Minutes of a meeting of the Town Council's Planning/ Licensing Committee held in the Council Chamber, Windmill Lane, Northam on Wednesday 17th October 2007.

 

PRESENT: Chairman - Cllr C K Langton

Members - Cllrs Mrs S G Collins, A Eastman, P Hames, R J Johnson, R H Osborne, R M M Tisdale

Apologies were recorded on behalf of Cllrs Mrs P Biggs, Mrs A J Boyle, Mrs M Cox, B M Edwards, R W A Miller, and S Robinson

1. Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of the Town Council's Planning/Licensing Committee held 25 th September 2007 were approved and signed.

(Vote: Unanimous)

2. Planning applications

0972/07 Proposed Single storey rear conservatory extension and provision of new roof slope - 37 Irsha Street, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval.

(Vote: Unanimous)

0982/07 Retrospective direction signs - 1 Venton Drive, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - Recommend approval.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1038/07 Retrospective - fascia signs and direction signs. 1 Venton Drive, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

1070/07 Proposed new dwelling and associated works - dwelling between 106 and 110 Bay View Road, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend Refusal Proposal is too big for the plot resulting in over-development and serious loss of garden. Would question overlooking problems. The planning notice has been sited on the opposite side of the road, wrapped around a street light column and is not easy to read and not evident that it applies to this plot of land.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1101/97 Proposed Extension and sub-division to 2 no apartments - Sunset Heights, Bay View Road, Northam RESOLVED - Minded to approve but would like more information as to its eventual use.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1106/07 Variation of existing planning condition 11 (1371/1998) and provision of new double garage together with conversion of existing garage to living accommodation, 4 Admirals Court, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend approval.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1107/07 Proposed single storey rear extension -17 Britannia Way, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - recommend approval.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1117/07 Proposed BBQ area and summerhouse. 1 Kingsley Avenue, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - Recommend approval but concerned about possible impact on neighbours.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1118/07 Proposed Small single storey extension to afford internal eating area. Rumblin Tum, Westbourne Terrace, Westward Ho! RESOLVED Recommend approval but design could be better.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1128/07 Proposed Enclosure of existing balcony. Ocean Heights, 144 Bay View Road, Northam ESOLVED - Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

1130/07 Proposed new roof with dormer and rooflights windows to rear elevation. Raleigh house, 9 Myrtle Street, Appledore RESOLVED - Recommend approval

Cllr Eastman declared a personal interest as he lives nearby.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1138/07 Proposed demolition of existing dwelling and construction of 11 dwellings - Four Winds, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho! RESOLVED - Recommend Refusal. Out of character for the area. Would result in the loss of a number of trees with Tree Preservation Orders for which an independent survey is required. Would result in further increases in traffic, particularly on Buckleigh Road. Also the density is too great and there are problems with over-looking. Three storey properties are out of keeping with the area and in view of the concerns being raised with regard to sewerage and highways it is considered that an environmental impact assessment is required.

(Vote: Unanimous)

1155/07 Proposed 2 Storey extension at side of house. 11 St Margaret's Court, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend Approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

1164/07 Proposed 3 detached houses, amended scheme - Torcedar, Nilgala Close, Northam RESOLVED - Recommend Approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

1192/07 Proposed conversion of existing outbuilding to dwelling. Chircombe, Chircombe Lane, Orchard Hill RESOLVED Recommend approval.

(Vote: 6 For, 1 Against)

2551/07 (County) Erection of a GRP kiosk to house electrical and telemetry control equipment for proposed adjacent underground waste water pumping station at Appledore Fish Dock, Hubbastone Road, Appledore

- RESOLVED Recommend approval

(Vote: Unanimous)

3. Councillors debated their concerns with regard to the highway and sewerage infrastructure and it was RESOLVED to place an item on the agenda for the next Council meeting.

(Vote: Unanimous)

4. 6 Polywell, Appledore

The Town Clerk advised that an Enforcement Notice had been issued with regard to 6 Polywell and the applicant had appealed. It was RESOLVED to ensure that the Planning Inspector was made aware of the Town Council's objections to this development.

(Vote: Unanimous)

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