Category: Planning

Town Planning Panel welcomes Riverside Hotel proposals

Bridgwater Town Council’s ‘Planning Panel’ meets every month to give it’s opinion on planning matters before they go to Sedgemoor District Council’s Development Control Committee which has the power to determine them. Today we were offered two new hotels, several restaurants, various extensions, some replacement windows and some street lights. The long awaited conversion of […]

Town Planning decisions for August

Bridgwater Town Council’s Planning Panel met for it’s August meeting under the Chairmanship of Cllr Mick Lerry (Victoria) and was attended by Westover councillors Pat Morley and Brian Smedley, Eastover’s Moira Brown, Wyndham’s Liz Leavy and Dunwear’s Leigh Redman. The first matter affecting Westover ward was the plan by the owners of the Gym in […]


At today’s meeting of the Sedgemoor Development Committee members voted overwhelmingly to throw out the plans to demolish the Hope Inn and build 22 appartments on the site. A proposal by Cllr Hill (Con,Cheddar) seconded by Cllr Granter (Lab, Fairfax) rejected the plan on it’s design claiming it wasn’t in line with SDC policy D2 […]

Westover Planning Issues July 2015

At today’s Town Planning Panel Westover and neighbouring ward issues came up aplenty . The ward is represented on the panel by Councillors Pat Morley and Brian Smedley and the panel is chaired by Victoria councillor Mick Lerry.Other members present included Liz Leavy & Peter Johnstone from Wyndham ward and Leigh Redman from Dunwear ward. […]

Westover Councillors Object to Housing Plans for Hope Inn

Westover Ward Councillors Kathy Pearce and Brian Smedley, have formally objected to plans for a housing development on the site of the troubled Hope Inn on Bridgwater’s Taunton road. Grounds for objection are as follows;- Traffic generation and road safety: The proposed development is on a road which is already heavily congested at certain times […]