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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 22 October 2014

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

 

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 6.00 pm


 

PRESENT:
    
North Ward:    

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

Councillor P Pester
Councillor R Wootton

East Ward:

Councillor D Ratcliff
                
IN ATTENDANCE:    

Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Town Clerk’s Assistant
No members of the public in attendance
                    
046  APOLOGIES

Councillor Mrs A Brenton – (North Ward - Personal)
                    
047    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor P Christie declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 Application a (Bridge Trust Member)
Councillor P Pester declared a non-pecuniary interest in Item 6 Application a (Bridge Trust Member)
                    
048    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

N/A
                    
049  MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 1 October 2014 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
                    
050  APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE OF LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT

a.  Application: No 1/0983/2014/CPL: Conversion of garage space in to habitable room. 34 North View Avenue, Bideford EX39 3LJ. Applicant: Mr S Hutchings, (same address).     Agent: S Hutchings Architect, Torquay. (Date received: 30 Sep 14).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: The Council considered Application: No 1/0983/2014/CPL and commented that the proposed work had started according to Councillor Fulford.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

b.  Application: No 1/0990/2014/CPE: Conversion to 2 dwellings to establish commencement under application 1/0989/2010/FUL. 5-7 Silver Street, Bideford EX39 2DY. Applicant: Ms L Bromell, Fulmar Cottage, 105 Chanters Road, Bideford EX39 2QU. Agent: Executive Management Assist Ltd. (Date received: 8 Oct 14).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: The Council considered Application: No 1/0990/2014/CPE and commented that a letter had been received from a neighbour to confirm that the work had started.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

(Having previously declared a non-pecuniary interest, Councillor Christie withdrew from the Chair, Councillor Ratcliff assumed the Chair.)

051.  PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application:  No 1/0981/2014/FUL: Change of use from office to private flat. Phillips Smith & Dunn, 31 Bridgeland Street, Bideford EX39 2QB. Applicant: Mr M Wright, Bideford Bridge Trust, 24 Bridgeland Street, Bideford EX39 2QB. Agent: Mr M Brown, Executive Management Assist Ltd. (Date received: 23 Sep 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 3, Against: 0, Abstentions 2)

(Councillor Christie resumed the Chair.)

b.  Application: No 1/0998/2014/CPE:  Use of building as full residential, in breach of holiday occupancy condition. Honeysuckle Cottage, Beara Farm, Tennacott Lane, Bideford EX39 4QD. Applicant: Mrs S Andrews (same address). Agent: Mr S Smithson, Torrington. (Date received: 3 Oct 14).

Proposed by Councillor Ratcliff, seconded and

RESOLVED: The Council is satisfied that the testimonials uphold the Applicant’s change of use.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)

c.  Application: No 1/1027/2014/OUT: Three dwellings. Fairholme Fields, Abbotsham, Bideford. Applicant: Pym Bonnetta Bird Trust, The Old Stables, Annery, Monkleigh, Bideford EX39 5JN. Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects. (Date received: 14 Oct 14).

Proposed by  Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused on the grounds that it is outside of the emerging Local Plan. It appears to be ‘ribbon development’. From local knowledge of the Councillors this road is extremely difficult.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
                    
052.  CONSIDERATION OF THE PROPOSAL FROM TDC ON E-CONSULTATION FOR PLANNING

Proposed by Councillor Pester and seconded,

RESOLVED:  That planning applications are received as in their current format.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)


PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

The Members were provided with an update on planning application decisions received from TDC.

Proposed by Councillor Christie and seconded,

RESOLVED:  Item 8, number 4 on the list – to check that this item had been called in by a South Ward Councillor.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0)
                

The business of the Meeting having been completed, the Chairman thanked the Members for their attendance and the Meeting concluded at 6.40 pm.


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