Current Agendas

The Calendar of Future Meetings can be viewed below.

Public participation Sessions of 15 minutes are held prior to the start of each public meeting.  

For Committee Meetings questions may only be raised on items on the agenda.  

For Full Town Council meetings, items which fall within the scope of the Council's activities may be raised by Bideford Residents.  Participants will be asked to read the Bideford Town Council Code of Conduct (or available at the meeting), and to complete a pro-forma stating their name and address and item to be raised.

The protocol on the filming and recording of Council and Committee Meetings can be viewed here

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 TIMETABLE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2021-2022

 

A timetable of scheduled council meetings and events for 2021-2022

 

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment and as the Government expects and recommends the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces, we would ask that you respect your fellow attendees:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others

 

Agenda - Staffing, Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY 3 AUGUST.

 

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee of the above-named Council to be held in Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 6.30 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend this Meeting. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.

 

Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council

 

AGENDA

 

1.      To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.      To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.      Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.      To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 10 June 2021 as a correct record.

5.      Items brought forward by the Chairman.

6.      Accounts - To approve the payments listed.

7.      Accounts - To receive and approve the Internal Auditor’s Report - Records as at 30 June 2021.

8.      To consider the quotations received to prepare the legal agreement for the Pollyfield Path and to give consideration to the conditions contained within.

9.      To consider and approve the costs associated with the extension of the Festoon lighting, previously agreed by Full Council.

10.    To consider the quotations received for the replacement of the damaged (and now removed) catenary support column outside Bridge buildings on Bideford Quay.

11.     Notice of Motion, Councillor D Bushby:

         “The purchase of land and associated build costs to construct a depot for use by the Maintenance Team.”

12.    To consider the renewal of the Postcode Gardener (self-employed) contract for a further year, on the same basis as previously. This position is grant funded.

13.     Maintenance Operatives –

          To receive an update on the tasks undertaken by the Maintenance Operatives.

The next meeting of the Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee will be held on Thursday 9 September 2021.

 

MEMBERS OF THE STAFFING, FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Councillors D Bushby, P Christie, Mrs K Corfe, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs J Gubb, P Lawrence, D McGeough, J McKenzie, D Ratcliff,

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment and as the Government expects and recommends the continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces, we would ask that you respect your fellow attendees:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others

 

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY 3 AUGUST


Agenda - Planning Committee Meeting - 4 August 2021

 

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Town Hall, Bideford, on Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 6.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a legal right to film/record/photography/report public meetings.

 

Heather Blackburn
Town Clerk

AGENDA

1.     To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.     To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.     Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.     To approve the minutes of the meeting held Wednesday 14 July 2021 as a true record.

5.     To consider and resolve the enclosed Planning applications on behalf of the Council.

6.     To receive details of those Planning Applications which have been granted/refused by Planning Authorities, and any notifications of Planning Appeals.

 

MEMBERS OF PLANNING COMMITTEE

Councillors: D Ratcliff (Town Mayor), D Bushby, P Christie (Chairman), Mrs K Corfe, Mrs L Hellyer, Mrs S Langford

Date of Next Meeting: 25 August 2021

 

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

In accordance with our Covid Risk Assessment you are required to ensure the following if are attending this meeting:

• Sanitise your hands on entry to this building using the sanitiser provided

• The Government requests and recommends that continued wearing of face coverings in enclosed spaces.

• Complete a Track & Trace Form or use the NHS QR Code provided

• Sanitise your hands on entering the meeting room using the sanitiser provided.

• Ensure you are seated away from others

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS 14 July 2021 – 4 August 2021

a.     Application No: 1/0630/2021/FUL. Creation of a compound to include a kiosk unit, concrete slab for placement and 1.8m high steel palisade perimeter fencing. The Sportsground, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon. Agent: Mr Stephen Taylor, Jurassic Fibre, Ottery Moor lane, Honiton, EX14 1BW Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 12 July 21).

b.    Application No: 1/0722/2021/FUL. Single storey extension to rear and single storey porch to front. 34 Middleton Road, Bideford, EX39 3LU. Applicant: Ms Boutle (same address). Agent: Mr G Williams, GW Architects Ltd, Shebbear, Beaworthy. (Date received: 13 July 21).

c.    Application No: 1/0667/2021/FUL. Alterations to accommodate a public library, extension to allow installation of lift, external alterations and repairs including the re-glazing of existing window frames. The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY. Applicant: Mr S Hayman, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Agent: Mr S Western, NPS Group, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Date received 14 July 21).

d.    Application No: 1/0668/2021/LBC. Alterations to accommodate a public library, extension to allow installation of lift, external alterations and repairs including the re-glazing of existing window frames and displaying of signage. The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY. Applicant: Mr S Hayman, Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Agent: Mr S Western, NPS Group, Exeter, EX2 7FW. (Date received 14 July 21).

e.   Application No: 1/0730/2021/FUL. Change of use from Auction House to Campervan Hire and Conversion premises Stores, 19 Barnstaple Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4AE. Applicant: Mr P Andrews, Vanquest (address redacted). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received 15 July 21).

f.    Application No: 1/0710/2021/FULM. Change of use from mixed use Research and Development, Industrial Storage and Distribution (use classes B1abc, B2 and B8) to Leisure Business (use class E) for play area for children to include crazy golf, a bounce area, arcade games a cafe and seating areas. (Variation of conditions 2 and 3 of planning permission 1/0565/2020/FULM). Units 5 & 6, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford, EX39 3DX. Applicant: Ms H Matthews, Cockshillay, Towns Mill, Torrington, EX38 8PJ. Agent: Mr N Gale, RGP Architects Ltd,, Barnstaple, EX32 9HT. (Date received 16 July 21).

