Category: Planning

Town Planning Panel July Reports

Westover councillors Brian Smedley and Steve Austen are now members of the Town Council Planning panel.  This body meets monthly and is able to make comment and raise objections to planning applications that affect Bridgwater before they get forwarded to Sedgemoor District Council’s Development Control Committee for a final decision. On the agenda this month […]

Third Time Lucky as Jazz Cafe wins Planning consent

First deferred and then rejected, Bridgwater’s long awaited and hotly contested Jazz Café has finally won planning consent from Sedgemoor’s Development Control Committee at it’s third sitting on the topic. The application for ‘change of use’ to the former bookshop premises at 18 High Street,Bridgwater was submitted by SRL Promotions and had previously been rejected […]

Have your say on Westover Planning Matters

Planning applications for Bridgwater are considered by the Town Council’s planning panel for comment and then decided at Sedgemoor District Council’s Development Control committee. Non contentious decisions can be decided by the Planning officers but in these cases the role of the ward councillors can be crucial because if our views are different to the […]

Ward Councillors object to ‘burial ground’ ‘Care Home’ proposals

Plans to build a care home on the site of a cemetery are being contested by Westover ward district councillors Kathy Pearce and Brian Smedley when it comes to Development Control Committee on Tuesday 18th March . The proposal by Acorn Developments will see the erection of a 4-storey building to form 45 bedroom elderly […]