Agenda and draft minutes

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25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 419 KB

To receive the Minutes from the meeting held on 4 July 2019.

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Lock, seconded by Councillor Watson and –

 

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2019, be agreed and signed as a correct record, subject to the following amendment:

 

Minute 23 (b)  - to add the word “refused” following proposed and seconded

 

(Vote: For 7, Abstentions 2)

 

26.

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.

 

27.

Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II

Minutes:

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

28.

Urgent Matters

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters brought forward, but the Committee was informed of the following:

 

Councillor Lock reported that the applicant on the wind turbine application for Eastlake Farm, Dolton, had now submitted Appeal papers to the Planning Inspector.

 

Councillor Christie referred to discussions he had had with Planning Officers regarding a change to the Local Plan.  Climate Emergency had been agreed by the Council, but as it stands the Local Plan opposes it.  This should be reviewed as a matter of urgency.

29.

Future Site Visits

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

Minutes:

The Chair informed the Committee that there were currently no site visits planned.  He reminded Members of the necessity for them to attend site visits that take place on the Thursday prior to Plans Committee meetings.

 

 

 

30.

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.

 

31.

Appeal Decisions Summary pdf icon PDF 17 KB

Appeal Decision Summary and Reports of Planning Inspectorate

 

Summary

 

Appeal Decision - Application No.  1/1335/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0958/2018/OUT

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0322/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/1263/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/1130/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0211/2018/OUT

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/1037/2018/OUT

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/1103/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0797/2018/FUL

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Appeal Decisions.

 

32.

Costs on Appeals pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Costs Decision – Land adjacent to Allens Lane, Cookbury, Devon

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Costs on Appeal Decision.

33.

Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 183 KB

DECISIONS  - 20th June – 22nd August 2019

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.

 

34.

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.

 

 

34a

Application No. 1/0335/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Erection of new fence boundary - Brackenside, Bucks Cross, Bideford

Minutes:

The following Councillors had attended the site visit listed below:

Councillors C Leather, R Lock, L Ford, R Boughton, R Wiseman and

P Watson

 

 

Application No. 1/0335/2019/FUL -  Erection of new fence boundary - Brackenside, Bucks Cross, Bideford

 

Interests:    None

 

Officer Recommendation:     Grant

 

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by Councillor Harding so that Members can consider whether the proposal would be in keeping with the Grade 2 Listed Building (Brackenside), in accordance with policy DM07 and ST15 of the NDTLP.

 

Prior to the presentation of the report, Members were informed of the following updates:

 

·         An additional representation objecting to the application

·         An amendment to Condition 3 as follows - “………. The works should be carried out in accordance with the submittedArboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) and Arboricutural Statement (AMS) dated 23/8/2019 produced by Advanced Arboriculture.

 

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

 

When debating the proposal, it became evident that Members were in support of the application but sought clarity on the following issues:

 

·         Trees containing Tree Preservation Orders – The Planning Officer explained that legal proceedings would be taken should the trees be damaged or cut down.   

 

·         Barrier to wildlife – this was not deemed to be an issue as the original proposal was for a close boarded fence had been amended, and  permission was now sought for the erection of a post and wire fence.

 

Further discussion followed when Members again emphasised their concerns with regard to the Tree Preservation Orders, and suggested that if the application was to be Granted a letter should be written to the Manager of the site emphasising that the trees contain Tree Preservation Orders and therefore must not be damaged or cut down.     The Planning Officer recommended that this matter be added as an informative and condition 3 be amended to state that the works be carried out in accordance with the Agricultural Impact Assessment. 

 

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

 

A recorded vote was taken to approve the application.

 

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr L Ford

X

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

Cllr S Langford

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr K James

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote:  For 7, Against 2)

 

RESOLVED

 

That the application be Granted subject to the amendments as stated above and the conditions as set out in the report.

 

 

Ms Laura Spittles addressed the Committee objecting to the application.

Councillor P Hames addressed the Committee objecting to the application.

Councillor S Harding, Ward Member, addressed the Committee.

34b

Application No. 1/0106/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 237 KB

New 8th hole tees & green, new 9th hole tees, amendments to 7th hole green, timber access bridge and associated bunkers - Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho!, Bideford

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0106/2019/FUL  -  New 8th hole tees & green, new 9th hole tees, amendments to 7th hole green, timber access bridge and associated bunkers - Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho!, Bideford

 

Interests:  Councillor Ford declared a personal interest – his brother is the Chairman at the Royal North Devon Golf Club

 

Officer Recommendation:     Grant

 

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee as the application is on land within the ownership of Torridge District Council.

 

The Development Manager presented the report and advised 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 to approve the application.

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr L Ford

X

 

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr S Langford

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr K James

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote:  For – Unanimous)

 

The motion was carried.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

 

 

35.

Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 153 KB

List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 20 June 2019 to 22 August 2019.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the Planning decisions for the period 20 June 2019 and 22 August 2019  be noted.