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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 18 June 2014

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 Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 18 June 2014



Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 18 June 2014 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:
North Ward:
Councillor Mrs A Brenton
Councillor D Fulford
South Ward:
Councillor P Pester (Acting Chairman)
Councillor R Wootton
East Ward:
Councillor D Ratcliff
Mervyn Langmead (Mayor)
(substituting for Councillor Christie)
IN ATTENDANCE:
Mrs Claire Scott, Assistant to the Town Clerk
No members of the public were present.
                   
008 APOLOGIES

Apologies received from Councillor Christie (North Ward - personal)
                   
009 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors Langmead and Pester declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 6.g. and 6.h. (members of the Bridge Trust). Councillor Langmead declared that he would see these items again at Torridge District Council level.
                   
010 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

None, as no members of the public were present.
                   
011 MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 28 May 2014 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

a.Application: No 1/470/2014/FUL: Construction of industrial building for bakery production.  Plot 32 Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Mr Graham Blight, 22 Mill Street, Bideford Ex39 2JW. Agent: Philip Hinton (Date received: 22 May 14)

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.Application: No 1/0514/2014/FUL: Change of use from D1 to B1 (office) use.  26d The Strand, Bideford, EX39 2ND. Applicant: Mrs Sally Openshaw (same address).  Agent: none recorded.  (Date received: 27 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

c.Application: No1/0516/2014/FUL: Removal of variation of condition 2 of planning permission 1/0872/2012/FULM- to include windows to ground floor kitchen of plots 4 &14.  10 Grenville Estate Crescent, Bideford. Applicant: Pearce Construction, Brannam Crescent, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD. Agent: Nigel Gale RGP Architects Ltd.  (Date received: 27 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is dismissed because the documents are not sufficient to determine the application, condition 2 is not expanded upon and there are not sufficient details to make a full decision regarding whether the windows are in addition to original plans or altered.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.Application: No 1/0504/2014/ADV: Replacement of 1 non-illuminated fascia and 1 non-illuminated hanging / projecting sign.  Sue Ryder, 70 High Street, Bideford. Applicant: Mrs Elizabeth Jarmin, Sue Ryder, Kings House, King Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2ED.  Agent: None recorded.  (Date received: 27 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application: No 1/0504/2014/ADV: Replacement of 1 non-illuminated fascia and 1 non-illuminated hanging/ projecting sign.  Sue Ryder, 70 High Street, Bideford. Applicant: Mrs Elizabeth Jarmin, Sue Ryder, Kings House, King Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2ED.  Agent: None recorded.  (Date received: 10 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.    Application: No 1/0391/2014/FUL: Removal of condition 3 of 1/1991/1999 to allow full residential use. Honeysuckle Cottage, Beara Barn, Beara Farm, Tennacott.  Applicant: Mrs Shirley Andrews (same address).  Agent: None recorded.  (Date received: 29 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused for removal of condition 3 Bideford Town Council wish this property to remain a holiday residence only, in view of the location and the previous planning conditions imposed upon the property.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g.    Application: No 1/0399/2014/LBC: Conversion of 2 flats into 4.  DB Hughes Opticians, 16 Bridgeland Street, Bideford.  Applicant: Bideford Bridge Trust c/o : Underwood Wright Surveyors, The Quay Bideford.  Agent: Graham Sturkey Associates.  (Date received: 30 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

h.    Application: No 1/0398/2014/FUL: Conversion of 2 flats into 4.  DB Hughes Opticians, 16 Bridgeland Street, Bideford.  Applicant: Bideford Bridge Trust c/o : Underwood Wright Surveyors,The Quay Bideford.  Agent: Graham Sturkey Associates.  (Date received: 30 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

i.    Application: No 1/0181/2014/FUL: Use of garage as living accommodation with new windows. 9 Virginia Close, Bideford, EX39 5XW.  Applicant: Gary Matthews (same address).  Agent: None recorded.  (Date received: 30 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)



j.    Application No 1/0444/2014/FUL: Retrospective application for the temporary use of an existing access to the construction of a solar farm. ( re 1/0997/2012/FULM). Land adjacent to Alverdiscott Substation. Gammaton Moor, Alverdiscott.  Applicant: Lightsource Renewable Energy SPV 08 Ltd, Level 4, Old Bailey, London.  Agent: Brendan Clarke.  (Date received: 30 May 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

k.    Application No 1/0477/2014/FUL: Engineering and earthworks for Phase 1a and 1b of development at Atlantic Park, Clovelly Road, Bideford.  Applicant: Atlantic Park(Bideford) Ltd, c/o Development Securities Plc, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London Sw1E 4DS. Agent: Maria Bailey.  (Date received: 6 June 2014).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

l.    Application No 1/0481/2014/FUL: Proposed ATM and shop front alterations.  The Post Office, The Quay Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Bank of Ireland c/o E Harris, 500 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2BE.  Agent: (same name & address).  (Date received: 10 Jun 14).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

m.    Application No 1/0573/2014/LBC: Conversion to 2 apartments. 4 Bridge Street, Bideford, EX39 2BU.  Applicant: Mr Mark Brend, 30 Dudley Way, Cornborough Road Westward Ho!, EX39 1XD.  Agent: PWH Surveyors Ltd.  (Dated received: 11 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

n.    Application No 1/0563/2014/FUL: Erection of a steel framed stock shed.  Ashridge Farm, Littleham, Bideford.  Applicant: Mr Charles Withecombe (same address).  Agent: Mr Kenneth Frost.  (Date received: 10 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

o    Application No 1/0572/2014/LBC: Conversion into two self-contained residential apartments.  5 Bridge Street, Bideford Devon, EX39 2BU.  Applicant: Mr Ryan Brend, 30 Dudley Way, Westward Ho!, EX39 1XD.  Agent: PWH Surveyors Ltd.  (Date received: 11 June 2014).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

p.    Application No 1/0313/2014/FUL: Demolition of existing building and construction of four homes and associated garaging and parking.  Kipling House, Former Grenville College, Belvoir Road, Bideford.  Applicant: Newland Homes Ltd, 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2HU.  Agent: None recorded. (Date received: 11 June 2014).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused as it is a substantial Victorian house with lots of character and Bideford Town Council would not wish to see any more such historic houses demolished in this area.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstention: 0)
                   
                       
013 PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

The Assistant to the Town Clerk gave an update on planning application decisions received from TDC. The Assistant to the Town Clerk also updated the Committee on the names approved by TDC and sought approval for a list of names cleared by TDC of characters from the novel ‘Westward Ho!’ by Charles Kingsley.
The Assistant also explained that she had received a request from a member of the public to consider the surname of ‘Adams’ for naming a new road in memory of a past Mayor, who was his grandfather. Mr Adams was Mayor at the end of the First World War.
Councillors decided they would consider appropriate names for commemorating 100 years of the start of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the Second World War and to submit suggestions to the Assistant to the Town Clerk prior to the next meeting on 7 July 2014.The Committee agreed that ‘Hawkins’ should be added to the list of acceptable names and asked the Assistant to the Town Clerk to check with TDC if ‘Drake’, ‘Overlord’ ‘Flanders’ ‘Poppy’ and ‘Pegasus Bridge’ could be considered for the road names list.
                   
The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 19.30 pm.

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