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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.


The following declarations were made:


·  Cllr Davis stated that, with regard to application nos. 20/00914/FUL and 20/00806/LBA - Keynsham Conservative Club, 22 High Street, Keynsham - the Keynsham Conservative Club was not the same as the Conservative Party and, although she and Cllr Clarke are members of the Conservative Party, they are not members of the Keynsham Conservative Club.


·  Cllr Craig stated that she would speak as Ward Councillor, in favour of application nos. 20/04801/LBA and 20/04802/AR – Friends Meeting House, York Street Bath.  Cllr Craig stated that she would not take part in the debate or vote on these applications.


To Announce any Urgent Business Agreed by the Chairman


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 194 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2021.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 10 February 2021 were confirmed and agreed as a correct record.


Main Plans List - Applications for Planning Permission Etc for Determination by the Committee pdf icon PDF 785 KB

The following applications will be considered in the morning session (from 11am):


·  20/00914/FUL and 20/00806/FUL – Keynsham Conservative Club, 22 High Street, Keynsham

·  20/04939/FUL – 30A Lyncombe Hill, Lyncombe, Bath

·  20/04801/LBA and 20/04802/AR – Friends Meeting House, York Street, Bath


The following applications will be considered in the afternoon session (from 2pm):


·  20/04390/FUL – Crewcroft Barn, Hinton Hill, Hinton Charterhouse, Bath

·  20/04720/FUL – 143 Calton Road, Lyncombe, Bath



The Committee considered:


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


·  An update report by the Head of Planning 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 Nos. 1 & 2

Application Nos. 20/00914/FUL and 20/00806/LBA

Site Location: Keynsham Conservative Club, 22 High Street, Keynsham – Installation of replacement windows on front elevation (Retrospective).  External alterations for the installation of replacement windows (Regularisation)


The Case Officer reported on the applications and her recommendation to grant planning permission and listed building consent.


The Secretary of the Conservative Club spoke in favour of the applications.


In response to a question the Case Officer confirmed that the replacement sash windows would be of a slimline design.


Cllr Clarke, local ward member, stated that he was not aware of any objections to this application and felt that the replacement windows would benefit both this building and the surrounding listed buildings.  He moved the officer recommendation to grant planning permission which was seconded by Cllr MacFie.  He also moved the officer recommendation to grant listed building consent which was seconded by Cllr Jackson.


Cllr Jackson stated that this was an excellent solution which would improve the Conservation Area and the high street.


The motions were put to the vote and it was RESOLVED unanimously to PERMIT the planning application and to GRANT listed building consent.


Item No. 3

Application No. 20/04939/FUL

Site Location: 30A Lyncombe Hill, Lyncombe, Bath, BA2 4PQ – Erection of mansard roof with living accommodation following demolition of side extension to the house


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

The applicant spoke in favour of the application.


The Case Officer then responded to questions as follows:


·  Abbey Lodge has a courtyard in front of 30A Lyncombe Hill which is used as a parking area.  There is also Zone 3 residents’ permit parking on Lyncombe Hill.  Cycle storage would be provided, and the site is in a sustainable location within walking distance of the city centre, bus station and railway station.  The Highways Officer confirmed that his team had raised no objections to the proposal.

·  30A Lyncombe Hill is an independent dwelling and not part of Abbey Lodge.

·  If members were minded to permit the application then a condition could be included to ensure the construction of a bicycle and bin store.

·  The only way the applicants can obtain the required amount of accommodation is by means of a mansard roof or other roof alteration, however, this needs to be balanced against the resulting harm and in this instance is not considered acceptable.

·  The proposed windows would be made of aluminium and there are a variety of dormer window styles in Oxford Terrace.  If required  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.

Update Report - Appendix 1 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Additional documents:


Policy Development

To consider any policy development items.


There were no policy development items.


New Planning Appeals Lodged, Decisions Received and Dates of Forthcoming Hearings/Inquiries pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


The Committee considered the appeals report.  The Team Manager, Planning and Enforcement, agreed to send details of the appeal decision for 231 Wellsway, Bath, to committee members.


RESOLVED to NOTE the report.