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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at 4.45pm

PRESENT:

North Ward:

Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor P Pester
Councillor D Bushby

South Ward:

Councillor R Wootton

IN ATTENDANCE: Mrs Claire Parsons, Administration Assistant

067.    APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Councillor M Langmead (East Ward) - Personal

068.    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

069.    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SESSION

There were no members of the public in attendance.

070.    MINUTES

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 13 December 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

071.    TO CONSIDER AND RESPOND TO AN APPLICATION TO NAME AND NUMBER NEW STREET/DEVELOPMENTS

Councillor Christie asked members to consider and respond to an application to name and number new development at Former School, Geneva Place.

Councillor Christie drew members attention to the email sent through from Torridge District Council with the suggested name and numbering for the development of Apartments 1-9 The Old School, Geneva Place, Bideford.

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: to agree the name and number for the new development at Former School, Geneva Place as being Apartments 1-9 The Old School, Geneva Place, Bideford.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

072.    PLANNING APPLICATIONS

a.        Application No: 1/1228/2017/FUL: Change of use of building (Use Classes A2 & A3) to (Use Class B1) to provide additional office accommodation. Inclusis Limited, 10 Grenville Street, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: Inclusis Limited (same address). Agent: Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 13 Dec 17).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

b.      Application No: 1/1229/2017/LBC: Conversion of first floor to provide to provide additional office accommodation. Inclusis Limited, 10 Grenville Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2EA.  Applicant: Inclusis Limited (same address). Agent: Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 13 Dec 17).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved providing the Conservation Officer is satisfied with the proposal.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

c.       Application No: 1/1203/2017/REMM: Application for approval of reserved matters pursuant to 1/0313/2015/OUTM (appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 100 dwellings and associated infrastructure) (Affecting a public right of way) Land At Atlantic Park, Clovelly Road, Bideford Devon. Applicant: Persimmon Homes South West, Mallard Road, Sowton Trading Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LD. Agent: None supplied. (Date received: 14 Dec 2017).

Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and

RESOLVED: That the application is approved subject to the planting system being drawn up in conjunction with the opinions of the Tree Officer.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

d.      Application No: 1/0889/2017/FUL: Conversion of outbuilding into self-contained annexe for dependant relative. Ford Farm, New Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5JG. Applicant: Mr Jerry Johnson (same address). Agent: Wilson Architecture, Landkey, Barnstaple. (Date received: 13 Dec 17).

Proposed by Councillor Wootton , seconded and

RESOLVED: that the application is approved on the condition that the annexe cannot be sold separately from the existing property.

(Vote – For: 4, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

e.      Application No: 1/1222/2017/FULM: Demolition of all existing structures and erection of 14 residential units plus car parking, landscaping and all associated development. H A & E J Littlejohns, Westcombe Lane, Bideford, Devon. Applicant: G. Northover And Sons Ltd, c/o Heynes Planning Ltd, The Studio, Two Acres, Under Lane, Newmills, Launceston, PL15 8SN. Agent: Heynes Planning Ltd, Launceston, PL15 8SN. (Date received: 5 Jan 18).

Proposed by Councillor Wootton, seconded and

RESOLVED: To agree the application in principle, subject to highway and overlooking issues and querying why this scheme cannot be added to the redevelopment of the adjoining Council depot.

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

073.     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 5.15 pm.


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