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Emergency evacuation procedure

The Chairman will ask the Committee Administrator to draw attention to the emergency evacuation procedure.


The Democratic Services Officer read out the emergency evacuation procedure.


Election of Vice Chair

To elect a Vice Chair for the ensuing Council year.


Cllr Rigby moved that Cllr Sally Davis be elected Vice Chair for the ensuing Council year.  This was seconded by Cllr Simmons.


RESOLVED: To elect Cllr Sally Davis as Vice Chair for the ensuing Council year.


Apologies for absence and Substitutions


There were no apologies for absence.


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.


Cllr Brian Simmons declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following planning applications:


19/02946/FUL, 19/02942/LBA and 19/02947/AR – Former NatWest Bank, 26 High Street, Keynsham.


Cllr Simmons is a member of Keynsham Town Council and was present at the meeting when the Town Council considered these applications.  He stated that he would speak on the item as a local ward member and would then leave the meeting and would not take part in the debate or vote on the application.


To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chair


There was no urgent business.


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.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2019.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2019 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


The Committee considered:


·  A report by the Head of Planning on various planning applications.


·  An update report by the Head of Planning on items 1, 3 and 4 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. 18/00201/FUL

Site Location: Food Machinery 2000 Ltd, Comfortable Place, Kingsmead, Bath, BA1 3AJ – Erection of 25 flats with cycle storage and car parking, refuse store, footpath linkage, revised access arrangements, landscaping and associated works, following demolition of 2 x 2 bed flats and 180m2 of office space.


The Case Officer reported on the application and his recommendation to delegate to permit.  He drew members’ attention to the amendment to Condition 2 regarding the construction management plan as set out in the update report.  He also informed the Committee that the sustainable construction checklist has now been received and found to be satisfactory.


The agent spoke in favour of the application.


The Case Officer then responded to questions as follows:


·  Secure parking including spaces for bicycles will be provided in the undercroft area.

·  There will also be a ramp giving access to the parking area.


Cllr Davis felt that the development would improve the area and moved the officer recommendation to delegate to permit.  This was seconded by Cllr Jackson.


The motion was put to the vote and it was RESOLVED by 8 votes in favour and 2 abstentions to DELEGATE TO PERMIT the application subject to conditions and the completion of a Section 106 Agreement as set out in the report.


Item No. 2

Application No. 19/01427/RES

Site Location: Employment Building Unit 2, Bell Lane, Chew Stoke – Approval of reserved matters with regard to outline application 17/05325/OUT (Residential development of 5 dwellings and associated car parking and reorganisation of car parking for adjacent commercial premises).


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


The agent spoke in favour of the application.


Cllr Karen Warrington, local ward member, spoke in favour of the application.  She stated that the proposal will link the residential area to the industrial building and GPs’ surgery.  She felt that the height of the buildings will not be an issue due to the sloping gradient of the road.  The cladding will be appropriate in a rural setting. The proposal will be a good use of a brownfield site as there is no appetite for commercial use in the area.  The proposal will provide much needed 3 bedroomed residential properties and will be of superior quality with environmentally friendly credentials.  She also pointed out that the Parish Council support the development.


The Case Officer then responded to questions as follows:


·  It would be difficult to ensure that the homes are provided only for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

Update Report - 28 August 2019 - Appendix 1 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:


New Planning Appeals Lodged, Decisions Received and Dates of Forthcoming Hearings/Inquiries pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


The Committee considered the appeals report.  Cllr Jackson congratulated the officers on the excellent performance.


RESOLVED to NOTEthe report.