Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual meeting, Planning Committee - Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 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 6 January 2021 Summary of Decisions

Items
No. Item

186.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 2 December 2020 were agreed as a true record.

 

 

187.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Minute 191. 20/2089/MFUL (Major) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillors Bruce De Saram, Eileen Wragg, Geoff Pook, Geoff Pratt, Joe Whibley, Kathy McLauchlan, Kim Bloxham, Mike Howe, Olly Davey, Philip Skinner, Sarah Chamberlain, Steve Gazzard, Tony Woodward, Bruce de Saram, Personal, Had been lobbied in respect of this planning application.

 

Minute 191. 20/2089/MFUL (Major) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, Member of the Devon Wildlife Trust and RSPB.

 

Minute 191. 20/2089/MFUL (Major) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Father was a former tenant of a farm owned by Devon Clinton Estates.

 

Minute 191. 20/2089/MFUL (Major) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillor Tom Wright, Personal, Former member of Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club and a former Chair of the Stakeholders Group that had consulted on the project.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillors Bruce de Saram David Key, Eileen Wragg, Geoff Pook, Geoff Pratt, Joe Whibley, Kathy McLauchlan, Kim Bloxham, Mike Howe, Olly Davey,  Philip Skinner, Sarah Chamberlain, Steve Gazzard, Tony Woodward, Personal, Had been lobbied in respect of this application.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillor Eileen Wragg, Personal, Former member of the Flood Risk and Coastal Committee.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillor Geoff Pratt, Personal, Had attended quite some time ago a meeting with Planning Officers and Devon County Council Officers.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillor Mike Howe, Personal, Had chaired and participated in various advisory panels over many years on this planning application and one son attends The Kings School in Ottery St Mary.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, Former teacher at Tipton St John Primary School and The Kings School at Ottery St Mary when employed for the Devon Music Service.

 

Minute 192. 20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY.

Councillor Tony Woodward, Personal, Member of the Humanists UK which has a campaign agenda for the reform of the relationship between faith and schools.

 

Minute 193. 20/0995/VAR (Minor) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Known to applicant.

 

Minute 194. 20/0996/VAR (Minor) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Known to applicant.

 

188.

Planning appeal statistics pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Update from the Development Manager.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Development Manager’s report setting out 2 appeal decisions.  The first appeal on planning application 20/0595/FUL for a telecommunications mast at Mount Pleasant, Exeter Road, Alyesbeare had been withdrawn by the appellant.  The second appeal on planning application 18/2173/VAR for a biodigester at Enfield Farm, Oil Mill Lane, Clyst St Mary, the Development Manager was pleased to report the Inspector had dismissed the appeal on amenity and pollution grounds.

189.

20/2089/MFUL (Major) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH pdf icon PDF 1006 KB

151 Hectares Of Land Within The Parishes Of East Budleigh,

Budleigh Salterton And Otterton From Lime Kiln Car Park (SY072810)

To South Of Frogmore House (SY074850) (The Lower Otter Valley).

Minutes:

Applicant:

Megan Rimmer (Environment Agency)

 

Location:

151 Hectares of land within the parishes of East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton and Otterton from Lime Kiln Car Park (SY072819) to South of Frogmore House (SY074850) (The Lower Otter Valley).

 

Proposal:

Proposed breach of the River Otter embankment, Little Bank and Big Bank to restore the historic floodplain creating an intertidal saltmarsh, mudflats and freshwater habitat at Big Marsh and a new freshwater habitat at Little Marsh.  Associated works including development of a new footbridge, realignment of South Farm Road and creation of a new car park.  (The Lower Otter Restoration Project).  Accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation but with the following additional conditions:

 

1.    Prior to the commencement of development, and following consultation with the affected residents of Frogmore Road as identified by the Local Planning Authority, details of any additional mitigation works and future monitoring to protect residents of Frogmore Road from flooding as a result of the proposal hereby approved shall have been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for approval. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in full accordance with the approved details.

Reason: In order to protect the amenity of residents from flood risk in accordance with Policies D1 (Design and Local Distinctiveness) and EN21 (River and Coastal Flooding) of the East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031.

 

2.    Prior to commencement of development, a Landscape and Ecological Management Plan (LEMP) shall be submitted to the local planning authority for its approval. This shall establish site objectives and management prescriptions to deliver mitigation and enhancement measures and include provision for:

 

a)    Mitigation and management of retained habitats during the pre-construction, construction and post construction phases of the development.

 

b)    Creation and management of new habitats during the construction and post construction phases of the development.

 

c)    Mitigation for legally protected and notable species during the pre-construction, construction and post construction phases of the development.

