Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council’s Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Wednesday 15th March 2006.


PRESENT:     Chairman   -    Deputy Town Mayor – Cllr K A Lane

                        Members   -    Cllrs Mrs M M Cox, A Barnes, R D Bradford MBE, A Eastman,

                        A Eastwood OBE, L Ford, P Hames, R Miller, R Tisdale, P Waters


Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllr Mrs S A Mounce and E J Davies


1.         Minutes


The minutes of the meeting of the Town Council’s Planning/Licensing Committee held 28 February 2006 were approved and signed.


(Vote: Unanimous)


2.         Planning applications


2473/05           Proposed first floor extension over existing garage to provide separate unit of accommodation, new conservatory to rear of existing dwelling - Wood End, Mount Raleigh – RESOLVED - Recommend approval but needs to be in keeping with the style of the existing building.

 (Vote: Unanimous) 

0011/06           Proposed outline application for residential development comprising 6 dwellings.  Land adjoining High Stacks, Raleigh Hill – RESOLVED - Recommend refusal.  This is not sympathetic infilling but inappropriate development.  In the forthcoming Parish Plan this area is designated as a landscape area. 

                        (Vote: Unanimous)


0228/06           Proposed conservatory - Langleys - Bay View Road – RESOLVED –Recommend approval.


                        (Vote: Unanimous)


            0273/06           Proposed extension and alterations to dwelling. Bayside, Limers Lane –

RESOLVED - Recommend approval.


(Vote: Unanimous)


0281/06           Proposed replacement window frames, east and south elevations. The Boatyard, Myrtle Street, Appledore – RESOLVED - Recommend approval but concerned that the work has been done and assume that this is a retrospective application.


Cllr Eastman declared a personal interest in this application and did not vote.


(Vote: Unanimous)


0287/06           2 North Street, Northam – Proposed single storey sun lounge

extension - RESOLVED - Recommend refusal. This proposal is in the conservation area of Northam and Council are concerned about an old stone wall which could be pulled down and also concerned about over-looking of neighbour’s garden.


                                    (Vote: Unanimous)


0292/06           Proposed erection of detached garage. 1 St Teresa’s Court, Northam – RESOLVED – Recommend approval.


                                    (Vote: Unanimous) 

0299/06           Proposed seasonal and temporary observation unit for lifeguards. Site adjacent to Maritime Station, Westward Ho! – RESOLVED - Recommend approval. 

                        (Vote: Unanimous)


0300/06           Proposed conversion and extension of existing garage and proposed new garage -  62 Bay View Road – RESOLVED - Recommend approval.


                                    (Vote: 10 For, 1 Against)


0301/06           Proposed erection of dwelling house - Reserved matters application. Land at Briarlea, Hilltop Road – RESOLVED - Noted 


0320/06           Proposed extension and detached garage. Ashleigh Cottage, Bay View Road – RESOLVED - Recommend approval.


                                    (Vote: 9 For, 1 Against) 

0370/06           Proposed erection of double garage, 20 Staddon Road – RESOLVED – Recommend approval.  Another retrospective. 

                                    (Vote: Unanimous)