Agenda and minutes

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Zoom - Public Access via YouTube View directions

Contact: Marie Todd  01225 394414

No. Item


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 Matt McCabe declared an interest in planning application no. 20/03255/FUL – Larkhall Sports Club, Charlcombe Lane, Bath.  Cllr McCabe has a connection with a company (TrueSpeed) which was a potential competitor to the applicant.  Cllr McCabe stated that he would not speak or vote on this application and that Cllr Sally Davis, Vice Chair, would take the chair for this item.


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 238 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2020.

Additional documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 16 December 2020 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Main Plans List - Applications for Planning Permission Etc for Determination by the Committee pdf icon PDF 619 KB

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


·  20/04296/VAR – Paglinch Farm, Shoscombe

·  20/03162/FUL – Camerton and Peasedown Croquet Club, Whitebrook Lane, Peasedown St John

·  20/03391/FUL – Little Pear Tree Cottage, Tadwick Lane, Tadwick, Bath


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


·  20/04365/PIP – 113 Wellsway, Keynsham

·  20/03714/LBA – 1 Cambridge Place, Widcombe Hill, Bath

·  20/03255/FUL – Larkhall Sports Club, Charlcombe Lane, Bath

·  20/00023/FUL – Plumb Centre, Locksbrook Road, Bath


The Committee considered:


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


·  An update report by the Head of Planning on item 6 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. 20/04296/VAR

Site Location: Paglinch Farm, Access Road to Paglinch Farm, Shoscombe, Bath – Variation of condition 2 of application 06/03707/FUL (Alterations to garage to form 1 garage and self-contained holiday let unit).

Condition no. 2  Condition(s) removal

To enable lawful use of the building as a self-contained residential unit of accommodation. 

Application is made to have the condition removed.


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


The Case Officer then responded to questions as follows:


·  The building has its own access and outside space, there are no concerns regarding parking.  It was not felt that there would be an adverse impact on the amenity of existing or future occupiers or neighbouring properties.

·  A precedent has been set by the removal, in 2019, of the same holiday let condition at Paglinch Farm, which immediately adjoins the application site.


Cllr Jackson then moved the officer recommendation to permit.  This was seconded by Cllr MacFie.


Cllr Davis stated that the proposal would not impact on any of the other dwellings on the site.


The motion was put to the vote and it was RESOLVED unanimously to PERMIT the application subject to conditions as set out in the report.


Item No. 2

Application No. 20/03162/FUL

Site Location: Camerton and Peasedown Croquet Club, Whitebrook Lane, Peasedown St John, Bath – To relocate the old buildings and install a new prefabricated building.  Install a bio-digester wastewater treatment system and a rain collection system and secure permissions for low level advertising board on small sections of the perimeter fencing.


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


A member of the croquet club spoke in favour of the application.


Cllr Sarah Bevan, local ward member, spoke in favour of the application.  She felt that it should be considered as a one-off, sui generis, application.  She explained that although technically the building would be temporary, it was likely to remain in place for a long period of time.  She did not feel that the building would detract from the visual amenity of the site.


The Case Officer then responded to questions as follows:


·  The Peasedown cricket ground is near to the site and has a permanent building in place.  Members were advised to consider this application on its own merits.

·  The site is an old landfill site.

·  Although there are plans to recycle an existing building this is not considered to outweigh the harm that would be caused.

·  The building to be relocated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.

Update Report - Appendix 1 pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Additional documents:


Policy Development

To consider any policy development matters.


There were no policy development items.


Quarterly Performance Report - October to December 2020 pdf icon PDF 364 KB

The Committee is asked to note the quarterly performance report.

Additional documents:


The Committee noted the quarterly performance report from October to December 2020.


Cllr Hounsell thanked officers for providing a more detailed breakdown of enforcement cases.


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

The Committee is asked to note the appeals report.


The Committee noted the appeals report.