Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 26 th January 2011 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 6.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman)

Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins, Langton (Town Mayor), Osborne and Tisdale

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

Members of the public

1101/29 Chairman's announcements

There were no Chairman's announcements

1101/30 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr Edwards

 

1101/31 Declarations of interest

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

 

1101/32 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1101/33 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 12 th January

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 12 th January 2011 as a correct record.

 

1101/34 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.

No members of the public wished to make representations

 

1101/35 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.

 

1/0917/2010/EXTM

Location: Roslyn Gardens Caravan Park, Merley Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Maxam Property (Westward Ho! Ltd)

Proposal: Extension of time of planning permission 1/0548/2002 Residential development AMENDED DESCRIPTION

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District

Council that this application be REFUSED on the same grounds as previously i.e. Recommend refusal for the reasons given by the District Council in their refusal of the previous application. The changes on this new application seem to be largely cosmetic and the developer has not addressed the issues raised by the District Council's Planning Committee when considering the previous application. It is important that any developer is required to comply with, and meet the requirements of, the designation of the area in relation to coastal preservation, nature conservation, important wildlife corridor and AONB. Policies ENV5, ENV6 and ENV9 of the Torridge District Council Local Plan would seem to apply as would Policies CO4 and CO5 of the Devon Structure Plan. Also the design is not compatible with the street scene and Northam Town Council considers that this is sufficient reason to refuse an extension of time.

Cllr Tisdale declared a prejudicial interest.

 

1/1006/2010/FUL

Location: St Helens Bungalow, Heywood Road

Applicant: Mr D Sparrey

Proposal: Single storey bedroom extension affecting a public right of way

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to safeguarding the future of the footpath and ensuring that it is not blocked during the development.

 

1/1023/2010/FUL

Location: Flat 3 Kingsley Flats, 4 Kingsley Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Harris Properties Ltd

Proposal: Conversion of single 4 bedroom flat on first floor to 1 no 1 bed and 1 no 2 bed flat

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED providing there are no adverse effects on the structure of or external appearance of the building. Northam Town Council wish to highlight parking issues caused by the increase in dwellings due to this type of conversion.

1/1024/2010/FUL

Location: 37 Lenwood Country Club, Lenwood Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr R Thorogood

Proposal: Variation of condition 3 of 1/0930/1986 to allow for 12 month holiday occupancy

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

 

1/1122/2010/FUL

Location: 20 Highfield, Northam

Applicant: Mr B Martin

Proposal: Bay window

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

 

1/1126/2010/FUL

Location: Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal Demolition of barn and stable block and construction of 5 holiday units

Cllr Tisdale abstained from voting. The remaining Councillors resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED. As equestrian use is no longer required they considered the use of holiday lets to be acceptable. They were concerned, however, that the wildlife survey did not appear to be current and there appears to be no provision for alternative energy sources.

 

1/1127/2010/FUL

Location: Oriel House, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Mr H Waters and Mrs L Arscott

Proposal Extension to side of property

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but disappointed in the use of the design. They consider that the decision to include a flat roof within the extension needs to be addressed.

 

1/1131/2010/EXT

Location: Amulet, 1 Nilgala Close

Applicant: Mr G Parish

Proposal: Extension of time of Planning permission 1/0133/2008/FUL Raise roof on bungalow to create 3 bedrooms in roofspace.

Minor alterations to ground floor layout. Provision of solar water heating panels on south facing roof.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED provided there are no overlooking problems.

 

1/0001/2011/FUL

Location: 1 Honey Street, Northam

Applicant: Mr W R Peters

Proposal: Single storey extension to rear

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but concern was expressed at the quality of the plans.

 

1/0011/2011/FUL

Location: Little Conkers, Durrant Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs E Lowe

Proposal: Proposed single storey extension and new flat roof to existing porch

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but Council is unhappy again with the flat roof.

1/0013/2011/FUL

Location: 10 Odun Terrace, Richmond Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mr C O'Brien

Proposal: Proposed rear dormer window

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

 

1/0017/2011/LBC

1/0037/2011/FUL

Location: Flat 24 Kipling Court, Kipling Terrace, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs J Nordlund

Proposal: Installation of central heating system including ventilation flue

 

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

1101/36 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:

 

1/0897/2010/FUL

Location: Salt Winds, Torridge Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Collis

Proposal: Proposed alterations and extensions

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0924/2010/EXTM

Location: 80 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!

Applicant: R J Belcher & R J Goode

Proposal: Extension of time of planning permission 1/0983/2007/FUL demolition of existing building and erection of 14 no dwellings and associated works

( Northam noted the application)

 

1/0938/2010/FUL

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

Applicant: Mr David Johnson

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

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0983/2010/FUL

Location: 3 Hillcroff Terrace, Irsha Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs G & C Boggis

Proposal: Proposed dormer replacement

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/1003/2010/FUL

Location: 18 Fairlea Crescent, Northam

Applicant: T Hallett

Proposal: Garage extension

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/1015/2010/FUL

Location: 7 St Margarets Court, Lakenham Hill

Applicant: Mr & Mrs A Madgwick

Proposal: Proposed extension

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1101/37 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

 

1/0928/2010/FULM

Location: Highfield Manor, Bay View Road, Northam

Applicant: Highfield Manor Ltd

Proposal: Erection of 10 dwellings

( Northam recommended refusal)

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.40 pm.

 

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