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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 7 August 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 Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

029.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

030.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor D Bushby – Non-pecuniary – Item 5(j) – Similar trade interests

031.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

032.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 17 July 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

033.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/0626/2019/FUL: 9 no. new glazed external openings. 2 no. existing openings (glazed doors and roller shutter) changed into fixed glazed units. Units 18 To 20, Daddon Court, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, EX39 3FH. Applicant: Mr J Capron, Tcigb, (same address). Agent: Orme Architecture Ltd, Baltonsborough, Glastonbury, BA6 8RH. (Date received: 16 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

b.        Application No: 1/0559/2019/FUL: To put tables and chairs on the pavement outside the café. Otters, 9 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 5NB. Applicant: Mrs W Barter, (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 19 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

c.       Application No: 1/0600/2019/FUL: Conversion of rear of existing ground floor commercial space into 2 no. flats, and the reduction in size of the retained commercial space. (Resubmission of 1/1127/2018/FUL). 72 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Mr J Whitten, Millennium Homes (Eastern) Ltd, Castle Street. Agent: Mr P Clay, SNJ Architects Ltd, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. (Date received: 16 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Ratcliff seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

d.      Application No: 1/0601/2019/LBC: Conversion of rear of existing ground floor commercial space into 2 no. flats, and the reduction in size of the retained commercial space (Resubmission of 1/1128/2018/LBC). 72 High Street, Bideford, Devon EX39 2AA. Applicant: Mr J Whitten, Millennium Homes (Eastern) Ltd, Castle Street. Agent: Mr P Clay, SNJ Architects Ltd, Wakefield, WF1 1EP. (Date received: 16 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied with the proposed works.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

e.      Application No: 1/0552/2019/FUL: First floor extension to provide additional bathroom. 21 The Strand, Bideford. Applicant: Mr G Persson, Lower Avondale, Avon Lane, Westward Ho! EX39 1LR. Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 19 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor P Lawrence seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

f.        Application No: 1/0644/2019/FUL: Single storey side extension including alteration of existing retaining walls together with retrospective application for existing front extension. 56 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AP. Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Davies, (same address). Agent: Mr M Brown, Executive Management Assist Ltd, Bideford, EX39 5XX. (Date received: 23 July 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

 g.       Application No: 1/0633/2019/TRE: Felling of Beech Trees covered under TPO/005/2009 (amended description). Dryden House, Belvoir Road, Bideford, EX39 3JP. Applicant: Mrs E Baker (same address). Agent: Mr N Hillman, The Tree People, Newton, Tracey, Barnstaple, EX31 3PL. (Date received: 31 July 2019).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused.

This Council asks for an independent report to undertaken as it is believed the trees can be saved. Members would not wish to lose these trees from the street scene.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

h.       Application No: 1/0685/2019/FUL: Replacement steps to rear of property. 180 Stucley Road, Bideford, EX39 3EL. Applicant: Mrs A Stoneman (same address). Agent: Mr A Paton, AJ Design, Treburley, Launceston, PL15 9PG. (Date received: 1 Aug 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

i.       Application No: 1/0641/2019/FUL: Conversion of part of B8 warehouse into single planning unit. Unit 8, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Mr P Hockin, Devonshire Pine Ltd, 7-8 Caddsdown Industrial Park, Clovelly Road Bideford, EX39 3DX. Agent: Mr J Blaney, John Blaney Ltd, Parkham, EX39 5PL. (Date received: 1 Aug 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

 j.      Application No: 1/0650/2019/COU: Change of use of part of the existing tyre garage (B2) to include repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and MOT centre (B2 & Sui Generis). Bathwick Tyres, The Pill, Kingsley Road, Bideford. Applicant: Micheldever Tyre Services Ltd (address c/o Agent). Agent: Mr T Ayles, Ayles & Associates Ltd, 62 Western Way, Gosport, Hants, PO12 2NG. (Date received 1 Aug 19).

Proposed by: Councillor J Herron seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

034      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 6.25 pm.


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