g.   Application No: 1/0750/2021/FUH. Erection of conservatory. 21 Pincombe Road, Bideford, EX39 3FX. Applicant: Mr B Brumham (same address). Agent: Mrs Sarah Wright, Anglian Home Improvements, Norfolk, NR6 6EJ. (Date received: 19 July 21).

h.   Application No: 1/0757/2021/FUL. Proposed conversion and extension of garage to form annex for dependent relative. Springfield, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, EX39 4AJ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Coles (same address). Agent: Mr S Clements, Old West Living Farm, Westleigh, EX39 4NL. (Date received: 19 July 21).

i.   Application No: 1/0648/2021/FULM. Change of use of land for siting of 40 self-storage containers for business use (B8). Land At Grid Reference 242826 125615, Bideford, EX39 3QU. Applicant: Mr E Butler, 47 Lane Field Road, Bideford, EX39 3QY. Agent: Mr L Andrews, Tree Tops Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 22 July 21).

j.   Application No: 1/0699/2021/LBC. Alteration of ground floor to form three, one-bedroom flats. 1 & 2 Market Place, Bideford, EX39 2DR. Applicant: Mr R Holdcroft, 1 Market Place, Bideford, EX39 2DR. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 22 July 21).

k.  Application No: 1/0869/2021/COUPD. Prior notification for the change of use from offices (Class B1(a) to dwelling houses (Class C3) (Schedule 2, Part 3, Class O). First Floor Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 2NR. Applicant: Mr M Bowen, Gateway SL North Road Ltd, Northbank House, Bideford, EX39 2NR. Agent: Mr T Horsey, Ortus, Torquay, TQ1 4BD. (Date received: 27 July 21).

l.   Application No: 1/0793/2021/FUL. Demolition of existing single garage & side extension, construction of replacement two storey extension. Adaptation of existing on site parking provision, and raised terrace to rear of dwelling. 26 Moreton Park Road, Bideford, EX39 3AU. Applicant: Mrs J Bassett (same address). Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Bideford. (Date received: 27 July 21).

m.  Application No: 1/0814/2021/FUL. Replacement double garage and rear extension. 21 East Ridge View, Bideford, EX39 4RS. Applicant: Mr R Heasman (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford, EX39 2RA. (Date received 28 July 21).

n.  Application No: 1/0619/2021/FUL. Proposed three holiday lodges to replace existing bell tents, one new geodome tent, storage shed and potting shed. Owl Valley Glamping, Buckland Road, Bideford, EX39 5EQ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Large, Owl Valley Glamping, Jennetts Bridge, Buckland Road, Bideford, EX39 3QU. Agent: Mr L Andrews, Tree Tops Planning, Bideford, EX39 3NA. (Date received 28 July 21).

o.  Application No: 1/0646/2021/OUT. Outline application for the erection No.1 dwelling with all matters reserved except access and scale (Amended Description). Land At Timber Wharf, New Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Hocking (address details redacted). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received 29 July 21).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021/2022 

 

ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Herron, and McKenzie.

MARKET MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Herron and McKenzie.

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs Hellyer, and Mrs Langford.

STAFFING, FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, Bushby, Christie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs R Craigie, Lawrence, McGeough and McKenzie.

TOURISM COMMITTEE

Councillors Bushby, Mrs Corfe, Gubb, Hawkins, Mrs Langford and Lawrence.

DECARBONISATION & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

Councillors J Craigie, Mrs Corfe, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Langford, Herron and McKenzie.

GRIEVANCE PANEL

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie and McGeough.

PERSONNEL APPEALS PANEL

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Johns and McKenzie.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING GROUP

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors Mrs Corfe, J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Herron, and Mrs Langford.

EMERGENCY PLANNING WORKING GROUP

Town Mayor, Councillors: Christie, J Craigie, Hawkins, Mrs Langford and Ratcliff.

 


REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES 2021/2022 

 

BIDEFORD & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ARCHIVE COUNCIL

Town Mayor
Councillor Christie

BIDEFORD BRIDGE TRUST

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb (Jun 24)
Councillor J McKenzie (Nov 24)
Councillor Mrs R Craigie (Jul 22)

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Chairman Market Management Committee
Councillor Bushby

BIDEFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION

Town Mayor
Councillor Johns

BIDEFORD REGATTA COMMITTEE

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb

BIDEFORD TOWN BAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Councillor Johns

BURTON AT BIDEFORD

Deferred to confirm liaison through the Tourism Committee.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Councillor J Craigie

DALC COUNTY COMMITTEE

Vacant

DALC LARGER COUNCILS SUB-COMMITTEE

Vacant

POLLYFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

HOME-START TORRIDGE

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

BIDEFORD BAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Councillor J Craigie

TAW/TORRIDGE ESTUARY FORUM

Councillor McKenzie

UNESCO BIOSPHERE CHAMPION

Councillor J Craigie

SNOW WARDEN

Councillors Johns and McKenzie

BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE PARTNERSHIP

Town Mayor, Councillor Mrs Corfe, Councillor Bushby

FIRE LIAISON

Councillor McGeough

POLICE LIAISON

Councillor Mrs Hellyer

ONE ATLANTIC

Councillor Hawkins

WEST CROFT SCHOOL GOVERNORS BOARD

Councillor Herron