Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 28 th April 2010 at the Council Chamber Council Offices, Windmill Lane, Northam

Present: Cllrs Mrs Boyle (Chairman), Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins, Edwards, Hames, Langton, Osborne, Robinson

In Attendance : Mrs Jane Mills, Town Clerk

1004/31 Chairman's announcements

Cllr Mrs Boyle requested that The Devon County Council application be considered after the other applications. This was agreed

1004/32 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Cox, Braund, Johnson, Miller, and Tisdale

1004/33 Declarations of interest:

There were no declarations of interest

1004/34 To agree agenda as published.

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published

1004/35 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 14 th April 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting as a correct record:

1004/36 To consider inclusion of a clause in all planning minutes relating to District Councillor involvement.

It was resolved to include the clause in all planning minutes

1004/37 Devon County Council Planning Applications:

Devon County Council, the determining Authority, has asked for comments from this Town Council on the following planning application: -

 

Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992 Regulation 3

NW/DCC/3043/2010

Construction of a new pre-school and associated outside play area, new access and three parking spaces including one disabled space at Field adjacent to Northam St George's C of E (V A) Infant School, Jackets Lane, Northam

This application was considered after the applications listed below and it was resolved to adjourn it to a meeting to be held on 6 th May

 

1004/38 Torridge District Council Planning applications:

Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has asked for comments from this Town Council on the following planning applications:-

It was formally noted that participation of the Councillors who are also members of Torridge District Council in both the debate and subsequent vote (in respect of any of the applications below, were preliminary taking account of the information matters) was on the basis that the views expressed made available at the time to the Town Council. The District Councillors were reserving their final views on the applications until they were in full possession of all the relevant arguments for and against.

 

1/0185/2020/FUL

Location: 5 Factory Ope, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Tomlinson

Proposal: Proposed extension and alterations to dwelling

Cllr Edwards and Robinson declared prejudicial interests as the applicants were known to them and left the meeting.

It was resolved with one abstention to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED as it is in a conservation area. It was considered that the inclusion of a flat roof was inappropriate as was the design. Members expressed serious concerns that this application had not been received prior to substantial construction work taking place.

 

Councillors Edwards and Robinson returned to the meeting

1/0258/2010/OUT

Location: Anstruther, Raleigh Hill, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Mr Peter Martin

Proposal: Erection of a dwelling

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED because of overdevelopment, over intensification and highways issues

 

 

1/0297/2010/FUL

Location: 69 King Alfred Crescent, Northam

Applicant: Mr Bell and Ms Clegg

Proposal: Proposed two storey & single storey rear extensions

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED because of over intensification and adverse effects on neighbours

 

 

1/0305/2010/FUL

Location: 11 Eastbourne Terrace, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr Alan Brewer

Proposal: Variation of Condition 7 of Planning Permission

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED because members could see no reason for any departure from clause 7.

 

1/0309/2010/FUL

Location: Gemini, Goats Hill Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr Graham Andrews

Proposal: Entrance porch on north elevation

Mrs Biggs declared a prejudicial interest, she is known to the applicants, and left the meeting. Cllr Robinson declared a personal interest and abstained from voting.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED because insufficient information has been supplied

Cllr Mrs Biggs returned to the meeting.

 

1004/39 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

It was resolved to note that Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has APPROVED the following applications with conditions as filed:

1/1222/2009/FUL

Location: Land at Nelson Mews, Nelson Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Ms Karen Heard

Proposal: Creation of single parking space

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0067/2010/FUL

1/0068/2010/LBC

Location: 9A Bude Street, Appledore

Applicant: Ms J Johnson

Proposal: Installation of rooflight and suntile in roof

(Northam had no objections)

 

` 1/0101/2010/LBC

Location: 16 Bude Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Walker

Proposal: Construction of conservatory to rear, installation of roof lights and internal alterations

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0170/2010/FUL

Location: 1 Commons Mews, Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr G Stone

Proposal: Proposed alterations to existing outbuilding and link extension

( Northam asked for a clearer description)

1004/40 It was resolved to note thatTorridge District Council the determining Authority has REFUSED the following applications as filed:

 

1/0980/2009/FULM

Location: Land to the south and east of Silford Road, Northam

Applicant: Westward Ho! Tennis Club

Proposal: Multi-Sports Centre comprising 4 internal and 4 external Tennis courts, 3 Squash courts, 2 Sports/Gym/Recreational rooms, viewing area, lounge, small meeting room, refreshment area, and associated facilities. Provision of car parking and access and landscaping scheme and wildlife habitat.

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1/0167/2010/OUT

Location: Tangletrees, Orchard Hill

Applicant Mr & Mrs N Gorvett

Proposal: Proposed single dwelling with access

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.10pm

 

 

 

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