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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 25 April 2018

Written by Claire Parsons. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 6.00pm


North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

Councillor P Pester

Councillor D Bushby

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch

Councillor R Wootton


Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield (Assistant to the Town Clerk)


There were no apologies for absence.


There were no declarations of interest at this point in the meeting.


There were no members of the public in attendance.

107.   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 4th April  2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

108.  TO CONSIDER THE CONSULTATION DOCUMENT REGARDING THE  BOUNDARY CHANGES IN THE COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW AND MAKE REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE DEADLINE  OF 29 JUNE 2018                                                                                                                                                    

The Chairman explained the reasoning for boundary changes as being required when different wards are increased by development – it keeps the electors per ward member balanced.  Members read the contents of the document and noted the changes on the map relevant to this Council.  


a.  Application No: 1/0009/2018/FULM:  Residential development comprising 72 houses and 4 flats, associated parking, surface water attenuation tanks and creation of new access on Stucley Road (amended site layout).  Land Between Stucley Road And Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr N Giddy, NG Properties SW Ltd, Hows Yard, New Road, Bideford, EX39 2BD.  Agent: McCaren Architecture, Plymouth.  (Date received: 29 March 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Although members were, in principle, in favour of this site being developed they did, however, have strong concerns regarding the access to this development and would request that the Authority’s Plans Committee make a site visit to see for themselves the already difficult accessibility, without increased traffic.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)

b. Application No: 1/0275/2018/FUL:  Change of use and conversion of existing garage for use as holiday accommodation.  Woodlands House, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr & Mrs Hallesy (same address).  Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford.  (Date received:  03 April 2018).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.  Application No: 1/0375/2018/FUH:  Conservatory.  Hilden Cottage, Northdown Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr F J Athey-Pollard (same address).  Agent: Mr P Watkins, Yeovil.  (Date received:  19 April 2018). 
Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, 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 meeting.

The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 6.25 pm.

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