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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 11 December 2019

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor D Bushby
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor J Herron

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford
Councillor P Lawrence

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant

067.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies.

068.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor D Bushy declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 7g (the applicant is a personal friend)
Councillor D Ratcliff declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 7g (the applicant is known to him)

069.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

070.      MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 20 November 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

071.     TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE UPON A NAME/NAMES FOR A DEVELOPMENT AT CADDSDOWN INDUSTRIAL PARK, TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEVELOPERS FOR APPROVAL

The Chairman pointed out that the Developer’s suggestion of Hockin Court could not be used as it contravened the Authority’s Street Naming and Numbering Policy &
Procedure Page 6 “Criteria for Naming Streets – Further Notes” para 4.

He had researched the site and had discovered that the original owners were farmers and their family name was Tucker. He suggested to members that this be put forward
for approval. Members discussed the variations of using this name.

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, and seconded

RESOLVED: That the name to be put forward for Units 1 – 9 at the new site at Caddsdown be named TUCKER’S WAY

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

072.      TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE UPON THE PRE-CONSULTATION PROPOSAL FOR A RADIO BASE STATION INSTALLATION IN HONESTONE STREET CAR PARK

The Chairman explained that the mast would be replacing one in existence. Members
discussed the dimensions of the mast and the impact it would have on the surrounding
area.

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, and seconded

RESOLVED: That the proposed installation is refused on the grounds that it will
create a visual intrusion on the area and that there are serious concerns that the
introduction of 5G could be detrimental to the health of people and animals.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

073.      PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.      Application No: 1/0959/2019/FULM: Removal of condition 11 (Highways) of planning permission 1/0233/2012/EXTM. Cleave Wood, Mines Road, East The Water, Devon. Applicant: Mr L Goddard, Dorset Country Homes, The Laurels, Thornicombe, Blandford Forum, DT11 9AF. Agent: Cadworks South West Ltd, Woolsery. (Date received: 27 Nov 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

b.     Application No: 1/1050/2019/FUH: Single storey side extension. The Coach House, Grange Road, Bideford, Devon . Applicant: Mr A Surman, same address. Agent: RGP Architects, Barnstaple. (Date received: 27 Nov 19).
Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.      Application No: 1/0980/2019/FUL: First floor extension to side and rear elevations. 40 Moreton Avenue, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AY. Applicant: Mr S Edwards, same address. Agent: Mr P Hinton, Bideford. (Date received: 28 Nov 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

d.      Application No: 1/1019/2019/CPE: Certificate of existing lawful use for use of 1 dwelling as 3 flats. 8 Willett Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr A Boyd, same address. Agent: John Blaney Limited, Parkham. (Date received: 28 Nov 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That that the application is accepted.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.      Application No: 1/0919/2019/FUL: Extension to ground floor, including a balcony over. 2 Hilden, Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mrs E Hardy, same address. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 28 Nov 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.      Application No: 1/1006/2019/FUH: Single storey extension to dwelling. 16 Hillcrest Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 4DQ. Applicant: Mr T Palmer, same address). Agent: Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 28 Nov 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g.      Application No: 1/1062/2019/FUL: Two storey rear extension. 10 Tower Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BT. Applicant: Mr J Emms, same address. Agent: Mr P Hinton, Bideford. (Date received: 3 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

074.    PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last meeting. The Chairman pointed out that one of the decisions had in fact been an application for this meeting, namely 1/0959/2019/FULM. The application had been withdrawn.


The business of the meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.35pm.

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