Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council's Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Tuesday 31st July 2007
PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr C K Langton
Members - Cllrs Mrs A J Boyle, A Eastman, P Hames, R J Johnson, R W A Miller, R H Osborne, S R Robinson together with 1 Parishioner
Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllrs Mrs P D Biggs, Mrs S G Collins, Mrs M Cox, B M Edwards and R M M Tisdale
The minutes of the meeting of the Town Council's Planning/Licensing Committee held 18 th July 2007 were approved and signed.
(Vote: 3 For, 5 abst)
Councillor Robinson made the following statement: -
As both a Town and District Councillor I wish to make it clear that I will reconsider the matter(s) at the District level, taking into account all relevant evidence and representations at the District Council's Plans committee.
2. Planning applications
0625/07 Proposed extensions to existing car parking areas, Northam Surgery, Bay View Road RESOLVED Recommend approval but concerned that the whole site is becoming overcrowded with expansion and increased use of the surgery, chemist and dentist. Is it possible for a one-way system to be introduced to overcome the congestion problem at the entrance?
0660/07 Proposed single storey extensions and new vehicular access, 1 Lundy View, Northam RESOLVED Recommend approval
0705/07 Proposed conversion of existing dwelling into three apartments Sutton Raleigh, Mount Raleigh RESOLVED Recommend approval if Highway Authority is satisfied. Concerned about the increase in traffic.
0726/07 Proposed conservatory at the rear of the property - 22 Riversmeet, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval
0762/07 Proposed first floor extension and balcony - 84 Bay View Road RESOLVED - Recommend approval if no overlooking.
0764/07 Proposed 2 storey extension to the rear of the property - 1 Norman Terrace, Oxmans Lane RESOLVED - Recommend approval
0767/07 Proposed re-roofing of existing bathroom and kitchen to rear of property. 1 Myra Court, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval
0771/07 Proposed Detached bungalow and garage. Rear of Plot No 7, Tors View, Cornborough Road RESOLVED - Recommend approval
0786/07 Proposed single storey kitchen extension. 10 Odun Terrace, Richmond Road, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval
0793/07 Proposed conservatory extension plus covered passage between house and garage. 33 Dudley Way, Westward Ho! RESOLVED -Recommend approval
0843/07-0844/07 Planning and listed building applications for internal alterations to ground floor retail premises, new shop front, new windows on south elevation and the conversion of single residential unit on upper floor to 2 no self-contained flats. 6 & 7 The Quay (The Post Office), Appledore
RESOLVED - Recommend approval but concerned that the drawings do not indicate that it is the Post Office. The name over the frontage is Johns of Instow. The Council feels this needs to be Appledore Post Office. Is it possible for there to be a condition that the property is to be the Post Office? Also concerned that occupation of the two flats will exacerbate the car parking problem.
Cllr Mrs Boyle declared a personal interest in this item.
3. Planning Decisions
Members considered the planning decisions made by the District Council and were concerned that in a number of instances the District Council had come to a conclusion and issued the Decision Notice prior to the views of the Town Council being considered. It was RESOLVED to write to the Head of Planning, Mr Briggs, to ascertain the reasons behind the actions.
4. Planning Advice
Members discussed the possibility of training and advice from the District Council's Planning Officers. It was RESOLVED to ask Mr Steve Briggs to a future meeting of the Planning Committee.