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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 6pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor D Bushby
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford
Councillor P Lawrence

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

 

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant
Councillor J McKenzie

081.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies.

082.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

All members declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 (f and g) as being Councillors of Bideford Town Council.

083.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance. The Chairman did, however, ask Councillor McKenzie if he wished to speak. Councillor McKenzie requested that the
Council support Item 6 (f and g) explaining that the solar panels on the roof of the Pannier Market would ensure the complex would be environmentally prepared and showed
investment into the future of the Market.

084.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 8th January 2020 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

085.     TO CONSIDER AND RESOLVE UPON A NAME FOR THE CLEAVE WOOD DEVELOPMENT AT EAST-THE-WATER, BIDEFORD.

The Chairman explained that the name put forward by the Developers of Cleavewood would probably not be accepted by the Royal Mail as it would be a duplicate of Cleave Wood.
Councillor Ratcliff suggested a previous Mayor, Councillor Hadfield who had been a good Mayor of Bideford.
Councillor Bushby suggested Councillor Langmead who had been Mayor and was East-the-Water born and bred, who lived there and was East Ward Councillor for this Council.

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded by Councillor Christie and

RESOLVED: That the proposed name of Langmead Close be put forward to the Developers for their approval.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

086.      PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.         Application No: 1/1168/2019/LBC: Replacement of 2no. existing external ATM sign with 2no. new external ATM sign. HSBC, Alexandra House, 11 The Quay, Bideford. Applicant: Mr B French, HSBC Corporate Real Estate, 62-76 Park Street, Southwark, London SE1 9DZ. Agent: Axis Architecture, Sheffield. (Date received: 6 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

b.       Application No: 1/1170/2019/ADV: Replacement of 2no. existing external ATM sign with 2no. new external ATM sign. HSBC, Alexandra House, 11 The Quay, Bideford. Applicant: Mr B French, HSBC Corporate Real Estate, 62-76 Park Street, Southwark, London SE1 9DZ. Agent: Axis Architecture, Sheffield. (Date received: 6 Jan 20)

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

c.      Application No: 1/1178/2019/FUL: Extension to dwelling. 4 Valley View, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3RF. Applicant: Ms N Day (same address). Agent: Mr S Smithson, Torrington. (Date received: 8 Jan 20).
Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

d.       Application No: 1/0951/2019/FUL: Proposed substation building. Land at Grid Reference 243177 125632, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: TJL UK Ltd (c/o Agent). Agent: DPP Planning, Cardiff. (Date received: 14 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

 e.      Application No: 1/1122/2019/FUL: Erection of a large shed workshop. Devon CC Allotment Adjacent to Bideford Station, Station Hill, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Angus Winfield, Bideford Sustainability Group, 41 Lily Close, Northam EX39 1EH. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 15 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

 f.      Application No: 1/1151/2019/FUL: Installation of a 12.6kW Solar PV system onto pitched roof. Bideford Pannier Market, Market Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Coombes, Bideford Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford EX39 2HS. Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

g.      Application No: 1/1152/2019/LBC: Installation of a 12.6kW Solar PV system onto pitched roof. Bideford Pannier Market, Market Place, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Coombes, Bideford Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford EX39 2HS. Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 16 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposal.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

h.       Application No: 1/1083/2019/FUL: Retrospective application for retention of tourist facility comprising holiday lodge, amenity building, three bell tents and visitor parking.. Jennetts Cottage, Buckland Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Large (same address). Agent: Tree Tops Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 17 Jan 20).

Councillor Mrs Langford had “Called In” this application and had visited the site. The reason for the retrospective was because the previous owners had not sought planning permission for the works they had carried out. The new owners wanted to ensure that planning permission was in place. On her visit she was impressed with the environmentally friendly measures in place and deemed it to be a place of Eco-Tourism.

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

i.        Application No: 1/0025/2020/DIS: Discharge of condition 5 (trees and hedges) of planning permission 1/0300/2018/FUL. 14 And 16 Shamwickshire Close, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Thornton (same address). Agent: Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple. (Date received: 22 Jan 20).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)


087.   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 Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.20 pm.

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