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 only (with planning reference numbers in brackets) that I have submitted since April 2018 (most recent first).

Burges Lane, Wiveliscombe – 71 dwellings
•  Detailed application for reserved matters (49/20/0034) – 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) – July 2020
OUTCOME: Decision of Conditional Approval was made by the Development Control Manager under delegated powers on 10/09/2020.

Bulland Estate, off New Road, (B3227), Wiveliscombe – Shooting lodge
•  Full application (49/20/0032) – Submission 1, June 2020, Submission 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) – Submission 1, April 2020, Submission 2, June 2020
OUTCOME: Decision of conditional approval was made on 26 June 2020 by the Development Control Manager under delegated powers.

Bulland Estate, off New Road (B3227), Wiveliscombe – Helipad
•  Full application (49/19/0059) – Submission 1, Jan 2020, Submission 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 to Taunton Deane Borough Council (49/18/0045) – August 2018
•  Detailed application to Somerset West and Taunton Council for reserved matters (49/20/0016) – 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 a decision of conditional approval on reserved matters by the Development Control Manager under delegated powers was published 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 to West Somerset Council (3/36/18/006) – March 2019
OUTCOME: Decision of conditional approval was made on 6 June 2019 by the Development Control Manager under delegated powers

Land off North Street, Wiveliscombe – 95 dwellings (Gladman Developments Ltd)
• Outline application to Taunton Deane Borough Council (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 withdrew appeal.