Present: Cllrs M Gibbons-Price (Chairman), M Bowerman, S Edwards, R MacLeavy, S Mitchell, G Simmonite and R Taylor

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council

Members of Public: 1 member of public

1. Apologies

001 Cllr J Sear

2. Declarations of Interest

Prejudicial Interests

002 None

Personal Interests

003 None

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

004 None

To consider Dispensations

005 None

3. Public Participation

006 Mr M Rose spoke in respect of agenda item 6, and BRA’s concerns re designation

of Local Green Space in NSC’s Sites and Policies Plan

4. Minutes

007 The minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 18.11.15 were confirmed as a correct record by those present at that meeting

5. To consider addition of 220 dwellings at Farleigh Fields to the North Somerset Site Allocations Plan (Consultation draft)

008 Cllr R Taylor informed members the recent decision to allocate 220 dwellings at

Farleigh Fields in NSC’s draft Site Allocations Plan was likely to be overturned

6. To further consider NSC Sites and Policies Plan Part 1: Development Management Policies – Proposed Main Modifications consultation: 14th January 2016 – 2nd March 2016 (extended from 26.2.16)

009 Resolved: Unanimously the Planning Committee to respond on behalf of the Council

7. To consider the following Planning Applications:

a. Planning application no. 16/P/0226/WT 96 West Town Road, Backwell –

T1 – Maple – fell – Swift Tree Surgery

010 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

b. Planning application no. 16/P/0229/WT 96 West Town Road, Backwell –

T1 – Beech – reduce crown back to old points and balance crown;

T2 – Horse Chestnut – reduce crown back to old points and balance

crown; T3 – Bay – crown reduction up to 2m; T4 – Cherry – reduce

crown back to point points; T5 – Ash – fell; G1 – Ash trees – reduce

crown back to old points – Swift Tree Surgery

011 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

c. Planning application no. 16/P/0230/WT Land adjacent Uncombe

Close, Backwell – T22 – Ash – fell – Mr Justin Milward

012 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

d. Planning application no. 16/P/0239/LDE Gramarose Yard, Corner of

Long Lane and Backwell Hill Road, Long Lane, Backwell – Certificate

of Lawful use existing for the continued use of the land at the corner of

Long Lane and Backwell Hill Road as agricultural contractors yard –

Mr Shaun Davis, c/o Agent

013 Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects as it does not

comply with North Somerset Council’s Green Belt Policyand is of the

opinion that it has now become a dumping ground for everything that

should not be in the Green Belt

e. Planning application no. 16/P/0284/F 34 Karen Drive, Backwell –

Proposed demolition of garage and construction of a two storey side

extension and single storey rear extension – Mr Taffinder

014 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

f. Planning application no. 16/P/0289/F Elm Tree Cottage, 63 West Town

Road, Backwell – Single storey front and rear extensions – Ms Anne


015 Resolved: Unanimously no objection

g. Planning application no. 16/P/0291/F 9 Rodney Road, Backwell –

Increase ridge height to create first floor living area – Mr Hill

016 Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects as they are

of the opinion it is overdevelopment and out of character, and feel

if planning permission is granted it could set a precedent

h. Planning application no. 16/P/0313/F 77 Church Lane, Backwell –

Increase ridge height to include dormer windows to front and rear

to create additional living space – P Shand & K Gilbert

017 Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council objects, as they feel

it is overdevelopment

018 There being no further business the Chairman thanked everybody for attending

and closed the meeting at 1915 hours