Category: Planning

Town Council Planning Panel – Decisions for April

The final Town Council Planning Panel for this period of office was held today under the chairmanship of elder statesman Cllr John Turner and featured several items of interest to Westover residents. King Square Outreach Centre proposal First item was the proposal to turn 12 Kings Square into an outreach centre for St Margaret’s Hospice. […]

Project Blueprint: Having a say in Bridgwater’s future

Everybody’s talking about the large investments that are going to be made in Bridgwater and the local area. Hinkley Point C is already contributing to our local economy, and there’s a likelihood of a Bridgwater Tidal Lagoon, both huge construction projects, both great employers, both using high tech skills that will help us to become […]

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 […]