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 Agenda: Planning Committee - Wednesday 29 March 2023


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 29 March 2023 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 8 March 2023 as a true record.                                                                                                                                     
5.    To consider and resolve the enclosed Planning applications on behalf of the Council.       
6.    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:  12 April 2023


a.    Application No: 1/0168/2023/FUL.    Retrospective application for the creation of driveway.  39 Lime Grove, Bideford, EX39 3JL.  Applicant: Mr J Reith (same address).  Agent:  (None submitted).  (Date received:  3 March 2023).
b.    Application No:  1/0203/2023/FUL.  Change of use of a fish and chip shop and managers accommodation to flexible use class E and 2no. flats.  Trawlers, 38 Mill Street, Bideford, EX39 2JJ.  Applicant:  Mrs C Houghton, Wayside House, Moorlands Drive, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QG.  (Date received:  3 March 2023). 
c.    Application No:  1/0110/2023/REMM.  Reserved matters application for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for a proposal of 200 dwellings pursuant to outline planning permission  1/0947/2020/OUTM and associated infrastructure.  Land At Grid Reference 242647 125879, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant:  c/o Agent, Persimmon Homes Cornwall and West Devon, Seaton House, 5 Partridge Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8EW.  Agent:  Miss C Featherstone, Barton Willmore, now Stantec, Birmingham, B2 5AL.  (Date received:  7 March 2023).  
d.    Application No:  1/0250/2023/FUL.   Demolition of existing single garage and side extension, proposed replacement single storey extension with balcony, alterations to parking and associated works.  26 Moreton Park Road, Bideford, EX39 3AU.  Applicant:  Mrs J Bassett (same address).  Agent:  Mrs D Somerville RIBA, Bideford.  (Date received:  17 March 2023).
e.    Application No:  1/0270/2023/FUH.  Erection of rear single storey extension.  1 Field End Bideford, EX39 3SH.   Applicant:  Mr J Walker, 25 Grange Avenue, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, Devon,EX31 2DS.  Agent:  Mrs D Somerville RIBA, Bideford.  (Date received:  22 March 2023).


Allotments Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Herron, Inch and McKenzie.

Market Management Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Herron and McKenzie. 

Planning Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie, Mrs Hellyer, Johns and Mrs Langford.

Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee

Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor, Bushby, Christie, Hawkins, Mrs Hellyer, Inch, Lawrence and McGeough.

Tourism Committee

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Hawkins, Inch, Mrs Langford and Lawrence.

Decarbonisation and Environment Committee        

Councillors J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Mrs Hellyer, Mrs Langford, Herron and McKenzie.

Grievance / Disciplinary / Complaints Panel

Town Mayor, Councillors Bushby, Christie and McGeough.

Personnel Appeals Panel          

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors J Craigie, Johns and McKenzie.

Neighbourhood Plan Working Group

Deputy Town Mayor, Councillors Mrs Corfe, J Craigie, Mrs R Craigie, Herron, and Mrs Langford.

Emergency Planning Working Group

Town Mayor, Councillors: Christie, J Craigie, Hawkins and Mrs Langford.

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