area North Forward Plan be noted.

 

11.

Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

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

 

Noted

12.

Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined By Committee pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

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

13.

Planning Application 19/01174/S73 - Barn at the Coach House, West Street, Stapleton, Martock. pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Application to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of approval 16/02758/FUL (minor elevational changes to both dwelling and garage)

 

The Development Management Specialist introduced the report which were redundant farm buildings that already had consent for conversion to a dwelling.  He outlined the minor proposed amendments to link the house  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Planning Application 19/00587/HOU - 11 Beaufort Gardens, South Petherton. pdf icon PDF 517 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of two storey side and rear extension

 

The Development Management Case Officer introduced her report for a two storey rear and side extension to the property.  She advised that a similar application was approved in 2007 but that had single storey side extension with a rear two storey  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.

15.

Planning Application - 19/00952/HOU - Southernaways Cottage, Water Street, Seavington St. Mary. pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of a garden room and garden store (revised retrospective application)

 

The Development Management Case Officer introduced the report and advised that he had received no objections to the garden room but had received 7 letters of objection and 2 letters of support for the garden store which was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.

16.

Planning Application 18/02578/FUL - St. Francis, Silver Street, Shepton Beauchamp. pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Minutes:

Proposal:Construction of three dwelling units and associated works following the demolition of existing dwelling and industrial unit

 

The Development Management Specialist introduced the report which proposed two semi-detached houses to the front of the site with a bungalow to the rear.  The industrial unit had already been removed and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.

17.

Planning Application 19/00064/FUL** - Land OS 0002 South of Coat Road, Martock. pdf icon PDF 794 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: The erection of 120 homes together with associated infrastructure including access/highway improvements, drainage and attenuation, play area, open space and landscaping

 

The Development Management Specialist introduced the report and explained that consent has previously been granted on the site for 95 houses and it was now proposed to build  ...  view the full minutes text for item 17.

18.

Planning Application 19/00721/FUL - Land OS 1615, Etsome Road, Somerton (application withdrawn from the Agenda) pdf icon PDF 601 KB

Minutes:

Proposal: Erection of new primary school, to include construction of sports pitches, parking area with drop off/pick up area, new access points onto Northfield and Etsome Road, landscaping and associated infrastructure

 

It was noted that the application had been withdrawn from the agenda and would be considered at a later  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.