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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at 6.00pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead
Councillor J McKenzie – (sub for Cllr D Bushby)

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch
Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Claire Parsons (Administration Assistant)

009.   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor D Bushby (East Ward) – Mayoral Engagement

010.   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor M Langmead declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 13(e) - Granddaughter employed there.

Councillor A T Inch declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 13(d) – Agent known to him.

011.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

012.   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 May 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1 )

013.   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.   Application No: 1/0346/2018/FUL: Creation of one three-bed unit, additional two dormer extensions and extension to the existing stair lobbies. Former School, Geneva Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Tim Bacon, Unit 2 Bideford Ltd, Hawthorns, Old Rectory, Georges Lane, Sheviock, PL11 3EL. Agent: None Submitted. (Date received: 14 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

b.   Application No: 1/0439/2018/FUL: Change of use from office space to one flat. Smart Fones, 83 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Sanjay Kapila, 17 Lampton Avenue, TW3 4EW. Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford, EX39 3HN. (Date received: 18 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.   Application No: 1/0433/2018/FUL: Conversion of double garage to ancillary living accommodation. 10 Short Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QL.

This application was withdrawn.

d.   Application No: 1/0509/2018/FUH: Extension to existing bungalow. Hillside, 12 Mines Road, East The Water, Bideford, EX39 4BZ. Applicant: Miss S Bowden, (same address). Agent: Mr D Jenkin, Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 23 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

e.   Application No: 1/0516/2018/FUL: Rear and side extensions and retrospective application for the side extension and canopy over outside play area. East The Water Stepping Stones, Avon Road, Bideford. Applicant: Miss Kellie Fowler (same address). Agent: Mr M Brown, Executive Management Assist Ltd, Bideford. (Date received: 25 May 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

(Councillor Wootton joined the meeting at this point).

014.   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 6.07 pm.

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