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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 15 December 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 McKenzie (Sub. for Councillor Mrs Corfe)
 
West Ward:          
 
Councillor D Ratcliff
         
 
IN ATTENDANCE:          
 
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Asst to the Town Clerk
 
 
062.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
 
Councillor Mrs K Corfe (West Ward) – work.
 
063.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
There were no declarations of interest at this point in the meeting.
           
064.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION
 
There were no members of the public present.
 
065.    MINUTES
 
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 17 November 2021 were approved and signed as a correct record.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)
 
TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS FROM AIRBAND
 
The Chairman explained that these notifications are for information only, and suggested that members keep the paperwork for future reference, should a member of their constituency query the works.
 
066.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS
 
a.        Application No: 1/1046/2021/FUL.  Change of use and alterations of domestic garage to playroom for child minding business (Further Information).  41 Thornton Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3ND.  Applicant: Mrs F Dennis, same address.  Agent: None supplied.  (Date received:  17 Nov 21 ).
 
Proposed by Councillor Mrs Hellyer, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved. 
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
  
b.        Application No:   1/1304/2021/FUL.  Proposed garage.  Hyford House, Catchpole Lane, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr Woodroffe, same address.  Agent: D & J May Architectural Services, Barnstaple.  (Date received:  18 Nov 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and
 
RESOLVED: That the application is approved. Members requested that the Authority note that this Council has informed them that the applicant has been fly tipping large quantities of rubble into the Ancient Ford Woodland, disturbing the habitat.  
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against:0)
 
c.         Application No:  1/1047/2021/FUL.  Retrospective application for the erection of a car port which is attached to newly built garage and workshop.  Rooftops, Slade, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr P Elliott, same address.  Agent: None supplied.   (Date received: 18 Nov 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
 
d.         Application No:  1/1275/2021/FUL  Change of use of land for the siting of 60 self-storage containers for business use (B8).  Tarka Self Storage, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DU.  Applicant: Mr Butler, address redacted.   Agent: Mr P Hinton, Bideford.  (Date received:  22  Nov 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.  
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
 
e.        Application No:  1/1330/2021/FUH.  Window to side elevation.  12 Greenfield Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3RY.  Applicant: Mr D Richardson, address redacted.  Agent: Mr D Fletcher, Bideford. Date received:  26 Nov 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved. 
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
  
f.          Application No:  1/1340/2021/FUL.  Erection of 2 flats.  17 Barton Tors, East The Water, Devon,.  Applicant: Mr T Denby, address redacted.  Agent:RGP Architects Ltd, Barnstaple. (Date received:  30 Nov 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor McKenzie, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is refused on the following grounds:
 
• Overdevelopment of this site
• Overburdening already existing drainage issues
• Overburdening an already busy road network
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
 
g.         Application No:  /1342/2021/FUL.  Removal of ATM and Nightsafe, extension of window sill & re-instatement of window and infill stonework to match existing. Barclays, 84 High Street, Bideford, Devon.   Applicant:  Barclays Bank plc, address redacted.  Agent: ISG Design Ltd, London.  (Date received:  01 Dec 2021).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
 
067.      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 6.20 pm.

 

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