Category: Planning

Town Council Planning Decisions for November

Westover councillors Steve Austen and Brian Smedley sit on the Town Council’s Planning panel and are able to pass comments and observations on applications before they go forward to the Development Control Committee at Sedgemoor District Council which has the final say. This month saw yet another increase in flat conversions in preparation for the […]

The Hope Inn – Confronting the developers

As the Hope Inn on Taunton road joins the long list of iconic Bridgwater buildings left to rot by one particular active and destructive developer, Westover councillors have confronted them directly to challenge their activities and to  find a way forward.  In a letter to Vince Nguyen of Land Promotions Group ltd, Westover councillor Brian […]

Westover Planning Matters for September 2014

At Septembers meeting of the Town Council Planning panel, Westover councillors Steve Austen and Brian Smedley were able to add their views to the key planning and licensing issues coming up to help formulate Bridgwater’s position before submitting this to the Sedgemoor Development Control committee for final decision. Some of the main items relating to […]

Town Council and Civic Society Open Community Assets Register

The Joint Bridgwater Town Council and Civic Society Panel on Community Assets met this week under the Chairmanship of Westover Councillor Brian Smedley to consider what action could be taken to save key buildings in the town for the community and is urging the public to help identify buildings under threat of sale or demolition […]

Westover Planning Matters for August 2014

At today’s meeting of Bridgwater Town Council Planning Panel several key issues affecting Westover were brought up. Cllr Brian Smedley was there and reports on the meeting. The main issue of contention today was the plans to demolish the Northgate Workhouse site. County staff have moved out of here and the site is earmarked for […]