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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 24 April 2019


North Ward:

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

South Ward:

Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Asst to Town Clerk



There were no apologies.


There were no declarations made at this point


There were no members of the public in attendance.

106.    MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 3rd April 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)


Members noted the updated information.


a.        Application No: 1/0220/2019/FUL: External Re-decoration, installation of cladding, replacement of rainwater goods and capping of timber facias including render repairs.. 1-82 Ethelwynne Brown Close, East The Water, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr J Jeffery, Westward Housing Group Ltd, Tarka House, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford Devon EX39 4RH. Agent: (Not supplied). (Date received: 29 Mar 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved in principle BUT that samples are submitted to Torridge District Council to confirm the “like-for-like” finish of the cladding.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

b.      Application No: 1/1086/2017/OUTM: Outline application with all matters reserved except access for the development of up to 61 dwellings with associated works (reconsultation due to FR Report). Land North of Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon Applicant: Hortons Estate Development Ltd and Greatworth Developments Ltd, c/o Agent. Agent: Boon Brown Architects Ltd, Yeovil. (Date received: 2 Apr 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved subject to the S106 agreement being signed and this Council expects Torridge District Council to take note of the Devon County Council comments regarding infiltration.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

c.       Application No: 1/0275/2019/LO: Remodelling of section of BMX tracker including replacement of start gate. Bideford BMX Track, Pollyfield Playing Field, Avon Road, Bideford. Applicant: Mr R Flavell, Bideford BMX Club, 10 Garden Close, Braunton, Devon EX33 1RA. Agent: None supplied. (Date received 8 Apr 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)


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 6.20 pm.

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