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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 21 November 2018

Written by Claire Parsons. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 21 November 2018



North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester

East Ward:

Councillor M Langmead

South Ward:

Councillor A T Inch
Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE:   Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant


Councillor D Bushby (North Ward) – Mayoral business


Councillor A Inch declared a non-pecuniary interest on Item 5(i) – Member of Devon County Council.


There were no members of the public in attendance.

062.     MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 31 October 2018 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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


i.          Application No: 1/1096/2018/FUL: Erection of stables and creation of access track. Land North of A386 Landcross, Bideford.    DCC Highway Consultation response was not available at the 31 October 2018 Planning Committee Meeting for the above planning application. This was included on the agenda as information for members.

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the Devon County Council Highways Consultation for Planning Application No. Application No: 1/1096/2018/FUL be noted.

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

a.        Application No: 1/1222/2017/FULM: Demolition of all existing structures and erection of 14 residential units plus car parking, landscaping and all associated development. H A & E J Littlejohns, Westcombe Lane, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr N Northover, G Northover & Sons Ltd, c/o Heynes Planning Ltd, The Studio Two Acres, Underlane, Newmills, Launceston, PL15 8SN. Agent: Mr Ed Heynes, Heynes Planning Ltd, Launceston, PL15 8SN (Date received: 9 Nov 18)

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members reiterated their previous comment but wanted to know if the building at the rear of site being of historical value could be saved and integrated into the scheme?

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

 b.        Application No: 1/1191/2018/FUL: Balcony on East Elevation. 73 Donn Gardens, Bideford, EX39 4FR. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Lane (same address). Agent: (No details submitted). (Date received: 12 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved

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

c.         Application No: 1/1169/2018/FUL: Proposed conversion of existing office accommodation over Barclays Bank to 9 bedroomed HMO (Sui Generis Use). 84A High Street, Bideford, EX39 2JX. Applicant: Mr M Payne, CP Enterprises, 1 Bridge Chambers, Barnstaple, EX31 1UB. Agent: (No details submitted). (Date received: 13 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: Members considered the application and believe this to be overdevelopment. We have severe concerns of 9 bedrooms sharing 2 kitchen areas, and 1 Lounge and 1 Dining Room. There also appears to be lack of space for waste and recycling containers.

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

d.        Application No: 1/0032/2018/DIS: Discharge of conditions 7, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 of planning permission 1/0009/2018/FULM. Land Between Stucley Road and Clovelly Road, Bideford. Applicant: Mr N Giddy, NG Properties SW Ltd, Hows Yard, New Road, Bideford, EX39 2BD. Agent: Mr A Paterson, McCaren Architecture, Lockyer Street, Plymouth, PL1 2QW. (Date received: 15 Nov 18).

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: that the application be accepted. Members believe all the conditions have been met, and have no problems with the development.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 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 6.27 pm.

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