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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 26 April 2017

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 26 April 2017 at  6.00pm


North Ward:

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

East Ward
Councillor M Langmead

South Ward
Councillor R Wootton
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk


There were no declarations at this point of the meeting.                   


No members of the public were present.

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 April 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
a.    Application No:  1/0165/2017/FUL:  Halls of residence to be converted into 5 self contained flats for people with autism.. Kingsley House, Alverdiscott Road, East The Water, Devon, Applicant: Mr N Howard, National Autistic Society (same address). Agent: Pentan Architects, Cardiff. (Date received: 5 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.    Application No: 1/0244/2017/FUL: Two storey side and rear extension. 3 Pynes Lane, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3EA. Applicant:  Mr K Short (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 7 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.    Application No: 1/0330/2017/FUL: Single storey extension to north side of property - re-submission to 1/0168/2016/FUL. Carnoustie, 7 Southbank Drive, Bideford, Devon. Applicant:  Mr S Oliver (same address). Agent:  Windows Direct, Bideford. (Date received: 19 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.    Application No: 1/0328/2017/LBC: Removal of rear chimney stack and inclusion of conservation style roof lights. 4 Springfield Terrace, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4AN. Applicant: Mr P Dillon (same address). Agent: Piper Architecture, Holsworthy. (Date received: 20 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor McGeough, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved subject to the consent of the Conservation Officer.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application No: 1/0321/2017/FUL: Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Approval 1/0154/2016/FUL (to allow ramped access to ground floor flats & fenestration changes). 75 Barton Tors, East The Water, Devon, Applicant: Mr P Smith, Westward Housing, Tarka House, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate,                                                                        Bideford, EX39 3HN. Agent: Cadworks (South West) Ltd, Woolsery. (Date received: 20 Apr 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last
The Chairman, on the request of the Town Clerk, asked members if they would approve a trial of changing the day for sending out Agendas from a Wednesday to a Friday before a meeting, and sending electronically on that same day.  This is in order to nullify costly addendums that need to be sent when time sensitive applications are received on a Wednesday or Thursday.

All members agreed to a trial that would start with the next Planning Committee Meeting on 17 May 2017, with the agenda being posted and emailed on Friday 12th May 2017.
The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 6.15 pm.

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