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Public participation Sessions of 15 minutes are held prior to the start of each public meeting.  

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 TIMETABLE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS AND EVENTS FOR 2022-2023

Timetable of Council Meetings and Events for the year 2022_2023

 

Please note that the Tourism Committee Meeting scheduled for 6 December 2022 will NOW be held on Wednesday 7 December 2022


Agenda - Planning Agenda - Wednesday 14 December 2022

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 14 December 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.
 
 
Richard Coombes
DeputyTown Clerk
 

AGENDA

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 16 November 2022 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.                                          

MEMBERS OF PLANNING COMMITTEE 

Councillors: Mrs J Gubb (Town Mayor), D Bushby, P Christie (Chairman), Mrs L Hellyer, T Johns, Mrs S Langford
 
Date of Next Meeting:  4th January 2023
 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS  16 November – 14 December 2022

a.   Application No:   1/0935/2022/FUH.  Erection of enclosed porch.  82 Riverside Court, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2RY.  Applicant:  Mr A Barnes, 142 Bay View Road, Northam, EX39 1BJ.  Agent:  None supplied.  (Date received:  14 Nov. 2022).
 
b.  Application No:  1/1009/2022/FUL.  Demolition of redundant dairy buildings and erection of 4 no. one bedroom flats. Land And Buildings At Grid Reference 245145 126623, Higher Gunstone, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr S Pickard, Spring Cottage, Abbotsham, EX39 5BD.  Agent: Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd, Barnstaple.  (Date received:  14 Nov. 2022).
 
c.  Application No:  1/0502/2022/FUL.  Conversion of block work barn into a single dwelling (Amended plans and additional information).   Land At Grid Reference 249076 124409, Gammaton, Devon.  Applicant: Mr M Cann (Address redacted).  Agent:  Woodward Smith Chartered Architects, Barnstaple.  (Date received:  16 Nov. 2022).
 
d.  Application No:  1/0535/2022/OUT. Outline application for the demolition of existing building and erection of 3 no. residential dwellings with some matters reserved (landscaping) (Amended description and plans).  Warehouse At Grid Reference 245976 126155, Clifton Street, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr M Patt, 77 Clifton Street, Bideford, EX39 4EX.  Agent: Mr P Hinton, Bideford.  (Date received 21 Nov. 2022).
 
e.  Application No:  1/1098/2022/FUH.  Proposed single storey rear extension and replacement porch.  58 Lane Field Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3QY.  Applicant: Mr & Mrs Fursdon (same address).  Agent: G W c, Shebbear.  (Date received 21 Nov. 2022).
 
f.  Application No:  1/1117/2022/FUL.  Proposed dwelling.  Land At Grid Reference 245615 126230, Torrington Street, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr Rumney, Mount Nessing, St Lukes Road North, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5PD.  Agent: Fearnley Lott Architects, Monkleigh.  (Date received:  24 Nov. 2022).
 
g.  Application No:  1/0973/2022/FUL.  Installation of flue and internal alterations for use as restaurant.  84 High Street, Bideford, EX39 2AL,.  Applicant: Zenel Daci (same address).  Agent: Thomas ustom Architectural Services Ltd, Sticklepath.  (Date received 25 Nov.2022).
 
h.  Application No: 1/1088/2022/FUL.  Internal and external alterations to form two retail units and 4no. flats.  4 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA.  Applicant:  Eagle Allhalland Ltd, Unit 3 Cherrywood Business Park, Torrington EX38 8LQ.  Agent: OCR Arhitecture Ltd, Appledore.         (Date received 25 Nov. 2022).
 
i.  Application No: 1/1089/2022/LBC.  Internal and external alterations to form two retail units and 4no. flats.  4 High Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2AA.  Applicant: Eagle Allhalland Ltd, Unit 3 Cherrywood Business Park, Torrington EX38 8LQ. Agent: OCR Architecture Ltd, Appledore.  (Date received 25 Nov. 2022).
 
j.   Application No: 1/1141/2022/LA.  Erection of building for the processing of household recycling materials and food waste, provision of vehicle workshop, office and welfare and all ancillary facilities including access roadway and construction of temporary construction access.  Land At Grid Reference 247022 125756, Gammaton Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: PO Box 24 EX39 2YS.  Agent: Kendall Kingscott Ltd, Bristol.  (Date received 25 Nov.2022).
 
