bideford logo

Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 9 July 2014

Written by Lesley Dixon-Chatfield. Posted in Planning Committee Minutes

 Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 9 July 2014


Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 9 July 2014 at 6.00 pm

PRESENT:
North Ward:
Councillor Mrs A Brenton
Councillor Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Fulford
South Ward:
Councillor P Pester
Councillor R Wootton
East Ward:
Councillor D Ratcliff
IN ATTENDANCE:
Mrs Claire Scott, Assistant to the Town Clerk
No members of the public were present.
                   
014 APOLOGIES
No apologies received as all councillors were present.
                   
015 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillors Christie and Pester declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 6.g. (members of the Bridge Trust).
                   
016 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

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

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 18 June 2014 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

018 PROCEDURE FOR COMMENTING ON THE LOCAL PLAN

Councillors discussed the best way to proceed to enable a combined and considered response to the Draft Local Plan and the supporting documents in time for the deadline of 8 August 2014.

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and


RECOMMENDED: That Bideford Town Council should reiterate the original list of comments submitted to Torridge District Council when this Council saw the original draft Local Plan, dated 1 March 2013, and also that the Council expresses concern that so few of Bideford Town Council’s comments have been acted upon or adopted into this Local Plan.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
                   
019 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application: No 1/475/2014/FUL: 3 Storey extension to rear of the property. Dalhousie, 20 Chudleigh Avenue, Bideford.  Applicant:     Mrs Jill Fisher (same address).  Agent: Philip Hinton (Date received: 8 June 14).


Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

b.    Application: No 1/0568/2014/FUL: Render south elevation and existing conservatory. Change glazing and roof to match existing dwelling.  8 Marlen Court, Bideford, EX39 5XT. Applicant: Mr W Piper (same address).  Agent: Mrs R Raistick.  (Date received: 12 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

c.    Application: No1/0427/2014/FUL: Proposed bedroom and garage extensions.  36 Middleton Road, Bideford EX39 3LU. Applicant: Mr Wayne Clifton (same address) Agent: Steve Clements.  (Date received: 12 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Brenton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the Council rejects the application as there is a lack of sectional drawings showing the possible first floor or mezzanine floor in the garage, which could lead to overlooking.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

d.    Application: No 1/0496/2014/FUL: Proposed rear extension to property.  32 Stella Maris Court, Bideford EX39 2PW. Applicant: Mrs Amanda Lamont (same address)  Agent: Steve Clements.  (Date received: 12 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

e.    Application: No 1/0571/2014/FUL: Erection of two bungalows- amended plans to planning permission 1/0556/2012.  Eastridge, Westview Avenue, Bideford. Applicant: Mr R Parsons.  Agent: Mr A Hodder.  (Date received: 17 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

f.     Application: No 1/0594/2014/FUL: Retrospective application for erection of a storage shed.  63 Elm Grove, Bideford, EX39 3JF.   Applicant: Mr Peter Hebblethwaite (same address).  Agent: Philip Hinton.  (Date received: 13 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

g.    Application: No 1/0614/2014/LBC: Internal alterations to convert the first floor to a single flat.  31 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, EX39 2PS.  Applicant: Bideford Bridge Trust c/o : 23 the Quay Bideford.  Agent: Mal Brown.  (Date received: 19 June 14).

The Chairman and Vice Chairman (Councillors Christie and Pester) left the room as they had expressed a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 6.g. and took no further part in the deliberations on this item.

Councillor Mrs Brenton was proposed as temporary chair person by Councillor Ratcliff and seconded, whereupon she took the chair for this item.

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0)

h.    Application: No 1/0578/2014/FULM: Mixed use development comprising of 52 residential units, approximately 763 sq. metres of retail and commercial development, open space, car parking, marina and associated development.  Land at and adjacent to Brunswick Wharf, East-the-Water, Bideford.  Applicant: |Mr Simon Maunder.  Agent: Grainge Architects Ltd.  (Date received: 27 June 14).

Proposed by Councillor Fulford, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1)

i.    Application: No 1/0596/2014/ADV: Proposed Advertisement.  Land at NGR 24298 12658, Abbotsham, Devon. (Date received: 2 July 14).

Proposed by Councillor Pester seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is rejected as the sign is unnecessary and intrusive in that location.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
                   
                       
020 STREET NAMES AT LAND OFF MINES ROAD

The Councillors carefully considered the names preferred by the developer and

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff seconded and

RESOLVED: That the name of the streets off Mines Road be
1-3 May Court and 1-11 Kathleen Grange.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)

021 PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

The Assistant to the Town Clerk gave an update on planning application decisions received from TDC and explained she had not received any further suggestions for new names for roads in Bideford from Councillors, nor had she had any reply as yet from TDC on the other names put forward to them at the last meeting in June.
                   
The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 6.05pm.

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


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


♦Delivering the information you need about our decision making processes and supporting community participation in local democracy♦

♦ Helping to make the beautiful Town of Bideford a better place to live and work in! ♦


Bideford - A Fairtrade Town


fairtrade & Living Wage employers

Fairtrade is about equitable pricing, good work conditions, sustainability and fair trading for farmers and workers in the developing world. Bideford is a registered Fairtrade Town - Support local and world farmers - look for the fairtrade logo on your shopping items.

Visit the site...

facebook twitter instagram

Coach friendly

 

© Bideford Town Council 2015 Gingerweb Ltd site design and SEO In North Devon