My comments on planning applications

Planning applications are one of the most common issues raised with district councillors.

I aim to submit comments on major applications in the ward and those of wider community interest, as well as sometimes on other applications when local concerns or benefits have been brought to my attention.

I am keen to hear local views on applications and may submit comments to represent local interests where I agree these are valid.

Below are links to my comments on major and significant applications submitted since April 2018 (most recent first). Planning reference numbers link to the Council’s planning website where applications and comments can be viewed.

Halsdown and Trowell Farms, Waterrow – New surfaces on private farm tracks
•  Full application (09/21/0006) – My comments, June 2021
OUTCOME: Delegated decision of Conditional Approval on 30/07/2021.

West Northcott Farm, Ashbrittle – Formation of slurry lagoon
•  Full application (01/20/0009) – My comments, December 2020
OUTCOME: Application withdrawn.

Burges Lane, Wiveliscombe – 71 dwellings
•  Detailed application for reserved matters (49/20/0034) – My comments 1, My comments 2 – July 2020
OUTCOME: Decision yet to be made.

Halsdown Farm, Pinkhouse Farm Lane, Waterrow – New vehicle access and parking area
•  Full application (09/20/0004) – My comments, July 2020
OUTCOME: Delegated decision of Conditional Approval on 10/09/2020.

Bulland Estate, off New Road, (B3227), Wiveliscombe – Shooting lodge
•  Full application (49/20/0032) – My comments 1, June 2020, My comments 2, July 2020
•  Comments submitted for committee meeting
•  Shooting lodge approved but helipad removed
OUTCOME: Approved by Planning Committee (8 for, 5 abstain) on 3 September 2020.

Kingsmead Academy, Wiveliscombe – Demolition and new buildings
•  Full application (49/20/0009) – My comments 1, April 2020, My comments 2, June 2020
•  Controversy over Kingsmead School new buildings
OUTCOME: Delegated decision of conditional approval was made on 26 June 2020.

Bulland Estate, off New Road (B3227), Wiveliscombe – Helipad
•  Full application (49/19/0059) – My comments 1, Jan 2020, My comments 2, Feb 2020
•  Shooting lodge approved but helipad removed
OUTCOME: Approved by Planning Committee (7 for, 5 against) on 14 May 2020, but applicant then removed helipad already built.

Sandys Moor, Wiveliscombe – 94 dwellings and light industrial units
•  Outline application (49/18/0045) – My comments, August 2018
•  Application for internal estate road to SWT (49/20/0028) – May 2020
•  Detailed application for reserved matters (49/20/0016) – My comments, April 2020
•  Unwanted housing proposed for business site at Sandys Moor
•  Application for housing and light industry at Sandys Moor
•  Approval for mixed use development at Sandys Moor in Wivey
•  Sandys Moor – design proposals for 94 new homes
OUTCOME: Outline approved by Planning Committee on 27 March 2019 and delegated decision of conditional approval on reserved matters on 5 August 2020.

Bittescombe Hill Farm, Bittescombe Lane, Upton – Change to mixed use including shooting lodge, health retreat and rural leisure uses
•  Full application (3/36/18/006) – My comments, March 2019
OUTCOME: Delegated decision of conditional approval was made on 6 June 2019

Land off North Street, Wiveliscombe – 95 dwellings (Gladman Developments Ltd)
• Outline application (49/18/0001)
• Inquiry evidence submitted with others – October 2018
•  Gladman – predatory developer targets Wivey
•  Gladman appeal for housing off North Street (withdrawn – updated 7/11/2018)
OUTCOME: Application refused and Gladman appealed but later withdrew appeal.