Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 13 th April 2011 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 5.30 pm

 

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

In Attendance: Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

Member of the public

1104/175 Chairman's announcements

There were no Chairman's announcements.

1104/176 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr Edwards.

 

1104/177 Declarations of interest

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

 

1104/178 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1104179 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 30 th March 2011

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 30 th March 2011 as a correct record.

 

1104/180 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.

No Members of the public wished to make representations

 

1104/181 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.

1/0051/2011/FUL

Location: Land and Garage at Fosketh Hill, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs E Potter

Proposal: Conversion of double garage into a one bedroom dwelling amended certificates

It was resolved to note this application.

 

1/0172/2011/FUL

1/0173/2011/LBC

Location: 19 Bude Street, Appledore

Applicant: Ms P Lucraft

Proposal: Single storey extension to rear, to include flashings to neighbouring property

Cllr Hames declared a personal interest in this application.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED with one abstention (Cllr Hames).

 

1/0204/2011/FUL

Location: 64 Bay View Road, Northam, Buckleigh Road, Westward Ho! Devon

Applicant: Mr & Mrs B Tilke

Proposal: Replacement dwelling and garage

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

 

1/0231/2011/FUL

Location: Barton Croft, Abbotsham

Applicant: Mr & Mrs N J Martin

Proposal: Erection of 2 units of holiday accommodation and ancillary/recreation space and small holding storage

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED on the grounds that this was originally an agricultural development with a single dwelling for a local farmer. Members considered that the quality of the structure was unsuitable for holiday accommodation. Previous development was specifically for light industrial use. Members were concerned that access was not suitable and that the infrastructure could not support additional properties and they doubted the viability of the conversion.

 

1/0238/2011/FUL

Location: Mallards, Lower Cleave, Northam

Applicant: Mr P Biddle

Proposal: Erection of log cabin in garden for use as annexe

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to a condition that it is for family use only and will not be used as a holiday home or sold off as a separate plot.

 

1/0241/2011/FUL

Location: 26 Woodland Park, Northam

Applicant: Mr Mitchell

Proposal: Retention of fence adjacent to the highway

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to there being no adverse comments from neighbours. Members expressed concern about the height of the fence and its effect on sight lines.

 

1/0250/2011/FUL

Location: 16 Century Drive, Northam

Applicant: Mrs C Hooper

Proposal: Proposed new open sided car port to the front of the property

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but expressed concerns that the car port would block the only window to the bedroom.

 

1/0259/2011/REM

Location: Plot 4 on land adjoining High Stacks, Raleigh Hill

Applicant: Mr C Dark

Proposal: Erection of dwelling (Plot 4)

It was resolved note this application.

 

1/0267/2011/FUL

1/0268/2011/LBC

Location: 15 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr John Needs

Proposal: Demolition of rear extension and proposed new rear extension, reinstatement of window openings and windows

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to a satisfactory report from the Conservation Officer.

 

1/0288/2011/FUL

Location: High Stones, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr E Edwards

Proposal: Single storey extension to the rear of the dwelling

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

 

1/0299/2011/FUL

Location: 48 Windmill Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr E Cann

Proposal: Proposed rear and roof extension

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but Members would prefer the roof to have been pitched.

 

1104/182 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:

1/0859/2010/FUL

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

Applicant: Mr K Murdoch

Proposal: Construction of dwelling

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/1038/2011/FUL

Location: 12 Pebble Close, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Aviston

Proposal: Conservatory at rear

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0157/2011/FUL

Location: 3 Lea Terrace, Appledore

Applicant: Mr I Vanstone

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

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0166/2011/FUL

Location: 25 Estuary View

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Osborne

Proposal: Conservatory

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0167/2011/FUL

Location: 7 Estuary View, Northam

Applicant: Mr W Allen

Proposal: New window in west elevation

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1104/183 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

 

1/0090/2011/FUL

Location: 1 The Path, Appledore

Applicant: Mr R Davey

Proposal: New dormer windows to east elevation

(Northam recommended approval subject to work not fundamentally altering the street scene)

 

1104/184 Torridge District Council, the determining Authority has notified the following Notice of Appeal with details of Public Inquiry date.

 

1/0383/2010/FULM

1/0384/2010/LBC

Location: Richmond Dock, Newquay Street, Appledore

Applicant : Mr S Maunder

Proposal: Residential development comprising 24 flats, community building, repair works to dock, gates and surrounding area

APPEAL REFERENCE: APP/W1145/A/11/2144215/NWF

APPEAL STARTING DATE: 25 th January 2011

Public Inquiry has been arranged for 14 th June 2011 in the Town Hall, Bideford, starting at 10.00 am (for up to 3 days). Northam Town Council can attend if they wish.

 

It was resolved to note the Appeal was taking place. Once new Councillors have been appointed some Members will be invited to attend the Appeal.

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.20 pm

 

 

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