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Agenda - Planning Committee -  Wednesday 5 October 2022


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Town Hall, Bideford, on Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 6.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.
In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend.  There is a legal right to film/record/photography/report public meetings.
Heather Blackburn
Town Clerk


1.    To receive apologies and reasons for absence.
2.    To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting. 
3.    Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.
4.    To approve the minutes of the meeting held Wednesday 24th August 2022 as a true record.                                                                                                                                       
5.    To consider and resolve upon the naming of a street for a development in Farm Road.        
6.    To allocate designations for the 10 names resolved upon for the Vistry development on Clovelly Road.                        
7.    To consider and resolve the enclosed Planning applications on behalf of the Council.          
8.    To receive details of those Planning Applications which have been granted/refused by Planning Authorities, and any notifications of Planning Appeals.     


Councillors: Mrs J Gubb (Town Mayor), D Bushby, P Christie (Chairman), Mrs L Hellyer, T Johns, Mrs S Langford
Date of Next Meeting:  26th October 2022

PLANNING APPLICATIONS  24 August – 5 October 2022

a.    Application No:   1/0821/2022/FUL.   Alterations at rear including new bay windows at first and second floors.   2A Buttgarden Street, Bideford,  EX39 2AU.  Applicant:  Mr D Kirkpatrick (same address).  Agent:  Mr P Hinton, Bideford.  (Date received:  17 Aug 2022).
b.    Application No:   1/0771/2022/FUL.   Alteration of shop and flat into 2no. dwellings in lieu of Class MA permitted dwelling 1/0498/2022/COUP.  83 Moreton Park Road, Bideford, EX39 3BB.  Applicant:  Szebeni, N&A Property Ltd (same address).  Agent:  Mr L Andrews, Northdown Road, Bideford.  (Date received 24 Aug 2022).
c.    Application No:  1/0755/2022/FUL.    Proposed conversion of redundant store area to form 2 new residential flats – (re-submission of 1/0568/2022/FUL).  Cornerstone Community Café, 24A High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AN.  Applicant:  Mr & Mrs Marks, The Barn, Penhalt Farm, Poundstock, Bude, EX23 0DG.  Agent:  Mr D Wellby. Bude, EX23 8AY.  (Date received:  30 Aug 2022).
d.    Application No:  1/0843/2022/FUL.  Extension of current patio with decking.  42 Kenwith View, Bideford, EX39 3RH.  Applicant:  Mrs C Jordan-McGrath (same address).  Agent:  (None submitted).  (Date received:  7 Sept 2022).
e.    Application No: 1/0882/2022/FUL. Division of first floor flat and creation of dormer extension to form 2 flats (Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 1/0111/2021/FUL). Upover, Torridge Hill, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr Butt (same address).  Agent: NPAS Devon Ltd., Barnstaple.  (Date received:  12th Sept 2022).
f.    Application No: 1/1256/2021/REMM (re-consultation).  Reserved matters application for details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in respect of a proposal for 276 no. dwellings, associated infrastructure and open space pursuant outline planning permission 1/0039/2014/OUTM (Amended Plans). Land South Of Clovelly Road, Littleham, Devon. Applicant: Vistry Homes c/o Agent. Agent: Walsingham Planning, Bristol.  (Date received:  13 Sept 2022).
g.    Application No: 1/0863/2022/LA. Formation of construction access (Environment Centre). Land At Grid Reference 247387 125654, Trapnell Way, Bideford Business Park, East The Water.  Applicant: Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford EX39 2QG. Agent: Kendall Kingscott Ltd., Bristol. (Date received: 13 Sept 2022).
h.    Application No: 1/0845/2022/FUL. Erection of ancillary annexe.  120 Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 3BY.  Applicant: Mr T Hooper (same address).  Agent: Mr M Payne, Eastcott, Bude.  (Date received: 27 Sept 2022).
i.    Application No: 1/0849/2022/FUL. Installation of apparatus cabinet. Land Adjacent Passion 4 Cars, Elliots Garage, Kingsley Road, Bideford.  Applicant: A Higson, Environment Agency, Manley House, Kestrel Way, Exeter EX2 7LQ.  Agent: James Lockyer Assoc Ltd., Liskeard.  (Date received: 28 Sept 2022).                                  

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