Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council's Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Wednesday 15th October 2008.
PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr C K Langton
Members - Cllrs Mrs A Boyle, P Hames, R H Osborne, R Tisdale S Robinson together with 1 parishioner
Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllrs Mrs S Collins, Mrs M Cox, B M Edwards and R W A Miller
The minutes of the Town Council's Planning/Licensing Committee held 30 th September 2008 were approved and signed.
Cllr Robinson made the following statement:-
As both a Town and District Councillor I wish to make it clear that I will reconsider the matter(s) at the District level, taking into account all relevant evidence and representations at the District Council's Plans Committee.
2. Planning applications
1001/08 Proposed change of use from an A1 class property to a Tattoo parlour (sui generis) 10 Fore Street, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend refusal. Inappropriate siting for a shop of that nature in main shopping street and conservation area.
1012/08 Proposed New PVC conservatory at the rear of the property - 55 Benson Drive, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend approval
1021/08 Proposed conversion of existing garage to dining room. 4 Bassetts Close, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend approval
1023/08 Proposed extension to dwelling - 3 Venton Drive, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - Recommend approval subject to the Environment Agency's comments.
Cllrs Robinson and Tisdale declared a personal interest in this item.
1027/08 Retrospective application to retain wooden children's playroom/workshop building to rear and car port to side - 4 Longfield, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval subject to conditions restricting its use as a children's playroom/workshop.
1037/08 Proposed demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new dwelling - 142 Bay View Road RESOLVED - Recommend approval
1038/08 Proposed erection of one two storey, two bed house - Land adjacent to 3A Fore Street, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend approval
3. Draft Regional Spatial Strategy
The Chairman thanked Councillors Mrs Collins and Hames for the work they had undertaken in preparing the Council's response to the Draft Strategy. After some discussion it was agreed that the Council's best interest would be served if both documents were submitted as the Council's comments and it was so RESOLVED.
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