Decision details

73208 Former Clay Pits, Tews Lane, Bickington, Devon

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Tucker declared a disclosable pecuniary interest and left the meeting.


Councillor Prowse declared a personal interest as the applicant was a constituent and was known to him.


The Committee considered a report by the Senior Planning Officer (RB) (circulated previously).


Matt Steart (agent) and David Lincoln (objector) addressed the Committee.

The Senior Corporate and Community Services Officer read out a statement on behalf of Samantha Hammond (objector).


Councillor Walker (in her capacity as Ward Member) addressed the Committee.


In response to questions, the Senior Planning Officer advised the following:


·       The Highways Authority had raised no objections to the application.

·       Drainage issues had been acknowledged as part of condition 16 and all matters relating to drainage would be addressed as reserved matters.

·       A construction management plan would be required as a condition and would detail all provisions relating to public amenity during the construction.

·       The Highways Authority had not recommended the reduction in speed on the highway.  This could only be included as a condition, if the Highways Authority had supported the reduction in speed.

·       In relation to drainage, Devon County Council had requested further information.  Condition 16 required the applicant to submit green run-off rates and contained mitigation measures.

·       The provision of a land drain could fit on the site, however the site was constrained and it did not form part of the application.

·       The value of the ransom strip was not a material planning consideration.


RESOLVED (6 for, 3 against, 0 abstained) that the application be APPROVED as recommended by the Senior Planning Officer.

Report author: Roger Bagley

Publication date: 18/08/2022

Date of decision: 10/08/2022

Decided at meeting: 10/08/2022 - Planning Committee

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