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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 6.00pm

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 Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant

 

075.     APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies.

076.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

077.     PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

078.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 December 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

079.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.       Application No: 1/1066/2019/FUL: Erection of a single-storey side extension and alteration to existing three storey terrace house. 96 Watkins Way, Bideford, EX39 4FP. Applicant: Mr & Mrs M Pawlowski (same address). Agent: Anna Meldner, Ideas – Creative Design Ltd, Exmouth, EX8 1JS. (Date received: 9 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.       Application No: 1/1116/2019/FUL: Retrospective application for retention of replacement PVCu Windows. Flat 2, 2 Queen Anne’s, High Street, Bideford. Applicant: Ms D Lindsell, 23 Penn Kernow, Launceston, PL15 9TN. Agent: Philip Price Surveyors Ltd, Bideford. (Date received: 9 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed works bearing in mind this property is in a Conservation Area.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.       Application No: 1/1052/2019/LA: Change of use from residential dwelling into emergency/temporary accommodation hostel to include minor external demolition and alterations. 26 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AN. Applicant: Mr A Redwood. Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, EX39 2QG. Agent: Charles E Ware & Son, Exeter, EX2 8LB. (Date received: 11 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.     Application No: 1/0974/2019/FUH: Convert juliette balcony on first floor into full balcony. 92 Union Close, Bideford, EX39 3FE. Applicant: Mr P McLaren (same address). Agent: Mr A Furse, Anyweld, Leisureline House, Barnstaple, EX32 3NJ. (Date received: 16 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.     Application No: 1/1031/2019/FUL: Internal alteration to create 4 self-contained units for supported living. Old Galleries, 67-68 High Street, Bideford EX39 2AN. Applicant: Mr S Haywood (same address). Agent: Lausten Lehrmann, London. (Date received: 17 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the plans do not show a provision for storage of refuse and recycling. This must be made available, bearing in mind that black bag refuse is collected fortnightly. If this provision is made and the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed works, this Council approved the application.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.     Application No: 1/1032/2019/LBC: Internal alteration to create 4 self-contained units for supported living. Old Galleries, 67-68 High Street, Bideford EX39 2AN. Applicant: Mr S Haywood (same address). Agent: Lausten Lehrmann, London. (Date received: 17 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the plans do not show a provision for storage of refuse and recycling. This must be made available, bearing in mind that black bag refuse is collected fortnightly. If this provision is made and the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed works, this Council approves the application.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g.    Application No: 1/1144/2019/FUL: Construction of single storey extension and double garage with associated landscaping to form new domestic garden and access track. Adjavin Farm, Bideford EX39 3QU. Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Sweetland (same address). Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Bideford. (Date received: 18 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

h.    Application No: 1/1140/2019/FUL: Change of use from retail to Sui-Generis to be used as a tattoo studio. 5 Parkside, The Pill, Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2PF. Applicant: Mr Scott Odgen, Da Vinci Ink, The Coach House, Trewyn Road, Holsworthy, EX2 6HX. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 20 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

i.     Application No: 1/1142/2019/FUL: External alterations to existing building and erection of new storage building. Access improvements, parking and landscaping. Former Countrywest Store, Northgate, Bideford, EX39 4AE. Applicant: J E Stacey & Co (Holdings) Ltd, 15 Bodmin Street, Holsworthy, EX22 6BD. Agent: Mr M Steart, Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple. (Date received 20 Dec 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That this Council requests an independent arboreal report on the trees before a decision is made by the Authority.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

080.    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 6.30 pm.


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