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Emergency evacuation procedure

The Chairman will ask the Committee Administrator to draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure as set out under Note 7


The Democratic Services Officer read out the emergency evacuation procedure.


Election of Vice Chairman (if desired)


A Vice Chairman was not required on this occasion.


Apologies for absence and Substitutions


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bryan Organ.  Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones was his substitute for this meeting.


Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting declarations of interest are received from Members in any of the agenda items under consideration at the meeting. Members are asked to indicate:

(a) The agenda item number and site in which they have an interest to declare.

(b) The nature of their interest.

(c) Whether their interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an other interest,  (as defined in Part 2, A and B of the Code of Conduct and Rules for Registration of Interests)

Any Member who needs to clarify any matters relating to the declaration of interests is recommended to seek advice from the Council’s Monitoring Officer before the meeting to expedite dealing with the item during the meeting.


Councillor Eleanor Jackson declared an interest in application number 17/01466/FUL – Hope House Surgery, Waterloo Road Open Space, Waterloo Road, Radstock - as she is a Trustee of Radstock Museum.  Councillor Eleanor Jackson left the meeting after speaking as a local member and did not take part in the debate and voting on this matter.


To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chairman


The Chair informed the meeting that application 17/02591/FUL - 143 Calton Road, Lyncombe, Bath had been withdrawn from the agenda of this meeting to allow further negotiations. 


Items from the Public - To receive Deputations, Statements, Petitions or Questions

(1) At the time of publication, no items had been submitted.


(2) To note that, regarding planning applications to be considered, members of the public who have given the requisite notice to the Committee Administrator will be able to make a statement to the Committee immediately before their respective applications are considered. There will be a time limit of 3 minutes for each proposal, ie 3 minutes for the Parish and Town Councils, 3 minutes for the objectors to the proposal and 3 minutes for the applicant, agent and supporters. This allows a maximum of 9 minutes per proposal.


The Democratic Services Officer informed the meeting that there were a number of people wishing to make statements on planning applications and that they would be able to do so when these items were discussed.


Items from Councillors and Co-opted Members

To deal with any petitions or questions from Councillors and where appropriate Co-opted Members


There were no items from Councillors or Co-Opted Members.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 23 August 2017.

Additional documents:


It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd August 2017 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Main Plans List - Applications for Planning Permission Etc for Determination by the Committee pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Appendix 1The Committee considered:


  • A report by the Group Manager (Development Management) on various planning applications.


  • An update report by the Group Manager (Development Management) attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes.


  • Oral statements by members of the public and representatives.  A copy of the speakers’ list is attached as Appendix 2 to these minutes.


RESOLVED that in accordance with the delegated powers, the applications be determined as set out in the decisions list attached as Appendix 3 to these minutes.


Item No. 1

Application No. 17/01466/FUL

Site Location: Waterloo Road Open Space, Waterloo Road, Radstock – Development of a new Healthy Living Centre to provide new health centre and ancillary pharmacy, community kitchen, children’s centre and library.


The Case Officer reported on the application and her recommendation to delegate to permit.


The registered speakers spoke for and against the application.


Councillor Rupert Bevan (Radstock Town Council) said that Radstock Town Council had objected to this application on the grounds of loss of green infrastructure, design, parking shortage and pedestrian safety.


The local Ward Member, Councillor Deirdre Horstmann, spoke in favour of the application.


Councillor Eleanor Jackson explained the viewpoint of Westfield residents.  She objected to this application on the grounds of design, access and a loss of a public green space.  Councillor Jackson left the room after making her statement.


The Case Officer explained that the new library would be smaller in footprint though Library Services were satisfied with the design and the proposed space.


Councillor Les Kew felt that the revised application had been huge improvement on what had been proposed before in terms of the design of the building and the use of white lias instead of timber cladding.  Councillor Kew felt that the proposed development would be positive for the area and local people.


Councillor Les Kew moved to delegate to permit the application subject to the conditions set out in the report and an additional condition regarding provision of a sample panel.


Councillor Matthew Davies seconded the motion from Councillor Kew.


Councillor Paul Crossley said that there was a need to expand services with expanding communities.  The new facility would be an additional benefit to the community, and as such would outweigh a loss of green space.  Councillor Crossley welcomed the S106 which included a Tree Protection Plan.


Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones also welcomed the new design and highlighted the need for pedestrian safety in Radstock.


The motion was then put to the vote and it was RESOLVED by 8 votes for and 1 against to DELEGATE TO PERMIT the application subject to conditions.


Item No. 2

Application No. 17/02591/FUL

Site Location: 143 Calton Road, Lyncombe, Bath –

Erection of 2no townhouses following demolition of existing 2 bed apartment.


This application had been withdrawn from the agenda for this meeting.



Item No. 3

Application No. 17/01708/FUL

Site Location: 2 Manor Farm Cottages, Anchor Lane, Combe Hay, Bath – Interior and exterior alterations, including a two-storey extension and creation of new vehicle access.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

Appendix 1 Update Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Appendix 2 Speakers List pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Appendix 3 Decision List pdf icon PDF 99 KB


New Planning Appeals Lodged, Decisions Received and Dates of Forthcoming Hearings/Inquiries pdf icon PDF 27 KB

To note the report


It was RESOLVED to note the report.