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The Calendar of Future Meetings can be viewed below.

Public participation Sessions of 15 minutes are held prior to the start of each public meeting.  

For Committee Meetings questions may only be raised on items on the agenda.  

For Full Town Council meetings, items which fall within the scope of the Council's activities may be raised by Bideford Residents.  Participants will be asked to read the Bideford Town Council Code of Conduct (or available at the meeting), and to complete a pro-forma stating their name and address and item to be raised.

The protocol on the filming and recording of Council and Committee Meetings can be viewed here



This is a timetable showing the dates and times for Council meetings and events in the 2023 to 2024 period

Agenda - Planning Committee Wednesday 24 April 2024


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 24 April 2024 at 6.30 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a legal right to film/record/photography/report public meetings.


Paul Swan
Town Clerk


1.  To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.  To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.  Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.  To approve the minutes of the meeting held Wednesday 3 April 2024 as a true record.

5.  To consider and resolve upon letter from Winkleigh Parish Council in respect of Collaborative Working.

6.  To consider and resolve the enclosed Planning applications on behalf of the Council.

7.  To receive details of those Planning Applications which have been granted/refused by Planning Authorities, and any notifications of Planning Appeals.


Councillors: J McKenzie (Town Mayor), K Bines, D Bushby, Mrs L Hellyer, M Taylor.

Date of Next Meeting: 15 May 2024



a.   Application No: 1/0302/2024/FUL. Erection of single storey side extension. 38 Moreton Avenue, Bideford, EX39 3AY. Applicant: Mrs A Hammett (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 27 March 2024).

b.   Application No: 1/0290/2024/FUH. Erection of a single storey side extension. 106 Moreton Park Road, Bideford, EX39 3BB. Applicant. Mr Gibbons (same address). Agent: Mr Godfrey, Woodland Design, Bideford. (Date received: 2 April 2024).

c.   Application No: 1/0164/2024/FUL. Provision for new parking and turning area and enlarges opening to front wall (Resubmission of 1/1054/2023/FUL). 35 Abbotsham Road, Bideford, EX39 3AF. Applicant: Mr W Lloyd (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford. (Date received: 3 April 2024).

d.   Application No: 1/0332/2024/LBC. Siting of aluminium composite artwork panel to the south gable end. Country Cottage Bakery, 22 Mill Street, Bideford, EX39 2JW. Applicant: Mr G Blight, Country Cottage Bakery PLC, 69 High Stret, Bideford, EX39 2AT. Agent: Claire Gulliver, Torridge District Council, Bideford. (Date received: 9 April 2024).

e.   Application No: 1/0312/2024/FUL. Installation of 1no. commercial Air Source Heat Pump unit and enclosure. Environment Agency, Units 4 To 5, Gammaton Road, Bideford, EX39 4FG. Applicant: Mr A Adams, DEFRA, c/o Agent, Southern Planning Practice, Youngs Yard, Churchfields, Twyford, Winchester, SO21 1NN. Agent: Mrs A Webb, Southern Planning Practice, Winchester. (Date received: 8 April 2024).

f.   Application No: 1/0295/2024/FULM. Mixed use redevelopment providing 101 residential units, commercial units (Class E) with public open space, car parking, and associated landscaping, removal of hardstanding, ground preparation and infrastructure works. Land At And Adjacent To Brunswick Wharf, Barnstaple Street, East-the-Water, Bideford, EX39 4AE. Applicant: Red Earth Bideford Ltd, c/o Agent (Turley) 40 Queen Suare, Bristol, BS1 4QP. Agent: Mr P Jones, Turley, Bristol, BS1 4QP. (Date received: 8 April 2024).


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