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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 26 June 2019

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)

East Ward:

Councillor Mrs J Gubb (Substitute for Councillor D Bushby)

South Ward:

Councillor Mrs S Langford
Councillor P Lawrence

West Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff

 

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant

 

016.      APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor D Bushby (North Ward) - personal

017.      DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

No declarations of interest were submitted at this point.

018.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

019.      MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 June 2019 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0, Abstentions: 2)

020.     PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.         Application No: 1/0436/2019/LBC: Internal alterations. 25 The Strand, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mrs J Bliss (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 5 June 19).
Proposed by: Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved providing the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposed plans.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

b.         Application No: 1/0474/2019/FUL: Replacement steps and handrails to front and rear of property to improve the access. 86 Barton Tors, East the Water, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mrs J Smith (same address). Agent: A J Design, Launceston. (Date received: 6 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs J Gubb, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

c.        Application No: 1/0475/2019/FUL: Widen and lengthen the existing ramp access to rear of the property. 45 Barton Tors, East the Water, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Ms K Bissett (same address). Agent: A J Design, Launceston. (Date received: 7 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillors Mrs J Gubb, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

d.       Application No: 1/0478/2019/FUL: Erection of two storey dwelling. Land Adjacent To 5 Victoria Terrace, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2DP. Applicant: Mrs S Edwards, 5 Victoria Terrace, Market Place, Bideford, EX39 2DP. Agent: Tree Tops Planning, Bideford. (Date received: 10 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds of overdevelopment of the area.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

e.       Application No: 1/0450/2019/FUL: Demolition of existing buildings and provision of new car park. Greencliff Limited, Greencliff House, New Road, Bideford. Applicant: New Road House Developments, Messrs Morris & Cox, 5 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2XX. Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh. (Date received: 11 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

f.       Application No: 1/0483/2019/FUL: Proposed new porch extension to the front of the property. 21 Moreton Avenue, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3AY. Applicant: Mr J Garrard (same address). Agent: Woodland Design, Northam. (Date received: 13 June 19)

Proposed by: Councillor P Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

g.      Application No: 1/0506/2019/FUL: Single Storey Rear Extension. 1 Eton Close, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3LX. Applicant: Mrs L Price (same address). Agent: Deesigns, Bideford. (Date received: 18 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillor Mrs S Langford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

h.      Application No: 1/0480/2019/FUL: Revised bungalow design for Plot 04 of application 1/0880/2015/FULM and 1/0015/2017/NMAT. 15 Merryfield Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4BX. Applicant: Mr & Mrs Bradford c/o Agent. Agent: Reed Holland Associates Limited, Taunton. (Date received: 18 June 19).

Proposed by: Councillor P Lawrence, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

021.    PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last meeting.

022.    CONSIDER JOINING WITH NORTHAM TOWN COUNCIL FOR PLANNING TRAINING AND SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED

The Chairman asked members if they would like to join in with Planning Training, he understood that those who were District Councillors may already have undertaken the training. All members present expressed an interest, dependent on when it would be due to work commitments.
Members would like the opportunity to ask questions on planning matters, as part of the training. And amongst subjects to be covered; Acronyms, Reserved Matters, Section 106, HIMOs.

The business of the meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.35 pm.


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