Planning

Durleigh Parish Council is a statutory consultee on all Planning Applications submitted to the local planning authorities. Sedgemoor District Council has responsibility for local planning while Somerset County Council have authority over highway issues, school and hospital developments.

The Parish Council is invited comment on all applications for development within the parish. However the outcome is decided by the responsible planning authority.

Applications received are added to the agenda for each bi-monthly Parish Council meeting. The applicant and members of the public will then have an opportunity to attend and comment but not to lobby members. (Extra-ordinary meetings may be arranged, or an extension requested if the deadline for return of comments cannot be met.)

Digital copies of Planning Applications, information on the process and the means to comment with other guidance can be accessed on www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/planning. Members of the public can make comments on applications through the Parish Council or at development.management@sedgemoor.gov.uk. Plans and documents associated with planning applications may also be viewed at Sedgemoor District Council offices in King Square, Bridgwater.

Current and recent applications

Current and recent planning applications submitted for development works within the parish will be listed below, along with a brief description. By clicking on the location it will link you to further information on the Sedgemoor Planning Portal.

2021/22

  • 131 Holford Road – Erection of a single storey extension to the side (SE) elevation on site of existing garage to be demolished. Approved
  • Floodgates Farm, Rhode Lane – Erection of 5no. dwellings with parking and gardens on site of existing agricultural buildings to be demolished. Approved
  • 20 Pyrland Walk, Durleigh – Erection of a single storey extension to sides (East & West) elevations on site of existing garage to be demolished, increase in size of existing dormer wc to form first floor bathroom. Approved
  • Rexworthy Farm, Spaxton Road, Change of use of Sui Generis agricultural building to B8 storage as part of existing self-storage facility with external alterations. Approved
  • 8 Spaxton Road, Durleigh, Erection of single storey front (South) extension including balcony. Approved
  • 12 Pyrland Walk, Durleigh, Erection of single storey side and rear extension on site of existing extension, detached garage, shed, greenhouse and summerhouse (to be demolished). Also with the extension of existing driveway. Approved
  • Land To The South Of, Durleigh Hill, Variations of Condition 11 of Planning Permission 23/18/00011 (Variation of Condition 8 of Planning Permission 23/12/00012 (Variation of condition 8 of Planning Permission 23/12/00005 to read “The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in full accordance with the approved FRA (prepared by SKM Enviros and dated 10 August 2012 Version 2) and the following specific measures: Figure 5-2 Swale Layout Plan; Figure 5-1 Swale Cross Section; and Section 5 Drainage Assessment. The above measures shall be constructed on site before the development is completed) to update the approved Flood Risk Assessment by omitting the requirement for swales.) to increase the Solar Farm’s operational period from 25 to 40 years. Approved
  • Roughmoor Farm, Hayne Lane, Durleigh, Conversion of existing agricultural farmstead buildings to 3no. holiday units. Approved
  • Queenswood Farm, Broadlands Lane, Erection of a summerhouse for use as an office for business purposes (retrospective application). Approved

2020/21

2019/20