Agenda and draft minutes

virtual consultative meeting, Planning Committee - Tuesday, 25th October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Online via zoom

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

Link: Planning Committee 25 October 2022 plans and photographs

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53.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 30 September 2022.

 

Minutes:

Members accepted the minutes of the consultative Planning Committee held on 30 September 2022.

54.

Declarations of interest

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

 

Minutes:

Minute 56. 21/2217/MRES (Major) CLYST VALLEY.

Councillor Mike Howe, Affects Non-registerable Interest, Bishops Clyst Parish Councillor and owns a shop in the village.

 

Minute 56. 21/2217/MRES (Major) CLYST VALLEY.

In accordance with the code of good practice for Councillor and Officers dealing with planning matters as set out in the constitution Councillors Kim Bloxham, Bruce De Saram, Olly Davey, Steve Gazzard, Mike Howe, David Key, Richard Lawrence, Philip Skinner advised lobbying in respect of this application.

 

Minute 57. 22/0992/FUL (Minor) EXE VALLEY.

In accordance with the code of good practice for Councillor and Officers dealing with planning matters as set out in the constitution Councillor Mike Howe advised lobbying in respect of this application.

 

 

55.

Planning appeal statistics pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Update from the Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management.

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the planning appeals statistics of which four had been allowed and three dismissed.  The Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management drew Members attention to the appeals allowed in particular to the following applications:

 

Application 21/2474/FUL – Goldcombe Farmhouse, Gittisham.  It was determined that although the Inspector had acknowledged that access to services would be mostly favoured by driving he considered this would not have an adverse effect on the environment. 

 

Application 20/2298/FUL for change of use to agricultural barns and 22/0041/FUL for a proposed conversion of redundant agricultural building which both related to Greenhayes, Shute, were allowed as the Inspector determined that Policy D8 relating to the conversion of rural buildings in the East Devon Local Plan was out of conformity with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and while Inspectors had previously considered Policy D8 notwithstanding this it appears that now we cannot demonstrate a five year land supply in the Inspectors mind this added weight to the NPPF over Policy D8.  The Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management advised there was a need to understand the consequences to this decision and future decisions and suggested that Members might start to take a more relaxed approach to conversion applications where they are not entirely remote from services and facilities.  Officers would provide further advice on relevant applications as they come to the Committee.

56.

21/2217/MRES (Major) CLYST VALLEY pdf icon PDF 514 KB

Winslade Park, Clyst St Mary.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant:

S Billings (Burrington Estates (New Homes Limited).

 

Location:

Winslade Park, Clyst St Mary.

 

Proposal:

Reserved matters application pursuant to outline application 20/1001/MOUT seeking details of layout, appearance, scale and landscaping for a residential development of 40 apartments (Zone D).

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of deferral for a site inspection to consider the height and massing of the proposed buildings, the impact on trees and landscaping and the impact of internal and external lighting.

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

57.

22/0992/FUL (Minor) EXE VALLEY pdf icon PDF 615 KB

Stoke Cottage, Stoke Canon, EX5 4AT.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant:

Highcroft Prestige Properties Ltd.

 

Location:

Stoke Cottage, Stoke Canon, EX5 4AT.

 

Proposal:

Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of 7 dwellings with associated landscaping and access.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of refusal as per officer recommendation.

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

58.

22/1167/RES (Minor) NEWTON POPPLEFORD & HARPFORD pdf icon PDF 464 KB

Land South of King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr & Mrs Hugo Headon (HH Prestige Homes Ltd).

 

Location:

Land South of King Alfred Way, Newton Poppleford.

 

Proposal:

Application for approval of reserved matters (appearance, scale, layout and landscape) following approval of outline planning application 18/2608/OUT.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of approval as per officer recommendation (and appropriate assessment adopted) with amendments to Condition 5 so that the first part reads “Details of the three trees to be planted, as detailed on Plan 22.01.SP06a, shall be…..”

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

59.

22/1590/FUL (Minor) TRINITY pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Ware Barn, Ware, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RH.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr Ian Thomas.

 

Location:

Ware Barn, Ware, Lyme Regis, DT7 3RH.

 

Proposal:

Installation of 36 ground mounted PV solar panels.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of approval as per officer recommendation.

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

60.

22/1094/RES (Minor) WEST HILL & AYLESBEARE pdf icon PDF 388 KB

Hasta La Vista, Windmill Lane, West Hill, EX11 1JP.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Applicant:

Mr G Webb.

 

Location:

Hasta La Vista, Windmill Lane, West Hill, EX11 1JP.

 

Proposal:

Reserved matters application for access, appearance, layout, scale and landscaping pursuant to outline planning application 19/2834/OUT.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of approval as per officer recommendation (and appropriate assessment adopted).

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

61.

Local Development Order for Land off Long Lane pdf icon PDF 328 KB

The report seeks approval to adopt a Local Development Order (LDO) for employment generating uses on the site referred to as Power Park.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered and discussed the report presented by the Project Manager Simplified Planning that sought endorsement of the Local Development Order for Land off Long Lane to accelerate the delivery of new commercial development and employment uses.

 

Questions raised by Members included:

·         Clarification was sought on the permitted uses for F1(a) and concerns raised about whether this would be used as a day nursery.  In response it was advised the intention was for the expansion of Future Skills Centre;

·         Clarification was sought on the purpose of a Local Development Order.   The Project Manager Simplified Planning advised it was a council led scheme that allowed developers to move forward with development quickly in accordance with the Local Development Order without the need for multiple planning applications coming to committee;

·         Clarification was sought on the rationale for the allocation for food and drink for the indoor sports and recreation as it was suggested the floor space was quite small.  In response it was advised the rationale was to only provide catering services to the existing industrial estate and Future Skills Centre and not to encourage other people to the site.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Of adoption of the Local Development Order for land off Long Lane.

 

DECISION:

The recommendation was approved by a Senior Officer.  The Senior Officer Decision Notice is listed above under Additional Documents.

 

Following news from the Planning Solicitor that the Planning Barrister had attended her last Planning Committee the Chair thanked Mrs Shaw for her wise counsel and guidance and said Mr Hunter would do his best to fill your shoes.