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Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 2 December 2015

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

 

Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 2 December 2015 at  6.00pm



PRESENT:    

North Ward:    
Councillor P Christie
Councillor P Pester (Town Mayor)
Councillor D Bushby

South Ward:
Councillor R Wootton

South Ward (Outer):
Councillor D Howell

East Ward    
Councillor M Langmead


IN ATTENDANCE:    
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield, Assistant to the Town Clerk
1 x Member of the public – Mr  Hassall, CPRE

054   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

None

055   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None

056   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

The member of the public, Mr Chris Hassall (CPRE) was invited to speak.  He had concerns for Planning Application (h.), the Totem sign for Lidl.  He explained that the original application was grated showing the site entrance opening onto the Clovelly Road Industrial Estate opposite BJ Value House.  He remarked that the more recent application for the same site showed an entrance onto the main Clovelly Road which, he noted, this Council had refused due to the impact of traffic along that section of road, and that Torridge District Authority had not as yet made a decision.

He suggested that this application for totem signage was premature as the site application had not yet been granted and was concerned that additional signage would negate de-cluttering rulings regarding signage along Clovelly Road.

Councillor Langmead asked the Chairman if Mr Hassall was speaking on a personal note or as a member of a group.  The gentleman answered that he was speaking from a personal point of view and as a member of CPRE and acquiesced to this information being minuted.

057   MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 November 2015 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)

058   PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.    Application No: 1/1107/2015/FUL:     Proposed first floor extension above the existing garage. 32 Oaklands, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3HW. Applicant: Mrs S Jewell (same address). Agent:  Woodland Design, Northam. (Date received: 10 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)


b.    Application No: 1/1138/2015/FUL: Retrospective decking. Slade Cottage , Slade, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr & Mrs I Harrison, 40 Cranhurst Road, London NW2 4LP. Agent: EMA, Bideford. (Date received: 10 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)

c.    Application: No 1/1159/2015/FUL Installation of 3No. condenser units at rear of property The Famous Little Store, 79 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Litchfield, Vision Express, Ruddington Farm Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ. Agent: Child Graddon Lewis, London. (Date received: 16 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Christie (Chairman), seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)

d.    Application No: 1/1160/2015/LBC:     Installation of 3No. condenser units at rear of property The Famous Little Store, 79 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Litchfield, Vision Express, Ruddington Farm Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ. Agent: Child Graddon Lewis, London. (Date received: 16 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)

e.    Application No: 1/1102/2015/FUL: Interior fit-out of ground and first floor to create a Vision Express store.  The Famous Little Store, 79 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Litchfield, Vision Express, Ruddington Farm Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ.  Agent: Child Graddon Lewis, London. (Date received: 18 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Howell, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)


f.    Application No: 1/1103/2015/LBC: Interior fit-out of ground and first floor to create a Vision Express store. The Famous Little Store, 79 High Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr P Litchfield, Vision Express, Ruddington Farm Business Park, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6NZ. Agent: Child Graddon Lewis, London.  (Date received: 18 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)


g.    Application No: 1/1169/2015/ADV: 2 fascia signs.  Land At Grid Reference 243412 125655, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr I O’Gorman, Lidl UK, Locking Castle Business Park, West Wick, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset BS24 7TG. Agent: One Design Architectural Services, W. Yorks. (Date received: 18 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Pester, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused.  Members believed that the signage was in the wrong place and wished to reiterate their previous objection from the site application; that they did not accept the new access onto Clovelly road as it would be in close proximity to an existing access.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1.)


h.    Application No: 1/1168/2015/ADV: Totem Signage, Land At Grid Reference 243412 125655, Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr I O’Gorman, Lidl UK, Locking Castle Business Park, West Wick, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset BS24 7TG.  Agent: One Design Architectural Services, W. Yorks. (Date received: 18 Nov 15)

Proposed by Councillor Howell, seconded a

RESOLVED: RESOLVED: That the application is refused.  Members believed that the signage was in the wrong place and wished to reiterate their previous objection from the site application; that they did not accept  the new access onto Clovelly road as it would be in close proximity to an existing access.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 1.)


i.    Application No: 1/1175/2015/FUL: Ground floor extension to rear of property and internal works. 3 North Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2NW. Applicant: Mrs Mary Willis (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Bideford. (Date received 19 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Langmead, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)


j.    Application No: 1/0982/2015/FUL: Change to retention of garden fence. 3 Oaklands, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3HW. Applicant: Mrs Claire Reed (same address). Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 24 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Christie (Chairman), seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is refused for the following reasons:

•    The large close-boarded fence on an open-plan estate is not in-keeping.
•    Members could not understand exactly what was being applied for from the plans/drawings supplied.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0.)


The Chairman declared an interest in the following item and left the room.  Councillor Langmead (Deputy Chairman) took the chair.

ADDENDUM

k.    Application No: 1/1165/2015/FULM: Three new accommodation buildings and a social barn with attendant engineering works. The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr Russell Johns (same address). Agent: Maria Bailey Planning, Bideford. (Date received 26 Nov 15).

Proposed by Councillor Howell, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 5, Against: 0, Abstentions: 1.)

059   PLANNING AUTHORITIES UPDATE BY CLERK

Members noted the decisions received from Torridge District Council 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  6.40 pm.




 

 


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