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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 6.00pm.

 

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

East Ward:

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

Councillor Mrs K Corfe

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

032.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor Mrs S Langford (South Ward) - Personal


033.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer – Item 5 (c) and (d) – non-pecuniary as a member of Devon County Council.

034.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

035.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 July 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

036.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/0630/2021/FUL. Creation of a compound to include a kiosk unit, concrete slab for placement and 1.8m high steel palisade perimeter fencing. The Sportsground, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon. Agent: Mr Stephen Taylor, Jurassic Fibre, Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton, EX14 1BW Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 12 July 21).
Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

b.        Application No: 1/0722/2021/FUL. Single storey extension to rear and single storey porch to front. 34 Middleton Road, Bideford, EX39 3LU. Applicant: Ms Boutle (same address). Agent: Mr G Williams, GW Architects Ltd, Shebbear, Beaworthy. (Date received: 13 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.       Application No: 1/0667/2021/FUL. Alterations to accommodate a public library, extension to allow installation of lift, external alterations and repairs including the re-glazing of existing window frames. The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY. Applicant: Mr S Hayman, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Agent: Mr S Western, NPS Group, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Date received 14 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

d.      Application No: 1/0668/2021/LBC. Alterations to accommodate a public library, extension to allow installation of lift, external alterations and repairs including the re-glazing of existing window frames and displaying of signage. The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY. Applicant: Mr S Hayman, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Agent: Mr S Western, NPS Group, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Date received 14 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

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

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

e.      Application No: 1/0730/2021/FUL. Change of use from Auction House to Campervan Hire and Conversion premises Stores, 19 Barnstaple Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4AE. Applicant: Mr P Andrews, Vanquest (address redacted). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received 15 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members are agreeable to the application but would ask that Environmental Health check on possible problems associated with paint spraying.

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

f.      Application No: 1/0710/2021/FULM. Change of use from mixed use Research and Development, Industrial Storage and Distribution (use classes B1abc, B2 and B8) to Leisure Business (use class E) for play area for children to include crazy golf, a bounce area, arcade games a cafe and seating areas. (Variation of conditions 2 and 3 of planning permission 1/0565/2020/FULM). Units 5 & 6, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, EX39 3DX. Applicant: Ms H Matthews, Cockshillay, Towns Mill, Torrington, EX38 8PJ. Agent: Mr N Gale, RGP Architects Ltd, Barnstaple, EX32 9HT. (Date received 16 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

g.      Application No: 1/0750/2021/FUH. Erection of conservatory. 21 Pincombe Road, Bideford, EX39 3FX. Applicant: Mr B Brumham (same address). Agent: Mrs Sarah Wright, Anglian Home Improvements, Norfolk, NR6 6EJ. (Date received: 19 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs K Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

h.       Application No: 1/0757/2021/FUL. Proposed conversion and extension of garage to form annex for dependent relative. Springfield, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, EX39 4AJ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Coles (same address). Agent: Mr S Clements, Old West Living Farm, Westleigh, EX39 4NL. (Date received: 19 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members agree this application in principle but would ask that a rider be included to not allow this to be sold as a separate entity in the future.

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

i.        Application No: 1/0648/2021/FULM. Change of use of land for siting of 40 self-storage containers for business use (B8). Land At Grid Reference 242826 125615, Bideford, EX39 3QU. Applicant: Mr E Butler, 47 Lane Field Road, Bideford, EX39 3QY. Agent: Mr L Andrews, Tree Tops Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 22 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs K Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

j.        Application No: 1/0699/2021/LBC. Alteration of ground floor to form three, one-bedroom flats. 1 & 2 Market Place, Bideford, EX39 2DR. Applicant: Mr R Holdcroft, 1 Market Place, Bideford, EX39 2DR. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 22 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

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

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

k.       Application No: 1/0869/2021/COUPD. Prior notification for the change of use from offices (Class B1(a) to dwelling houses (Class C3) (Schedule 2, Part 3, Class O). First Floor Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR. Applicant: Mr M Bowen, Gateway SL North Road Ltd, Northbank House, Bideford, EX39 2NR. Agent: Mr T Horsey, Ortus, Torquay, TQ1 4BD. (Date received: 27 July 21).


Proposed by Councillor Mrs K Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members agree this application is principle. However, they raise concerns that there appears to be no provision for refuse or recyclables in the plan put forward.

Members also wish to enquire as to whether these properties would be for rent or private sale.

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

l.       Application No: 1/0793/2021/FUL. Demolition of existing single garage & side extension, construction of replacement two storey extension. Adaptation of existing on-site parking provision and raised terrace to rear of dwelling. 26 Moreton Park Road, Bideford, EX39 3AU. Applicant: Mrs J Bassett (same address). Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Bideford. (Date received: 27 July 21).

Proposed by Mrs K Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

m.      Application No: 1/0814/2021/FUL. Replacement double garage and rear extension. 21 East Ridge View, Bideford, EX39 4RS. Applicant: Mr R Heasman (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford, EX39 2RA. (Date received 28 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

n.        Application No: 1/0619/2021/FUL. Proposed three holiday lodges to replace existing bell tents, one new geodome tent, storage shed and potting shed. Owl Valley Glamping, Buckland Road, Bideford, EX39 5EQ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Large, Owl Valley Glamping, Jennetts Bridge, Buckland Road, Bideford, EX39 3QU. Agent: Mr L Andrews, Tree Tops Planning, Bideford, EX39 3NA. (Date received 28 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs K Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

o.        Application No: 1/0646/2021/OUT. Outline application for the erection No.1 dwelling with all matters reserved except access and scale (Amended Description). Land At Timber Wharf, New Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Hocking (address details redacted). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received 29 July 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Kaye Corfe, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

037.    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 6.55 pm.

 

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