Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 23 December 2015 (2)

Written by Lesley Dixon-Chatfield. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes


 Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 23 December 2015 at  6.00pm

PRESENT:    ]

North Ward:   
Councillor P Christie
Councillor P Pester (Town Mayor)
Councillor D Bushby
               
South Ward:
Councillor R Wootton

South Ward (Outer):
Councillor D Howell

East Ward:
Councillor M Langmead
               
IN ATTENDANCE:   
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk
1 x Member of the public
                   
042   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

None                   

043   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Christie declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 5 (g) – member of TDC
Councillor Langmead declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 5 (g) - Chairman of TDC
Councillor Howell declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 5 (b,c,d,e) – Chairman of Bideford 500
Councillor Bushby declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 5 (f) – family member owns land in application
                   
044   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION


045   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 2 November 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
                   
046   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application No: 1/1138/2015/FUL: Retrospective decking - Amended plans, Slade Cottage , Slade, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr & Mrs I Harrison, 40 Cranhurst Road, London NW2 4LP. Agent: EMA, Bideford.  Agent: EMA, Bideford. (Date received: 4 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.  Members commented that the applicant had gone some way to reduce the overlooking issue.  They had been advised at the last meeting that a TDC Planning Officer had inspected the site and was satisfied with the proposed application.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.    Application No: 1/1196/2015/LBC: Placement of heritage trail plaque on external wall, Bideford Pannier Market, Market Place, Bideford. Applicant: Mrs Jane Whittaker, Hon Sec Bideford 500, Saddleback House, 31 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford, Devon EX31 1BG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.    Application No: 1/1199/2015/LBC: Placement of heritage trail plaque on external wall.  The Torridge, Torridge Hill, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mrs Jane Whittaker, Hon Sec Bideford 500, Saddleback House, 31 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford, Devon EX31 1BG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead,       seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.    Application No: 1/1197/2015/LBC: Placement of heritage trail plaque on external wall.  Westcroft Court, Union Close, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mrs Jane Whittaker, Hon Sec Bideford 500, Saddleback House, 31 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford, Devon EX31 1BG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application No: 1/1198/2015/LBC: Placement of heritage trail plaque on external wall. The Mariners, 4 Cooper Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mrs Jane Whittaker, Hon Sec Bideford 500, Saddleback House, 31 Century Drive, Northam, Bideford, Devon EX31 1BG. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 4 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.    Application No: 1/1249/2015/FUL: Proposed garage, 4 Chestnut Drive, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3HH. Applicant: Mr W Daniels, 61 Bayview Road, Northam EX39 1BH. Agent: Mr S Clements, Instow. (Date received: 9 Dec 15).
   
Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED:  Members approved the application but wished to record the observations thus:

•     Whilst a civil matter, the applicant does not own the land
•     There is a possibility of exacerbation of an existing flooding issue

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1)

g.    Application No: 1/1258/2015/FUL: Proposed office building, Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr A Champion, same address. Agent: Trewin Design Architects, Holsworthy. (Date received: 14 Dec 15).

Proposed by Councillor Howell, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1)

ADDENDUM

h.    To receive further information on previous advertising signage applications 1/1169/2015/ADV and 1/1168/2015/ADV for Lidl. To consider the applications and resolve accordingly.                                                                                                                         
Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds that the proposal will be too intrusive into the streetscene.  Members also wished to record that similar totem signs 50metres along the road had been removed by order of TDC.

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

                   
047    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 6.50 pm.