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Coronavirus Update: 

Currently, in light of Government and Health Executive guidelines, Bideford Town Council are holding Town Council meetings via Zoom.

The Town Council meetings will take place on:

4 March 2021

8 April 2021

13 May 2021

Planning Committee Meeting Agenda - 27 January 2021

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Planning Committee of the above-named Council to be held via Zoom, on Wednesday 27 January 2021 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. The access code for the meeting can be found at the end of this agenda. 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 6 January 2021 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: P Christie (Town Mayor), D Bushby, J Herron, Mrs S Langford, P Lawrence, D Ratcliff

Date of Next Meeting: 17 February 2021


PLANNING APPLICATIONS – 06 January – 27 January 2021

a.    Application No: 1/0015/2021/FUL. Proposed construction of 11 class B8 units and associated car and lorry spaces (Variation of Condition 2 of planning permission 1/0932/2017/FUL). Plot 27, Farm Road, Caddsdown Industrial Park, Bideford. Applicant: Mr J Blaney, John Blaney Ltd, Culver Lodge, Nuttaberry, Parkham, EX39 5PL. Agent: Mr S Blaney (same address as applicant). (Date received: 11 Jan 2021).

b.    Application No: 1/0012/2021/FUL. Change of use of land to residential and erection of single storey extension. 91 Honestone Street, Bideford, EX39 2DH. Applicant: Mr S Hammond (same address). Agent: Mr P Hinton, East Glen, Bideford. (Date received: 13 Jan 2021).

c.    Application No: 1/0022/2021/ADV. Retrospective application for the installation of 1 x LCD media screen & 3 flag pole signs. Tesco, Manteo Way, East The Water, Bideford, EX39 4FW. Applicant: Mr A| Horwood, Tesco, Kestrel Way, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1GB. Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 13 Jan 2021).

d.   Application No: 1/0009/2021/FUL. Construction of new double garage and conversion of old garage to create new playroom and bedroom. Lower Hyford House, Catshole Lane, Bideford, EX39 3DQ. Applicant: Mr D Summers (same address). Agent: (None supplied). (Date received: 14 Jan 2021).

e.   Application No: 1/0037/2021/FUL. Two storey extension. 38 Newton Road, Bideford, EX39 2LL. Applicant: Mr & Mrs G Stevens (same address). Agent: Mrs D Somerville, Deborah Somerville Chartered Architect, Bideford. (Date received: 14 Jan 2021).

Devon County Council Planning Application
f.    DCC Application No: DCC/4210/2020. Construction of new single storey standalone two classroom building with associated hard and soft landscape works at Marland Primary School, Chanters Road, Bideford, EX39 2QN. Applicant: Mr N Bateman, Built Environments Team, Room M11, Matford Offices, Devon County Council, County Hall, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Agent: Mr S Western, NPS Group, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter. (Date received: 11 Jan 2021).

g.   Application No: 1/1012/2020/FULM. Change of use of land from agricultural to recreation for the purpose of camping and retrospective works of on site tracks (Additional Information). The Ultimate Adventure Centre, Abbotsham Bideford, EX39 5AP. Applicant: Mr R Johns (same address). Agent: (None supplied) (Date received: 19 Jan 2021).


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