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 Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 6.00 pm.

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor T Johns

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford

East Ward:

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer
Councillor Mrs J Gubb (Town Mayor)

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

053.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

054.   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no Declarations of Interest.

055.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

056.   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 October 2022 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

**Councillor Mrs S Langford joined the meeting**

057.   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application No: 1/0875/2022/FUH. Creation of entrance and off-road parking with a dropped kerb. 1 Clovelly Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DN. Applicant: Mr C Cottle (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 24 October 2022).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

b.    Application No: 1/1021/2022/FUL. Proposed extension, blocking up of external doorway, internal alterations and associated works. Mr Chips, 6 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HW. Applicant: Mr James, 6 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HW. Agent: Mr N Polkinghorne, NPAS Devon Limited, Roundswell, Barnstaple, EX31 3YB. (Date received: 25 October 2022).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.    Application No: 1/1022/2022/LBC. Proposed extension, blocking up of external doorway, internal alterations and associated works. Mr Chips, 6 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HW. Applicant: Mr James, 6 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HW. Agent: Mr N Polkinghorne, NPAS Devon Limited, Roundswell, Barnstaple, EX31 3YB. (Date received: 25 October 2022).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is happy with the proposed works.

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

d.    Application No: 1/1036/2022/FUL. Proposed external shopfront signage, installation of AC condenser units to rear flat roof and internal shop-fit refurbishments. 13 - 15 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Specsavers Optical Stores UK, Cirrus House, 10 Experian Way, Nottingham, NG2 1EP. Agent: Fisch Design Ltd, Belper, DE56 1SW. Date received 2 November 2022).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

e.    Application No: 1/1037/2022/LBC. Proposed external shopfront signage, installation of AC condenser units to rear flat roof and internal shop-fit refurbishments. 13 - 15 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Specsavers Optical Stores UK, Cirrus House, 10 Experian Way, Nottingham, NG2 1EP. Agent: Fisch Design Ltd, Belper, DE56 1SW. (Date received 2 November 2022).
Proposed by Councillor Mrs J Gubb, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

f.    Application No: 1/1038/2022/ADV. Proposed 3no fascia panels and 1no projecting sign to shopfront elevation. 13 - 15 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Specsavers Optical Stores UK, Cirrus House, 10 Experian Way, Nottingham, NG2 1EP. Agent: Fisch Design Ltd, Belper, DE56 1SW. (Date received 2 November 2022).

Proposed by Councillor J Gubb, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

g.    Application No: 1/1051/2022/FUL. Garage at rear of premises. Trafalgar Place Post Office, 24 Old Town, Bideford, EX39 3BH. Applicant: Mr C Gardner (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 4 November 2022).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

h.    Application No: 1/0969/2022/LA. Change of use of existing office building (Class E) to form emergency accommodation (Sui Generis), including installation of solar panels and change of use of adjacent land for the siting of modular housing units, energy centre and bin store. Sully House, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, EX39 3FG. Applicant: Mr H Cameron, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG. Agent: Mr S Nolan, North Devon Architects Ltd, Bishops Tawton. (Date received 10 November 2022).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded, and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, however members wished to
re-iterate their previous comments that they query the absence of any play area and also the rationale of siting residential use on an industrial estate.

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

058.    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 6.32 pm.

 

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