Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 16 th March 2011 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 7.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman)

Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins, Osborne and Tisdale

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

Members of the public

1103/130 Chairman's announcements

There were no announcements

1103/131 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Boyle, Edwards and Langton

 

1103/132 Declarations of interest

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

 

1103/133 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1103/134 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 23 rd February 2011

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 23 rd February 2011 as a correct record.

 

1103/135 Public Participation

It was noted that 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.

 

1103/136 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.

 

1/0020/2011/FUL

Location: Orchard Way , Glengarth Close, Northam

Applicant: Mr M Stevenson

Proposal: Rear extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved despite the fact that the committee considered the plans inadequate.

 

1/0051/2011/FUL

Location: Building at NGR 243274 128889 Fosketh Hill, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs E Potter

Proposal: Conversion of double garage into a one bedroom dwelling

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to the use of grey tiles to match adjoining properties. Also that the height is not intrusive to neighbouring properties and further development to this dwelling is not permitted.

 

1/0072/2011/FUL

Location: 10 Northdene, Raleigh

Applicant: Mr C Leather

Proposal: Removal of condition 2 of planning permission 1/1368/2007/COU amended plan

Cllrs Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins and Tisdale, declared personal interests and Cllr Osborne declared a prejudicial interest and left the meeting. Two members advised that they would abstain and this left the meeting inquorate.

It was resolved to note this application.

Cllr Osborne returned to the meeting

 

1/0090/2011/FUL

Location: 1 The Path, Appledore

Applicant: Mr R Davey

Proposal: New dormer windows to east elevations

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to work not

fundamentally altering the street scene.

 

1/0097/2011/FUL

Location: 13 Scott Avenue , Appledore

Applicant: Mr P Clarke

Proposal: Single storey extension to front and rear of property

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

 

1/0138/2011/FUL

Location: 12 Pebble Close, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Aviston

Proposal: Conservatory at rear

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

 

1/0140/2011/FUL

Location: 6 Northdene, Bideford

Applicant: Mr K Thorne

Proposal: Erection of dwelling

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused as it appears to be backland development. The development is too large for the size of the site and the footprint appears larger than the existing building.

 

1/0143/2011/FUL

Location: 18 Century Drive, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs D Parker

Proposal: Proposed extension to form garden room

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused on the grounds that it is

overlooking and would be an extension on an existing extension.

The footprint is excessive. The committee would like to have seen a proper drawing showing the extension in relation to the boundary of neighbouring properties.

 

1/0146/2011/LBC

1/0147/2011/FUL

Location: 12 Bude Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr S Percival

Proposal: Extension in glass to existing listed building and repair alteration and conservation of historic fabric

Standing Orders were suspended to enable a member of the public to speak. Standing Orders were re-instated

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved but with strict limits on construction traffic and working hours. Concerns were expressed regarding the historic fabric.

 

1/0150/2011/FUL

Location: The Slipway, Westbourne Terrrace, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr J Martin

Proposal: 5 no beach-goods sales kiosks

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

 

1/0157/2011/FUL

Location: 3 Lea Terrace, Appledore

Applicant: Mr I Vanstone

Proposal: Demolition of existing and erection of new garage and store

Standing Orders were suspended to enable a member of the public to speak. Standing Orders were re-instated

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

 

1/0166/2010/FUL

Location: 25 Estuary View, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Osborne

Proposal: Proposed Conservatory

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

 

1/0167/2011/FUL

Location: 7 Estuary View, Northam

Applicant: Mr W Allen

Proposal: New window in west elevation

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

 

1/0169/2011/FUL

Location: Tangletrees, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Murray

Proposal: Construction of garden room and two storey extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to no overlooking.

 

1103/137 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:

1/1126/2010/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

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/1131/2010/EXT

Location: Amulet, 1 Nilgala Close, Raleigh

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.

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0011/2011/FUL

Location: Little Conkers, Durrant Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs E Lowe

Proposal: Single storey extension and new flat roof to existing porch

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0013/2011/FUL

Location: 10 Odun Terrace, Richmond Road , Appledore

Applicant: Mr C O'Brien

Proposal: Proposed rear dormer window

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0017/2011LBC

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

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1103/138 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

It was resolved to note Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has refused the following applications:

 

1/1087/2010/FUL

Location: 29A Fordlands Crescent, Raleigh

Applicant: Mr L and Mrs M Slade

Proposal: Replacement of hedge with stone wall

(Northam recommended approval)

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.55 pm

 

 

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