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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 15 March 2017 at  5.30pm

PRESENT:   

North Ward:   
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor D McGeough
               
IN ATTENDANCE:   

Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk
                   
084.   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor Langmead (East Ward) – personal
Councillor Wootton (South Ward) – personal
                   
085.   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest given at this point of the meeting.
                   
086.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public present.
                   
087.   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 22 February 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)
                   
088.   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.     Application No:  1/0118/2017/FUL:  Side extensions. The Geese, Mines Road, East The Water, Bideford, Applicant: Mrs L Edwards (same address). Agent: Mr S Clements, Westleigh, Devon. (Date received: 20 Feb 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

b.     Application No: 1/0039/2014/OUTM. Outline planning application for up to 550 dwellings, a 1.9ha primary school site (including neighbourhood building), highway accesses (including the re-routing of Littleham Lane) public open space and other associated infrastructure. All matters reserved other than access. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - (Environmental statement addendum part 2 and revised non-technical summary)-Regulation 22 of Environmental Impact Assessment regulation 2011. Land To The South Of Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Linden Homes c/o Agent. Agent: Turley Associates, Bristol. (Date received: 21 Feb 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused as this Council does not believe that this site should be developed at all, in line with this Council's previous statement regarding the Local District Plan.
This Council is concerned that if this application is allowed that a fourth generation farm could be forced to close down because of the proximity of the new houses to the farm buildings and the statutory right of the inhabitants of the houses to complain about noise in the vicinity.

Members also have grave reservations about the drainage as the massive natural soak-away will be covered by concrete and all the water will flow into Jennets Reservoir. Members also considered that the traffic generated from this new estate and the adjoining one to the north could overwhelm Abbotsham roundabout.

Members expressed their opposition to the fact that this application no longer supplied 1.5 ha of land for commercial use.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

c.     Application No: 1/0125/2017/FUL. Subdivision of approved four residential units into four additional units. Former School, Geneva Place, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr T Bacon, Unit 2 Bideford Ltd, Hawthorns, Old Rectory, Georges Lan, SheviokPL11 3EL. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 27 Feb 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

d.     Application No: 1/0019/2017/FUL. Installation of window. 8 Thornton Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3ND. Applicant: Mrs E Heard (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 28 Feb 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

e.     Application No: 1/0139/2017/FUL. Retrospective Single storey garage. Woodlands House, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Smith (same address). Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford . (Date received: 28 Feb 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

f.     Application No: 1/0179/2017/FUL. Proposed replacement rear extension and internal alterations. 34 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JJ. Applicant: Mrs L Hajdukiewicz. Agent: Mr S Clements, Westleigh, Devon. (Date received: 7 Mar 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

g.             Application No: 1/0180/2017/LBC. Proposed replacement rear extension and internal alterations. 34 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JJ. Applicant: Mrs L Hajdukiewicz. Agent: Mr S Clements, Westleigh, Devon. (Date received: 7 Mar 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

h.     Application No: 1/0034/2017/FUL. Removal of external wall and insertion of bi folding door. 4 Kathleen Grange, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4FB. Applicant: Mr C Arkley (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 7 Mar 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

i.     Application No: 1/0182/2017/ADV. Advertisement consent for two signs. Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr A Burt (same address. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 9 Mar 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

j.     Application No: 1/0147/2017/FUL. Proposed extensions and replacement of garage buildings. 65 Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DG. Applicant: Mr C Theobold (same address). Agent:  Mr N Adams, South Molton. (Date received: 9 Mar 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)
                   
089.   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 6.00 pm.



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