Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 30 th March 2011 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 7.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman),

Mrs Boyle (from minute 1103/145) Mrs Collins, Edwards, Langton (Town Mayor) Osborne and Tisdale

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

1103/139 Chairman's announcements

There were no announcements

1103/140 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Boyle, Edwards and Langton

 

1103/141 Declarations of interest

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

 

1103/142 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1103/143 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.

 

1103/144 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.

 

1103/145 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.

1/0156/2011/FUL

Location: Applecroft, Limers Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs S Green

Proposal: Detached dwelling with garage and access

Councillor Tisdale abstained from discussing this application

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District

Council that this application be approved subject to the height not being intrusive and there being no adverse comments from neighbours.

 

1/0187/2011/FUL

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

Applicant: Mr D Johnson

Proposal: Conversion of former Baptist church to 3 no dwellings amended design incorporating 4 no dormer windows

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved but the Council would still prefer to see a pitched roof as per their comments on the last application.

 

1/0021/2011/FUL

Location: Namaste, Buckleigh Road, Westward Ho! Devon EX39 3PU

Applicant: Mr R Paterson

Proposal: Conversion of garage into holiday accommodation

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council

that this application be approved but Council expressed strong reservations about the roof construction. They would like

to see energy saving and water features. They also expressed concern about access onto the narrow road and whether the infrastructure could support additional sewage disposal.

 

1/0229/2011/FUL

Location: 61 Irsha Street, Appledore Bideford, Devon EX39 1RY

Applicant: Mrs Susan Goodwin

Proposal: 3 no: replacement windows

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to new windows matching the existing and timber framed so that they fit in with the street scene and subject to the agreement of the Conservation Officer.

1103/146 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:

1/0001/2011/FUL

Location: 1 Honey Street, Northam

Applicant: Mr W R Peters

Proposal: Single storey extension to the rear

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0009/2011/FUL

Location: Chircombe Cottage, Chircombe Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr B Mitchell

Proposal: Erection of pre-built wooden single storey garage/shed/workshop

( Northam recommended approval with conditions)

 

1/1094/5/2010/FUL

Location: 8 The Quay, Appledore Bideford Devon EX39 1QS

Applicant: Mr J Durkin

Proposal: Proposed alteration of garage roof to provide first floor balcony over plus alteration of window openings and replacement

( Northam recommended approval by a majority decision)

 

1/0066/2011/FUL

Location: 48 Windmill Lane Northam Devon EX39 1BZ

Applicant: Mr E Cann

Proposal: Proposed rear and roof extension

(Northam recommended approval

 

1103/147 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

 

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

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1103/148 Torridge District Council, the determining Authority has asked for comments on the following application for certificate of proposed lawful use: Please note that this is not a planning application:

 

Location: 83 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!

Applicant : Mr M Pritchard

Proposal: Certificate of proposed lawful use: Proposed single storey extension to rear

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.45 pm

 

 

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