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Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held in the Town Hall, Bideford on Wednesday 15 February 2023 at 6.00 pm.
North Ward:         
Councillor P Christie (Chairman)
Councillor D Bushby
Councillor T Johns
South Ward:        
Councillor Mrs S Langford
East Ward:          
Councillor J McKenzie (substitute)
Councillor Mrs J Gubb (Town Mayor)
IN ATTENDANCE:          
Mrs Lesley Dixon-Chatfield – Asst to the Town Clerk
Councillor Mrs L Hellyer (East Ward) – Work.
           There were no Declarations of Interest at this point in the meeting.
           There were no members of the public in attendance.
080.    MINUTES
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 January 2023 were approved and signed as a correct record.
(Vote – For: 5, Against: , Abstentions: 1)
a.        Application No: 1/1154/2022/FUL:  Part retrospective application for external alterations and proposed sub-division to create 2 commercial units (Class E).  The Old Reservoir, Buckland Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr S Deighton, Graffiti Print Ltd, same address.  Agent:  Tree Tops Planning, Bideford.  (Date received:  24 January 2023).
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
b.        Application No:  1/0077/2023/FUL:  Part retrospective application for the change of use to part of building for recreational use and introduction of partition walls.  Whiteland Engineering Ltd, Unit 2, Alverdiscott Road Industrial Estate, Bideford.  Applicant: Mr S Buckland, 23 Moreton Avenue, Bideford EX39 3AY.  Agent:  None supplied.  (Date received:  27 January 2023).
Proposed by Councillor McKenzie, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0)
c.        Application No:  1/1266/2022/REMM:  Reserved matters application for details of appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for 61 no. dwellings and associated works pursuant to application 1/1086/2017/OUTM. Land North Of Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon,.  Applicant: Mr C Woodhead, Horton Estate Development Ltd and Greatworth Developments Ltd. c/o Agent.  Agent: Motivo, Yeovil.  (Date received:  27 January 2023).
Members discussed the correspondence submitted by Devon County Council, and concurred with them about the accessibility.  They further discussed the fact that the affordable housing dwellings were to be sited next to the Atlantic Highway.  
Proposed by Councillor Christie, seconded and
RESOLVED:  That the application is refused on the grounds set out by Devon County Council.  Further, the affordable housing should be “pepper-potted” throughout the site and not all built by the Atlantic Highway.
(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)
d.       Application No:  1/0083/2023/ADV:  Advertisement application for the display of 4 x post and panel signs, 3 x panel signs and 1 x vinyl sign. Highwood Care Home, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, Devon.  Applicant: Mr J Atkinson, Stourport Care Ltd, c/o Care Concern Group, The Priory Business Centre, Stomp Road, Burnham, Bucks  SL1 7LW.  Agent: Robert Potter & Partners LLP, Glasgow. (Date received:  1 February 2023).
Proposed by Councillor Bushby, seconded and

RESOLVED:  That the application is approved.

(Vote – For: 6, Against: 0, Abstentions: 0)

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 6.20 pm.


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