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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 15 September 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
Councillor J Craigie (Substitute for Councillor Mrs K Corfe)

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

045.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor Mrs K Corfe (West Ward – Personal).

046.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

All Councillors declared a Non-Pecuniary Interest in Item 5 (g) - Application No: 1/0987/2021/FUL.

047.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

048.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 August 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

049.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/0842/2021/FUL. Part retrospective application for part conversion of upper floors for creation 2 no. flats. 1 Lower Gunstone, Bideford, Devon,
EX39 2DE. Applicant: Mr S Rockey (address redacted). Agent: Mr P Hinton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (Date received: 24 Aug 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

b.         Application No: 1/0933/2021/FUL. Part retrospective application for the conversion and extension to garage to form dwelling (resubmission of 1/0933/2021/FUL). Hyford House, Catshole Lane, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Woodroffe (address redacted). Agent: D & J May Architectural Services, 8 Parklands, Barnstaple. (Date received: 24 Aug 21).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members have no problem in recommending approval of the application, on the proviso that this is not sold as a separate dwelling in the future.

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

c.        Application No: 1/0959/2021/FUL. Proposed additional car park for Innovation Court and diversion of footpath. Innovation Court, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr D Lott, Grenco Ltd, (same address). Agent: Rebecca Fearnley, Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received 26 Aug 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

d.        Application No: 1/0881/2021/FUL. Change of use from C2 (Residential Institution to C3 (Dwellinghouse). 2A Buttgarden Street, Bideford, EX39 2AU. Applicant: Mr J Pain, Phoenix Childcare Ltd, Chinon Court, West Moor Way, Tiverton, EX16 6SS. Agent: (None submitted). (Date received: 2 Sept 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

e.        Application No: 1/0904/2021/FUL. Alterations to existing elevations, including replacement windows and cladding. First Floor, Northbank House, North Road, Bideford. Applicant: Mr M Bowen, EX39 2NR. Agent: Ortus, Torquay. (Date received: 7 Sept 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

f.         Application No: 1/0983/2021/FUL. Conversion of residential dwelling and annexe to 8no. 1-bed supported-living units with ancillary staff facilities and associated works. Brunswick House, Torridge Hill, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Pivotal Homes Group Ltd, Everdene House, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth BH7 7DU. Agent: Brodie Planning Associates Ltd, Cheltenham. (Date received 7 Sept 21).

Proposed by Councillor J Craigie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 1, Abstentions: 2)

g.        Application No: 1/0987/2021/FUL. Retrospective application for temporary covered seating canopy. Quay 22, 22 The Quay, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Messrs Cowling and Buckley Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 8 Sept 21).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 2, Against: 1, Abstentions: 3)

050.     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 6.30 pm.

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