k.   Application No: 1/0835/2022/FULM.  Proposed storage and distribution building (B8 use).  Land At Grid Reference 246912 125851, Alverdiscott Road, East The Water, Devon.  Applicant:  J Blaney Ltd, Alverdiscott Road, East the Water, Bideford EX39 5PL.  Agent: John Blaney Ltd, Parkham.  (Date received 25 Nov.2022).
 
l.   Application No: 1/0891/2022/FUL.  Change of use to three flats and alterations.  Riverside Flats, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Rowan Homes (SW) Ltd, Hampton Terrace, New Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2HR.  Agent: Bartram Deakin Associates, East Looe   . (Date received 28 Nov.2022).
 
m.  Application No: 1/1202/2022/LBC.  Change of use to three flats and alterations.  Riverside Flats, Lower Meddon Street, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Rowan Homes (SW) Ltd, Hampton Terrace, New Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2HR.  Agent: Bartram Deakin Associates, East Looe.  (Date received 28 Nov.2022).
 
n.   Application No: 1/1069/2022/FULM. Erection of holiday accommodation buildings, meeting rooms and camp site.  The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr D Woolford, Inspiring Learning (same address).  Agent: Tree Tops Planning, Bideford.  (Date received: 7 Dec 2022).
 

Agenda - Town Council - Thursday 15 December 2022

You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of Bideford Town Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bideford, on Thursday 15 December 2022 at 6.30 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/photograph/report public meetings.
 
Heather Blackburn
Clerk to the Council
 

AGENDA  

1.  To accept apologies and reasons for absence.
 
2.  To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note the requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.
 
3.  Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items submitted prior to the meeting by Bideford residents, which fall within the scope of the Council’s activities.
 
 
5.  Accounts - To approve the payments listed.
 
6.  To receive the verbal report from the County Councillor on issues within the parish.
 
7.  To receive such communications as the Town Mayor / Town Clerk may wish to lay before the Council.
 
8.   Staffing, Finance & General Purposes Committee – 
      To approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 1 December 2022.
 
9.   Planning Committee – 
b.   to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 14 December 2022.
 
10. Market Management Committee -
b.   to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2022.
 
11.  Tourism Committee – to approve and adopt the minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2022.
 
12.  Standing Item – to discuss ideas for celebrating Bideford’s 450th Anniversary.
 
13.  To receive the minutes from the Town Centre Partnership meeting held on 30th November 2022.
 
14.  Torridge District Council – To receive an update on Torridge District Council activities by one of the Councillors.
 
15.  To receive an update on Bridge Trust activities by one of the Trustees.
 
Date of next Meeting:  Thursday 19 January 2023 at 6.30pm
 
Prayers will be said by Reverend Claire Rose Casemore from St. Mary’s Church in the Council Chamber at 6.20 pm, prior to the start of the meeting. Councillors and Members of the Public are invited to participate if they so wish.
 

 


COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIP FOR 2022/2023


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.

 


REPRESENTATIVES TO OUTSIDE BODIES 2022/2023


BIDEFORD & DISTRICT COMMUNITY ARCHIVE COUNCIL

Town Mayor
Councillor Christie

BIDEFORD BRIDGE TRUST

Town Mayor
Councillor Mrs Gubb (Jun 24)
Councillor J McKenzie (Nov 24)
Councillor Mrs R Craigie (Jul 22)

BIDEFORD TWINNING ASSOCIATION

Town Mayor
Councillor Johns

BIDEFORD REGATTA COMMITTEE

Town Mayor
(Councillor Mrs Gubb)

BIDEFORD TOWN BAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Councillor Johns

BURTON AT BIDEFORD

Deferred to confirm liaison through the Tourism Committee.

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Councillor J Craigie

DALC COUNTY COMMITTEE

Councillor S Inch  

DALC LARGER COUNCILS SUB-COMMITTEE

Councillor S Inch

POLLYFIELD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

HOME-START TORRIDGE

Councillor Mrs R Craigie

BIDEFORD BAY CHILDREN’S CENTRE

Councillor J Craigie

TAW/TORRIDGE ESTUARY FORUM

Councillor McKenzie

UNESCO BIOSPHERE CHAMPION

Councillor J Craigie

SNOW WARDEN

Councillors Johns and McKenzie

BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE PARTNERSHIP

Councillor Bushby and Councillor Mrs Gubb

FIRE LIAISON

Councillor McGeough

POLICE LIAISON

Councillor Mrs Hellyer

ONE ATLANTIC

Councillor Hawkins

WEST CROFT SCHOOL GOVERNORS BOARD

Councillor Herron

 


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