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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 6.00pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

Councillor P Pester

Councillor D Bushby

East Ward:

Councillor J McKenzie (sub)

South Ward:

Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons (Administration Assistant)

096.       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor A T Inch (South Ward) - Personal

097.       DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest made at the point of the meeting.

098.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

099.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14th March 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

100. TO CONSIDER THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT FROM DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL FOR A STREET CAFE LICENCE

Members considered the consultation for a Street Café Licence for the Kings Arms, Bideford.

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:  that the Street Café Licence is approved. 

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

101.      TO CONSIDER AND RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION TO NAME AND NUMBER NEW STREET/DEVELOPMENT 

Councillor Christie asked members to consider and respond to an application for a new street naming and numbering for the development at Atlantic Park Way.

Councillor Christie drew members attention to the email from Torridge District Council stating that the developer Persimmon Homes South West, were happy for the Town Council to decide on the 3 new street names.

The Chairman put forward three suggested street names and it was agreed strongly that the 3 new street names should be:

a. Pincombe Road

b. Sam’s Close

c. Daddon Close

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED:   to agree the naming of the 3 streets for the new development at Atlantic Park Way to be Pincombe Road,  Sam’s Close and Daddon Close.

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

102.      PLANNING APPLICATIONS      

a.  Application No: 1/0228/2018/FUL:  Conversion of ground floor two bedroom apartment into a one bedroom apartment and a studio apartment.  35 High Street,  Bideford, EX39 2AN.  Applicant:   Mr R. Andrews, Valleys End, Weare  Gifford, Bideford, EX39 4QU.  Agent Name:  Mr Smithson, Torrington, EX38 8EZ.  (Date received: 8 March 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED:     That the application be approved but would question the number of units that are now in the property.

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

b. Application No:  1/0230/2018/FUH:  Demolition of existing conservatory and replacement with single storey rear extension.  25 Oaklands, Bideford EX39 3HW.  Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Slee (same address).  Agent:  NPAS Devon Ltd, Tawstock, Barnstaple.  (Date received:  8 March 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED:     That the application is approved.

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

c. Application No: 1/0204/2018/FUL:  Change of use from HMO (Class C4) to HMO (Sui-Generis).  15 Buttgarden Street,  Bideford, EX39 2AU.  Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Osborne (address c/o Agent).  Agent:  Mr J. McDermott, Town Planning Experts, Cosham, Portsmouth.  (Date received:  9 March 2018). 

Proposed by Councillor McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED:     That the application is refused on the grounds of over-development.  Members also query the fire regulations in relation to this development.

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

d. Application No:  1/0172/2018/FUL:  Extension to form an annexe for dependent relative.  Oakdale, West View Avenue,  Bideford, EX39 4AL.  Applicant:  Mr C Alder (same address).  Agent:  Mr K Frost, Barn and Cottage, Orchard Hill, Northam, EX39 2RA.  (Date received:  13 March 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:     That the application is approved subject to querying the overlooking of “Burnbank” to the east of the property.

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

e. Application No:  :  1/0252/2018/FUL:  Proposed rear extension and garage.  Trent, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford,  EX39 4ND.  Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Phillips (same address).  Agent:  Agent:  Mr S Clements, Old West Living Farm, Westleigh, Bideford, EX39 4NL.  (Date received: 16 March 2018).     

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:      That the application is approved subject to the proviso that the two storey garage is never used as a separate dwelling.

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

f. Application No:  1/0284/2018/FUL:  Change of use of first floor offices into residential dwelling.  5 The Quay,  Bideford, EX39 2XX.  Applicant:  Messers P, J & S Morris (same address).  Agent:  Fearnley Lott Architects, The Old Stables Annery,  Monkleigh,  EX39 5JN.  (Date received:  20 March 2018).  

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:     That the application is approved.

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

g. Application No:  1/0194/2018/LBC:  Internal and external works including removal of existing signage, ATM, non-original fixtures, fittings, furniture and equipment.  86 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2HL.  Applicant:  The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, RBS Gogarburn, 1st Business House C, PO Box 1000, Edinburgh, EH12 1HQ.  Agent:  Mr J Devenny, Lewis & Hickey, 1 St Bernard's Row, Edinburgh, EH4 1HW. (Date received:  20 March 2018).   

Proposed by Councillor McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.

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

h. Application No:  1/0300/2018/FUL:  Erection of two dwellings.  Land Adjacent to 18 Shamwickshire Close, Bideford, EX39 4RJ.  Applicant:  Mr P Thornton, 5 Mowstead Park, Braunton, EX33 1BH.  Agent:  Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple, EX31 1DH.  (Date received 23 March 2018)

Proposed by Councillor McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED:   That the application is approved.

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

103. 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 6.32 pm.

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