Category: Planning

Town Council Planning Panel for February 2015

In a depleted room full of coughs and sneezes the Bridgwater Town Council Planning Panel met to consider local planning applications before they went to Sedgemoor for decision. Westover Councillor Brian Smedey reports from the meeting. First up was a controversial bid for the erection of dwellings to the rear of 3-7 North street including […]

Town Council Planning Panel January 2015

Westover councillors Brian Smedley and Steve Austen sit on the Town Council Planning Panel along with councillors Lerry (Victoria) Morley (Fairfax) Tucker(Dunwear) Turner(Hamp) and Baker (Wyndham). Each month they get a cursory glance at the town’s planning applications and can pass their recommendations on to Sedgemoor’s Development Control Committee which makes the final decision. The […]

Gleam of Hope as Council rejects demolition bid

Campaigners fighting against the wanton destruction of the Hope inn on Taunton road are celebrating today after recent objections from the Civic Society, Westover ward councillors, the Bridgwater Heritage Group and Bridgwater Town Council Planning Panel have led to the Sedgemoor Planning department rejected the demolition application by Land Promotions ltd, the company that have […]

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 […]