Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council's Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Wednesday 24 th June 2009


PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr C K Langton

Members - Cllrs Mrs A Boyle, Mrs S Collins, Mrs M Cox, A Eastman, R Johnson, R H Osborne, R Tisdale and 6 parishioners

Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllrs Mrs P D Biggs, B M Edwards and S Robinson,

1. Minutes

The minutes of the Town Council's Planning/Licensing Committee held 10 th June 2009 were approved and signed.

(Vote: Unanimous)

Cllr Mrs Cox 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

0105/09 Proposed golf driving range - Royal North Devon Golf Club –Amended scheme – RESOLVED - Recommend approval.

(Vote: 6 For, 1 abst)

Councillors Johnson and Langton declared a personal interest.

0186/09 Proposed conversion of unused part of building to form manager's accommodation - Fantasy Island Amusements, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho! – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

Cllr Johnson declared a prejudicial interest and left the room for this item.

(Vote: Unanimous)

0415/09 Proposed residential development on agricultural land. Plot at OS 446 land off Mount Raleigh Avenue – RESOLVED - Recommend refusal. This proposal would be development on agricultural land and it would add to the existing traffic problems in an area already suffering from an inadequate road system.

(Vote: 6 For, Cllr Mrs Cox abstained)

0453/09 Proposed erection of two storey extension to dwelling -1 Silford Cottages, Raleigh Hill – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0505/09 Proposed single storey rear conservatory - 4 Orchard Gardens, Orchard Hill – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0517/09 Plot 1 Land adjoining High Stacks, Raleigh Hill – Proposed residential development for 4 no dwellings – reserved matters application pursuant to planning permission 1276/08 - RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: 5 For, 2 abst)

0518/09 Proposed installation of air conditioning unit to rear 2 Meeting Street,

0519/09 Appledore – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: 6 For, 1 abst)

Cllr Tisdale joined the meeting at this juncture.

0534/09 Proposed dormer to front elevation - Rhosarden, Glengarth Close, Northam – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0539/09 Proposed ground floor utility room extension to rear elevation - Rosehill Rest Home, Robins Hill, Orchard Hill – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: 7 For, 1 abst)

0547/09 Proposed extension to dwelling - 3 Venton Drive, Westward Ho! – Amendment to planning permission 1023/2008/FUL – RESOLVED -

Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0548/09 Proposed single storey rear extension -17 Scott Avenue, Appledore – RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

0555/09 Proposed decking to rear - 95 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho! – RESOLVED – Recommend approval if no overlooking and size being appropriate.

(Vote: 7 For, 1 abst)

3. Westward Ho! Tennis Club – Public Consultation

The Chairman drew Members' attention to the letter from the Club who were holding a public display of their proposed new facilities. He encouraged Members to attend.