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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 6.00pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester
Councillor D Bushby

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch

IN ATTENDANCE:   Mrs Claire Parsons, Administration Assistant, Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk

053. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor R Wootton (South Ward) - Personal

054. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

All Councillors declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 058 (a) (Members, Town Council). Councillors P Christie, M Langmead and A T Inch (dual-hatted members).

055. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

056. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 1st November 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

057. TO CONSIDER AND RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION TO NAME AND NUMBER NEW STREET/DEVELOPMENTS

Councillor Christie asked members to consider and respond to an application to name and number new development at former Tantons Hotel, New Road.

Councillor Christie drew members attention to the email sent through from Torridge District Council with the suggested name for the development. It was agreed strongly by all members that being named Riverside would cause too much confusion in the town.

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: To rename “Riverside” as Hampton Court to avoid confusion with Riverside Close, Riverside Court and Riverside House.

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

058. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a. Application No: 1/0901/2017/ADV: Display of fascia sign. 1 Queen Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JG. Applicant: Mrs H Blackburn, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2HS Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 30 Oct 2017).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

b. Application No: 1/1004/2017/FUL: Demolition of existing outbuildings and erection of new purpose built storage building (100 sq.m GIFA) to provide storage for emergency response rib vessel and associated equipment. Former Unit 4, Environment Agency, Gammaton Road, Bideford. Applicant: Environment Agency (same address). Agent: G V A Grimley Ltd, Bristol. (Date received: 1 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

c. Application No: 1/1103/2017/CPL: Certificate of proposed lawful development for loft conversion with creation of rear dormer and installation of rooflights to front 20 North View Avenue, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3LJ. Applicant: Mr S Beams (same address). Agent: Caves To Castles, Arlington , Barnstaple. (Date received: 3 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved in principle but would suggest officer checks on overlooking issues.

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

d. Application No: 1/1085/2017/FUL: Conversion of garage to living space. 8 Valley End, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3FJ. Applicant: Mr M Stewart (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 7 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

e. Application No: 1/1078/2017/FUL: Demolition of end bay, replace with single storey extension. The Ark, Hallsannery, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5HE.  Applicant: Mr & Mrs Evans (same address). Agent: Roderick James Architects LLP, Totnes. (Date received: 7 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

f. Application No: 1/1076/2017/FUL: Installation of rapid electric vehicle charging station. Blights Motors, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3ET. Applicant: Mr P Hicks, InstaVolt Limited, 6 Cedarwood, Crockford Lane, Chineham Park Basingstoke, RG24 8WD. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 7 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

g. Application No: 1/1111/2017/LBC: Regularisation of external signage scheme including part-illuminated signage. Kings Arms, 7 The Quay, Bideford EX39 2HW.  Applicant: EI Group, 3 Monkspath Hall Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4SJ. Agent: SR Signs Ltd, Wortley, Leeds. (Date received: 13 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

h. Application No: 1/1045/2017/LBC: Proposed works to listed building to include enlargement of loft hatch in kitchen, loft hatch in west wing bedroom, secondary glazing in bathroom, loft access on landing and blocking serving hatch between kitchen and living room. 28 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2PZ. Applicant: Mr William Isaac, 6 Queen Street, Bideford Devon EX39 2JG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received 14 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be accepted in principle subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied.

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

i. Application No: 1/1080/2017/FULM: Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Approval 1/0880/2015/FULM (Amendments to floor layouts, substitution of Type D for Type B on Plot 5 and proposed drainage scheme). Venn, Mines Road, East The Water, Bideford, EX39 4BX. Applicant: AA Beer Ltd, Old School, Torrington Lane, Bideford, EX39 4DR.  Agent: Reed Holland Associates, Taunton. (Date received: 14 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be approved.

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

j. Application No: 1/1125/2017/FUL: Application to remove Condition 4 of permission 1/0616/2017/FUL. 39 Karen Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4PQ.  Applicant: Capner Property Developments Ltd, Brynsworthy Bottom, Old Bideford, Close, Barnstaple, EX31 2FB. Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 15 Nov 2017).

Proposed by Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application be refused. The present condition to remain with no change based on the amenities access.

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

059. 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 the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 6.34 pm.

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