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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 17 November 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

 

062.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

063.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

064.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

065.      MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 27 October 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

066.      PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.         Application No: 1/1133/2021/REMM. Reserved matters application for details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in respect of a proposal for 274 no. dwellings, associated infrastructure and open space pursuant outline planning permission 1/0039/2014/OUTM. Land To the South of Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Vistry Homes c/o Agent. Agent: Miss S Bridges, Walsingham Planning, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6UN. (Date received: 27 Oct 2021).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members accept the proposal but have raised the following points of concern:

(a) Members have major concerns about increased pressure the level of traffic will create on Clovelly Road.
(b) Members query why traffic to Littleham is being routed through the new estate.
(c) Members would like to see EV charging points provided in the proposed dwellings.
(d) Members would like to see a school built either to the North or South of Clovelly Road before the building of houses is commenced.

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

b.          Application No: 1/1184/2021/FUL. Retrospective planning for garden refurbishment, 2 off boundary fences, flagstones, artificial grass & composite decking. 88 Oaklands, Bideford, EX39 3HW. Applicant: Mr R Weaver (address redacted). Agent: (None submitted). (Date received: 8 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.         Application No: 1/1146/2021/FUL. Erection of dwelling and garage. Land To Rear of 120 Clovelly Road, Bideford, EX39 3BY. Applicant: Mr T Hooper (same address). Agent: Mr M Payne, Morwenstow, Bude, EX23 9PL. (Date received: 8 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

d.         Application No: 1/1256/2021/REMM. Reserved matters application for details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in respect of a proposal for 276 no. dwellings, associated infrastructure and open space pursuant outline planning permission 1/0039/2014/OUTM. Land South of Clovelly Road, Littleham, Devon. Applicant: Vistry Homes c/o Agent. Agent: Miss S Bridges, Walsingham Planning, Hotwells, Bristol, BS1 6UN. (Date received: 9 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members accept the proposal but have raised the following points of concern:

(a) Members have major concerns about increased pressure the level of traffic will create on Clovelly Road.
(b) Members query why traffic to Littleham is being routed through the new estate.
(c) Members would like to see EV charging points provided in the proposed dwellings.
(d) Members would like to see a school built either to the North or South of Clovelly Road before the building of houses is commenced.

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

e.         Application No: 1/1268/2021/FUL. 3 terraced houses with parking and 4 local residents parking spaces (Removal of condition 6 (turning head) of planning permission 1/0092/2009/FUL). Landolfi Close, Coronation Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Landofi, Monkleigh Mill, Monkleigh, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5LG. Agent: (None submitted). Date received: 9 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds of the privatisation of the road.

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

f.          Application No: 1/1199/2021/FUL. Proposed change of use from dental surgery (sui generis) to dwelling. 11 Avon Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BL. Applicant: Mr R Horrell (address redacted). Agent: Mr M Kelly, Planning Partnership Ltd, Barnstaple. (Date received: 9 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

g.          Application No: 1/1249/2021/FUL. First floor extension at rear of property. 13 Sunnyside, Bideford, EX39 4EQ. Applicant: Mrs S Cawsey, The Mews Studio. Agent: Mr P Ebsworthy, The Mews Studio, Northam. (Date received: 11 Nov 2021).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

067.       PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last meeting.

068.       RE-CONSULTATION APPLICATION 1/1046/2021/FUL: CHANGE OF USE AND ALTERATIONS OR DOMESTIC GRAGE TOPLAYROOM FOR CHILD MINDING BUSINESS (FURTHER INFORMATION), 41 THORNTON CLOSE, BIDEFORD, EX39 3ND

This application was received after the deadline for this meeting (17 November 2021) and has a closing deadline before the date of the next Planning Committee meeting of 15 December 2021.

Members made the following informal comment which will be forwarded to Planning Support at Torridge District Council.

“Members noted the updated information which was received after the deadline for this meeting for the re-consultation of application 1/1046/2021/FUL, along with the resolution passed by the Committee at the meeting of 27 October 2021.
Members were of the opinion to recommend approval.

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That Members make formal resolution for application 1/1046/2021/FUL to be recorded at the meeting of 15 December 2021.

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


The business of the meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.35pm.

 

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