Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 3rd April, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Barum Room - Brynsworthy. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Community Services  01271 388253

Note: There are limited spaces available for members of the public to attend in order to address the Committee in respect of an application. If you would like to book a place (either to address the Committee, or just to observe), please contact Corporate and Community Services by 12noon on Thursday 28th March 2024 on 01271 388253 or email: memberservices@northdevon.gov.uk. 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors R. Knight and Prowse.

 

The Senior Corporate and Community Services Officer advised that Councillor Biederman had been appointed as a substitute for Councillor R. Knight, however he was not currently present at the meeting.

2.

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 28th February 2024 (attached) and 13th March 2024 (attached) pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 28 February 2024 and 13 March 2024 (circulated previously) be approved as correct records and signed by the Chair.

3.

Items brought forward which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency

Minutes:

(a)  Training Session for Planning Committee Members

 

The Chair reminded Members that a training session would be held following the Committee for Planning Committee Members.

 

(b)  Planning Committee Annual Site inspections

 

The Chair advised that in accordance with paragraph 12 of the Planning Code of Conduct, the Committee were required to visit a sample of implemented planning permissions to assess the quality of the decisions and the development on an annual or more frequent basis to improve the quality and consistency of decision making.

 

The Service Manager advised that this had not been undertaken recently and there were a number of sites that had been proposed to the previous Chair of the Committee which could be considered.  She suggested that the site inspections should take place during June 2024.

 

It was agreed that the Senior Corporate and Community Services Officer would email the Members of the Committee to check availability on Wednesdays during June 2024 and that the Service Manager formulate a list of proposed sites.

4.

Declaration of Interests

Please telephone the Corporate and Community Services team to prepare a form for your signature before the meeting. Interests must be re-declared when the item is called. A declaration of interest under the Code of Conduct will be a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, an Other Registrable Interest or a Non-Registrable Interest.  If the item directly relates to your interest you must declare the interest and leave the room for the item, save in the case of Other Registrable Interests or Non-Registrable Interests where you may first speak on the item as a member of the public if provision has been made for the public to speak.  If the matter does not directly relate to your interest but still affects it then you must consider whether you are affected to a greater extent than most people and whether a reasonable person would consider your judgement to be clouded, if you are then you must leave the room for the item (although you may speak as a member of the public if provision has been made for the public to speak) or, if you are not, then you can declare the interest but still take part).

 

Minutes:

The following declarations of interest were announced:

 

Councillor Davies – Planning applications 77868, 78239 and 78282 disclosable pecuniary interests as the agent for the applications.

5.

77868: Riverside House Newnham Bridge Umberleigh Devon EX37 9EU pdf icon PDF 932 KB

Demolition of existing workshop building (following approval for conversion ref 77597) and erection of a detached dwelling house along with new access, amenity space, car parking and landscaping (amended description). Report by the Planning Officer (attached).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Davies re-declared disclosable pecuniary interests in planning applications 77868, 78239 and 78282 and left the room during the consideration thereof.

 

Councillor Lane took the Chair for these applications.

 

The Committee considered a report by the Planning Officer (DJ) regarding planning application 77868.

 

The Committee noted a typographical error on page 21 of the report, whereby it referred to a “recent Class Q Prior Approval” which was incorrect and a full planning application had been granted for the conversion of the workshop.

 

RESOLVED (unanimous) that the application be APPROVED as recommended by the Planning Officer (DJ).

6.

78239: Red Lion Corner, South Molton Street, Chulmleigh pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Public realm improvements including the provision of a shelter, planters, seating and a cycle stand. Removal of existing stone plinth and trough and new checkered paving incorporated. A ‘tree’ wall mural is also indicated. Report by the Senior Planning Officer (attached).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Planning Officer (JJ) regarding planning application 78239.

 

The Service Manager (Development Management) reported the receipt of an additional letter of representation that had been received since the publication of the agenda.  She outlined the points raised to the Committee and advised that these points  had been raised previously and were addressed within the report and presentation.

 

In response to a question, the Service Manager (Development Management)  advised that the notice boards would be located to the left of the bus shelter which was in a similar position as it was previously.

 

RESOLVED (unanimous) that the application be APPROVED as recommended by the Senior Planning Officer (JJ).

7.

78282: Chulmleigh Playing Field, Leigh Road, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7JL pdf icon PDF 647 KB

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) attached to planning permission 74049 (Erection of second village hall and youth club building) to improve & rationalise the design. Report by the Senior Planning Officer (attached).

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report by the Senior Planning Officer (DB) regarding planning application 78282 (circulated previously).

 

RESOLVED (unanimous) that the application be APPROVED as recommended by the Senior Planning Officer (DB).

 

 

8.

Appeal report pdf icon PDF 300 KB

To consider the report by the Planning Support Officer (attached).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Davies returned to the meeting and took the Chair.

 

The Committee considered and noted the appeal report by the Planning Support Officer (circulated previously).

 

The Service Manager (Development Management) provided an update in relation to planning appeals 76913 and 76024.

 

The Service Manager (Development Management) requested that Members of the Committee email any suggestions for the annual site visit to enable a proposed timetable to be prepared in consultation with the Chair of the Committee.

9.

To consider if any Planning Site Inspections are required and to agree the reason(s) and date(s) for those inspections to be held.

Minutes:

There were no Planning Site Inspections required.