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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 13 March 2019

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor P Pester

South Ward:

Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs L Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant

091.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

No apologies had been received.

092.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor P Christie – Non-Pecuniary – Item 5e – As a Torridge District Councillor

093.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

094.     MINUTES

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

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

095.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.         Application No: 1/0025/2019/FUH: Creation of additional parking space including excavation to incorporate retaining wall and pillars. Chatcliff, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Martin (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 19 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

b.       Application No: 1/0133/2019/FUH: Install replacement windows to property and to include the addition of a new window to the side elevation (amended description). 15 Donn Gardens, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4FR. Applicant: Mrs Goodyear (same address). Agent: Anglian Home Improvements, Norwich. (Date received: 25 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

 c.       Application No: 1/0041/2009/OUTM: Residential redevelopment of former commercial brownfield site comprising up to 96 residential units including affordable homes, improved off site access road and footways, traffic lights and calming measures, drainage arrangements and flood protection measures, wetland area, raising and lowering of ground levels, landscaping, local equipped area of play, youth shelter and car park.. Ground Plant, Nuttaberry, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr M Graham, Longborough Developments Ltd, Chapel Lane, Longborough, Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucester GL56 0QF. Agent: John Blaney Ltd, Bideford. (Date received: 20 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Whilst members welcome the proposal to develop this brownfield site, they wish to raise two points:
• The Authority needs to be aware that there was a Munitions building on this site
• There are serious concerns regarding access to the site

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

d.        Application No: 1/0122/2019/ADV: Erection of banner on west facing elevation. Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr M Berriman, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 21 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

 e.       Application No: 1/1246/2018/LBC. Internal Alterations. Torridge District Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Bideford. Applicant: Mr M Berriman, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 22 Feb 19).

The Chairman explained that the decision had come through for this application and it had been decided at the last Torridge District Council Plans Committee to grant the proposal.

f.        Application No: 1/0117/2019/CPE. Certificate of existing lawful development for the use of the premises as a restaurant (A3). East Of The Water, 2 Barnstaple Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Chang Jun Yu (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 22 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That members agreed the proposal

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

 g.      Application No: 1/0152/2019/FUL: Creation of 2 dwellings, garages, access and drainage. Land at Grid Reference 246448 126355, Mines Road, East The Water, Devon. Applicant: Mr Ajmal Shah, 21 Kingsley Avenue, Barnstaple EX32 7AJ. Agent: RGP Architects Ltd, Barnstaple. (Date received: 26 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that a new geological survey is carried out to update the previous one taken in 2004.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

h.       Application No: 1/0169/2019/ADV: 3 externally illuminated Dibond pans and 1 non illuminated Dibond pan. Devonshire Pine Limited, Unit 12, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Underwood, Howdens Joinery Properties Ltd, Ground Floor, Building 8, Crozley Green Business Park, Watford WD18 8PA. Agent: ADS, Brough HU15 3AL. (Date received: 27 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

i.        Application No: 1/0134/2019/FUL: 7 Commercial Units (B1) and Associated Engineering Works. Plot 32, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Mr C Humphries, PHH Developments, 9 Tansy Meadow, Chandlers Ford SO53 FLH. Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Bideford. (Date received: 28 Feb 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

 j.       Application No: 1/0182/2019/ADV: Display of 1no externally illuminated fascia sign, 2no Externally illuminated projection sign, 1no non-illuminated fascia sign. NatWest, 86 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Other, Costa Coffee, Whitbread Court, Porz Avenue, Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5XE. Agent: Sea Design Group, Kenilworth. (Date received: 5 Mar 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

 k.      Application No: 1/0185/2019/LBC: Listed building application to accompany advertising consent. NatWest, 86 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Other, Costa Coffee, Whitbread Court, Porz Avenue, Houghton Hall Park, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5XE. Agent: Sea Design Group, Kenilworth. (Date received: 6 Mar 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

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

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0) 

l.        Application ref SCRef 528: Proposal for a Street Café: Subway, Mill Street, Bideford. (Date received: 7 Mar 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

096.    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 6.25 pm.


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