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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 9 January 2019

PRESENT:

North Ward:

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

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch
Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

 

072.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

073.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor P Christie - non-pecuniary interest items:
6(d) - Member of Torridge District Council
6(f) - Related to applicant

Councillor M Langmead - non-pecuniary interest - item 6(d) - Member of Torridge District Council

Councillor A Inch - non-pecuniary interest - item 6(d) -Member of Torridge District Council

074.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

075.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 December 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

 076.    TO RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND RESOLVE AN APPLICATION FOR A STREET CAFÉ LICENCE 

Members considered the consultation document for a Street Café Licence for Costa Coffee, 86 High Street, Bideford

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application for a Street Café Licence at Costa Coffee, 86 High Street, Bideford is approved.

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

 077.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.          Application No: 1/1271/2018/FUL: Freestanding tables and chairs on the pavement for customer use. NatWest, 86 High Street, Bideford. Applicant: Costa Ltd, Whitbread Court, Houghton Hall Business Park, Porz Avenue, Dunstable, LU5 5XE. Agent: Mrs Lucy Hodgkinson, Gerald Eve LLP, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AU (Date received: 11 Dec 18).

 Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved in principle on the understanding that the freestanding tables and chairs are sited 2 metres away from the High Street corner.

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

 b.         Application No: 1/1300/2018/FUL: Retention and re-siting of supervisory caravan. LA Stables, Coach Drive, Bideford, EX39 5JH. Applicant: Mrs J Howard (same address). Agent: John Blaney, John Blaney Ltd, Parkham, Bideford. (Date received 14 Dec 18).

Proposed by: Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 c.         Application No: 1/1318/2018/LBC: Internal alterations to include the formation of a new entrance area, retention of the existing ramp, formation of a new toilet, new concrete ramp and internal works to approved application 1/0654/2018/LBC. NatWest, 86 High Street, Bideford. Applicant: Mr S King, The Oast House, Summerford Farm, Beech Green Lane, Withyham, TD7 4DA. Agent: Mrs M Bailey, Clayewater Planning Group Ltd, Harracott, Barnstaple. (Date received: 18 Dec 18).

Proposed by: Councillor A Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved providing the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed works.

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

d.          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. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 18 Dec 18).

Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That Bideford Town Council defer any decision on this application as the concept of a Business Hub has come as a surprise to the three serving Torridge District Councillors, who also serve on this Committee as Bideford Town Councillors.

We would like further information on the proposed application and business hub.

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

e.        Application No: 1/1229/2018/FUL: Erection of a shed. Land at Grid Reference 245762 126428, Bideford. Applicant: Mr A Winfield, Bideford Sustainability Group, 41 Lily Close, Northam, Bideford, EX39 1EH. Agent: None supplied. (Date received 19 Dec 18).

Proposed by: Councillor M Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 

Councillor P Christie withdrew from the meeting at this point before any discussion on item 6(f) and Councillor M Langmead took the Chair.

 

f.         Application No: 1/1322/2018/FULM: Construction of a yurt camping village, associated buildings and engineering works. The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 5AP. Applicant: Mr R Johns (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 04 Jan 19).

Proposed by: Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved providing Torridge District Council are robust in ensuring the tree and shrub planting is complete before any of the yurts are occupied.

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

078.     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 6.30 pm.

 


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