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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 13 July 2022 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 Mrs J Gubb (Town Mayor)
 
            
IN ATTENDANCE:          
 
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Asst to the Town Clerk
 
 
016.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
 
Councillor Johns (North Ward) – personal.
 
 
017.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
           There were no Declarations of Interest.
 
018.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION
 
           There were no members of the public in attendance.
 
019.    MINUTES
 
           The Minutes of the Meeting held on 22 June 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record.
 
           (Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
020.    TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE UPON A NAME FOR A COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
 
            Members had received a requested preference to name a commercial development  
(off Abbotsham Road) Unit 1-9 The Old Stables Business Park, Abbotsham Road, Bideford.  Formerly known as The Old Stables, Moreton, Bideford.
 
Proposed by Councillor Mrs Hellyer seconded, and
 
RESOLVED: That the requested name of Unit 1-9 The Old Stables Business Park, Abbotsham Road, Bideford is accepted.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
021.     TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE UPON 10 NAMES FOR ROADS WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT OF 276 DWELLINGS AT THE VISTRY DEVELOPMENT, CLOVELLY ROAD.  PLANNING APP REF 1/1133/2021/REMM
 
The Chairman had researched names that would be appropriate to the area, using the names of previous owners and the different sections of fields.  Members agreed to leave the Developer to provide the addition of “street/road/close/drive” etc.
 
Proposed by Councillor Christie seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the following names are used:
 
Pettle,  Daniel,  Easter Moor,  Leytown,  Long Moor,  Pennywell,  West Hill,   East Hill,   Colts Field,   Hatchet Field
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
 
022.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS
 
a.        Application No: 1/0439/2022/FUL.  Removal of garage and erection of 1no. holiday let. 114 Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3BY.  Applicant: Mrs F Devine (same address).  Agent: None supplied.  (Date received:  22 June 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  Members considered the proposal for a Holiday Let to be built in a residential and built up area and agreed that the application is refused on the following grounds:
 
• A holiday let in a built up area could cause potential anti-social behaviour in the form of disturbance to surrounding neighbourhood.  
 
• Vehicular access into the lane that runs from Pynes Lane to Clovelly Road is heavily used by families with school-age children (both infant and primary ages) to go to West Croft School.  Vehicles coming out into that narrow lane could be considered dangerous. 
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
b.        Application No:  1/0519/2022/FUL.  Two storey extension (Variation of condition 2 of Planning Approval 1/0037/2021/FUL).  38 Newton Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2LL.  Applicant: Mr G Stevens (same address).  Agent: None supplied.  (Date received:  24 June 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
c.        Application No:  1/0535/2022/OUT. Outline application for the demolition of existing building and erection of 4 no. residential dwellings with some matters reserved (landscaping).  Warehouse At Grid Reference 245976 126155, Clifton Street, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr M Patt, 77 Clifton Street, Bideford EX39 4EX.  Agent: Mr P Hinton, Northam .  (Date received:  24 June 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Hellyer seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
d.        Application No:  1/1015/2014/OUTM.  Outline Planning Application for the construction of up to 750 dwellings including affordable housing, 50 bed care facility, a local centre, a primary school, new highway infrastructure including new access points onto Abbotsham Road and the A39, areas of formal open space, green space and landscaping, drainage and attenuation infrastructure (amended drainage, highways, ecology, EIA position, S106 heads of terms).  Applicant: Bloor Homes (South West) Limited, 3 Stanton Court, South Marston Park, Swindon  SN3 4YH. Agent: Boyer Planning Limited, Cardiff.  (Date received 28 June 2022).
 
The Chairman and Councillor Bushby had attended a meeting where the breakdown of the 106 monies had been discussed.  They considered these to be favourable.
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
e.         Application No:   1/0388/2022/FUL.  Replacement of ATM and associated signage.  HSBC, Alexandra House, 11 The Quay, Bideford.  Applicant: HSBC Bank, HSBC Holdings, 30th Floor, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ. Agent: AQP, London.  (Date received:  28 June 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
f.         Application No:  1/0663/2022/FUL.  Demolition of existing conservatory / porch and erection of new front and rear extensions. Englyn, West View Avenue, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr & Mrs Deadman (same address).  Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh.  (Date received:  29 June 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Hellyer seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
g.        Application No:   1/0664/2022/ADV.  Proposed 4 signs along access road to advertised business park. The Old Stables, Bideford, Devon,.  Applicant: Ireland, Wallace and Brown Property Services, 17 Market Street, Appledore EX39 1PW.  Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received:  29 June 2022)
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
h.       Application No:  1/0679/2022/FUL.   Front and rear extensions and alterations.  32 Hamilton Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DS.  Applicant: Mr & Mrs Wilson (same address).  Agent: G W Architects, Shebbear.  (Date received:  4 July 2022).
 
Proposed by Councillor Bushby seconded, and
 
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
 
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
 
023.   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 6.35 pm.

 

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