Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council's Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Wednesday 24 th February 2010.

PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr C K Langton

Members - Cllrs Mrs A Boyle, Mrs S Collins, B Edwards, P Hames, R Osborne, R Tisdale

Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllrs Mrs P Biggs, Mrs M Cox, A Eastman

1. Minutes

The minutes of the Town Council's Planning/Licensing Committee held 10 th February 2010 were approved and signed.

(Vote: Unanimous)

2. North Devon and Torridge Joint Core Strategy

Members considered their response to the Pre-publication Department and it was RESOLVED to accept the submission of Cllr Hames subject to any final comments which Members would submit to the Town Clerk by 3 rd March.

(Vote: Unanimous)

Cllr Tisdale joined the meeting at this juncture.

3. Planning applications

1193/09 90 Bay View Road Proposed replacement of large house with 6 x 2 bedroomed apartments RESOLVED - Recommend approval but concerned that there is no mains sewerage or sewage disposal. The proposal appears to lack energy conservation measures. There is a large amount of glass and no measures in place to deal with or re-use surface water.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1222/09 Land at Nelson Mews, Westward Ho! Proposed creation of single parking space RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0019/10 6 Nilgala Close, Raleigh Hill Proposed erection of garage RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0077/10 St George's School, Northam Re-submission of 0849/09 Proposed extension to rear to include external change in material RESOLVED -

Recommend approval.

(Vote: Unanimous)

0094/10 Ocean Heights, 144 Bay View Road, Northam Proposed alterations and sub-division of dwelling to 2 no apartments RESOLVED Recommend approval.

Cllr Mrs Collins declared a prejudicial interest and left the meeting for this item.

(Vote: Unanimous)

0101/10 16 Bude Street, Appledore Proposed construction of conservatory to rear, installation of roof lights and internal alterations. Listed Building Application. RESOLVED - Recommend approval but concerned about the skylights on the front roof elevation which spoil the unity and history of the building and wonder whether this will set a precedent. The Conservation Officer needs to be satisfied.

Cllr Edwards declared a prejudicial interest and left the meeting for this item.

(Vote: Unanimous)