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41.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To receive the Minutes from the meeting held on 5 August, 2021

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held 5 August 2021 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

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 7, Abstentions 2)

 

42.

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.

 

43.

Agreement of Agenda between Parts I and II

Minutes:

That the Agenda as circulated be agreed.

 

44.

Urgent Matters

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent matters brought forward.

45.

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.

 

Prior to the presentation of the planning applications and following an enquiry from Councillor McGeough, the Legal Services Manager advised that he did not need to declare an interest on an application where a speaker had been an Agent for the Conservative party at the County Council elections.

 

 

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. 1/0682/2021/FULM pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Reserved Matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) application pursuant to 1/1084/2015/OUTM application for 145 dwellings, with associated public open space, play areas, landscaping and access from Cornborough Road following demolition of 2 existing dwelling. (Variation of Conditions 1 (plans schedule) and condition 2 (materials) pursuant to application 1/0363/2020/REMM. - Land Off Cornborough Road, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!.

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0682/2021/FULM  -  Reserved Matters (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) application pursuant to 1/1084/2015/OUTM application for 145 dwellings, with associated public open space, play areas, landscaping and access from Cornborough Road following demolition of 2 existing dwelling. (Variation of Conditions 1 (plans schedule) and condition 2 (materials) pursuant to application 1/0363/2020/REMM. - Land Off Cornborough Road, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

 

Interests:   None

 

Officer Recommendation:  Grant

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by Councillor Laws if the recommendation was to approve, for the following reasons:

 

Design and Layout

DM04

Appropriate and sympathetic to setting in terms of scale, density, massing, height, layout appearance, fenestration, materials and relationship to buildings and landscape features in the local neighbourhood.  This application bears no shared characteristics with Cornborough Road.

 

ST04

Development will achieve high quality inclusive and sustainable design to support the creation of successful, vibrant places.   Design will be based on a clear process that analyses and responds to the characteristics of the site, its wider context and the surrounding area taking full account of the principles of design found in policy.    The density appears greater than the neighbouring estate which is at odds with this policy.

 

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

 

During the debate Councillor Christie referred to the four highway schemes detailed in the S106 Agreement and asked if, as a Committee, Members could specify which scheme they supported.  He gave his support for scheme 4 – the Kenwith Cycle Scheme – which he said is also supported by Bideford and Northam Town Councils.    The Planning Manager reported that the S106 Agreement had been agreed and signed, and as this element had been requested by DCC it will be for them to decide which scheme will go forward. DCC to be contacted to advise them on the Committee’s preferred scheme.   

 

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)

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

 

Mr Jamie Grant, Applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.

The Planning Manager read out a statement received from Councillor Laws, Ward Member.

46b

Application No. 1/0697/2021/FUL pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Alterations and raising of roof height to create additional accommodation - 29 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford

Minutes:

The following Councillors had attended the virtual site visit listed below:

 

Councillors:  C Leather, R Lock, M Brown, P Christie, R Boughton, R Craigie, P Watson and R Wiseman.

 

 

Application No. 1/0697/2021/FUL - Alterations and raising of roof height to create additional accommodation - 29 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford

 

Interests:   None

 

Officer Recommendation:   Grant

 

 

The planning application had been called into Plans Committee by Councillor Leather for the following reasons:

 

“The addition of the full length balcony in close proximity to the dwelling to the west (30 Century Drive) has the potential to seriously harm the amenity of that dwelling, particularly with regard to causing intrusive overlooking.   It will also potentially have a significant impact on the street scene”.

 

Prior to the presentation Members were advised of the following updates:

 

·         Update from the Northam Town Council – no further comments.

·         One additional objection – all concerns and issues have been raised previously.

·         Two previously submitted objection representations with updated comments – changes did not address their concerns.

 

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

 

Councillor Leather clarified his reasons for calling in the application – there were overlooking issues with the full-length balcony on the original application, these issues were addressed following the submission of amended plans. He did not withdraw his call-in because it would then allow for further comments to be made and for the application to be debated by Plans Committee.

 

Following a recommendation from Councillor Lock it was agreed that an additional condition be imposed to ensure that the development is carried out in accordance with the submitted Ecological Impact Assessment Report’.

 

The Legal Services Manager advised Cllr McGeough that as he had left the room during the debate, he would not be able to vote in respect of this application.

 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Leather, seconded by Councillor Christie that the application be approved subject to an additional condition.

 

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

 

 

Cllr P Watson

X

 

 

Cllr R Wiseman

X

 

 

 

 

(Vote:  For 8)

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

 

J Whittaker addressed the Committee objecting to the application

Mr M Figes addressed the Committee objecting to the application

Mr Roberts addressed the Committee in support of the application

Mrs Roberts addressed the Committee in support of the application

46c

Application No. 1/0604/2021/FUL pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Erection of agricultural livestock building - Land At Worden Farm, Bradworthy, Devon

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0604/2021/FUL - Erection of agricultural livestock building - Land at Worden Farm, Bradworthy, Devon

 

Interests:    Councillor Boughton declared a prejudicial interest – applicant – left the room and took no part in the debate and decision making.

 

Officer Recommendation:  Grant

 

 

The planning application had been referred to Plans Committee as the applicant is an Elected Member of Torridge District Council.

 

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

 

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

 

A recorded vote was taken.

 

Councillor

For

Against

Abstain

Cllr R Boughton

 

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 8)

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

46d

Application No. 1/0742/2021/FUL pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Siting of timber constructed summer house in garden - Newlands, Roborough, Winkleigh

Minutes:

Application No. 1/0742/2021/FUL - Siting of timber constructed summer house in garden - Newlands, Roborough, Winkleigh

 

Interests:   None

 

Officer Recommendation:  Grant

 

 

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

 

The 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)

 

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

47.

Appeal Decisions Summary pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Appeal Decision Summary and Reports of Planning Inspectorate

 

Summary

 

Appeal Decision – Ref:   APP/W1145/W/20/3263996

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Appeal Decisions.

 

48.

Costs on Appeals

There are no Costs on Appeals

Minutes:

There were no Costs on Appeals.

49.

Delegated Decisions - AGMB Applications pdf icon PDF 244 KB

AGMB Decisions from 23.07.2021 – 19.08.2021

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Delegated Decisions.

 

50.

Planning Decisions pdf icon PDF 91 KB

List of Delegated Planning Decisions, Consultee Abbreviations and Application Types enclosed 23 July 2021 to 19 August 2021.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the Planning decisions for the period 23 July 2021 to 19 August 2021 be noted.