Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 15 th September 2010 at the Council Chamber Council Offices Windmill Lane Northam at 6.00 pm

 

Present: Cllrs Hames (Chairman), Mrs Biggs, Mrs Collins, Edwards,Langton (Town Mayor), Tisdale

In Attendance: Mrs P Moores, Assistant Town Clerk

 

1009/299 Chairman's announcements

There were no Chairman's announcements.

 

1009/300 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs Boyle and Osborne

 

1009/301 Declarations of interest

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

 

1009/302 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

 

1009/303 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 25 th August 2010

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

 

1009/304 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

1/0575/2020/OUTM

Location: Willowdene and Lower Lodge, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: County Devon Ltd

Proposal: Demolition of two dwellings and erection of 12 no terraced and semi-detached dwellings.

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused for the following reasons:

Gross over-development, too much loss of garden space, only pedestrian access, no access for emergency vehicles. If development is permitted then there would be an impact on the

existing street scene, impact on sewerage facilities and there would be concern about the lack of renewable energy in the development and rainwater saving provision.

1/0736/2010/FUL

Location: 26 Atlantic Way, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr D and Mrs P Redman

Proposal: Loft conversion, refurbishment incorporating bay window and new glazed and timber framed stairwell extension

Councillors Mrs Collins and Tisdale declared a prejudicial interest and left the room for this item.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to concerns about the design of the stairwell extension. It is not in keeping with the period detail of the house. Also at the front the rooflights are not in keeping with the period detail of the house.

 

1/0743/2010/FUL

Location: 107 Irsha Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr S Curtis

Proposal: Proposed single storey extension to rear plus replacement windows

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to the replacement windows being in accordance with the conservation area, i.e. should be timber .

 

1/0754/2010/EXT

Location: 113 Morwenna Park Road, Northam

Applicant: Mrs M Richards

Proposal: Extension of time of planning permission 1/1034/2005/FUL pitched roof to provide additional accommodation

 

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

 

1/0762/2010/FUL

Location: Appletree Gardens, Hanson Park, Orchard Hill

Applicant: Chichester Homes Ltd

Proposal: Erection of 4 dwellings

 

Cllr Mrs Biggs declared a personal interest and left the meeting for this item.

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved but Members expressed concerns that the junction with Heywood Road is extremely dangerous and they would therefore like to see a restriction on all vehicles leaving Hanson Park being obliged to turn left with a mini roundabout installed at the bottom of Raleigh Hill or Northam Road.

 

1/0764/2010/EXT

Location: The Sail Loft, 5 The Quay, Appledore

Applicant: Mr A Simmons

Proposal: Extension of time of planning permission 1/0326/2005/COU: Proposed conversion of redundant building

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused on the grounds that the planning permission has lapsed, circumstances may now be different and a fresh application should be made.

 

1/0775/2010/FUL

Location: Appledore Hall, New Quay Street, Appledore

Applicant: Appledore Community Hall

Proposal: Replacement roof over snooker room

Cllr Edwards declared a prejudicial interest and left the meeting for this item.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved. Members would like to be sure that sufficient insulation is installed to ensure energy conservation.

 

1/0780/2010/FUL

Location: 15 Fairlea Crescent, Northam

Applicant: Mr B White

Proposal: Proposed rear and garage extension

 

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

 

1/0790/2010/REM

Location: Sutton Raleigh, Mount Raleigh Avenue

Applicant: Mr & Mrs E Connaughton

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

 

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

 

1/800/2010/FUL

Location: Appledore House, Meeting Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mr M Widnell

Proposal: Proposed alterations and refurbishment of existing cottage

 

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to the provision for parking within the curtilage of the existing dwelling.

 

1/805/2010/FUL

Location: Curia, 66 Bay View Road, Northam

Applicant: Mr C Denny

Proposal: Demolition of existing shed and construction of garage to front of property.

 

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

 

1009/305 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:

 

1/0480/2010/LBC

Location: 25 Kipling Court Terrace, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr V Burrows

Proposal: Remove plywood panels in dormer windows and reinstate glass to original condition

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0498/2010/REMM

Location: Land to east of Goodwood Park Road, Northam

Applicant: Devonshire Homes

Proposal: Erection of 10 dwellings, access road and drainage

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1/0500/2010/FUL

Location: 5 Nelson Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Chichester Homes Ltd

Proposal: Erection of 2 no town houses, 3 no cottages and 3 no flats with garages and surface parking

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0564/2010/FUL

Location: Village Green, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Torridge District Council

Proposal: Remediation works to Westward Ho! village green. Landscaping to include paving, re-grading of site to form new levels, coastal planting and play provision.

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0589/2010/REM

Location: Plot 2 on land adjoining High Stacks, Raleigh Hill

Applicant: Mr C Dark

Proposal: Residential development for 4 no dwellings reserved matters application pursuant to planning permission 1/1276/2008/OUT relating to Plot 2

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0598/2010/FUL

Location: Elizabethan Club, Merley Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Messrs Braddick

Proposal: Alterations and extensions. Change of use of storerooms and alterations to form one additional flat.

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0606/2010/FUL

1/0607/2010/CON

Location: 6 Odun Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mr D Lobato

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

( Northam recommended approval)

 

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.

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1/637/2010/FUL

Location: Acorns, 4 Daddon Hill, Northam

Applicant: Mr D Carter

Proposal: Proposed external alterations to front elevation and extension to garage

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0678/2010/FUL

Location: Bideford, Littleham & Westward Ho! Cricket Club, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr J Lowe

Proposal: Relocation of existing practice cricket nets

( Northam recommended approval)

 

1009/306 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

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

1/0365/2010/OUT

Location: Chircombe House, Chircombe Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr D Shears

Proposal: Erection of four detached dwellings together with private access and associated works affecting public right of way

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1/0481/2010/FULM

Location: Land to the south and east of Silford Road, Northam

Applicant: Westward Ho! Tennis Club

Proposal: Multi-sports centre comprising 4 internal and 4 external tennis courts, 3 squash courts, 2 sports/gym/recreations rooms and associated facilities

( Northam recommended refusal)

 

1009/307 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:

1/0538/2010/FUL

Location: Appletree Gardens, Hanson Park, Northam

Applicant: 3 Brannam Crescent, Roundswell

Proposal: Erection of 3 dwellings and substitution of house-type of Plot 8 to approved development at Appletree Gardens

There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.20 pm

 

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