Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual meeting, Planning Committee - Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Online via the Zoom App. All Councillors and registered speakers will have been sent an appointment with the meeting link.

Contact: Wendy Harris, Democratic Services Officer  01395 517542; email  wharris@eastdevon.gov.uk

Link: Planning Committee 7 October 2020 plans & photographs

Items
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153.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Minutes of the Development Management Committee meeting held on 9 September 2020.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 9 September 2020 were confirmed as a true record.

154.

Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest

 

Minutes:

Minute 156. 19/2197/MRES (Major) – TRINITY

In accordance with the code of conduct for Councillors and Officers dealing with the planning matters as set out in the Constitution it was advised all Committee Members had been lobbied in respect of this planning application.

 

Minute 158. 20/1185/FUL (Minor) – TALE VALE

In accordance with the code of conduct for Councillors and Officers dealing with the planning matters as set out in the Constitution it was advised all Committee Members had been lobbied in respect of this planning application.

 

Minute 159. 20/0753/FUL (Minor) - AXMINSTER.

Councillor Geoff Pratt, Personal, Had attended meetings with Developers and Officers to discuss the Websters Site.

 

Minute 161. 20/1516/VAR (Major) - SIDMOUTH SIDFORD.

Councillor Colin Brown, Pecuniary, In accordance with the code of good practice for Councillors and Officers dealing with planning matters as set out in the Constitution Councillor Brown advised he was predetermined and was removed to the virtual lobby while this application was being discussed and did not participate in the debate or vote..

 

Minute 162. 20/1722/FUL (Minor) - EXMOUTH HALSDON.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor.

 

Minute 162. 20/1722/FUL (Minor) - EXMOUTH HALSDON.

Councillor Tony Woodward, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor.

155.

Planning appeals statistics pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Update from the Development Manager

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Development Manager’s report setting out 4 decisions notified and reported that 3 appeals had been dismissed and 1 allowed.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the appeal allowed for planning application 19/1787/CPE – Site of Spillers Cottage, Shute.  The Development Manager referred to the Inspectorates decision to allow the appeal to grant consent of a Lawful Development Certificate determining the appellant had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the works had been commenced in the 1990’s.

156.

19/2197/MRES (Major) - TRINITY pdf icon PDF 536 KB

Land Adjacent To Lyme Road, (Adjoining Uplyme Village Hall), Uplyme.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Bestic Ethelston School Foundation.

 

Location:

Land Adjacent To Lyme Road (Adjoining Uplyme Village Hall), Uplyme.

 

Proposal:

Construction of two storey school building; improvements to an existing access off Lyme Road, car parking, all weather pay and sports area, grassed playing field and associated infrastructure (Reserved Matters application seeking approval of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale).

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

157.

20/0607/FUL (Minor) - BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Council Chambers, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6RL.

Minutes:

Applicant:

CL Chambers (Budleigh Salterton)

 

Location:

Council Chambers, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6RL.

 

Proposal:

Provision of altered/additional car parking facilities.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

158.

20/1185/FUL (Minor) - TALE VALE pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Tale End, Payhembury, Honiton, EX14 3HL.

Minutes:

Applicant:

T & MJ Scarrott

 

Location:

Tale End, Payhembury, Honiton, EX14 3HL.

 

Proposal:

General purpose agricultural storage building.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

159.

20/0753/FUL (Minor) - AXMINSTER pdf icon PDF 381 KB

Former Natwest Bank, Victoria Place, Axminster, EX13 5AB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Hamid Hall

 

Location:

Former Natwest Bank, Victoria Place, Axminster, EX13 5AB.

 

Proposal:

Demolition of existing single storey rear extension and construction of terrace of 3 dwellinghouses.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to Officer recommendation.

 

Members determined that the public benefits from the proposal in terms of the improve appearance of the site/area, additional housing, sustainable nature of the development allowing the retention of the commercial use and enlivening of the area outweighed the less than substantial harm to the identified heritage assets.  Conditions delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Planning Committee Chairman and Ward Members.

160.

20/1395/FUL (Minor) - SIDMOUTH TOWN pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Flat 1, Fernbrook, Convent Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Tim Drake.

 

Location:

Flat 1, Fernbrook, Convent Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8RB.

 

Proposal:

Alteration to front conservatory extension including increase in height (retrospective application).

 

RESOLVED:

Deferred for Officers to seek photographs from inside the flat at first floor to enable Members to fully consider the impact upon the occupiers of that dwelling.

 

161.

20/1516/VAR (Major) - SIDMOUTH SIDFORD pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Green Close, Drakes Avenues, Sidford, EX10 9JU

Minutes:

Applicant:

Churchill Retirement Living.

 

Location:

Green Close, Drakes Avenue, Sidford, EX10 9JU.

 

Proposal:

Variation of Condition 1 (plans condition) and Condition 8 (tree protection) of planning consent 19/0996/VAR to include additional plan which proposes the felling of a horse chestnut tree and replacement with American Sweetgum (liquidamber) tree.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation but subject to the following additional condition and the Council’s Tree Officers being asked to consider the imposition of a Tree Preservation Order on the approved replacement tree:

 

‘The replacement tree hereby shall be planted during the first available planting season and thereafter maintained for a period of 5 years.  Should the tree die during this period it shall be replaced during the next planting season with a specimen of the same size and species.

(Reason: In the interests of the visual appearance and amenity of the area in accordance with Policies D1 (Design and Local Distinctiveness), D2 (Landscape Requirements), and D3 (Trees and Development Sites) of the adopted East Devon Local Plan.’

162.

20/1722/FUL (Minor) - EXMOUTH HALSDON pdf icon PDF 322 KB

7 Belle Vue Road, Exmouth, EX8 3DR.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Richard Bartlett.

 

Location:

7 Belle Vue Road, Exmouth, EX8 3DR.

 

Proposal:

Construction of front porch.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

163.

20/1683/FUL (Minor) - FENITON pdf icon PDF 276 KB

6 Feniton Gardens, Feniton, EX14 3DG.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mrs Jo Lock.

 

Location:

6 Feniton Gardens, Feniton, Honiton, EX14 3DG.

 

Proposal:

Construction of single storey rear extension.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

164.

20/1529/FUL (Minor) - WOODBURY AND LYMPSTONE pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Runaway, Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, EX8 5AB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr B & Mrs S Ingham & Lenygon

 

Location:

Runaway, Courtlands Lane, Exmouth, EX8 5AB.

 

Proposal:

Construction of detached garage incorporating hall, wet room and first floor ancillary accommodation.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.