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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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:
Location: Land at Nelson Mews, Nelson Road, Westward Ho!
Applicant: Ms Karen Heard
Proposal: Creation of single parking space
(Northam recommended approval)
Location: 9A Bude Street, Appledore
Applicant: Ms J Johnson
Proposal: Installation of rooflight and suntile in roof
(Northam had no objections)
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)
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:
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)
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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