Agenda and minutes

Virtual meeting, Planning Committee - Wednesday, 22nd July, 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  01395 517542; email:  wharris@eastdevon.gov.uk

Link: Planning Committee 22 July 2020 summary of decisions

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127.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 15 July 2020.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 15 July 2020 were confirmed as a true record.

128.

Declarations of interest

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

 

Minutes:

Minute 130. 20/0818/FUL (Minor) - AXMINSTER.

Councillor Ian Hall, Pecuniary, Devon County Councillor.

 

Minute 131. 20/0661/VAR (Minor) - AXMINSTER.

Councillors Bruce De Saram, Colin Brown, David Key, Eileen Wragg, Geoff Pook, Geoff Pratt, Joe Whibley, Kathy McLauchlan, Kim Bloxham, Mike Howe, Olly Davey, Philip Skinner and Tony Woodward, Personal, Received email correspondence in respect of this application.

 

Minute 132. 19/2674/FUL (Minor) - BEER AND BRANSCOMBE.

Councillor Geoff Pook, Pecuniary, Provision of a no interest start-up loan to Beer Community Land Trust and was removed to the virtual lobby during the item and did not take part in the debate and did not vote on the application.

 

Minute 134. 20/0324/VAR (Major) - EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM.

Councillor Joe Whibley, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor.

 

Minute 134. 20/0324/VAR (Major) - EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor.

 

Minute 134. 20/0324/VAR (Major) - EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Former Chairman of Exmouth Regeneration Board.

 

Minute 134. 20/0324/VAR (Major) - EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM.

Councillor Steve Gazzard, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor and former member of Exmouth Regeneration Board.

 

Minute 134. 20/0324/VAR (Major) – EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM.

In accordance with the code of good practice for Councillors and Officers dealing with planning matters as set out in the constitution Cllr Wragg (on behalf of the Committee) advised Members may have a personal interest in respect of this application.

 

Minute 135. 19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN.

Councillors Bruce De Saram, Colin Brown, David Key, Eileen Wragg, Geoff Pook, Geoff Pratt, Joe Whibley, Kathy McLauchlan, Kim Bloxham, Mike Howe, Olly Davey, Philip Skinner and Tony Woodward, Personal, Received email correspondence in respect of this application.

 

Minute 135. 19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN.

Councillor Eileen Wragg, Personal, In accordance with the code of good practice for Councillors and Officers dealing with planning matters as set out in the Constitution Cllr Wragg, as Ward Member, stepped down as Chairman and the Vice Chairman chaired the item.

 

Minute 135. 19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN.

Councillor Olly Davey, Personal, As a Exmouth Town Councillor had received a telephone call some months ago in respect of this application.

 

Minute 135. 19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN.

Councillor Philip Skinner, Personal, Received email correspondence in respect of this application.

 

Minute 135. 19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN.

Councillor Steve Gazzard, Personal, Exmouth Town Councillor.

 

129.

Matters of urgency

Minutes:

There were no matters of urgency to report but the Chairman reminded Committee Members to respond to planning applications in their ward if asked for observations.

130.

20/0818/FUL (Minor) - AXMINSTER pdf icon PDF 880 KB

Fawnsmoor Farm, Lyme Road,

Axminster, EX13 5SW.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Douglas – Mort.

 

Location:

Fawnsmoor Farm, Lyme Road, Axminster, EX13 5SW.

 

Proposal:

Conversion of redundant agricultural buildings to market dwelling.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to officer recommendation with powers delegated to the Development Manager to agree conditions in consultation with the Ward Members.  Conditions to include a requirement for the new access to be provided prior to first occupation of the dwelling due to the highway safety benefits from the new access.

 

Members considered that the proposal represented a sympathetic conversion and that the extensions were not substantial.  As such the proposal was considered to represent sustainable development in accordance with Policy D8 of the Local Plan.

131.

20/0661/VAR (Minor) - AXMINSTER pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Former Axminster Police Station,

Lyme Close, Axminster, EX13 5BA.

Minutes:

Applicant:

G J Wellman.

 

Location:

Former Axminster Police Station, Lyme Close, Axminster, EX13 5BA.

 

Proposal:

Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 19/0412/FUL (Demolition of existing buildings and construction of 8 dwellings with associated parking, carport and cycle store) to change units 3, 4 and 5 from 2 bed 2-storey dwellings to 3 bed 3-storey dwellings, with alteration to height and pitch or roofs and insertion of dormers and rooflights in units 3, 4 and 5.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

132.

19/2674/FUL (Minor) - BEER AND BRANSCOMBE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Beer Social Club, Berry Hill,

Beer, EX12 3JP.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Geoff Pook. (Beer Community Lane Trust)

 

Location:

Beer Social Club, Berry Hill, Beer, Seaton, EX12 3JP.

 

Proposal:

Demolition of the old Beer Social Club and construction of 4 townhouses in two pairs of semi-detached properties and 2 apartments in a two storey block.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

133.

20/0425/FUL (Minor) - DUNKESWELL AND OTTERHEAD pdf icon PDF 852 KB

Wellsprings Farm, Pound Lane,

Upottery, Honiton, EX14 9QB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mike Drew.

 

Location:

Wellsprings Farm, Pound Lane, Upottery, Honiton, EX14 9QB.

 

Proposal:

Construction of replacement farmhouse and conversion of existing farmhouse into walled garden.

 

RESOLVED:

Refused as per Officer recommendation.

134.

20/0324/VAR (Major) - EXMOUTH LITTLEHAM pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Queen’s Drive Space,

Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Aiden Johnson-Hugill

 

Location:

Queen’s Drive Space, Queen’s Drive, Exmouth.

 

Proposal:

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans), planning permission 18/0376/MFUL (watersports centre, café, restaurant and retail) to allow addition of glass canopy with retractable walls and roof over first floor terrace, fenestration changes, changes to parking arrangements and the addition of 2 electric car charging points.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.

135.

19/1753/MFUL (Major) - EXMOUTH TOWN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Sams Funhouse, St Andrews Road

/Imperial Road, Exmouth, EX8 1AP.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Stags Inn (Exmouth) Ltd.

 

Location:

Sam’s Funhouse, St Andrews Road/Imperial Road, Exmouth, EX8 1AP

 

Proposal:

Demolition of existing buildings and construction of 34 apartments on the upper floor; café/bar, restaurant and youth centre on the ground floor with associated parking, cycle and bin store provision.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to Officer recommendation subject to the applicant demonstrating interest in the provision of the affordable housing units once Registered Providers have sight of the full draft S.106 Agreement.

 

Members determined that the need for 1 and 2 bed units in Exmouth, and subject to demonstrating interest in the provision of the affordable housing, provided justification for a reduced sequential test area in flood risk terms.  In light of this, and in the absence of any preferably located sites in the flood zone, and benefits from the redevelopment, design of the proposal and lack of any other harm, the proposal was considered acceptable.

 

Legal Agreement to secure 35% on-site affordable housing and habitat mitigation contribution.  Conditions delegated to Development Manager in consultation with Ward Members.

136.

20/0568/VAR (Minor) - WOODBURY AND LYMPSTONE pdf icon PDF 722 KB

Bridge Farm, Stony Lane,

Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1PP.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr & Mrs Tom & Sarah Buxton-Smith.

 

Location:

Bridge Farm, Stony Lane, Woodbury Salterton, EX5 1PP.

 

Proposal:

Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of 19/0868/VAR to allow revisions to the layout / elevations, external materials and landscaping.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per Officer recommendation.