Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 13 November 2013

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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 13 November 2013



Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on

Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:
North Ward:
Councillor Mrs A E Brenton
Councillor P Christie (chairman)
Councillor D C Fulford
Councillor T Johns
(substituting for Councillor R Wootton)               
South Ward:
Councillor P Pester                
East Ward
Councillor M Langmead
               
IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Claire Scott Assistant to the Town Clerk
No members of the public present.
                   
066 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor R Wootton (South Ward- personal)                   
067 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Langmead explained that he will see these applications again at TDC level.
                   
068 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

No members of the public were present at the meeting.
                   
069 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 October 2013 having been agreed at the Town Council on 31.10.2013, were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

070 NAMING PROPERTIES AT LAND OFF FORD RISE

Councillors considered the options proposed by the developer but felt strongly that the names proposed were not distinctive enough and could lead to confusion for post and deliveries.

Proposed by Councillor Johns, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the properties just off Ford Rise be named 1-3 Whiting Close, in honour of Frank Whiting F.R.I.B.A. to maintain the local identity and distinctiveness of Bideford, as per the policy of Bideford Town Council.

(Vote – For:5, Against: 1)
                   
071 PLANNING APPLICATIONS


a.Application: No 1/0939/2013/FUL:  Retrospective permission for rear decking.   The Anchorage, Slade, Bideford EX39 3LZ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Kitchener. (same address).  Agent:  Mal Brown. (Date received: 24 Oct 13).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.Application: No 1/0928/2013/REM:  New dwelling (Plot 3) to include revised site access road serving plots and minor revisions to Plot 2 (1/0340/2013/REM), Former site of Pen Pont, Bideford.  Applicant: Robeda Construction, Nutaberry Industrial Estate, Bideford EX39 4DU.  Agent: Philip Hinton. (Date received: 24 Oct 13)


Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, but the reasons were not very well explained.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.Application: No 1/0944/2013/FUL: Proposed office building, Plot 3  Caddsdown Business Support Centre, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford EX39 3HG.  Applicant: Mr Ben Duhig, Bluesoup Communications Ltd, Brigade House, 20 Allhalland Street, Bideford. Agent: Deborah Somerville (Date received: 1 Nov 13).
 
Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote: – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.Application: No 1/0931/2013/REM: Reserved matters re application 1/0030/2010/OUTM for 11 dwellings and local play area (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) Littlebrook, Mines Road, East the Water, Bideford. Applicant: Mr. Gareth Davies, Elan Homes Ltd, Westfield Business Park, Clevedon, Bristol, BS21 6UA.   Agent: Chris Corrish, In House Building Design Ltd. (Date received 1 Nov 2013).
 
Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused as there is not enough information to decide the details of the reserved matters.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1)

e.Application:1/0970/2013/REM: Resubmission of matters re 1/0232/2011/OUT- Erection of 3 dwellings. Land at Mines Road ( West of Manteo Way) Bideford. Mr. Gareth Davies, Elan Himes Ltd, Westfield Business Park, Clevedon Bristol BS21 6UA. Agent: Chris Corrish, In House Building Design Ltd. (Date received 6 Nov 2013).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: The application is refused as the Council’s concerns have still not been addressed, namely that the refuse collections cannot be serviced and that the Council does not approve of any gated communities in the Town.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
                        
072 PLANNING APPLICATIONS – NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES AND UPDATE BY CLERK

The Clerk listed the decisions received from TDC 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 19.05 pm.

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