This article appeared in the Western Gazette in February.
The planning application was heard at the Area North Planning Committee on 27th July. The Committee was addressed by Mark Edgar (for the applicant) and A H Canvin (supporting the application). After an extensive presentation by DCllr Pauline Clarke, who argued for developments in Somerton to be excused S106 contributions, the committee over-ruled the officers recommendation to refuse and passed the application, unchanged. I intend to write further on this subject.