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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 12 December 2018

 PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

Councillor P Pester

Councillor D Bushby

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch

Councillor R Wootton

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

065.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were no apologies for absence.

066.     DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest at this point of the meeting.

067.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were two members of the public in attendance who wished just to observe.

068.  MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 21 November 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

 069.   TO RECEIVE, CONSIDER, RESOLVE AND RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION TO NAME A NEW DEVELOPMENT

The names that had been received were for the new development off Clovelly Road, backing onto Stucley Road. The developer had put forward 3 possible names:

• Moreton View
• Moreton Crescent
• Moreton Heights

Members considered the options but felt that the name Moreton did not correctly reflect the environs of the development.
There was discussion about the origin of the site and that it had been fields called “Turners Park”. It was suggested that previous owners could put their names to the development.

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the names received from the developer were not a true reflection of the area being developed and that they are refused. The following names to be put forward to the developer for consideration:

• Pridham Place
• Grant Avenue
• Cox Crescent

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

 Councillor Wootton joined the meeting.

070.   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.      Application No: 1/1164/2018/FUL: Erection of two-storey extension. 6 Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BJ. Applicant: Ms A Ellam, Bowood Farm, Roborough, Winkleigh Devon EX18 8TE. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 19 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved in principle but on the understanding that as there are potential issues of overlooking on both sides, it would be prudent for the Authority to visit the property.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 2, Abstentions: 0)

 b.     Application No: 1/1214/2018/LBC: Replacement of the two upstairs sash windows in the same style as existing.. 47 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AA. Applicant: Miss C Elliott (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 19 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor A.T. Inch, seconded and

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

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

 c.     Application No: 1/1127/2018/FUL: Conversion of rear of ground floor commercial space into 2no. flats and reduce size of retained commercial space. 72 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Mr J Whitten, Millennium Homes (Eastern) Ltd, Castle Street (no more information). Agent: SNJ Architects, Wakefield, Yorkshire. (Date received: 22 Nov 18).

Proposed by: Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved in principle but that this Council would insist on the developer providing space for waste and recycling for tenants.

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

 d.     Application No: 1/1128/2018/LBC: Conversion of rear of ground floor commercial space into 2no. flats and reduce size of retained commercial space. 72 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA. Applicant: Mr J Whitten, Millennium Homes (Eastern) Ltd, Castle Street (no more information). Agent: SNJ Architects, Wakefield, Yorkshire. (Date received: 22 Nov 18).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application was approved in principle but that this Council would insist on the developer providing space for waste and recycling for tenants. And, that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed works.

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

 e.     Application No: 1/1002/2018/LBC: Replacement of unauthorised existing signage. Posh Wash of Bideford, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Florin Gashi,247 Stoughton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9PG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 22 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 f.      Application No: 1/1243/2018/LBC: Re-roofing of front gable with natural slate. 62 Honestone Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2DH. Applicant: Ms Alford, 44 Cleave Road, Barnstaple EX31 2DU. Agent: NPAS Devon Limited, Tawstock, Barnstaple. (Date received: 27 Nov 18).

Proposed by: Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

 g.    Application No: 1/1217/2018/FUL. Proposed detached double garage. 65 Meddon Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2EQ. Applicant: Mr P Heuze (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 29th Nov 18).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: The application is approved in principle but that this Council would insist that the garage must always form part of the whole property and remain as a garage and not be used or sold as a separate dwelling.

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

 h.     Application No: 1/1156/2018/FUL: Proposed boxing club extension. Bideford Amateur Boxing Club, Pollyfield Community Centre, Avon Road, Bideford. Applicant: Mr J Facey (same address). Agent: RGP Architects Ltd, Barnstaple. (Date received: 30 Nov 18).

Proposed by: Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

071.     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 6.35 pm.

 

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