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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 6.00 pm

 

PRESENT:

North Ward:
Councillor P Christie

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 2018 / 2019.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

002. ELECT A VICE CHAIRMAN

Councillor Langmead was proposed by Councillor A T Inch, and was seconded and

RESOLVED: That the Vice Chairman for the Planning Committee is Councillor Langmead for the Mayoral year 2018 / 2019.

(Vote – For: 4, Against:0)

003. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor P Pester (North Ward) - illness

004. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Wootton - Item 7(d) non pecuniary. Applicant a member of partner’s family.

005. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

No members of the public were present

006. MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 April 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

007. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.     Application No: 1/0215/2018/LBC: Conversion of redundant building (A4) to four flats (C3). 24 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Marks, Penhalt Farm, Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall. Agent: Mr J Neet, Metters & Wellby Ltd, Bude, EX23 8BH. (Date received: 23 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

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

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

b.     Application No: 1/0355/2018/FUL: Conversion of garage in to living room and first floor extension above. 2 The Elms, Mines Road, East The Water, Bideford, EX39 4BA. Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Loftus (same address). Agent: Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 24 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

c.     Application No: 1/0399/2018/CPL: Certificate of proposed lawful development for a single storey ground floor extension to north elevation & single storey ground floor side extension to west elevation. Timbers, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4AJ. Applicant: Mr G MacDonald (same address). Agent: Mr Philip Hinton, Chartered Surveyor, East Glen, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received 24 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

d.     Application No: 1/0405/2018/FUL: Single storey rear Extension. 32 Rowe Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5XX. Applicant: Mrs A Cooper & Mr N Shackson (same address). Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh, Bideford. (Date received: 24 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

e.      Application No: 1/0406/2018/DEM. Warehouse on the site to be demolished. Keystone Centre Warehouse, Travel Chapter House, Gammaton Road, Bideford, EX39 4DF. Applicant: Mr J Morris, Bideford Property Investments, 5 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2XX. Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh, Bideford. (Date received: 24 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

f.      Application No: 1/0460/2018/TRE. Removal of 1 x lime trees. Adjacent to 13 Hewetson Way, Bideford, Devon EX39 3TD. Applicant:: Mrs S Lavendar (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 1 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members considered the application and wanted to know if the area where the tree is situated is part of a wildlife corridor? If, however, the Torridge District Council Tree Officer is satisfied members would approve the application. As the tree being proposed to be removed has a TPO, members would ask if a replacement tree would be planted?

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 1, Abstentions: 0)

g.     Application No: 1/0345/2018/FUL. Sub-division of Unit 9 from 1/0125/2017/FUL into 2 units to include the insertion of a rooflight and mezzanine floors. Former School, Geneva Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr T Bacon, Unit 2 Bideford Ltd, Hawthorns, Old Rectory, Sheviock, PL11 3EL. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 3 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

h.    Application No: 1/0301/2018/FUL. To position a storage container against the north projecting annexe. Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr C Kirby, Burton at Bideford, Kingsley Road, Bideford EX39 2QQ. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

i.     Application No: 1/0344/2018/FUL. Sub-division of Unit 1 from 1/1162/2014/FULM into 2 units. Former School, Geneva Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr T Bacon. Unit 2 Bideford Ltd, Hawthorns, Old Rectory, Sheviock, PL1 12EL Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, 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 6.37 pm.

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