Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 30 August 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 30 August 2017 at  6.00pm

PRESENT:   

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

East Ward
Councillor M Langmead

South Ward   
Councillor R Wootton


IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk

034   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor A T Inch (South Ward) - personal

035   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor P Christie (Chairman) – Item 5e, non-pecuniary.  Member of Bideford Bridge Trust.

036   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public present.

037   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th August 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

038   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application No: 1/0778/2017/FUL: Extension of existing Balcony /decking. To extend the width by 2m and increase the depth by a further 2m. Include steps to the garden at the side. 2 Grange Bungalows, Grange Road, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Turner (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 8 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

b.    Application No: 1/0776/2017/FUL.  Change of use of land to residential curtilage. 6 Lombard Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3HQ. Applicant: Mr & Mrs P Beer (same address). Agent: EMA Ltd, Bideford. (Date received: 8 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is returned to the Authority for the following reasons:

•    To clarify if the application is retrospective or not retrospective.
•    There is a side extension referred to in the application but it is not marked anywhere.
•    That the “internal alterations” referred to in the application are made clear.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

c.    Application No:  1/0684/2017/LBC:  Alterations to Listed Building. Units 5 And  8, Newynn Court, Market Place, Bideford, Applicant: Mr R Holdcroft, Croft Homes, 1 Market Place, Bideford, Devon EX39 2DR. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 10 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposal.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

d.    Application No: 1/0696/2017/FUL: Conversion of building from B1 office space into an American Diner (Use Class A3) and erection of a single storey rear extension.  Tarka Yard, Nuttaberry, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr G Ford, Patmos, Limers Lane, Northam, Devon EX39 2RG. Agent: Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 11 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

e.    Application No: 1/0714/2017/FUL: Retention of use of land for the siting of tables and chairs externally in association with the 'Pannier Pantry' at the Custom House. Custom House, 1 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devon  Applicant: Mrs C Wawrychuck (same address). Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 14 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

f.    Application No: 1/0697/2017/FUL: Renovation of ground floor section of the Victorian wing of Moreton House into a self contained holiday suite, removal of school lean-to toilet block in adjacent courtyard and repair and renovation of exterior render and woodwork associated with this holiday suite.  Moreton House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QW. Applicant: Mr H Phillips (same address). Agent: None supplied.  (Date received: 15 Aug 2017).       

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

g.    Application No: 1/0698/2017/LBC: Renovation of ground floor section of the Victorian wing of Moreton House into a self contained holiday suite, removal of school lean-to toilet block in adjacent courtyard and repair and renovation of exterior render and woodwork associated with this holiday suite.  Moreton House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QW. Applicant: Mr H Phillips (same address). Agent: None supplied.  (Date received: 15 Aug 2017).       

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved on the proviso that the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposal.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

h.    Application No: 1/0806/2017/CPE: Use of attached disabled persons annexe and ancillary residential accommodation to the former Hallsannery Field Studies Centre as a single dwelling house (Class C3) including access, parking, garden
and amenity areas.. The Ark, Hallsannery, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr C & Mrs H Evans (same address). Agent: Paul Green Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 18 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

i.    Application No: 1/0814/2017/ADV: Proposed internally illuminated totem/ Pole sign. Domino's, Atlantic Park Way, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr R Clyde, Dominos UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 Thornbury, West Ashland, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK6 4BB. Agent: Evolve Architecture, Bristol. (Date received: 18 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

j.    Application No: 1/0752/2017/FUL: Demolition of garage and erection of new residential unit of accommodation of use by dependent relative and installation of package treatment plant. Gammaton Reservoir Cottage, East The Water, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Flynn (same address). Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 22 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the following grounds:

•    The proposal is for a new house in open countryside
•    That an annexe for a family member should be attached to the main dwelling.  This proposal shows that it is not so.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 2, Abstentions: 1)

k.    Application No: 1/0830/2017/HPD: Demolish existing sun lounge and replace with extension to provide larger kitchen, additional bedroom / study and downstairs toilet / shower room. Extension to have a flat roof. 38 Tennacott Heights, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4DH. Applicant: Mr G Eley, Fursdon, 11 Beach Road, Westward Ho! EX39 1HQ. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 24 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

l.    Application No: 1/0798/2017/FUL: Warehouse B8 use with associated parking drainage and access. Devonshire Pine Limited, Unit 12, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Mr P Hockin (same address). Agent: J Blaney Limited, Parkham. (Date received: 25 Aug 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

039   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 6.45 pm.