 

Once approved the pre-construction, construction and operation of the development shall proceed in accordance with the approved details of the LEMP, unless otherwise approved in writing by the local planning authority and retained thereafter in accordance with the approved details

Reason: In order to protect and enhance habitat in accordance with Policy EN5 (Wildlife Habitats and Features) of the East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031.

 

3.    A comprehensive habitat monitoring plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority prior to commencement of development. It shall show the following measures to be agreed:

The methodology and monitoring of new inter-tidal areas for establishment of saltmarsh and mudflat habitat.

The monitoring of impacts on the Otter Estuary SSSI and predicted changes to the MCZ as a result of natural erosion processes in the existing estuary and mouth.

Reason: In order to conserve the biodiversity and geodiversity of these protected habitats and landscapes in accordance with Strategy 47 (Nature Conservation and Geology) of the East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031.

           

4.   Prior to commencement of development, further details showing how  ...  view the full minutes text for item 189.

190.

20/1504/MOUT (Major) OTTERY ST MARY pdf icon PDF 784 KB

Land Opposite Barrack Farm, Exeter Road, Ottery St Mary.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr David Black.

 

Location:

Land opposite Barrack Farm, Exeter Road, Ottery St Mary.

 

Proposal:

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for up to 150 new dwellings, a 210 space primary school, construction of a new roundabout on Exeter Road, a new junction onto Cadhay Lane and associated infrastructure.

 

The following motion was carried on a recorded vote as follows:

 

Councillor Kim Bloxham                     For

Councillor Sarah Chamberlain           For

Councillor Andrew Colman                 For

Councillor Olly Davey                         For

Councillor Bruce de Saram                For

Councillor Steve Gazzard                   Against

Councillor Mike Howe                         Abstain

Councillor David Key                          Against

Councillor Kathy McLauchlan            For

Councillor Geoff Pook                        For

Councillor Geoff Pratt                         For

Councillor Philip Skinner                    For

Councillor Joe Whibley                       For

Councillor Tony Woodward                For

Councillor Eileen Wragg                     Abstain

 

RESOLVED:

Refused contrary to officer recommendation for the following reason:

 

The proposed development is located in the countryside outside of any Built-Up Area Boundary with no planning policy support for residential development in this location. The resulting harm from the development to the visual amenity of the wider area at both close and distinct views, including the visual impact from the proposed new roundabout onto Exeter Road, and the lack of provision of 50% affordable housing outweigh the benefits from the proposal. As such, the proposal is contrary to Strategies 7 (Development in the Countryside), Strategy 24 (Development at Ottery St Mary), Strategy 34 (District Wide Affordable Housing Provision), Strategy 46 (Landscape Conservation and Enhancement and AONBs) and Policy D1 (Design and Local Distinctiveness) of the East Devon Local Plan 2013-2031 and Policies NP1 (Development in the Countryside) and NP25 (Land Identified for Education uses in Ottery St Mary) of the Made Ottery St Mary and West Hill Neighbourhood Plan.

191.

20/0995/VAR (Minor) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH pdf icon PDF 393 KB

Pooh Cottage Holiday Site, Bear Lane, Budleigh Salterton.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mrs Frances Carter.

 

Location:

Pooh Cottage Holiday Site, Bear Lane, Budleigh Salterton.

 

Proposal:

Variation of Condition 2 of planning application 19/1202/VAR to allow the occupation of 14 caravans the whole year round.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation but subject to a change to Condition 3 to limit the number of consecutive days that the accommodation can be occupied to prevent permanent occupation.

 

Revised wording to be agreed in consultation with the Ward Members, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee.

 

 

 

192.

20/0996/VAR (Minor) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Pooh Cottage Holiday Site, Bear Lane, Budleigh Salterton.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mrs Frances Carter.

 

Location:

Pooh Cottage Holiday Site, Bear Lane, Budleigh Salterton.

 

Proposal:

Variation of Condition 2 of planning application 10/2407/FUL to allow the occupation of 47 caravans the whole year round.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation but subject to a change to Condition 3 to limit the number of consecutive days that the accommodation can be occupied to prevent permanent occupation.

 

Revised wording to be agreed in consultation with the Ward Members, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee.

 

193.

20/0918/FUL (Minor) BUDLEIGH AND RALEIGH pdf icon PDF 418 KB

2 The Cedars, Exmouth Road, Colaton Raleigh, EX10 0LB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr H Headon.

 

Location:

2 The Cedars, Exmouth Road, Colaton Raleigh, Sidmouth, EX10 0LB.

 

Proposal:

Proposed conversion of the roof space of a residential property to a 2 bedroom flat.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.