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Planning Committee 7 March 2012

Written by Heather Blackburn. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Planning Committee Wednesday 7 March 2012


Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 7 March 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 Pester               
East Ward:     Councillor M C Langmead

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

096 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor S G Inch (work) Councillor Pester substituting.

097 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Pester declared a personal interest in item 6.d. (governor of Pynes Community Infant and Nursery School). Councillor Langmead declared that as both a Town and District Councillor he wanted to make it clear that he will reconsider the applications at District level, taking into account all the relevant evidence and representations at the District tier.

098 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION OF 15 MINUTES

There was no public participation.

099 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 February 2012 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5,  Against: 0, Abstention: 1)

100 OBSERVATIONS ON PLANNING APPLICATION 1/0103/2012/FUL

The committee discussed in detail the application for a wind turbine at Higher Huxhilll Farm, Gammaton Road, Bideford EX39 4QG.

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the observations submitted be:

  • Extensive public consultation will be needed.
  • Proximity of local communities need to be scrutinised.
  • The effects of shadow flicker and noise need to be considered.
  • The Torridge District Council Planning Committee should deliberate upon the application in Weare Gifford.
  • The Committee remained unsure whether turbine was for the use of the applicant or if it is being put into the National Grid.  Members felt that it would not be viable if it was to be linked to the National Grid.                   

101 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a. Application No 0856/2011/FULM:  Demolition of derelict school buildings and construction of 67 no. dwellings and associated garages, roads, sewers and other associated works – Amended plans. Former Grenville College Belvoir Road, Bideford EX39 3JP.  Applicant: Newland Homes Ltd and Grenville College Ltd, C/o 8 Lannsdown Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2HU.  Agent:  None recorded.  (Date received:  17 Feb 12)

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

But the Committee expressed concern that there is still no fencing surrounding the basin to safely protect young children from the potential of a drowning hazard.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b. Application No 1/1153/2011/FUL:  Erection of porch and pitched roof to bin store.– 45 Broadlands, Bideford EX39 4QL.  Applicant: Mr Christopher Simpson (same address).  Agent:  None recorded. (Date received:  21 Feb 12)

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c. Application No 1/0107/20121/COU:  Change of use from residential to HMO. Charis House, 2 Buttgarden Street, Bideford EX39 2AU Applicant: Mr J Wilson and Mr J Clements (same address).  Agent:  None recorded.  (Date received:  10 Feb 12)

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is referred back to Torridge District Council; the Committee were unable to make a decision based on the plans submitted.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d. Application No DCC/3340/2012 To refurbish the existing single storey temporary classroom and construct a single storey extension to provide school library accommodation.  Pynes Community Infant and Nursery School, Coronation Road, Bideford EX39 3DD. Applicant: Devon County Council County Hall. Topsham Road, Exeter EX2 4QD.  Agent: None recorded. (Date received:  20 Feb 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e. Application No 1/0131/2012/FUL: Proposed ground floor extension to rear. 9 Elm Grove, Bideford EX39 3JE. Applicant: Miss Lesley Brooks (same address).  Agent: George S Wilson Associates.  (Date received:  22 Feb 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0 )

f. Application No 1/0137/2012/FUL: Amendment to planning approval 1/0382/2011/FUL – Proposed extensions to side of the property. 15 Cedar Way, Bideford EX39 3HF. Applicant: Mr D Babb (same address). Agent: Mr David Godfrey.  (Date received: 23 Feb 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0 )

g. Application No 1/0147/2012/FUL: Proposed extension to previously approved compost enclosure. B J’s Value House, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford EX39 3HN. Applicant: Value House Stores Ltd (same address). Agent:  Steve Clements.  (Date received:  24 Feb 2012)

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)


102 PLANNING APPLICATIONS – NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES

The Committee noted the content of those Planning Applications which had been granted / withdrawn /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 6.35 pm.

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


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

 


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