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Agenda for Planning, Highways and Transport Meeting on Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Postedon 28th November, 2019 in Agendas - Planning, Highways & Transport

A meeting of the PLANNING, HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE will take place on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, North Street, Ilminster starting at 19:30 hrs.

The public are welcome to attend this meeting. Members of the public are invited to ask questions or raise issues relevant to the work of the Council. The overall time available for this session is restricted to 15 minutes unless the Chair decides otherwise. Individual speakers are restricted to 3 minutes and are asked not to repeat points that have been made previously. It is helpful if potential contributors can make themselves known to the Town Clerk before the meeting so that the session can be programmed effectively.

Public participation is not part of the formal meeting of the Council however a note will be made of matters raised and recorded at the start of the minutes of the meeting.

Please note that the Town Council is a Statutory Consultee for Planning Applications and as such does not make the final decision on any application. Any decisions and comments this Committee makes will be fed into the planning process and added to the report by the Planning Officer. South Somerset District Council is the Planning Authority and will issue the final decision notice (Planning Determination) once their investigations into the application, consultation period and decision making process has been completed.


The Agenda for the meeting is given below. All plans are available to view at South Somerset District’s website www.southsomerset.gov.uk or in the Town Council office.

Joy Norris

Town Clerk



 Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence from Councillors unable to attend the meeting.


  • Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Councillors and Officers of interests in respect of matters to be considered at this meeting, together with an appropriate statement regarding the nature of the interest.

  • Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 5th November 2019 as a correct record. (Attached)


  • Office Action Plan

To consider the Office Action Plan relating to the Committee.  (Attached)


  • Police Report

This agenda item provides an opportunity for the Police to report on any matters relevant to policing in Ilminster.Planning Applications

The Committee is asked to consider the following applications:


  1. 18/03093/FUL-32 Ditton Street Ilminster Somerset TA19 0BQ

Demolition of outbuildings, erection of two-storey and single-storey extensions and the subdivision of the first floor accommodation to create a new self-contained residential unit over 32 Ditton Street

This is an amended application. The amendments are:

Revised plans to allow for amended scheme; 2 storey rear extension and a single storey side extension and an amended description

This application was discussed by the committee on the 4th December 2018 and the relevant extract from the minutes is given below

            Application No. 18/03093/FUL – 32 Ditton Street, Ilminster

Demolition of existing out-buildings and the erection of a two storey extension with single storey section at the rear to reinstate the existing flat and provide a new access to the first floor, car parking and replacement storage including with additional domestic accommodation to reinstated flat.

Issues discussed during consideration of this application included:

  • the proposal will Improve the building for both the residential purpose and the business use


RESOLVED to recommend approval


Note: Cllr Shearman declared a personal interest in this agenda item



  • Planning Decisions made by SSDC

Decisions made by South Somerset District Council (31/10/19-27/11/19) and are reported for information (attached). For more details, please see South Somerset District Council Website: http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningsearch



Planning, Highways and Transport Committee Members:

Councillors Burton, Higgins, James, Mackillop, Shearman, Swann, Taylor, and Wilcock

Click here to download Agenda for Planning, Highways and Transport meeting on Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Click here to download Agenda item 3- Draft Minutes for 5.11.19 meeting

Click here to download Agenda item 4- action list from 27.11.19-V45





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