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Planning Committee 9 May 2012

Written by Heather Blackburn. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Planning Committee 9 May 2012


Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting

held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 9 May 2012 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:
North Ward:    Councillor P S Christie (Chairman)
                          Councillor D C Fulford

South Ward:    Councillor R I Wootton
                          Councillor A.T Inch
                          Councillor S G Inch
                         Councillor P Pester (substitute for Councillor Langmead)               

IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Claire Scott (Assistant to the Town Clerk)
                                     2 x members of the public

117 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor M C Langmead (East Ward - Leave)

118 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor A T Inch declared a personal interest in agenda item 6.g. (knows the applicant).

119 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION OF 15 MINUTES

One member of the public spoke on item 6.f. of the agenda. She was concerned about the trees; many have Tree Preservation Orders in the area of the development, particularly by the access road.  She wondered whether construction traffic could use an alternative road, to avoid damaging them.  Another member of the public echoed her concerns.                   
120 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 18 April 2012 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


121 OBSERVATIONS ON PLANNING APPLICATION 1/0025/2012/FUL

The Committee considered the plans of one wind turbine, access and associated works at land North West of Huxhill Farm, Weare Giffard.

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the same observations be submitted as before, being:

Extensive public consultation is needed.
The proximity of local residents needs to be scrutinised.
That the Torridge District Council Planning Committee should deliberate upon the application in the locality itself.
The Bideford Town Planning Committee remains doubtful as to the viability of the turbine being linked to the National Grid or whether it is for personal use.

122 ORDER OF BUSINESS

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the order of business be changed to allow agenda item 6.f. to be taken before agenda item 6.a.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

123 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

f. Application No 1/0278/2012/FULM: Conversion of former boarding house Kiltrasna to 5 dwellings and erection of 9 dwellings on adjacent site. Kingsley School, Northdown Road, Bideford EX39 3LY.  Applicant: The Methodist Independent Trust and Kingsley School (same address).  Agent:  Mr Bob Hull- Cluttons LLP (Date received: 20 Apr 2012)

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, and seconded

RESOLVED: That the application is approved but that the following concerns are raised:
That Torridge District Planning Committee scrutinise closely the access to the site.
That careful consideration be given to the preservation of all trees with TPOs on them.
The need to investigate the drainage into Westcombe and the possible knock on effect with the Kenwith Dam.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

a.Application No 1/0311/2012/EXTM: Extension of time for planning approval 1/0612/2066/OUTM – Development of Class A1 retail units with associated car parking, access works and highway alterations.  Land at Clovelly Road Industrial Estate,  Bideford.  Applicant: Canynge Bicknell, 5 Harley Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3JT.  Agent: RPS Cardiff.  (Date received: 18 Apr 12)

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b. Application No 1/0303/2012/FUL: Erection of single storey side extension.   Elm Cottage 23 Middleton Road, Bideford EX39 3LU.  Applicant: Mr John Blackwell (same address).  Agent: None recorded.  (Date received: 18 Apr 12)

Proposed by Councillor S Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.Application No 1/0259/2012/FUL: Change of use of land to school playing field.  Kingsley School Northdown Road, Bideford EX39 3LY.  Applicant: (same address) The Methodist Independent Schools Trust and Kingsley School.  Agent: Mr Bob Hull-PCluttons LLP.  (Date received: 18 Apr 12)

Proposed by Councillor Fulford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 2)

d.Application No 1/0282/2012/COU: Retrospective change of use of one room from A1 Retail use to domestic residential.  23 High Street, Bideford EX39 2AN.  Applicant: Mrs M Elledine (same address).  Agent: None recorded. (Date received: 18Apr 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.Application No 1/0284/2012/OUT: Detached house and garage.  Hyford House, Catshole Lane, Bideford EX39 3DQ.  Applicant: Mr R Britton (same address).   Agent: A W Hodder.  (Date received: 20 Apr 2012)

Proposed by Councillor A T Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g. Application No 1/0305/2012/FUL: Proposed Stable.  Land adj Hallsannery Farm, Hallsannery, Bideford EX39 5HE.  Applicant: Mr Geoff Boundy, 5 Chichester Close, Instow EX39 4JT.  Agent: Nigel Polkinghorn (Date received 27 Apr 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Fulford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

124 PLANNING APPLICATIONS – NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES

The Committee noted the content of those Planning Applications which had been granted / refused by Planning Authorities 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 6.50pm.

Signature of Town Mayor: ……………………………….     Date: …………………............


Signature of Chairman: ………………………………….    Date: ……………………………

 


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