Venue: The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1QN

Contact: Jo Boucher, Case Officer - 01935 462011  Email:

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Minutes of previous meeting

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Area South (Informal) Committee held on 6th April 2022.  The draft minutes can be viewed at:




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, Peter Seib 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.

Items for discussion


Planning Application 21/02466/COU - Acacia Lodge, Hendford Hill, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2RG pdf icon PDF 797 KB


Dorcas Charitable Trust - Annual Report and Statement pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Additional documents:


Area South Committee Working Groups and Outside organisations - Appointment of members 2022/23 (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 238 KB


Development control Scheme of Delegation - Nomination of Substitutes for Area South Chairman and Vice Chairman 2022/23 (Executive Decision) pdf icon PDF 227 KB


Area South Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 228 KB