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Planning Committee 4 January 2012

Written by Heather Blackburn. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

Planning Committee 4 January  2011


Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on

Wednesday 4 January 2012 at 6.00 pm

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

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

East Ward:   
Councillor M C Langmead

IN ATTENDANCE:
Mr R D Coombes (A/Deputy Town Clerk)

077 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor S G Inch (South Ward – Personal).

078 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillors Christie, Fulford, Inch, Langmead, Pester and Wootton declared a personal interest in agenda item 5.a. (Bideford Town Council paid for the original planning application). 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.

079 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

A member of the public voiced objection to agenda item 5.e.  The main thrust of his argument centred on the extension of the urban area into the countryside and the surface water drainage polluting the valley below.

080 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 December 2011 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For:4 ,  Against: 0, Abstention: 2)

081 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a. Application No 1/1213/2011/EXT:  Extension of time for planning approval 1/1084/2008/FUL – Internal re-organisation and extension to original building to include youth club, boxing club, restaurant/dining area and commercial kitchen.  Pollyfield Community Centre, Avon road, Bideford EX39 4BL.  – Applicant: The Trustees (same address).  Agent:  Not recorded.  (Date received:  9 Dec 11)

Proposed by Councillor Fulford , seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b. Application No 1/1220/2011/FUL:  Variation of condition four of Planning Permission 1/0192/2011/FUL.  24 Mill Street, Bideford EX39 2JW.  – Applicant: Mr P Ellicott, Sunnyacre, Conybeare Drive, Bay View Road, Northam EX39 1TH.  Agent:  Not recorded.  (Date received:  15 Nov 11)

Proposed by Councillor Inch , seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1

c. Application No 1/1170/2011/OUT:  Formation of access.  Warmington Farm, Alverdiscott Road, East the Water, Bideford EX39 4PN.  – Applicant: Mr John Evans (same address).  Agent:  John Blaney.  (Date received:  15 Dec 11)

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d. Application No 1/1205/2011/FUL:  Proposed pedestrian footpath to provide wheelchair access and proposed timber deck balcony and guarding over steel frame both to front elevation.  12 Middleton Road, Bideford EX39 3LU.  – Applicant: Mr R Lewis, (same address).  Agent:  Mr George Wilson.  (Date received:  15 Dec 11)

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e. Application No 1/1182/2011/FULM:  Proposed Torridge Racquets Centre, four outdoor tennis courts and associated works.  Off Farm Road, Caddsdown, Bideford EX39 3QT.  – Applicant: Westward Ho! Tennis Club, Avon Lane, Westward Ho! EX39 1LR.  Agent:  Mr Clive Jones.  (Date received:  16 Dec 11)

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved but concern is expressed as to whether this site is zoned for any development at present.  We would also request a curfew on the outdoor lights from 21.00 hours to avoid light pollution.  Further, that blinds are fitted to the internal windows, on the south facing side, again to prevent light pollution.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f. Application No 1/1100/2011/FUL:  Erection of conservatory at rear – amended location and block plan.  29 Oaklands, Bideford EX39 3HW.  – Applicant: Mr Berry (same address).  Agent:  Mr Geoffrey Copp.  (Date received:  21 Dec 11)

Proposed by Councillor Inch, seconded and
RESOLVED: That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

082 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 6.58 pm.

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

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


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