Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 28 th July 2010 at the Council Chamber Council Offices Windmill Lane Northam at 6.15 pm

 

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

In Attendance: Mrs Jane Mills, Town Clerk

1 member of the public

 

1007/221 Chairman's announcements

There were no Chairman's announcements

 

1007/222 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Biggs, Tisdale

 

1007/223 Declarations of interest

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

 

1007/224 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1007/225 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 14 th July 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting as a correct record.

 

1007/226 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

 

1/0553/2010/FUL

Location: 19 Century Drive, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Unsworth

Proposal: Extension to dwelling, provision of parking lay-by and extension of garage AMENDED PLANS

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

 

1/0594/2010/FULM

Location: Golden Bay Holiday Village, Merley Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Continental chalets (Westward Ho!)

Proposal: Demolition of 6 chalets and construction of 5 pairs of semi detached two storey holiday villas

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED but Members would like to see maximum energy efficient measures being applied.

 

1/0606/2010/FUL

1/0607/2010/CON

Location: 6 Odun Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mr Daniel Lobato

Proposal: Erection of 5 bedroom house on land between No 6 and No 7 Odun Road

Cllrs Mrs Boyle and Edwards declared a personal interest as the applicant was known to them.

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be APPROVED subject to conservation requirements being met.

 

Cllr Mrs Collins joined the meeting and apologised for her late arrival.

 

1/608/2010/CON

Location: Appledore Methodist Church, Richmond Road, Appledore

Applicant: Rev David Morris

Proposal: Conversion of chapel to one unit of housing, demolition of other structures and provision of four units of further housing and works to provide new mews access

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be REFUSED on the grounds of over intensification, overlooking, no parking provision, loss of existing car parking and impact on neighbours.

 

1/0613/2010/FUL

Location: 64 Bay View Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr & Mrs B Tilke

Proposal: Erection of second storey, internal alterations and double garage

 

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

 

1007/227 Torridge District Council Notices of Appeal

Members resolved to note that Torridge District Council the determining Authority has notified that an appeal has been lodged with the Department of Communities and Local Government against the refusal of the following applications:

 

1/0874/2009/FULM

Location: Lenwood Country Club, Lenwood Road, Northam

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

Appellant: Mr David Kahn (County Bideford Ltd)

Proposal: Hybrid application for 19 new holiday lodges, clubhouse, shop and bin store (full), demolition of Country Club and erection of 70 bed care home (C2 use) (outline), internal highway works, incidental open space and associated works.

Appeal starting date: 8 th June 2010 Informal hearing 12 th October 2010 at the Committee Room, Riverbank House

 

1/0869/2009/REMM

Location: Land to the west of Avon Lane, Westward Ho!

Appeal Ref: APP/W1145/A/10/2131875/NWF

Appellant: Newland Homes Ltd

Proposal: Residential development of 24 homes on land to the west of Avon Lane, in accordance with the terms of application 1/2625/2006/OUTAppeal start date: 13 th July 2010 - The Appeal is to be decided on the basis of an exchange of written statement by the parties and a site visit by the Inspector

1007/228 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:

 

1/0503/2010/FUL

Location: Watertown Garage, Long Lane, Watertown

Applicant: Mr D Bushby

Proposal: Proposed extension to existing vehicle repair workshop and MOT

testing station

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1007/229 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

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

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1007/230 Torridge District Notice of Withdrawal of application

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

1/0429/2010/REM

Location: Sutton Raleigh, Mount Raleigh Avenue, Orchard Hill

Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters pursuant to Planning permission 1/0128/2008/OUT for proposed new dwelling amended plans

 

1/0508/2010/REM

Location: Paddock rear of Gainsborough Drive, Westward Ho!

Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters pursuant to Planning permission 1/0462/2009/OUT for erection of 3 bungalow and provision of public open space

 

1007/231 Devon County Council Grant of conditional Planning permission

It was resolved to note that Devon County Council has granted the following conditional planning permission.

 

NW/DCC/3043/2010

Location: Field adjacent to Northam St George's Cof E (VA) School, Jackets Lane, Northam

Proposal: Construction of a new pre-school and associated outside play area, new access and three parking spaces including one disable space at Field adjacent to Northam St George's Cof E (VA) School, Jackets Lane, Northam

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.32 pm
 

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