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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from the meeting.


An apology for absence was received from Councillor M Langmead.


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To receive the Minutes from the meeting held on 7 June 2018.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 7 June, 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record, subject to the following amendments:


Implications Report - Application No. 1/0053/2018/LBC


·         The application had been called in by Councillor Eastman.


·         Councillor Christie had left the room and did not take part in the debate and decision making.



(Vote: For 7, Abstentions 2)



Declaration of Interest

Members with interests to declare should refer to the Agenda item and describe the nature of their interest when the item is being considered.


Elected Members of Devon County Council and Town/Parish Councils who have considered a planning application by virtue of their membership of that Council hold a personal interest and are deemed to have considered the application separately and the expressed views of that Council do not bind the Members concerned who consider the application afresh.


The Chair reminded Members to declare their interests when the relevant item was up for discussion.  Declarations of interest were made as indicated below and in accordance with the previously agreed arrangements for “dual-hatted” Members.



Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II


That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.



Urgent Matters

Information to be brought forward with the permission of the Chair.


There were no urgent matters, but the Chair reminded Members of the training session to be held following the meeting.


Future Site Visits

The Chair to advise the Committee of any future site visits.


The Chair informed the Committee that there were currently no site visits planned.



Public Participation

The Chair to advise the Committee of any prior requests to speak made by members of the public and to advise of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.


The Chair advised the Committee and members of the public of the details in respect of the Council’s public participation scheme.



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Appeal Decision Summary and Reports of Planning Inspectorate




Appeal Decision  - 1/0240/2017/FUL


Appeal Decision  -  1/0771/2017/OUT


Additional documents:


The Committee noted the Appeal Decisions.



Costs on Appeals

There are no costs on Appeals.


There were no costs on Appeals.


Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 84 KB


The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.



Planning Applications

The information, recommendations and advice contained in the reports are correct as at the date of preparation which is more than ten days in advance of the Committee meeting.   Due to these time constraints any changes or necessary updates to the reports will be provided in writing or orally at the Committee meeting.





Prior to the presentation of the planning applications, the Chair asked that respect be shown for the views of the speakers, even if their views differed.


Planning Application 1/0271/2018/FUL pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of new two storey dwelling (resubmission of 1/0344/2017/FUL) - Bedewill, Green Lane, Appledore.


The following Councillors attended the site visit


Councillors:  R Lock, M Brown, P Christie, P Hackett, J Langton-Lockton and P Watson



Application No:  1/0271/2018/FUL  -  Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of new two storey dwelling (resubmission of 1/0344/2017/FUL)  -  Bedewill, Green Lane, Appledore


Interests:   Councillors Davis and Whittaker declared personal interests – dual hatted – Northam Town Council


Officer recommendation:   Grant



The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by Councillor Davis due to potential impact upon the street scene and residential amenity.


The Planning Officer presented the report and informed Members of the main planning considerations.


During the discussion reference was made to a concern that had been raised with regard to the stability of the land following the demolition of the gable end on the neighbouring property.  Members felt this would not a problem but acknowledged the disruption to neighbouring residents.  With regard to impact upon residential amenity, the Planning Officer referred Members to Condition 3 in the report, restricting the hours of operation.


Members also stated that although they had every sympathy for the neighbouring residents, they could see no reasons why the application should not be approved. 


It was proposed by Councillor Hackett, seconded by Councillor Watson that the application be approved.




That the application be Granted subject to the conditions as stated in the report.


(Vote:  For 8, Against 1)



Councillor Eastman, Ward Member, addressed the Committee


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List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 26 May 2018 to 22 June 2018.






That the Planning decisions for the period between 26 May 2018 and 22 June 2018 be noted.



The Chair, Councillor Lock, acknowledged the amount of work that  the Planning Department had carried out.   They had completed 85 delegated planning applications on top of their other work.