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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 12 February 2014

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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 12 February 2014


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

Wednesday 12 February 2014 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:
North Ward:
Councillor Mrs A E Brenton
Councillor D Fulford               

South Ward:
Councillor Simon Inch
(substituting for Councillor P Christie)
Councillor P Pester (Chairman for this meeting)
Councillor R Wootton
East Ward:
Councillor M Langmead
               
IN ATTENDANCE:    Mrs Claire Scott, Assistant to the Town Clerk
No members of the public were present.
                   
093 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor Christie (North Ward – personal)
                   
094 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Langmead explained he will see these submissions again at District Council level.
                   
095 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

No public participation.
                   
096 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 January 2014 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 2, Against: 0, Abstention: 3)
                   
097 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.Application: No 1/0035/2014/FUL: Change of use of dwelling into two maisonettes and the erection of a domestic garage and workshop.  45 Clovelly Road, Bideford EX39 3DF.  Applicant: Mr David Stiff (same address).  Agent: Mal Brown. (Date received: 27 Jan 14).

Councillor Wootton joined the meeting.

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

b.Application: No 1/1142/2013/FUL:  Proposed excavation of existing vacant land and erection of retaining walls to create residents off street parking area.  Montague Place, Bideford.  Applicant: Mr. R Foley, Montague Association, 3 Montague Place, Bideford, EX39 3BX.  Agent: Phillip Price. (Date received: 27 Jan 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

c.Application: No 1/0044/2014/FULM to provide 2 no. additional dwellings, revised house design of 5 units and access to adopted sewer.  Land at Moreton Park, Abbotsham Road,, Bideford.  Applicant:  Mr.E Nelthorpe, Redrow Homes South West, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 4QG.  Agent: None recorded. (Date received: 30 Jan 14

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is deferred until such time as the Council is informed exactly where the extra 2 houses are going on the development.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

d.Application: No 1/0030/2014/ADV: New advertisement signs and fascia. Britannia Building Society, Bristol & West House, 24 The Quay, Bideford.  Applicant:  Mr. Andy Pugh the Co-operative Group, 1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG.  Agent: Mr Ian Hutton (Date received: 29 Jan 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

e. Application: No 1/0057/2014/FUL: Change of use of former NHS Mental Health consulting office base to single dwelling house. Fernwood, 14 Clovelly Road, Bideford EX39 3BU.  Applicant: Devon Partnership NHS Trust.  Agent: Community Estate Services.  (Date received: 04 Feb 14).
           
Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

f.Application: No 1/0067/2014/LBC:  Replacement of wood framed windows and doors with uPVC.  62 Soloman Drive, Bideford EX39 5XS.  Applicant:  Mr Geoffrey Green (same address).  Agent:  None recorded.  (Date received: 04 Feb 14)
   
Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)

g.Application: No 1/0052/2014/FUL: Change of use to provide 4 units of accommodation.  11 Allhalland Street, Bideford EX39 2JD.  Applicant: Mr Denzil Bath c/o Agent.  Agent: Graham Sturkey Associates. (Date received: 03 Feb 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

h.Application: No 1/0067/2014/LBC: Change of use to provide 4 units of accommodation.  11 Allhalland Street, Bideford EX39 2JD.  Applicant: Mr Denzil Bath c/o Agent.  Agent: Graham Sturkey Associates. (Date received: 03 Feb 14

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstention: 1)
                    
098 PLANNING APPLICATIONS – NOTIFICATION OF DECISIONS BY PLANNING AUTHORITIES AND UPDATE BY CLERK

The Assistant to the Town Clerk listed the decisions received from Torridge District Council since the last meeting.

099 FEEDBACK FROM TDC
Councillor Mrs Brenton asked that TDC be contacted to ascertain how often TDC agree / disagree with Bideford Town Council decisions particularly those where the Town Council refused the application and Committee members agreed.  Assistant to the Town Clerk to query with TDC if they keep such statistics and to report back.                   

The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 18.45 pm.

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