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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 26 July 2023 at 6.00 pm.

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Bushby

East Ward:

Councillor J McKenzie (Town Mayor)
Councillor J Hellyer (substitute)

West Ward:

Councillor M Taylor

IN ATTENDANCE:

Mrs Claire Parsons – Administration Assistant

021.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor Mrs L Hellyer – East Ward – (Personal)
Councillor T Inch – South Ward – (Personal)


022.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no Declarations of Interest.

023.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

024.    MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 July 2023 were approved and signed as a correct record.

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

025.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/0605/2023/FUL. Demolition of agricultural buildings and erection of 1no. dwelling. Land At Grid Reference 249076 124409, Gammaton, Devon. Applicant: Mr M Cann, 7a Broadgate Close, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, EX31 2DN. Agent: Miss L Barlow, Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple. (Date received: 30 June 2023).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

b.         Application No: 1/0567/2023/FUL. Change of use to three flats and alterations (Re-submission of 1/0891/2022/FUL). Riverside Flats, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, EX39 3ET. Applicant: Rowan Homes SW, 2 Hampton Terrace, Bideford, EX39 2HR. Agent: (None submitted). (Date received: 3 July 2023).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied.

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

c.         Application No: 1/0612/2023/FUH. Erection of Conservatory. 12 Wills Road, Bideford, EX39 3TF. Applicant: Mr A Topliss (Same address). Agent: Mrs B Ratcliffe, Anglian Home Improvements, National Administration Centre, Norwich, NR6 6EJ (Date received: 17 July 2023).

Proposed by Councillor J McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

d.        Application No: 1/0683/2023/FUL. New external door and internal alterations. The Old Foundry, 12 Bridge Street, Bideford, EX39 2BU. Applicant: Mrs D Henry, Chef Duet Event Hire (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford, EX39 2RA. (Date received: 17 July 2023).

Proposed by Councillor J McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

e.       Application No: 1/0684/2023/LBC. New external door and internal alterations. The Old Foundry, 12 Bridge Street, Bideford, EX39 2BU. Applicant: Mrs D Henry, Chef Duet Event Hire (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, Orchard Hill, Bideford, EX39 2RA. (Date received: 19 July 2023)

Proposed by Councillor P Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved, subject to the Conservation Officer is satisfied.

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

f.        Application No: 1/0685/2023/FUL. Replacement of existing Garage/out-building with a 3no. bay carport & home office above. Sunstone Coach Drive, Bideford, EX39 5JH. Applicant: Mr & Mrs R Stone (same address). Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford, EX39 3BT. (Date received: 17 July 2023).

Proposed by Councillor D Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

g.       Application No: 1/0369/2023/FUL. Proposed new dwelling, access and associated external works. Land At Grid Reference 244123 126283, Laurel Avenue, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Mr  Tithecott, Tithecott Developments, Penhaven, 4 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! EX39 1HX. Agent: Mrs R Fearnley, Fearnley Lott Architects, Bideford.  (Date received:  19 July 2023).

Proposed by Councillor J McKenzie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

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

026.    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 Members for their attendance and the meeting concluded at 6.15 pm.


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