Agenda 21 March 2019

Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council___________________

Notice of Meeting



Thursday 21 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Bayford Mission Hall


Public Forum: Prior to the start of the meeting the Chairman gives leave to members of the public to speak. 

1. Apologies for absence

2. Declaration of Interest

3. Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 10 January 2019 and Planning Meetings of 8 February and 8 March 2019

A resolution is sought to approve and sign the minutes as a true record

4. Planning Matters 

New planning matters.

Planning Application No: 

Applicant: Mrs J Calderwood

Location:  Land rear of 2 Cambria Villas Devenish Lane Bayford Wincanton. BA9 9NG

Proposal:  The erection of a new single storey dwelling and the formation of a new vehicular access off Bayford Hill.


At a site meeting held today Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council make the following observations on the above application:

  • We have very strong concerns about the size of the building compared to the space available. 
  • We also have strong doubts about the wisdom of another entrance onto Bayford Hill being not very far from Devenish Lane.
  • We also wonder if flat roofs are permissible by SSDC.
  • Our Councillors were mixed in their views regarding approval.

Planning Application No: 19/00258/OUT

Applicant: Mr M and Miss F Haskett and Thornton

Location:  Land at Church Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton BA9 9PG

Proposal:  Outline application with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of Church Farm buildings and bungalow and erection of 2 dwellings. – Stoke Trister with Bayford Parish Council attended a site planning meeting today. The Parish Council met with Mr Haskett’s representative Janet Montgomery and 9 members of the public. The Council was split on several facets of the application as under:

  1. Some were in favour of allowing the 2 dwellings being constructed subject to approval of detailed plans.
  2. Clear majority wanted a ban on further future development on this site.
  3. All the Councillors felt that the destruction of the farm buildings i.e the barns and the bungalow would mean that the farm was being killed off completely (the country needs farms) leaving a large tract of land with inadequate access and is not in keeping with current policies.

The nine residents of Stoke Trister present at this meeting raised the following concerns:-

1.  The lanes are not suitable for extra traffic being single track and there will be difficulty accessing the farmland if the farmyard is developed as a residential site.

2.  The Parish Plan states that there is no support for development within this rural settlement.

3. If two houses are permitted it could create a precedent and more housing could follow.

4.  Why demolish a 1980’s bungalow which could be let to a family?

Planning Application No: 19/00373/FUL

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Garrett

Location:  Highcroft, Bayford Lane, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 9PG

Proposal:  Erection of a new dwelling. – Mr Garrett explained the proposal with plans and drawings to build a ‘1.5 house’ for them to occupy + a detached garage to the front of the property. The house will face the valley to take in the exceptional views.

Public discussions:

As Mr Garrett owns the bungalow at the back of and adjacent to the land, why not knock that down and build a family home out there with the garden embracing the land under discussion. He said the footprint would not be suitable. 

Where are the boundaries on the roadside of the land? Who owns them?

Mr Garrett explained that there are 2 boundaries, the large trees form inner boundary which he owns and the outer boundary which is owned by the council although it has not been maintained by them. It had posts and wire which was falling down and decrepit and Mr G had to remove them as they were causing potential hazard.

Does the land require permission to cross council land, i.e. access? Mr Garrett did not think so as he can access his land now.

Concern regarding water run-off with all the digging that will occur when building work commences.  (Public member mentioned the issues next door on Butts Farm where water run off is a major problem). It was deemed this building work would be a one-off so should not be an issue.

Does the land need a Geological survey? 

There is a house at the bottom of the land. Apparently, the owner is neutral on this proposal as long as only one property is sanctioned. The lady at the bottom of the land had requested a Geological Survey to verify the stability of the land and the safety of run off and drainage.

How tall will the building be?

Mrs Garrett explained that the house will be 1.5 storeys tall house and will be built into the slope at the back. Some discussion took place as to whether it is 1.5 or 2 storeys. 

Parish Council decision:

Unanimous agreement for permission to be granted as long as the comments above can be addressed. It was important to state that the Councillors thought local residents who have been in the area for long periods as Mr & Mrs Garrett have, should be encouraged and supported with plans to stay in Stoke Trister. 

Planning Application No: 18/03272/FUL

Applicant: Hopkins Estates Ltd

Location:  Land OS 3969 Part Devenish Lane, Bayford, Wincanton

Proposal:  The erection of three dwellings with ancillary works and new access. – Awaiting Decision.

Planning Application No:  18/03668/FUL

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Shane Scammell

Location:  Riding Gate Cottage, Riding Gate, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ

Proposal:  Conversion of barn to dwelling. – Awaiting Decision

Planning Application No: 18/01991/FUL

Applicant: Mr Chris Bellars

Location:  Land at Sycamore Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 9PE

Proposal:  The conversion of existing domestic storage building into a single dwelling and the erection of a car port. – Awaiting Decision.

b. Outcome of planning matters already considered:

Planning Application No: 18/02838/FUL

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Davis

Location:  Willow Tree Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ

Proposal:  Change of use to sui generis to include agricultural /equestrian and animal rescue charity. The erection of a building for use as a training centre for dog and cat grooming and in association with all elements of the rural enterprise. – Permitted with Conditions

Planning Application No: 18/03347/S73

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Davis

Location:  Willow Tree Farm, Stoke Trister, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ

Proposal:  Application to vary conditions 02 of approval 13/001459/FUL – occupancy. – Permitted with Conditions.

Planning Application No: 18/03260/HOU

Applicant: Mr & Mrs N Perrott

Location:  School House Farm, Bayford Lane, Stoke Trister.

Proposal:  Demolition of outbuilding and the erection of a replacement building to be used as an annexe (revised application) – Permitted with Conditions.

  1. Any other planning matters received since the agenda was prepared.

Application No: 19/00448/HOU

Applicant: Mr Simon Minney

Location: Riding Gate House, Riding Gate, Bayford, Wincanton. BA9 8NQ

Proposal: Erection of two storey side extension, re-building of front porch and erection of oak framed lean-to.

5. Correspondence Received

a. Clerks and Councils Direct

b. Glasdon Products

c. Shop Mobility – Request for donations.

6. Highways 

a. To be discussed

c. SID

No further information

7. Footpaths

a. Report from Councillor Grant

8. Financial Matters

a. Statement of Account and bank reconciliation

b. Bank Balances 28 February 2019. A resolution is sought to accept the financial statement as at 28 February 2019. Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Current A/c £5860.25; Stoke Trister & Bayford PC Reserve A/c £7989.07; Leigh Common Savings A/c £5101.89. 

c. A resolution is sought to sign the following cheques

Cheque No: 000461   (cheque cancelled due to incorrect date.

Cheque No: 000462 Clerks salary, expenses & council expenses 553.91

Cheque No: 000463 Bayford Hall Hire                   60.00®

Cheque No: 000464 Clerks salary, expenses & council expenses 630.57

9. Riding Gate

To be discussed.

10. Defibrillator 

Cllr Linsley

11. Unicorn Inn

To be discussed..

12. Leigh Common Tender

To be discussed.

13. Payman

To be discussed.

14. Risk Assessment/Standing Orders/Financial Regulations/Freedom of Information/Code of Conduct


15. New Councillors required

To be discussed.

16. Election Papers

To be discussed.

17. Date of the next meeting. 

Thursday 9 May 2019 Annual Meeting of the Parish Council & the Annual Parish Meeting

Mrs P Gillman

Clerk to the Parish Council                                                     Date    12 March 2019