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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:   

North Ward:   
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor P Christie
Councillor P Pester
               
South Ward:
Councillor R Wootton
Councillor A T Inch

East Ward:
Councillor M Langmead   
           
IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk
                   
001   ELECT A CHAIRMAN

Councillor Christie was proposed by Councillor Langmead, and was seconded and

RESOLVED: That the Chairman for the Planning Committee is Councillor Christie, for the Mayoral year  2017 / 2018.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

002   ELECT A VICE CHAIRMAN

Councillor Langmead was proposed by Councillor Bushby, and was seconded and

RESOLVED: That the Vice Chairman for the Planning Committee is Councillor Langmead for the Mayoral year 2017 / 2018.

(Vote – For: 4, Against:0)
                   
003   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

No apologies were received.   
                   
004   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest at this point of the meeting.
                   
005   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

No members of the public were present.
                   
006   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 April 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
                   
007   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application No:  1/0351/2017/LBC:  Reinstatement of timber windows in lieu of existing UVPC windows.. 5 Honestone Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2DL, Applicant: Mr P Hopson (same address). Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 26 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

b.    Application No: 1/0301/2017/FUL: Installation of a petrol filling station, kiosk and associated works. Asda Stores Ltd, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Asda Stores c/o Agent. Agent: Savills UK, Bristol. (Date received: 27 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

At this point Councillor Wootton joined the meeting and apologised for being late.

c.    Application No: 1/0360/2017/LBC: Conversion of office/workshop into self-contained flat. 11A Allhalland Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JD. Applicant: Mr D Bath, Sentinel Builders (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 27 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the works.                         

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.    Application No: 1/0359/2017/FUL: Conversion of office/workshop into self-contained flat. 11A Allhalland Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JD. Applicant:                                                      Mr D Bath, Sentinel Builders (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 27 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the works.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application No: 1/0367/2017/FUL: Proposed replacement garage. 14 Abbots Drive, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4DB, Applicant: Mr B Skinner (same address). Agent: Mr N Adams, South Molton. (Date received: 27 Apr 2017).
 
Proposed by Councillor Langmead,  seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.    Application No: 1/0249/2017/FUL:  Semi enclosed kitchen garden area and a garage / shed to store garden equipment etc. Moreton House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QW. Applicant: Mr H Philips (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 10 May 2017).

Proposed by Councillor A Inch,  seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g.    Application No: 1/0397/2017/FUL: Block up lower half of existing back door currently situated in the kitchen and replace top half with a window. 17 Greenfield Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3RY. Applicant: Mr A Nichols (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 10 May 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead,  seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

h.    Application No: 1/0423/2017/REM: Reserved matters pursuant. Land To The Rear Of 25 Abbotsham Road, Old Town, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr J Pusey, 9 Gatefield Road, Bideford EX39 9QX. Agent: NPAS, Fremington. (Date received: 11 May 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie,  seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds that the original existing plans fit in with the surrounding area as was agreed previously.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

                   
008   PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

The Assistant to the Town Clerk gave an update on planning application decisions received from TDC.
                   

The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at  6.25 pm.

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