Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual meeting, Planning Committee - Thursday, 15th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Blackdown House, Honiton and online via the Zoom App.

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

Link: Planning Committee 15 July 2021 summary of decisions

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18.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 9 June and 14 June 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning Committee meetings held on 9 June and 14 June 2021 were agreed as true records.

19.

Declarations of interest

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

 

Minutes:

Minute 19. 21/0546/FUL (Minor) - CLYST VALLEY.

Councillor Mike Howe, Personal, Clyst Valley Ward Member.

 

Minute 20. 21/0709/FUL (Minor) - DUNKESWELL & OTTERHEAD.

Councillor David Key, Personal, Dunkeswell and Otterhead Ward Member.

 

Minute  21. 21/0860/FUL (Minor) - DUNKESWELL & OTTERHEAD.

Councillor David Key, Personal, Dunkeswell and Otterhead Ward Member.

 

20.

Planning appeal statistics pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Update from the Development Manager

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the Strategic Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management’s report setting out a list of planning appeals lodged and seven appeal decisions notified since the last committee and was pleased to report that six had been dismissed with only one allowed.

 

Members’ attention was drawn to the appeal allowed for planning application 20/1129/FUL – Greystones, Salcombe Regis, EX10 0JQ.  With disappointment the Strategic Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management referred to the Inspectorates decision to allow the appeal which reflected on the Inspectorates relaxed views on house extensions.

 

The Committee also noted the list of the current appeals in progress.

21.

20/1841/FUL (Minor) - AXMINSTER pdf icon PDF 316 KB

28A Foxhill, Axminster, EX13 5LT.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr S H Jaffar.

 

Location:

28A Foxhill, Axminster, EX13 5LT.

 

Proposal:

Alterations to parking layby approved under planning permission 16/2868/FUL to enable the parking of two cars.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation with an additional condition to require our agreement of the colour that the rendered wall is initially painted.

 

Members accepted that it would not be reasonable to control any future changes in colour but wanted to ensure that the initial finish is acceptable. The wording of the additional condition was delegated to the Service Lead in consultation with the Chair and Ward Members.

 

22.

21/0546/FUL (Minor) - CLYST VALLEY pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Newcourt Barton, Clyst Road, Topsham, EX3 0DB.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Miss D Self.

 

Location:

Newcourt Barton, Clyst Road, Topsham, EX3 0DB.

 

Proposal:

Change of use of land from agricultural to a gym (Use Class E (d)), to include the siting of containers (x3), tarpaulin covering and parking area.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to officer recommendation.

 

Members considered that the site is in a sustainable location and that the economic and social benefits of the development outweigh the conflict with policy. Conditions delegated to the Service Lead in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee and the Ward Member but to include conditions controlling the use of the premises (Class E), details of landscaping to help screen the site, details of materials and finishes of the proposed containers etc.

 

23.

21/0709/FUL (Minor) - DUNKESWELL & OTTERHEAD pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Smithenhayes Farm, Luppitt, Honiton, EX14 4TR.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mrs Katie Hollyer

 

Location:

Smithenhayes Farm, Luppitt, Honiton, EX14 4TR.

 

Proposal:

Erection of one glamping cabin for holiday let purposes.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to officer recommendation.

 

Members considered that the economic benefits of the proposed holiday let justified a departure from policy.  Conditions delegated to the Service Lead in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee and the Ward Members but to include conditions controlling the holiday let use, materials, landscaping details and a travel plan to encourage users to use sustainable means of transport by promoting local public transport, walking and cycling routes etc.

24.

21/0860/FUL (Minor) - DUNKESWELL & OTTERHEAD pdf icon PDF 382 KB

The Lanthorns, Sheldon, Honiton, EX14 4QU.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mrs Sally Quinn.

 

Location:

The Lanthorns, Sheldon, Honiton, EX14 4QU.

 

Proposal:

Change of use of ancillary accommodation to holiday let.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved contrary to officer recommendation.

 

Members considered that the economic benefits of the proposed holiday let and the need to make use of the redundant building justified a departure from policy. Conditions delegated to the Service Lead in consultation with the Chair of Planning Committee and the Ward Members but to include conditions controlling the holiday let use and additional landscaping of the boundary with Westmead Cottage to minimise any impacts on their amenity.

25.

21/0039/FUL (Minor) - FENITON pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Sunningdale, Buckerell, Honiton, EX14 3ER.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Raymond Borkowski.

 

Location:

Sunningdale, Buckerell, Honiton, EX14 3ER.

 

Proposal:

Replacement of existing dwelling and garage/workshop with new dwelling and garage with storage space.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation.

26.

21/0176/FUL (Minor) - HONITON ST MICHAELS pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Combehayes Farm Bungalow, Honiton, EX14 9TS.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Christopher Stevens.

 

Location:

Combehayes Farm Bungalow, Honiton, EX14 9TS.

 

Proposal:

Change of use of land from agricultural to residential garden use and retention of summerhouse.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation.

27.

21/0135/FUL (Minor) - YARTY pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Crabbs Farm, Broom Lane, Tytherleigh, Axminster, EX13 7AZ.

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr & Mrs Lockett.

 

Location:

Crabbs Farm, Broom Lane, Tytherleigh, Axminster, EX13 7AZ.

 

Proposal:

Construction of garage to provide storage for specialist vehicles.

 

RESOLVED:

Approved as per officer recommendation.