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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 6.00 pm.

 

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Bushby

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford

East Ward:

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff
Councillor Mrs K Corfe

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

026.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

027.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were received.

028.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

029.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 June 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

030.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/0646/2021/OUT. Outline application for the erection No.1 dwelling with all matters reserved except access. Land At Timber Wharf, New Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Hocking (address redacted) Agent: Mr P Hinton, East Glen, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 22 June 2021).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

**Councillor Mrs K Corfe joined the meeting**

 

b.        Application No: 1/0656/2020/OUTM. Outline application for up to 211 dwellings, up to 4.27 hectares of commercial land (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8), public open space, and other associated infrastructure with all matters reserved except access - (Amended description and documents). Land At Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Bideford LVA LLP, c/o Agent. Agent: Jonathan Chick, Walsingham Planning Ltd, Bristol, BS1 6UN. (Date received: 23 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused.

Members were unanimous in their decision that this application should be refused for the following reasons:

• Members regard employment at the present time as vital to Bideford and regard the loss of 23.5% of Bideford’s industrial land as a retrograde step, especially as the existing industrial estate only has two plots remaining for development and when these are gone the site will be full.

• Members are saddened to see only 5% affordable housing is being offered.

• The location of this site appears to be divorced from all local facilities such as primary school and medical provision, local transport connections.

• No obvious commitment to air quality survey.

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

 

c.        Application No: 1/0531/2021/LA. Change of use from commercial premises to residential flat. 8A Cooper Street, Bideford, EX39 2DA. Applicant: Mr M Berriman, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG. Agent: (None submitted). (Date received 23 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

d.         Application No: 1/0527/2021/FUL. Single storey extension to the rear of the property. 1 Kathleen Grange, Bideford, EX39 4FB. Applicant: Mr Lee Clark (same address). Agent: Mr L Clark (same address). (Date received: 23 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

e.       Application No: 1/0652/2021/FUL. Change of use to four self-contained flats and works to existing basement flat. 3 Queen Annes, High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr M Plummer, Plumrock Property Ltd, 5 Sandy Court, Ashleigh Way, Plymouth, PL7 5JX. Agent: Mr M Brown, Executive Management Assist Ltd, Derry City, BT48 7TE. (Date received: 24 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

f.       Application No: 1/0659/2021/FUH. Installation of a side window and french patio doors to the rear of the double garage. 8 Greenfield Close, Bideford, EX39 3RY. Applicant: Mr David Swannick (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 25 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 g.     Application No: 1/0683/2021/FUL. Access ramp. Bideford Sea Cadet Corps, Park Lane, Bideford. Applicant: Mr N Davies-Fletcher (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 30 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

h.        Application No: 1/0687/2021/FUL. Single storey rear extension and associated drainage works. 23 Hewetson Way, Bideford, EX39 3TD. Applicant: Mrs C Keen (same address). Agent: Mr A Paton, AJ Design, Launceston, PL15 9PG. (Date received: 30 June 2021).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

 031.      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 6.38 pm.

 

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