/ Parish Council / Minutes / 9th March 2020


Minutes of the additional Meeting of the CSM PC held at 7pm on Monday 9th March 2020

in the Cartwright Room of the Village Hall.

Present; PCllrs S Hutchings (Chair), S Greenhalgh (Vice Chair), B Brighton, P Brown, C Cudlip, N Davidson,

A Gunstone, J Pengelley and P Tucker. (Parish Councillors). The Clerk. No Members of the Public attended.

20/67. Chairman’s Welcome. SH welcomed all.

20/68. Apologies. PCllr L Gates whose apologies were accepted. PCllr Y Guest absent.

20/69. Declarations of Interest. Declarations of Individual Members. ND re Canal Carpark.

20/70. West Monkton Heathfield Urban Extension2/Land South of Manor Farm, Langaller.

PB updated the PC on the plans for these two developments and the responses given by the Joint Panel to SWTC.

The points made to SWTC were endorsed. Additionally, a preference was agreed for all the Land South of Manor Farm site to be allocated for Housing rather than half (that part in CSM) as employment land as SWTC propose. If Housing was possible then an access onto Hyde Lane was acceptable.

20/71. SWTC Local Plan 2040. The PC considered its response to the local Plan consultation being undertaken by SWTC. A detailed and wide-ranging response was agreed to cover both the questions posed by SWTC, the PC views on the Monkton Heathfield Development Site, the Land South of Manor Farm, Langaller Dev Site and a number of wider views that whilst not specifically consulted upon are matters of importance to the PC.

Action. Clerk to respond to SWTC consultation.

20/72. SWTC Employment Local Development Order (LDO) The PC considered its response to the SWTC consultation on an LDO for small scale industrial space. The PC agreed that the planning application process is preferred on all employment buildings rather than having an LDO.

Action. Clerk to respond to SWTC consultation.

20/73. Design Guide for Somerset West and Taunton. The PC considered its response to the SWTC Consultation on the proposed Design guide. The PC agreed it was pleased that SWTC had produced a Design guide. It agreed to respond that the PC was looking for a variety of house buildings styles mixed up in local character with No 3 storey buildings. Local good examples with character were identified.

Action. Clerk to respond to SWTC consultation including giving good examples.

20/74. Party in the Park 2020. It was noted that the next meeting would be held on 7th April 7.30pm in The Bell.

The meeting was closed at 9.15pm.

Steve Altria, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council 01823 666295. Email clerk@creechstmichael.net

Future Meetings;

The next CSM PC mtgs are on 6th April and 4th May 2020 at 7pm in the Cartwright Room, Village Hall.

24th April Annual Parish meeting. Main Village Hall 7pm for 7.30pm