Decision details

76435: Riverside House Newnham Bridge Umberleigh Devon EX37 9EU

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Councillor Davies re-declared his discloseable pecuniary interest in the application and left the meeting during the consideration of this planning application.


The Vice-Chair took the Chair for this application.


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


The Senior Planning Officer addressed the Committee and advised that the applicant had appealed against non-determination by North Devon Council and as such, the Committee members were requested to make a resolution to be put forward to the Planning Inspector.  The Committee would not be making the decision themselves today; rather just a recommendation of their decision.


In response to a question from the Committee, the Senior Planning Officer advised that the Parish Council had recommended approval.


The committee noted that the impact of recommending this for approval could be widespread and that a fall-back plan could have been of use.


RESOLVED (11 for, 0 against, 1 abstained) that the application be agreed as recommended by the Senior Planning Officer in that the decision of ‘Refused’ be provided to the Planning Inspectorate.


Report author: Debbie Butler

Publication date: 06/09/2023

Date of decision: 09/08/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/08/2023 - Planning Committee

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