Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 20 July 2016

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 20 July 2016 at  6.00pm

PRESENT:
   
North Ward:   
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor D McGeough
               
South Ward:
Councillor R Wootton

East Ward:   
Councillor M Langmead
               
IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk
                   
021   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
No apologies received.   
               
022   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
No declarations of interest were made at this point.                   

023   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION
Mr C Hassall wished to raise concerns on two applications:

025(e) Application No: 1/0624/2016/LBC: Retention of change of use of dining room to tea room café. Riverside Cottage.  Mr Hassall expressed concern that the increased could cause a traffic risk on an already hazardous stretch of road.

025(f)  Application No: 1/0569/2016/FUL: Retention of change of use from waste land
to domestic garden. 8 Valley End.  Mr Hassall explained that the property is one of a block at the end, by the quarry and that there had been some controversy with neighbouring area ownership.  He outlined that the extension into “wasteland” was part of land outside the red line of the original building application.   His main concern was the ownership of the land being developed.
                   
024   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 29 June 2016 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

a.    Application No: 1/0575/2016/FUL: New refrigeration plant units, new shop-front windows and doors.  New ATM, doors and handrail. Co-op Food, 62 Mill Street. Applicant: The Co-operative Group c/o The Agent. Agent: Wellsfield Associates, Hockley. (Date received: 01 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved but that any possible noise to neighbouring dwellings would need to be a consideration.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.    Application No: 1/0371/2016/FUL: Replacement roof. Regency Estate Agents, 24 The Quay. Applicant: The Co-operative Group, 5th Floor, 1 Angel Square, Manchester M60 0AG. Agent: Watts Group Ltd, Bristol. (Date received: 04 July 16).P Hinton, Bideford. (Date received: 08 June 16).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

 (Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.    Application No: 1/0624/2016/LBC: Internal Alterations to Apartment 1b.  Moreton House. Applicant: Mr & Mrs H Phillips, Moreton House, Abbotsham Road.  Agent: A J Bunning Architects, Tiverton. (Date received: 05 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the condition that any changes made are approved by the Conservation Officer.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.    Application No: 1/0599/2016/FUL:  Demolition of existing rear extension, new rear extension and internal works.  19 Chingswell Street. Applicant: Mrs E Patt, Stanhope Lodge, Northam Road.  Agent: G Sturkey Associates Ltd., Bideford. (Date received:  08 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application No: 1/0553/2016/FUL:  Retention of change of use of dining room to tea room café. Riverside Cottage  Applicant: Mrs D Henry, Riverside Cottage, Road from Coach Road to Chapel Cottage.  Agent: None supplied.  (Date received: 13 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds that there are insufficient visibility splays at the entrance to the property and that it is situated on a very fast section of the main road.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That Standing Orders are suspended in order for Councillors to address the member of the public.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

Councillor Bushby wished to ask Mr Hassall about the ownership of the land that was adjacent to the proposal in Item 025(f) Application No: 1/0569/2016/FUL.  He (and other Councillors in this ward) had received complaints about the dirty mess and caravans that were on the land.  Mr Hassall did not know the ownership of the land but the caravans and other items belonged to the alleged adjoining landowner.

RETURN TO STANDING ORDERS

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the Meeting return to Standing Orders.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

f.    Application No: 1/0569/2016/FUL: Retention of change of use from waste land to domestic garden. 8 Valley End.  Applicant: Mr M Stewart (same address). Agent: None supplied .  (Date received: 13 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is deferred due to insufficient information regarding the ownership of the property.  Councillors recommended a Call-In with a site visit.  They also requested the Town Clerk to check the boundaries to Ford Woodland.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

ADDENDUM

g.    Application No: 1/0690/2016/FUL: Extension to rear and works to porch. Kenwith Way, Northdown Road. Applicant: Mr & Mrs N Pennington (same address). Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 14 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


h.    Application No: 1/0667/2016/FUL: Installation of external Wall insulation to all elevations. 122 Clovelly Road. Applicant: EON Eco, c/o Agent. Agent: RCA Rgeneration Ltd., Droitwich. (Date received: 14 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


i.    Application No: 1/0520/2016/FUL: Extend existing storage unit site. Bideford Van Hire, Units 28 To 29, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park. Applicant: Mr Pearce, Store & More (same address). Agent: John Blaney Ltd, Parkham. (Date received: 14 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
   
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


j.    Application No: 1/0638/2016/FUL: Single storey rear extension. 25 Middleton Road. Applicant: Miss M King (same address). Agent: Woodland Design, Northam. (Date received: 15 July 16).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1)
                       
026    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 6.55 pm.