Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

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Items
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DM.23/18

Minutes pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 August 2018;

Minutes:

DM.23/18       

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 August 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

DM.24/18

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any personal or disclosable pecuniary interests, including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;

Minutes:

DM.24/18       

Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and the following were made:

 

Cllr R Steer declared a personal interest on behalf of all Members of the Conservative group in application 1708/18/NMM:  Non material amendment of planning consent 18/1015/09/F (Reconfiguration of barn and provision of new windows) – Cott Farm Barn, Dittisham, by virtue of the landowner being the Leader of the Conservative Group.  The Members remained in the room and took part in the debate and vote thereon:

 

Cllr T Holway declared a personal interest in application 0429/18/FUL:  Erection of agricultural storage/transfer building with associated access road and landscaping – Land as Sx777426, Frogmore, by virtue of knowing the objector through a motor sports club, and being acquainted with the applicant, and he remained in the meeting and took park in the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllrs J Hodgson and R Vint both declared a personal interest in application 2381/18/TCA:  Trees T1 – T8 Crown lift trees to 2m over gravestones and access path – St Marys Churchyard, High Street, Totnes by virtue of the applicant being Totnes Town Council, of which they were both Members.  They remained in the meeting for the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllr D Brown declared a personal interest in the following planning applications that were sited within the South Devon AONB by virtue of being a Member of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon:

 

0429/18/FUL:    Erection of agricultural storage/transfer building with associated access road and landscaping – Land at Sx 777426, Frogmore

 

1708/18/NMM:     Non material amendment of planning consent 18/1015/09/F (re-configuration of barn and provision of new windows) – Cott Farm Barn, Dittisham

 

4323/17/FUL:       Demolition of existing building and construction of a two bedroom house – The Crab Pot, Beesands, Stokenham

 

DM.25/18

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

DM.25/18       

The Chairman announced that there was one item of urgent business to be presented to the Committee.  The report for application 4323/17/FUL: Demolition of existing building and construction of a two bedroom house – The Crab Pot, Beesands, Stokenham, TQ7 2EH had been left off the published agenda, and the Chairman had agreed to include it for determination at this meeting, as the appropriate notices had been sent out.

 

 

DM.26/18

Public Participation

The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting;

Minutes:

DM.26/18       

The Chairman announced that a list of members of the public and town and parish council representatives, who had registered their wish to speak at the meeting, had been circulated.

 

DM.27/18

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 483 KB

To see Letters of Representation and further supplementary information relating to any of the Applications on the agenda, please select the following link and enter the relevant Planning Reference number: http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DM.27/18

The Committee considered the details of the planning applications prepared by the Planning Case Officers as presented in the agenda papers, and considered also the comments of Town and Parish Councils together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda reports, and RESOLVED that:

 

 

4323/17/FUL:       The Crab Pot, Beesands, Stokenham

Parish:  Stokenham

 

Demolition of existing building and construction of a two bedroom house

 

Case Officer Update:             None

 

Speakers included:                None

 

 

Recommendation:                Conditional Approval

 

Committee Decision:           Defer to Site Inspection

 

 

 

 

1303/18/OPA       Land adjacent to New Park Road, Lee Mill

Parish:  Sparkwell

 

Outline application with all matters reserved except for access, for residential development of up to 110 dwellings with open space, landscaping, allotments, drainage infrastructure, estate roads and associated development

 

Case Officer Update:             Condition 12 was to be amended to reflect the recommendation from Devon County Council and an additional condition was to be added that would ensure suitable means of surface water management.

 

Speakers included:                 Objector – Mrs Lesley Hughes; Parish Council representative – Cllr Julian Taylor; local Ward Members – Cllrs Blackler and Baldry

 

Recommendation:                Conditional Approval

 

During discussion, Members noted the lack of infrastructure and that currently residents in Lee Mill had to travel to Ivybridge for facilities.  Members also noted the lack of a village centre, and that the situation may seem to be exacerbated by the new development.  As a result, it was PROPOSED, SECONDED and on being put to the vote declared CARRIED, that the application be deferred to enable dialogue with the applicant to see if issues around social inclusion and facilities for the village could be improved.

 

Committee Decision:           Deferral

 

 

 

 

0429/18/FUL       Land at Sx 777426, Frogmore

Parish:  Frogmore & Sherford

 

 

Erection of agricultural storage/transfer building with associated access road and landscaping

 

Case Officer Update:             The

 

Speakers included:                 Objector – Mr Kevin Moore:  Supporter – Mr Edward Perraton: Parish Council representative – Cllr Peter Hadley; local Ward Member – Cllr Foss

 

 

Recommendation:                Conditional Approval

 

During debate, Members noted the proximity of the proposal to neighbouring residential properties, and the resulting impact that the proposal would have. Whilst the reason for the position was explained by the applicant and was included in the case officer report, Members felt that the position of the proposal was insensitive to residents.

 

Committee Decision:            Refusal

 

Reasons:

Unacceptable effect on amenity of neighbouring buildings

Loss of light

Negative visual impact across the site

Negative impact of landscape mitigation

 

 

 

1501/18/OPA       Houndall Barn, Sparkwell

Parish:  Sparkwell

 

Outline application with all matters reserved for the erection of one dwelling                       

 

Speakers included:                 Supporter – Mr James Wells:  Parish Council representative – Cllr Julian Taylor; local Ward Member – Cllr Baldry

 

 

Recommendation:                Refusal

 

Committee Decision:            Refusal

 

 

 

1708/18/NMM     Cott Farm Barn, Dittisham

Parish:  Dittisham

 

Non Material Amendment of Planning Consent 18/1015/09/F (Reconfiguration of barn and provision of new windows)

 

 

Recommendation:                Grant of Non Material Amendment

 

Committee Decision:           Grant of Non Material Amendment

 

 

 

2381/18/TCA       St Marys Churchyard, High Street, Totnes

Parish:  Totnes

 

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DM.28/18

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

DM.28/18

Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.