MINUTES OF AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING

LEIGH-ON-MENDIP PARISH COUNCIL

HELD ON TUESDAY 26 MAY 2020 AT 7.00 P.M. ON LINE

 

Present

David Mattick, Chairman

DM

 

 

Paula Freeland

PF

 

 

David Sparkes

DS

 

 

Martin Carter

MC

 

 

Vicky Taylor

VGT

 

 

 

 

 

In attendance

Anthea Brooks, Clerk

AB

 

 

 

 

016/20

APOLOGIES

ACTIONS

 

 

 

016.1/20

Apologies for absence were received from Vicki Trundle, Councillor (VT), Philip Ham, District and County Councillor (PH) and Alan Townsend, District Councillor (AT)

 

 

 

 

017/20

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST AND DISPENSATIONS AND REQUESTS FOR RECORDING.

 

 

 

 

017.1/20

MC declared an interest in item 018.1/20.  There were no other declarations of interest or dispensations and no requests for recording.

 

 

 

 

018/20

PLANNING - New Applications

 

 

 

 

018.1/20

2020/0921/FUL Extension and refurbishment of existing building, replacement of external cladding, upgrade of flat roof to improve thermal performance and provision of new canopy at The County First School, Leigh-on-Mendip

 

 

 

 

018.1.1/20

The application was discussed and the following points made

 

 

 

 

 

·               The proposal involves modest additions to the existing classroom block and has the potential to improve its character and appearance.  It is noted that the intention is to clad the exterior of the existing block and the addition to it in Kingspan Architectural Wall Panels but no further detail of the panels is provided.  The panels appear to be available in a variety of colours and profiles.  It is therefore suggested that the planning officer conditions details of the panels or they are agreed at application stage and that care is taken to ensure they are of an appropriate finish and colour for the rural context and this location at the centre of the historic village.

 

 

 

 

 

·               There is no impact on residential amenity of adjoining properties and will not generate any greater traffic movement than already exists.

 

 

 

 

018.1.2/20

It was proposed by DS and seconded by VGT to recommend approval with conditions regarding materials (unless agreed at the application stage).   Agreed unanimously

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

018.2/20

2020/0885/FUL – Two storey side extension and rear conservatory at 19 Bellfield, Leigh-on-Mendip

 

 

 

 

018.2.1/20

The application was discussed and the following points made

 

 

 

 

 

·               the proposal involves a side extension of a form which has already been permitted to neighbouring property and a rear conservatory.  It will not impact adversely on the character of this building or those in the group in Bellfield, provided that materials match the existing.

 

 

·               Will not impact on residential amenity of adjoining properties

 

 

·               will not generate greater traffic movement than already exists

 

 

 

 

018.2.2/20

It was proposed by MC and seconded by DS to recommend approval with conditions regarding materials (unless agreed at the application stage).  Agreed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

018.3/20

Status of Current Applications and Other Planning Matters

 

 

 

 

018.3.1/20

 

2020/0758/FUL – Grove Shute Farm – erection of new livestock building – it was noted that an email has been received from the applicant following the Council’s decision to recommend refusal.

 

 

 

 

019/20

DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING – Monday 15 June at 7.00 p.m. online