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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday 6th January 2021, 6.00pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor D Bushby
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor J Herron

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford
Councillor P Lawrence

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant
Mr Lewis Clarke – North Devon Journal

 

017.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies.

018.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest at this point of the meeting.

019.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance

020.    MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 16th December 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

021.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.       Application No: 1/1126/2020/FULM. Demolition of existing site buildings and
mixed use redevelopment providing 85 residential units, commercial units (Class E) with public open space, car parking, floating pontoon and associated landscaping works. Brunswick Wharf, Barnstaple Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr S Friend, Red Earth Bideford Ltd, Higher Mill, Thorverton, Exeter EX5 5LL. Agent: AWW, Plymouth. (Date received: 11 Dec 2020).

Following discussions, the Chairman temporarily left the meeting due to technical issues.

Proposed by: Councillor Herron, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is not approved on the following grounds:
• No affordable housing,
• Loss of car parking
• Difficult access for services from a busy road

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

The Chairman re-joined the meeting after resolving his technical issues.

b.      Application No: 1/1158/2020/FUL. Installation of Steel Container. So Sweet Solutions Ltd, Unit 20, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park. Applicant: Mr A Wilson, Alan Wilson Windows Ltd, Unit 20, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford EX39 3BE. Agent: Mr D Jenkin, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Dec 2020).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.      Application No: 1/1159/2020/ADV. Non-Illuminated Powder Coated Aluminium Composite tray signs (2 no.). So Sweet Solutions Ltd, Unit 20, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park. Applicant: Mr A Wilson, Alan Wilson Windows Ltd, Unit 20, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford EX39 3BE. Agent: Mr D Jenkin, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Dec 2020).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.      Application No: 1/1137/2020/FUH. Front porch to cover existing garage. 58 Moreton Avenue, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AY. Applicant: Mr C Beer (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 16 Dec 2020).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.      Application No: 1/1173/2020/FUL: Change of use of ground floor from retail to cafe/restaurant and associated operational development. 49 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon EX39 2JR. Applicant: Mrs L Ashley, 1 Huish Cottages, Instow, EX39 4LP. gent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 23 Dec 2020).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.      Application No: 1/1174/2020/LBC: Change of use of ground floor from retail to cafe/restaurant and associated operational development. 49 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon EX39 2JR. Applicant: Mrs L Ashley, 1 Huish Cottages, Instow, EX39 4LP. Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 23 Dec 2020).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, and seconded

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the works proposed.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

022.     PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE

Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last meeting.

 

The business of the meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.31 pm.

 

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