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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 6.00pm.

 

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford

East Ward:

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer

West Ward:

Cllr D Ratcliff

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

013.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mrs K Corfe (West Ward) – Personal.

014.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest received.

015.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

016.    MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 May 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

 

**Councillor Mrs L Hellyer joined the meeting during the discussion of Minute 017 (a)

 

017.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.     Application No: 1/0465/2021/LBC: Retrospective change of use from hairdressing salon to micro bar. 6 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, EX39 2PZ. Applicant: Mr K Burns, Unit 2, 6A Bridgeland Street, Bideford. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 12 May 2021

Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

b.     Application No: 1/0493/2021/FUL. Erection of conservatory to front of property. 2 Tennacott Heights, Bideford, EX39 4DH. Applicant: Mr G Brown (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 12 May 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.     Application No: 1/0926/2020/OUTM. Outline planning application for the erection of up to 290 dwellings, including affordable housing with public open space, landscaping and sustainable drainage system (SuDS) and two vehicular access points from Abbotsham Road. All matters reserved except access. (additional/amended ecology information). Land North Of Abbotsham Road, Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 3QP. Applicant: J Turner & Gladman Developments Lt, Gladman House, Alexandria Way, Congleton, Cheshire, C12 1LB. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 21 May 21).
Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application could not be accepted on the following grounds:

Unsustainable location
Unacceptable projection into the countryside
Would lead to loss of rich ecological habitat
Major concerns for the viability with Kenwith Dam
There are serious concerns as to whether the road can take the traffic to be generated from this development

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

d.     Application No: 1/0521/2021/FULM. Outline application with all matters reserved for up to 300 dwellings with associated infrastructure and public open space (Variation of conditions 1 (the reserved matters), 11 (highways) and 18 (contamination) of planning approval 1/0626/2017/OUTM). Applicant: Devonshire Homes Ltd, Lowman Green, Tiverton, EX16 4LA. Agent: Mr I Roach, Roach Planning & Environment Ltd, Teignmouth. (Date received: 26 May 21).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is accepted.

However, members query the total number of 300 dwellings indicated on this application.
Members also query the distribution of Section 106 monies, would like some of the S.106 monies to be put towards lighting and extending the cycle track on Manteo Way.

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

018.     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 6.18 pm.

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