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Planning Committee Minutes 14 June 2023

Written by Claire Parsons. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 14 June 2023 at 6.00 pm.
North Ward:         
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Bushby
East Ward:    
Councillor Mrs L Hellyer
Councillor J McKenzie (Town Mayor)
West Ward:          
Councillor M Taylor
IN ATTENDANCE:          
Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant
There were no apologies given.
There were no declarations of interest.
        There were no members of the public in attendance.
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 24 May 2023 were approved and signed as a correct record.
(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1)
a. Application No: 1/0334/2023/OUT.  Outline application for 1 no. dwelling with all matters reserved.  Land At Grid Reference 246188 126526, East Ridge View, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr Robert Lester, Rowan Home SW, 2 Hampton Terrace, Bideford, EX39 2HR.  Agent: (None submitted).  (Date received:  22 May 2023).
Proposed by Councillor  P Christie,  seconded and
RESOLVED:  Members deferred making a decision on the application.  They raised the following points:
(a) Members would like further information on the current conditions on site.
(b) Members would like a Tree Report on the trees situated on the site. They would like to know what action is proposed for these trees, and whether they are considered to be healthy.
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions:  0)
b. Application No:  1/0369/2023/FUL.  Proposed new dwelling, access and associated external works.  Land At Grid Reference 244123 126283, Laurel Avenue, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr Tithecott, Tithecott Developments, Penhaven, 4 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! Bideford, EX39 1HX. Agent:   Mrs R Fearnley, Fearnley Lott Architects, Bideford. (Date received: 23 May 2023).
Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)
c. Application No:  1/1009/2022/FUL.  Demolition of redundant dairy buildings and erection of 4 no. one bedroom flats.  Land at Grid Reference 245145 126623, Higher Gunstone, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant;  Mr Simon Pickard, Spring Cottage, Abbotsham, Bideford, EX39 5BD.  Agent: Peregrine Mears Architect Ltd, Barnstaple. (Date received:  1 June 2023).
Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)
d. Application No:  1/0432/2023/FULM.  Construction of photovoltaic (PV) solar array and associated works (Variation of condition 3 of planning permission 1/0997/2012/FULM) (Variation of conditions 1 & 2 of Planning Application 1/1130/2020/FULM).  Solar Farm at Grid Reference 249919 124897 Gammaton, Devon.  Applicant:  Miss K Bolstaf, Lightsource bp, Level 7, 33 Holborn, EC1N 2HU.  Agent:  (None submitted). (Date received:  7 June 2023).
Proposed by Councillor Mrs L Hellyer,  seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 5,  Against:  0, Abstentions: 0)
e. Application No:  1/0497/2023/FUL.  Two-storey rear extension and conversion of garage.  16 Shamwickshire Close, Bideford, EX39 4RJ.  Applicant:  Ms Wright (same address).  Agent:  D & J May Architectural Services, Barnstaple.  (Date received 7 June 2023).
Proposed by Councillor J McKenzie, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(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 Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.15 pm.

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