Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 15 th December 2010 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 6.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman), Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins, Edwards, Langton (Town Mayor) and Osborne

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

 

1012/489 Chairman's announcements

The Chairman reported on an amended plan received from Torridge District Council for application 758/2010. Cllrs recommended that the revised plan be approved subject to there being no adverse comments from neighbours and the agreement of the Conservation Officer. Northam has been advised of 3 applications that are being heard on 16 th December by Torridge District Council. Cllrs Osborne and Edwards will be attending to put the views of Northam Town Council, in particular that the agreement for the rear of 1 Gainsborough Drive Westward Ho! should include retention or replacement of the seaside shelters.

1012/490 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr Tisdale

 

1012/491 Declarations of interest

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

 

1012/492 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1012/493 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 24 th November 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 24 th November 2010 as a correct record.

 

1012/494 Public Participation

Members of the public are permitted to make representations, answer questions and give evidence in respect of any item of business included in the agenda. Each member of the public is entitled to speak once only in respect of business itemised on the agenda and shall not speak for more than 3 minutes. The period of time which is designated for public participation in accordance with standing orders shall not exceed 15 minutes.

There were no members of the public present

 

1012/495 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.

 

1/0938/2010/FUL

Location: Westward Ho! Baptist Church, Nelson Drive, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr D Johnson

Proposal: Conversion of former Baptist Church into 3 no dwellings (revision to previously approved scheme ref 1/0625/2008/FUL

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved but the Council would prefer to see a pitched roof instead of a flat roof.

 

1/0981/2010/FUL

Location: Sea Spray Annexe, Jubilee Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs R Lane

Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of new dwelling Amended address

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused for the same reasons as previously, namely that the new development is much greater than the existing footprint. The property would be much higher than adjoining properties, the use of the materials and the design are out of keeping with the historic area, which we understand is a Conservation area. The proposed entrance is on the Lifeboat slipway, also there would be impact on neighbouring properties. We also understand that there was an agreement that the existing property could not be occupied for the full twelve months of the year. Northam Town Council would also request that should this application be called in there would be a site visit. Also that any objections previously received be carried forward to this amended address.

 

1/0983/2020/FUL

Location: 3 Hillcliff Terrace, Irsha Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs C & G Boggis

Proposal: Proposed dormer replacement

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved

 

1/0995/2010/FUL

Location: 6 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mrs J Slocombe

Proposal: Alterations including the installation of utilities box on south elevation

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved

 

1/1003/2010/FUL

Location: 18 Fairlea Crescent

Applicant: Terry Hallett

Proposal: Garage extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved

 

1/1006/2010/FUL

Location: St Helens Bungalow, Heywood Road, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Mr D Sparrey

Proposal: Single storey bedroom extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved

 

1/1015/2010/FUL

Location: 7 St Margaret's Court, Lakenham Hill, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Madgwick

Proposal: Proposed extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to no adverse comments from neighbours

 

1/1024/2010/FUL

Location: 37 Lenwood Country Club

Applicant: Mr R Thorogood

Proposal: Removal of condition to allow for 12 month holiday occupancy

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved

1012/496 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has APPROVED the following applications with conditions as filed:

 

1/0837/0853/2010/LBC

Location: 8 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mrs P Davis

Proposal: Proposed additional toilet facilities to the fish restaurant

(Northam recommended approval)

1/0857/2010/FUL

Location: Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal: Demolish barn and construct 2 holiday bungalows

(Northam returned this application to Torridge)

 

1/0858/2010/FUL

Location: Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal: Demolish barn and construct 3 holiday homes

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1/0862/2010/FUL

Location: Land forming part of the Former Tudor House, Golf Links Road

Applicant: Trustees of Westward Ho! Baptist Church

Proposal: Erection of new Baptist Church

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0870/2010/FUL

Location: Toye Farm, Durrant Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr A Rutherford

Proposal: Demolish existing garage and replace with two storey building

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0875/2010/FUL

Location: 27 Staddon Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mrs R Hallett

Proposal: Proposed single storey extension to side

(Northam noted this application)

 

1/0884/2010/FUL

1/0885/2010/LBC

Location: 37 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs H Godfrey

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

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0886/2010/FUL

Location: Steepholme,Goats Hill Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Dixon

Proposal: Alterations and first floor extension/loft conversion

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0887/2010/FUL

Location: Virleo, Hilltop Road, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Mr M Garland

Proposal: Conversion of lower ground floor to annex and conversion of loft space

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0888/2010/FUL

Location: Land at Silford Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr T Boundy

Proposal: Proposed stable

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1012/497 Torridge District Council Planning

It was resolved to note that Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has notified that the following application has been withdrawn:

 

1/0862/2010/FUL

Location: Land forming part of the Former Tudor House, Golf Links Road

Applicant: Trustees of Westward Ho! Baptist Church

Proposal: Erection of new Baptist Church

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1012/498 Lenwood Country Club Appeal

Appeal Ref: APP/W1145/A/10/2128620/NWF

It was resolved to note that the Planning Inspector has dismissed the appeal.

The Council asked that a letter be written to Torridge expressing concern about the lack of local listing for the Country Club and whether or not the owners should be required to have it restored in view of its current state of disrepair

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.30pm

 

 

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