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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held via Zoom on Wednesday 10 March 2021

PRESENT:

North Ward:

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

South Ward:

Councillor P Lawrence

East Ward:

Cllr S Langford

West Ward:

Cllr D Ratcliff

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

035.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.


036.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Christie (Chairman) declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 5 (e) as a TDC Councillor.

037.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

038.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 17 February 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

039.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.         Application No: 1/0128/2021/FUL. Conversion of existing barn into ancillary living accommodation. The Grange, Grange Road, Bideford, EX39 4AS. Applicant: Mrs T Tinsley (same address). Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 9 Feb 2021).
Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

b.        Application No: 1/0122/2021/FUH. Extension above existing garage. 21 Middleton Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3LU. Applicant: Mr C Braund (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 12 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor J Herron, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

c.        Application No: 1/0156/2021/LBC. Demolition of rear galley structure, internal alterations, replacement windows to the front and rear of the property and new bi-folding door to the ground floor rear. 1 Victoria Terrace, Bideford, EX39 2DP. Applicant: Mrs M Pearce (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

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

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

d.        Application No: 1/0157/2021/FUL. Development of property to form two two bedroom flats. Store At Westside, Torridge Hill, Bideford, EX39 2AZ. Applicant: Mr D Read, Westside Warehouse, Torridge Hill, Bideford, EX39 2AZ. Agent: Mr N Polkinghorne, NPAS Devon Ltd, Lydacott, EX31 3QG. (Date received: 16 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

e.        Application No: 1/0104/2021/LA. Part retrospective application for two existing storage containers and the installation of two further storage containers. Unit 24, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, EX39 3BE. Applicant: Mr M Berriman, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 16 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

f.        Application No: 1/0151/2021/FUL. Storage Container Facility and Van Hire (Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 1/0635/2011/FUL) - additional 33 storage containers and 4 parking spaces. Store & More, Units 28 To 29, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, EX39 3BE. Applicant: Store & More (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 16 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

g.        Application No: 1/0029/2021/FUL. Demolition of existing porch and erection of conservatory; replacement of existing windows & front door & insertion of new openings; render finish to replace existing finish. Goodleigh Cottage, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, EX39 3NE. Applicant: Mr J Goddard (same address). Agent: Mrs N Chew, ArkiPlan.co.uk, Poole, BH16 6FA. (Date received: 17 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor P Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

h.        Application No: 1/0170/2021/FUL. Part retrospective application for shed. 4 Clovelly Close, Bideford, EX39 3DN. Applicant: Mr & Mrs T Glanfield (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 17 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

i.        Application No: 1/1107/2020/OUT. Outline planning application for up to 9 self-build and/or custom-built dwellings (Amended Proposal). Land Off Manteo Way, East The Water, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr A Titmus, ACT Property Ltd, Little Bower Cottage, Hulls Lane, Shaiford, CM7 5HU. Agent: Mr S Sherry, Sherry Consultants, Buckland Brewer, Bideford. (Date received: 17 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members accept the proposal but would ask that only 8 plots are provided, as it is considered that 9 plots would lead to overdevelopment.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

j.       Application No: 1/0171/2021/FUL. Retrospective application for the conversion of no.5 Buttgarden Street from 3.no flats (C3) into an 8 bedroom House of Multiple occupancy (Sui- Generis). 5 Buttgarden Street, Bideford, EX39 2AU. Applicant: The Bideford Lighthouse Project CIC (same address). Agent: Mr L Johnson, Northam, Bideford. (Date received: 17 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused.

• Members believe that there is already an over-development of buildings offering this type of property in Buttgarden Street.

• Members also consider there would be overcrowding in the building, and the idea of shared facilities in the 21st Century is not acceptable.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 2)

k.        Application No: 1/0043/2021/LBC. Regularisation of replacement of four sash windows, repair and maintenance of roofing slates, cast iron gutter, chimneys and flashings. 46 High Street, Bideford, EX39 3AA. Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Jones, West Barton Barn, Horwood, Bideford, EX39 4PB. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 18 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor P Lawrence, seconded and

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

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

l.        Application No: 1/0187/2021/LBC. Renovation of school kitchen to reinstate a working catering kitchen and utility room. Moreton House, Bideford, EX39 3QW. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Phillips (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 23 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

m.        Application No: 1/0009/2021/FUL. A first floor extension and conversion of existing garage along with the respective erection of a detached double garage. Lower Hyford House, Catshole Lane, Bideford, EX39 3DQ. Applicant: Mr D Summers (same address). Agent: (None submitted). (Date received: 24 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

n.        Application No: 1/0210/2021/FUL. Proposed single story rear extension. 3 Cedar Way, Bideford, EX39 3HF. Applicant: Mr C Charles, 28 Hamilton Close, Bideford, EX39 3DS. Agent: (None submitted). (Date received: 25 Feb 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

o.         Application No: 1/0229/2021/FUL. Retrospective erection of new Garage. 21 Barton Tors, East The Water, Bideford, EX39 4EY. Applicant: Mr A Crook, 41 Barton Tors, East of Water, Bideford, EX39 4EZ. Agent: Miss V Needham, Victoria Needham Architect, Ilfracombe. (Date received 4 March 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor J Herron, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

040.     PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

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 6.40 pm.

 

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