Agenda and minutes

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Emergency evacuation procedure

The Chair will ask the Democratic Services Officer to draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure.

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The Democratic Services Officer read out the emergency evacuation procedure.


Apologies for absence and Substitutions

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Cllr Rob Appleyard was substituting for Cllr Shelley Bromley. 


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 4.4 Appendix 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.

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There were no declarations of interest.


To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chair

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There was no urgent business.


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

To note that, regarding planning applications to be considered, members of the public who have given the requisite notice to Democratic Services 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, i.e., 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.

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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.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 576 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 19 October 2022 as a correct record for signing by the Chair.

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It was moved by Cllr Paul Crossley, seconded by Cllr Eleanor Jackson and:


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 19 October 2022 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Site Visit List - Applications for Planning Permission Etc for Determination by the Committee

There are no site visit applications for consideration.

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There were no site visit applications for consideration.



Main Plans List - Applications for Planning Permission Etc for Determination by the Committee pdf icon PDF 750 KB

The following applications will be considered:

1.  21/05471/OUT - Parcel 5159, Minsmere Road, Keynsham, Bath and North East Somerset,

2.  21/05521/FUL - Rising Sun, 58 Lymore Avenue, Twerton, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

3.  21/05672/EFUL - Former Bath Press Premises, Lower Bristol Road, Westmoreland, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

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The Committee considered: 


A report by the Head of Planning on various planning applications and an update report in relation to items 1, 2 and 3 under the main applications list.


Oral statements by members of the public and representatives.  A copy of the speakers’ list is attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes. 


RESOLVED that in accordance with the delegated powers, the applications be determined as set out in the Main decisions list attached as Appendix 2 to these minutes. 



Item No. 1 Application No: 21/05471/OUT


Site Location: Parcel 5159, Minsmere Road, Keynsham

The Case Officer introduced the report which was an application for 70 homes; new vehicular and pedestrian access on to Minsmere Road, public open space; tree planting and habitat creation; site drainage and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved apart from the access.  He reminded Members that while the land was currently safeguarded, it was proposed for 70 homes in the Local Plan Partial Update (LPPU) and there were material considerations which outweighed the conflict with current policy as detailed in the report.

It was noted that the application had been deferred from the previous meeting to enable officers to negotiate in relation to the on-site Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and to clarify the triggers for the planning obligations.  The Case Officer confirmed that further negotiations had resulted in an increase in onsite BNG such that there would be an overall 12.57% net gain againstthe emerging policy target of 10%.  He also drew attention to the triggers for the various obligations and contributions as detailed in the update report.


He confirmed the recommendation that officers be delegated to permit the application subject to:

1.  no comments raising new material considerations from the advertisement of the application as a departure.

2.  the completion of a Section 106 Agreement to cover the 11 heads of terms as set out in the report.

3.  the conditions as set out in the report.

The following public representations were received:

1.  Chris Dolling, applicant, speaking in support of the application.


It was noted that Cllr Andy Wait was unable to attend the meeting to speak as local ward member, but he had reiterated his previous objections to the application.


In response to Members’ questions, it was confirmed:

1.  There was a condition in relation to Archaeology Controlled Excavation and Historic England would be notified in the event of a significant archaeological find during building works. 

2.  There was an existing pedestrian exit which connected to manor road community woodland but as this was in the ownership of a third party, it could not be secured in perpetuity. 

3.  The developer would be required to improve bus stops and enhance bus services to Keynsham High Street with a 30-minute frequency.

4.  The target for 10% BNG was a new requirement and so there were not many examples to compare the extent to which other developers had provided this on or off site. 

5.  In order to achieve 10% BNG on site  ...  view the full minutes text for item 65.


New Planning Appeals Lodged, Decisions Received and Dates of Forthcoming Hearings/Inquiries pdf icon PDF 75 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.

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The Committee considered the appeals report.


RESOLVED that the report be noted.

20221116 Speaking List pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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