Agenda and draft minutes

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70.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

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

Minutes:

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

 

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2019 be agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

(Vote: For 8, Abstentions 1)

 

71.

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.

 

72.

Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II

Minutes:

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

73.

Urgent Matters

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters.

74.

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.

 

75.

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.

 

76.

Appeal Decisions Summary

There are no Appeal Decisions.

Minutes:

There were no Appeal Decisions

77.

Costs on Appeals

There are no Costs on Appeals.

Minutes:

There were no Costs on Appeals

78.

Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.

 

79.

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.

 

 

Minutes:

The Chair requested that as a matter of courtesy, respect be shown for the views of both public speakers and Officers, even if their views differed.

79a

Application No. 1/1343/2018/OUTM pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Outline application for residential development of up to 110 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved except access - Land At Wooda Road, Pitt Lane, Appledore.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application No. 1/1343/2018/OUTM - Outline application for residential development of up to 110 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved except access - Land At Wooda Road, Pitt Lane, Appledore.

 

Interests:    None

 

Officer recommendation:     Grant

 

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by former Councillor Davis for the following reason:

 

‘I would like a site visit by Plans Committee to see whether such an undertaking of that on Pitt Hill Appledore, along with other developments in close proximity, as it is of my own considered opinion that the proposed development would be likely to create, as well as exacerbate, a particular traffic problem that is common to all roads that lead to and from the Heywood Roundabout, as I feel the present road system is inadequate for such an undertaking, and therefore feel the proposal is contrary to Policy DM05 of the North Devon and Torridge Local Plan’.

 

The application had been previously considered by the Committee at the meeting 7 November 2019, when Members resolved to defer the application until January 2020 for a second Viability Appraisal for the site to be submitted.

 

The Committee were informed of the following updates:

 

·         Herridge Property Consulting Ltd. had been instructed to provide the second Viability Appraisal, and this had been received on 20 December 2019.   This report  had been attached to the Agenda as an Addendum, and is intended to be read in conjunction with the original Committee Report.  The Addendum focuses on viability and S106 matters as this was the deferral reason.    

 

·         The Conditions set out in the report had been updated as per the verbal update on the 7 November 2019.

 

·         S106 Heads of Terms to also include a clause to ensure that the remainder of the allocation can benefit from the highway and drainage infrastructure being delivered by the application proposal without any potential ransom position.

 

·         A further letter of representation, objecting to the application had been received, but had raised no new issues.

 

·         A copy of a letter sent to the Local MP by the Residents Association was received.

 

 

The Development Management Team Leader presented the application and advised Members of the main planning considerations.  

 

A number of concerns had been raised by the public regarding the closure/removal of Pitt Lane. The Development Management Team Leader advised there had been a misunderstanding and Pitt Lane is to be retained, with the existing arrangement from Pitt Hill closed off to vehicles between the point of connection to the northern boundary of the site and Wooda Road. This section to become a pedestrian/cycle link.

 

When discussing the application the points/concerns raised included:

 

·         The Affordable Housing provision of 5% and viability of the site.   The three Viability Appraisals submitted all agree that the scheme cannot viably support any affordable housing contribution.  The Applicant continues to offer 5% affordable across the site.

 

·         The biodiversity offset within the Kenwith Valley.  Ward Members reiterated their request to be made aware of the proposed location.   The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 79a

79b

Application No. 1/0960/2019/FUL pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Removal of condition 4 (ancillary accommodation) of planning permission 1/1019/2018/FUL - South Yeo, Yeo Vale, Bideford.

Minutes:

The following Councillors attended the site visit: Councillor R Lock, P Christie, R Boughton, R Wiseman and P Watson.

 

 

Application No. 1/0960/2019/FUL -  Removal of condition 4 (ancillary accommodation) of planning permission 1/1019/2018/FUL - South Yeo, Yeo

Vale, Bideford.

 

Interests:    None

 

Officer recommendation: Grant

 

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee for consideration due to the Applicant being related to a Council member of staff.

 

Following a brief discussion it was proposed by Councillor Lock and seconded by Councillor McGeough that the application be approved and a recorded vote was taken.

 

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote: For – Unanimous)

 

The motion was carried.

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

 

 

79c

Application No. 1/0967/2019/LA pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Erection of CCTV mast and camera at Wheels Park - The Sportsground, Kingsley Road, Bideford

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0967/2019/LA: Erection of CCTV mast and camera at Wheels Park - The Sportsground, Kingsley Road, Bideford.

 

Interests:    Councillors Christie & McGeough declared personal interests – dual hatted – Bideford Town Council

 

Officer recommendation: Grant

 

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee for consideration due to the Applicant being the Local Authority.

 

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

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr C Leather

X

 

 

Cllr M Brown

X

 

Cllr R Boughton

X

 

 

Cllr P Christie

X

 

 

Cllr R Craigie

X

 

 

Cllr R Lock

X

 

Cllr D McGeough

X

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

(Vote: For – Unanimous)

 

The motion was carried

 

RESOLVED

 

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

 

80.

Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 92 KB

List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 21 November 2019 to 7 January 2020.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Planning decisions for the period 21 November 2019 and 7 January 2020 be noted.