Planning Minutes 28th September 2017

BACKWELL PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2017 IN BACKWELL PARISH HALL, BACKWELL, AT 1900 HOURS

Present: Cllrs S Mitchell (Chairman), M Bowerman, J Cousins, J Stone and R Taylor

In attendance: Mrs J Stone, Clerk of the Council   

Members of Public: No members of public present

1.         To elect a Chairman

062      Resolved: Unanimously Cllr S Mitchell be elected as Chairman to the Planning Committee.  Cllr Mitchell signed the Chairman’s Acceptance of Office, witnessed by the Clerk

2.         Apologies

063      Cllr S Edwards, R MacLeavy and S Ould

3.         Declarations of Interest

            Prejudicial Interests

064      None

            Personal Interests

065      None

            Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

066      None

            To consider Dispensations

067      None

 

4.         Public Participation

068      None

 

5.         Minutes

069      The minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 17.8.17 were confirmed as a            correct record by those present at that meeting

 6.     To consider the following planning applications:

            a.         Planning application no. 17/P/2033/F 3 Westfield Close, Backwell

                        Loft extension – Mr R Dowling

070                  Resolved: Unanimously no objection

            b.         Planning application no. 17/P/2052/F 18 Fernside, Backwell

                        Addition of two rooflights – Mr Anthony Belsey

071                  Resolved: Unanimously no objection

c.         Planning application no. 17/P/2064/MMA 2 Waverley Road, Backwell – Minor material amendment to application 16/P/0141/F (Erection of a two storey dwelling with associated car parking and landscaping.  Creation of new vehicular access onto Waverley Road) to allow for amendments to fenestration and external finish – Mr Mikkleson

072                  Resolved: Unanimously Backwell Parish Council object to this planning application on the grounds that it is not as stated a minor material amendment, but in fact a significant variation to the previously granted planning application 16/P/0141/F. The proposed changes to the site access location are not in accordance with acceptable design standards, and would lead to potential safety hazards being so close to the junction with Station Road and will be to the detriment of other road users. The changes proposed to the front fenestration and external finish will be out of character in terms of appearance, detailing and materials, will have an adverse visual impact of the development within the locality and have a detrimental effect on the character of the existing local area especially that side of Waverley Road.  The Parish Council are also not convinced about the access and parking arrangements (very small area at the front of the property which does not seem to be cordoned off in front of the existing no. 2 as depicted in the drawings), but if NSC are minded to grant approval BPC would strongly urge that an NSC Planning Officer should visit the site before giving their response

 

073                  There being no further business the Chairman thanked everybody for attending and closed the meeting at 1910 hours