Agenda and decisions

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Minutes of Previous Meetings

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meetings held on 29th October 2019, 13th November 2019, 11th December 2019 and 15th January 2020.


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 Regulation Committee

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

Councillors Henry Hobhouse, Paul Rowsell and William Wallace.

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.


Date of Next Meeting

Members are asked to note that the next scheduled meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday 11th March 2010 at 9.00 am.  Venue to be confirmed.


Public Question Time


Chairman Announcements


Reports from Members


Presentation on Affordable Housing in South Somerset pdf icon PDF 68 KB


Churchfields Offices, Disposal - Inclusion of public car park, additional information following decision of 11/12/19 pdf icon PDF 225 KB


Community Capital Grant Request (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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That a contribution of up to £12,000 (31% of total project cost) be approved from the Community Grants existing capital budget towards the provision of a new nine seat, fully accessible mini bus for community transport, subject to the standard conditions set out in Appendix A.




That officers explore capacity building options for SSCAT to increase their financial sustainability and fund this from the Area East community revenue budget, with the exact amount to be agreed with the Chair of Area East Committee and Ward Members for Bruton, Castle Cary and Wincanton.


(Voting: unanimous in favour)


Reason: To agree a contribution towards the provision of a new nine seat, fully accessible mini bus for community transport and to support capacity building/feasibility work that would aim to make SSCAT a sustainable community transport service.


Retail Support Initiative Grant Application - (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 111 KB



That £2,500 be awarded from the Area East revenue reserve budget, RSI element, ring-fenced for the Wincanton Top-up scheme, as a 40% contribution to the exterior improvements at 14 Market Place, Wincanton subject to the standard condition contained at the end of Appendix A.


(Voting: unanimous in favour)


Reason:  To agree a grant towards exterior improvements at 14 Market Place, Wincanton.  


Future arrangements for Area East Committee pdf icon PDF 82 KB


Area East Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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Planning Appeals pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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Schedule of Planning Applications to be Determined by Committee pdf icon PDF 89 KB


Planning Application 19/02363HOU - The Ridings, Middle Ridge Lane, Corton Denham pdf icon PDF 385 KB


Planning Application 19/01604/OUT** - Land At Coombe Farm Os Plots 4300 Part And 4613 Pa West Street Templecombe pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Planning Application 19/02846/S73A - Chilton Cantelo Solar Park Chilton Cantelo Yeovil pdf icon PDF 427 KB


Planning Application 19/02847/S73A - Chilton Cantelo Solar Park, Chilton Cantelo, Yeovil pdf icon PDF 456 KB