Agenda and draft minutes

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

Items
No. Item

36.

Apologies For Absence

To receive apologies of absence from the meeting.

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

37.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To receive the Minutes from the meeting held on 5 September 2019.

Minutes:

It was propose by Councillor Watson, seconded by Councillor Lock and

 

Resolved:

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2019 should be agreed and signed as a correct record, subject to the following amendments:

 

·         Councillor Brown was not present at the meeting, Councillor Ford was a substitute for Councillor Brown.

·         Minute 34 , at the bottom of page 7 of the Agenda. Agricultural Impact Assessment should read Arboricultural Agricultural Impact Statement. 

(Vote: For 9, Abstention 1)

 

There was a query raised in relation to Minute 28 – Urgent Matters.  Members wished to know if the Local Plan was being renewed. The Development Manager confirmed this is being looked at by the Joint Forward Planning Group, which includes North Devon District  Council, but there wasn’t a definite timescale for this at present.   

38.

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.

 

39.

Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II

Minutes:

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

40.

Urgent Matters

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters bought forward.

41.

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.

 

42.

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.

 

43.

Appeal Decisions Summary pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Appeal Decision Summary and Reports of Planning Inspectorate

 

Summary

 

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0978/2018/OUT

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0267/2019/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0100/2018/CPE

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0727/2018/FUL

Appeal Decision – Application No. 1/0672/2018/OUT

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Appeal Decisions.

 

44.

Costs on Appeals

There are no costs on Appeals.

Minutes:

There were no costs on Appeals.

45.

Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 164 KB

DECISIONS - 22nd August 2019 – 19th September 2019.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.

 

46.

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.

46a

Application No. 1/0629/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 196 KB

Renovations and extension to existing dwelling - Homemead, Diddywell Road, Northam, Bideford.

Minutes:

The following Councillors attended the site visit:

 

Councillor Boughton, Councillor Brown, Councillor Christie, Councillor Craigie, Councillor Leather, Councillor Lock, Councillor McGeough, Councillor Watson, Councillor Wiseman.

 

Application No. 1/0629/2019/FUL  -  Renovations and extension to existing dwelling - Homemead, Diddywell Road, Northam.

 

Interests: None stated.

 

Officer Recommendation: Grant

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by Councillor Hames so that Members can consider whether the proposal would be in keeping with the character of the existing dwelling, and would harm the sense of place, contrary to policies DM04, ST04 and DM25 of the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan and the policies within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

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

 

It was proposed by Councillor  McGeough and seconded by Councillor Lock that the application be granted and a recorded vote was taken.

  

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

 

(Vote:  For Unanimous)

 

The motion was carried.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report.

 

Jon Lynd (Applicant) and Andy Labato (Public) spoke in support of the application. 

 

Councillor Hames addressed the committee and spoke against the application.

46b

Application No. 1/0478/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Erection of two storey dwelling - Land Adjacent To 5 Victoria Terrace, Bideford Devon.

Minutes:

The following Councillors had attended the site visit:

 

Councillor Boughton, Councillor Brown, Councillor Christie, Councillor Craigie, Councillor Leather, Councillor Lock, Councillor McGeough, Councillor Watson, Councillor Wiseman.

 

Application No. 1/0478/2019/FUL - Erection of two storey dwelling - Land Adjacent To 5 Victoria Terrace, Bideford, Devon 

 

Interests: Councillor Christie declared a personal interest – dual hatted – Bideford Town Council.  

 

Officer Recommendation:    Refuse

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee for the following reasons:

 

Part of the application site is located on Torridge District Council land and so automatically is referred to Plans Committee.

 

Councillor Christie had also called the application in if Officers were minded to approve, stated the following reasons:

 

“Am concerned at possible over development of a small site, possible overlooking and loss of amenity land to 5 Victoria Terrace and impact on heritage housing in Terrace itself”.

 

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

·         A letter had been sent from the Agent, Lewis Andrews, to all Plans Committee Members.

·         If Members were minded to grant the planning application an Archaeological Survey would be required.  

 

The Planning Officer presented their report and advised Members of the main planning considerations and the reasons for recommending refusal.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Christie seconded by Councillor Watson that the application be refused.

 

A recorded vote was taken to refuse the application.

  

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

 

(Vote:  For Unanimous)

The motion was carried.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the application be refused for the reasons as set out in the report.

 

Lewis Andrews (Agent) addressed the committee and spoke in support of the application.

 

46c

Application No. 1/0557/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Retrospective application for the alteration of walled entrance and erection of sand school - Land Adjacent Woodside, Littleham, Bideford, Devon.

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0557/2019/FUL -  Retrospective application for the alteration of walled entrance and erection of sand school - Land Adjacent Woodside, Littleham, Bideford

 

Interests: None stated

 

Officer Recommendation: Grant

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee due to the applicant being related to a Torridge District Council employee.

 

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

 

It was proposed by Councillor McGeough and seconded by Councillor Lock that the application be granted with the an additional condition that:

 

‘Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, (or any Order revoking and re-enacting that Order), no external lighting shall be used on the site unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

                     

Reason: To protect the character and appearance of the surrounding area, neighbouring amenity, and ecology.’

 

A recorded vote was taken to grant the application.

 

  

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

 

(Vote:  For Unanimous)

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

47.

Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 86 KB

List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 22nd August 2019 and 19th September 2019.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Planning decisions for the period 22 August 2019 and 19 September 2019 be noted.