Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall Bideford

Contact: Sandra Cawsey  Email: sandra.cawsey@torridge.gov.uk

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48.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To receive the Minutes from the meetings held on 3 September 2020 and the Special meeting held on 17 September 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Watson, seconded by Councillor Wiseman

and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meetings held on 3 September 2020 and the Special meeting held on 17 September 2020 be agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

A recorded vote was taken.

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

 

 

 

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote: For - Unanimous)

 

Councillor Craigie was not present when the vote was taken.

49.

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.

Minutes:

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.

 

50.

Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II

Minutes:

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

51.

Urgent Matters

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters brought forward.

52.

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.

Minutes:

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

 

53.

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.

 

 

53a

Application No. 1/0496/2020/FUL pdf icon PDF 536 KB

Erection of two eco-treehouses (resubmission of 1/0918/2018/FUL for erection of 3no. treehouses) (affecting a public right of way) - Watermead, Hartland, Bideford.

Minutes:

The following Councillors had attended the virtual site visit:

 

Councillors: C Leather, R Lock, M Brown, R Boughton, P Watson and

R Wiseman

 

 

Application No. 1/0496/2020/FUL  -  Erection of two eco-treehouses (resubmission of 1/0918/2018/FUL for erection of 3no. treehouses) (affecting a public right of way)  -  Watermead, Hartland, Bideford

 

Interests:   None

 

Officer recommendation:   Grant

 

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by the Ward Member, Councillor Dart, for the following reasons:

 

“Due to the level of local interest, the site’s location in the countryside, the vehicular and pedestrian access to the site, the potential for precedent within the AONB and the need to consider the level of economic benefit associated with the proposal.

 

The Development Management Team Leader presented the report and informed Members of the main planning considerations.

 

Following representations made by the public speakers, the Development Management Team Leader addressed a number of points/issues raised by the objectors.

 

During the debate it became evident that Members were supportive of the proposal, commenting that it is a well thought out scheme, sympathetic to the surroundings with minimal impact on the AONB and Heritage Coast.  

 

Councillor Lock enquired as to whether an additional condition could be imposed, namely that the public footpath remains open at all times even during construction. The Development Management Team Leader advised that, if agreed by Members, this could be included as an informative on the decision notice.

 

The Committee noted the support given to this application from both statutory consultees and members of the public.

 

To ensure the tree houses are not sold off separately, Councillor Christie asked if a condition could be imposed.  The advice given by the Development Management Team Leader and Solicitor was that the tree houses could be tied to the existing dwelling and holiday lets by way of a S106 Legal Agreement.  However, this would require a planning reason.  

Planning advice was given by the Development Manager who suggested that one planning reason would be to maintain the viability of the business.  Members also suggested that another reason would be to maintain the viability of the business and to protect the character and tranquillity of the area in accordance with Policies ST09 and DM18.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Lock, seconded by Councillor Watson that the application be approved subject to the imposition of a S106 Legal Agreement to tie the tree houses to the existing dwelling and holiday lets for the reasons stated above.

 

A recorded vote was taken.

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

(Vote:  For – Unanimous)

 

 

Mr Sam Dewar, Agent, addressed the Committee in support of the application

Mr M Beaton, Applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application

Mr J Denness addressed the Committee objecting to the application

Mr C Shand addressed the Committee objecting to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53a

53b

Application No. 1/0502/2020/FUL pdf icon PDF 388 KB

Replacement of conservatory with flat roof extension, formation of first floor extension, and lean-to - 24 Bassetts Close, Northam, Bideford

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0502/2020/FUL  -  Replacement of conservatory with flat roof extension, formation of first floor extension, and lean-to  -  24 Bassetts Close, Northam, Bideford

 

Interests:  None

 

Officer recommendation:  Grant

 

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee as the applicant is a staff member at Torridge District Council.

 

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

 

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

 

A recorded vote was taken.

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

(Vote:  For – Unanimous)

 

54.

Appeal Decisions Summary

There are no Appeal Decisions

Minutes:

There were no Appeal Decisions.

 

55.

Costs on Appeals

There are no Costs on Appeals

Minutes:

There were no Costs on Appeals.

56.

Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.

 

57.

Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 280 KB

List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 21 August 2020 to 17 September 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Planning decisions for the period 21 August 2020 to 17 September 2020 be noted.