Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 10 th November 2010 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 7.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman), Edwards, Langton Osborne (Town Mayor) and Tisdale

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

Parishioners

 

1011/420 Chairman's announcements

There were no announcements

1011/421 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Biggs, Mrs Boyle and Mrs Collins

 

1011/422 Declarations of interest

Members were reminded that all interests should be declared prior to the item being discussed.

 

1011/423 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1011/424 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 27 th October 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 27 th October 2010 as a correct record.

 

1011/425 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.

 

1/0859/2010/FUL

Location: Plot 1 rear of Gainsborough Drive, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal: Construction of dwelling Amended red line

 

It was resolved with one abstention (Cllr Tisdale) to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to the use of the eco-friendly features that were so prominent in the original application and subject to ensuring that the public open space follows the line of the coastal protection zone and that there is provision for its maintenance. Councillors wished it recorded that they were disappointed that no explanation of the amended boundary was received from Torridge by Northam Town Council.

 

1/0884//0885/2010/FUL

Location: 37 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs H Godfrey

Proposal: Demolition of single storey extension and proposed two storey pitched roof extension

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to the Conservation Officer being satisfied with the suitability of the application and the sympathetic use of appropriate materials.

 

1/0940/2010/EXT

Location: 21 Kenwith Road, Raleigh Hill

Applicant: Mr Hermann Gabl

Proposal: Extension of time of planning permission 1/1294/2007/FUL two storey and single storey side extension.

 

It was resolved to note this application.

 

1/0928/2010/FULM

Location: Highfield Manor, Bay View Road, Northam

Applicant: Highfield Manor Ltd

Proposal: Erection of 10 dwellings

 

Cllr Tisdale declared a prejudicial interest because of his previous involvement through the planning committee at Torridge District Council.

 

It was resolved with one abstention to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED. This application is for an increase in the number of properties to be built, this affects the affordable housing ratio. Refusal should be on the grounds of over-intensification, an increased burden on the sewerage system, infrastructure and overlooking. Change of access is also of concern as this has been reduced. The new development is not compatible with existing properties, two properties are too close to the pumping station and there is less than twenty one metres from window to window of some properties.

 

1/0952/2010/FUL

Location: Appletree Gardens, Hanson Park, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Chichester Homes Ltd

Proposal: Erection of 3 dwellings and substitution of house-type of Plot 8 to approved development at Appletree Gardens

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but Members expressed concerns that the junction with Heywood Road is extremely dangerous and they would therefore like to see a restriction on all vehicles leaving Hanson Park being obliged to turn left with a mini roundabout installed at the bottom of Raleigh Hill or Northam Road.

 

1011/426 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:

 

1/0743/2010/FUL

Location: 107 Irsha Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr S Curtis

Proposal: Proposed single storey extension to rear plus replacement windows

(Northam recommended approval subject to windows being in accordance with conservation area)

 

1/0790/2010/REM

Location: Sutton Raleigh, Mount Raleigh Avenue

Applicant: Mr & Mrs E Connaughton

Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters pursuant to Planning permission 1/0790/2010/REM

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0800/2010/FUL

Location: Appledore House, Meeting Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr M Widnell

Proposal: Proposed alterations and refurbishment of existing cottage

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0801/2010/FUL

Location: Pebble Cottage, 4 Pebble Close, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr K Thorpe

Proposal: Erection of double-glazed conservatory

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0805/2010/FUL

Location: Curia, 66 Bay View Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr C Denny

Proposal: Demolition of existing shed and construction of garage to front of property.

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1011/427 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

 

1/0811/2010/FUL

Location: 21 Highfield, Northam

Applicant: Mr C Bailes

Proposal: Erection of a greenhouse

(Northam recommended approval)

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.32 pm

 

 

 

 

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