Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 13 th October 2010 at the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Windmill Lane Northam at 6.00 pm

 

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

In Attendance: Cllr Mrs Whittaker

Mrs M J Mills, Town Clerk

Members of the public

1010/344 Chairman's announcements

There were no Chairman's announcements.

1010/345 Apologies

Apologies were received from Cllr Mrs Biggs and Tisdale

1010/346 Declarations of interest

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

1010/347 To agree agenda as published

It was resolved to agree the Agenda as published.

1010/348 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Planning meeting held 29 th September 2010

It was resolved to confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held 29 th September 2010 as a correct record.

 

1010/349 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.

 

1/0837/2010/LBC & 1/0853/2020/FUL

Location: 8 Market Street, Appledore

Applicant: Mrs P Davis

Proposal: Proposed additional toilet facilities to the fish restaurant

 

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

1/0858/2010/FUL

Location: Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal: Demolish barn and erect 3 holiday homes

Cllr Mrs Collins declared a personal interest and withdrew from the meeting whilst this application was considered.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be refused on the grounds that its position is so close to the area of outstanding natural beauty and coastal preservation area that conversion to residential in the form of holiday accommodation is not appropriate. The Council recommends that this and adjacent buildings associated with the equestrian use be removed and the land put back to agricultural use. Should Torridge District Council be minded to approve the application the Council requests a condition that the properties must be retained as holiday homes.

Cllr Mrs Collins returned to the meeting.

 

1/0859/2010/FUL

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

Applicant: Mrs K Murdoch

Proposal: Construction of dwelling

Cllr Mrs Collins declared a personal interest and withdrew from the meeting whilst this application was considered.

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to ensuring that the public open space follows the line of the coastal protection zone and that there is provision for its maintenance. Also that the property is built to include as many eco friendly features as possible.

Cllr Mrs Collins returned to the meeting.

 

1/0870/2010/FUL

Location: Toye Farm, Durrant Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr A J Rutherford

Proposal: Demolish existing garage and replace with two storey building

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to no overlooking and no adverse comments from neighbours. Materials used to match existing. Also the Council are concerned that there appear to be additional Velux windows in the existing building for which no planning consent has been sought and expressed concerns as to the positioning of the conservatory.

 

1/0875/2010/FUL

Location: 27 Staddon Road, Appledore

Applicant: Mrs R Hallett

Proposal: Proposed single storey extension to side

It was resolved to recommend to Torridge District Council that this application be approved subject to the materials being used matching the existing property.

(Cllr Mrs Boyle abstained)

 

1010/350 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:

 

1/0688/2010/REM

Location: Patmos, Limers Lane, Northam

Applicant: Mr C Rogers

Proposal: Application for approval of reserved matters pursuant to planning permission 1/0973/2007/OUT

(Northam noted this application)

 

1/0692/2010/FUL

Location: 64 Cross Street, Northam

Applicant: Mr R Johnson

Proposal: Partial demolition and rebuild extension

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/0695/2010/FUL

Location: Rivercourt, Pitt Hill, Appledore

Applicant: Mr & Mrs G Huxtable

Proposal: First Floor extension with new balcony and internal alterations

(Northam recommended approval)

 

1/731/2010/FUL

Location: 14 Dudley Way, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr N Sharpe

Proposal: Alterations to existing double garage to provide additional living accommodation

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1010/351 Torridge District Council Planning Decisions

Torridge District Council, the determining Authority, has REFUSED the following applications:

 

1/0575/2010/OUT

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

(Northam recommended refusal)

 

1/0644/2010/OUTM

Location: Four Winds, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!

Applicant: Mr S Evers

Proposal: Erection of 10 dwellings

( Northam recommended refusal)

There being no further business the meeting closed at 6.20 pm

 

 

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