Minutes of the Planning, Highways & Environment Committee Meeting held

on 6 February 2020 at Cadbury Heath Hall at 7.30pm









Cllr P Barrett (sub for Cllr Downing)

Mrs V Hicks


Cllr R Blake



Cllr D Clevely



Cllr H Farmer



Cllr M Farmer



Cllr J Parker (in the Chair)



Cllr R Pope



The Chairman outlined the procedure in the event of an emergency.




Received from Cllrs Downing CBE, Ryland and Stinchcombe MBE and from Mr Taylor.


Declaration of Member Interests

No specific declarations were made.




Minutes of the meeting of 9 January 2020 were approved and signed by the Chairman.


Public Participation

There were no members of the public present.



Matters for Discussion

a] Streetcare updates

1. Dog bin - Tarzan Park: The Clerk reported that the bin has been ordered for installation.

2. ‘We’re Watching You’ campaign: Cllr Barrett reported that signage is being installed. It was noted that a persistent problem exists on the POS at Greenview. The Clerk was asked to alert the Dog Warden to the problem and explore options for CCTV (signage).

3. Trees – Longbeach Road: Concerns had been expressed about the impact and on-going maintenance of privately planted trees around Longwell Green. It was noted that the South Gloucs Council Tree Officer had visited the site and advised against further planting.

4. Rotting leave – Sunnyvale: The leaves are still causing an issue. The Clerk was asked to follow this up with Streetcare.

5. Willsbridge Mill – flytipping: Cllr Parker advised that incidents of flytipping had occurred and had been reported.

b] Highways Issues

1. Wraxall Road/Tower Lane roundabout: The Clerk advised that the issue on the roundabout had been referred back to South Gloucs Council and will be picked up as part of the WECA funded scheme for the Ring Road Roundabout.

2. Cottonwood Drive: Nothing further to report.

3. Marsham Way/Woodward Drive traffic lights: Cllr Parker reported on a recent site meeting with the Traffic Team. The left filter on the ahead signal has been disarmed for a trial period.

c] Biodiversity Project: Nothing further to report.

d] Willsbridge Mill – site management: The Clerk reported that she had received complaints about the over-zealous clearing of vegetation on site. It was reported to be routine maintenance and preparatory work for trees affected by ash dieback. The Clerk was asked to invite Willsbridge Community Refresh to attend a Parish Council meeting with a report on site management.

e] Community Speed Watch report: Cllr Parker reported on a recent joint venture with the local Police Beat Team and the ‘mini police’. He advised that this had been a very positive event and had generated welcome publicity for the CSW. Further volunteers are still being sought to join the CSW team and it was suggested that volunteers are encouraged through the community service initiative under the Criminal Justice system.

f] Railway Path: Cllr Parker advised that himself, the Clerk and the PDS will attend the SUSTRANS workshop on 24 February 2020 to secure support for local initiatives.




a] Bus shelter – electronic display board: The Clerk reported that as the shelter in question is in Hanham Abbots Parish Council, she has passed the matter over.

b] Temporary Road Closures – St David’s Avenue etc: Noted.

c] Spring Clean 2020: It was agreed that if local groups wish to participate they would be supported but no Parish Council event will be organised.

d] Aldermoor Way junction with Bath Road: It was noted that the road is not wide enough for two lanes as part of the site development.



Allotment Matters

Warmley Golf Course site: The Clerk reported that the new gates had been ordered and the Cllr Savage had awarded the project £500 MAF funding. The Clerk also reported that she had obtained use of the redundant SITA site fencing for the allotment to secure the bottom area under the willow tree. She was asked to explore the option of installing signage warning of CCTV on site. Cllr Blake advised that he has been carrying out regular litter picks on site.

Hollyguest Road site: The Clerk reported renewed issues with the cesspit on site. It has been reported to the Environmental Health Officer.



Planning applications


Committee raised no objection to the following applications:


P20/00513/F: Erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation at 53 Horsecroft Gardens, Barrs Court.

P20/01015/CLP: Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension to form additional living accommodation at 11 Palmers Close, Barrs Court.

P20/01225/F: Demolition of existing conservatory. Erection of single storey side and rear extension to form new conservatory at 95 Ferndale Avenue, Longwell Green.

P20/01668/RVC: Variation of condition 2 attached to PK06/0854/F to increase the amount of permitted bulky goods floor space. (PK06/0854/F Demolition of all existing retail buildings on site and engineering works to produce a level site. Erection of 8No. new retail units and construction of new central car park, associated servicing areas and landscaping. (Amendment to previously approved scheme PK04/2530/F)) at Gallagher Retail Park, Aldermoor Way, Longwell Green.


Committee raised concerns regarding the following application:


It was resolved to object to P20/00857/F (erection of a two storey side extension to form 1no attached dwelling, with associated work at 77 Longbeach Road, Longwell Green) on grounds of inadequate provision for off-street car parking and additional vehicle movements on and near the junction with Auburn Avenue on a bend.


It was resolved to object to P20/01461/NMA (non material amendment to P19/5561/F to re-site dwelling, revise parking arrangements and add roof lights at 26 St David’s Avenue, Cadbury Heath) on grounds of over-development and being a material amendment. The Design & Access Statement is contradicted as the reasoning of the design was for one bedroom (2 persons) and the revised plan adds a further bedroom, bathroom and hence additional off-street car parking requirement. This revised design will have significant traffic and access implications in a tight space. Full pubic consultation is necessary to allow neighbouring affected properties to comment on the changes.













Meeting ended at 20.50