Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Kathy Trant Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861185 

Items
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DM.34/16

Minutes pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 October 2018

Minutes:

DM.34/18       

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 October 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, subject to the following amendment:

 

The reasons for refusal of application 4323/17/FUL:  Demolition of existing building and construction of a two bedroom house – The Crab Pot, Beesands, Stokenham, be amended to reflect the decision notice issued for the application as follows:

 

1.      The proposed dwelling by virtue of its size, massing and design would be incongruous with the site context and as such would be detrimental to the visual amenity of the street scene in this sensitive coastal location within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, contrary to Policies CS9 and CS7 of the South Hams Core Strategy and policies DP1 and DP2 of the Development Policies DPD as well as Paragraph 127 of the NPPF 2018.

 

2.   The proposal has not provided sufficient evidence of the continuous use of the building for residential purposes such that its replacement can be appropriately considered against the relevant planning policy for replacement dwellings. As such, in accordance with paragraph 160 of the National Planning Policy Framework and policy DP4 of the Development Policies DPD, the applicant has failed to demonstrate that the safety of future users of the site from the risk of flooding will be assured for the lifetime of the development. There is no flood evacuation plan provided, nor is there a reasonable route that can be foreseen to provide a safe means of access and egress at times of flooding.

 

DM.35/16

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.35/18       

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

 

Cllr Vint declared a personal interest in applications 2075/18/FUL:  conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property, and 2076/18/LBC:  Listed Building Consent for conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property – 18 Bridgetown, Totnes, by virtue of knowing registered objectors and he remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllrs Bramble and Foss both declared a personal interest in application 2827/18/FUL:  Demolition of mono-pitched store and conversion of main livestock building to 5 bedroom detached dwelling with guest suite, integrated garage and parking/turning area – Scarswell, Slapton, by virtue of knowing the applicant and both Members remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllr Holway declared a personal interest in application 2080/18/FUL: New driveway to existing dwelling and new detached dwelling – Cachel, Onslow Road, Salcombe by virtue of being acquainted with the applicant and he remained in the meeting and took part in 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:

 

3475/17/OPA:     Outline application with some matters reserved (only access to be considered) for residential development of up to 210 dwellings, public open space, green infrastructure, strategic landscaping and associated infrastructure – Proposed Development Site at SX 857 506, Land south of Townstal Road, Dartmouth;

1884/18/FUL:      Application for amendments to planning approval 2771/16/FUL (Demolition of redundant club and meeting rooms and construction of 4no. dwelling units) including changes to roofs and garages - Tuscanys Social Club, Legion Lane, Brixton, PL8 2AN

 

2031/18/FUL:      Construction of new dwelling on land adjoining 'The Old Byre'

-       Lower Court Barns, The Old Byre, Strete, TQ6 0RW

 

2231/18/FUL:      Creation of new two bedroom bungalow, with garage and relocation of garage to original house - Crofters Cottage, Raddicombe Lane, Hillhead

 

2827/18/FUL:      Demolition of mono-pitched store and conversion of main livestock building to 5 bedroom detached dwelling with guest suite, integrated garage and parking/turning area - Scarswell, Slapton, TQ7 2RD

 

2080/18/FUL:      New driveway to existing dwelling and new detached dwelling -

Cachel, Onslow Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8AH

 

2236/18/HHO:    Householder application for proposed detached garage and home office and associated external works (resubmission of 1441/18/HHO) - 7 Brownhill Lane, Wembury, PL9 0JQ

 

DM.36/16

Public Participation

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

Minutes:

DM.36/18       

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.37/16

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 460 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.37/18       

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:

 

 

3475/17/OPA:      Proposed Development Site SX857 506, Land south of Townstal Road, Dartmouth

Parish:  Stoke Fleming

 

READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans) Outline application with some matters reserved (only access to be considered) for residential development of up to 210 dwellings, public open space, green infrastructure, strategic landscaping and associate infrastructure

 

Case Officer Update:   None

 

Speakers included:       Supporter – Mr Robin Upton:  Parish Council representative – Cllr Struan Coupar:  Town Council representative – Cllr David Gent; Ward Members – Cllr Hicks (statement read out), Cllr Bastone

 

Recommendation:    Delegate to COP Lead Development Management, in conjunction with Chairman of the Committee, to conditionally grant planning permission subject to a section 106 legal obligation.

 

However, in the event that the s106 legal agreement remains unsigned six months after this resolution, that the application is reviewed by the COP Lead Development Management in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, and if no progress is being made, delegated authority is given to the COP Lead to refuse the application in the absence of an agreed s106 legal agreement.

 

Committee Decision:  Delegate to COP Lead Development Management, in conjunction with Chairman of the Committee, to conditionally grant planning permission subject to a section 106 legal obligation.

 

However, in the event that the s106 legal agreement remains unsigned six months after this resolution, that the application is reviewed by the COP Lead Development Management in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, and if no progress is being made, delegated authority is given to the COP Lead to refuse the application in the absence of an agreed s106 legal agreement.

 

Conditions:     

1.    Details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (the reserved matters) for each phase or phases of the development to be agreed

2.    Application for approval of the reserved matters for the first phase of the development shall be made to the local planning authority not later than four years from the date of this permission.

3.    The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved for the first phase of the development

4.    The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plan

5.    Phasing condition

6.    LEMP to be agreed

7.    Percolation test condition

8.    Detailed design of the proposed permanent surface water drainage management system to be submitted and agreed

9.    Groundwater monitoring programme results to be submitted and agreed

10. Full details of the adoption and maintenance arrangements for the proposed permanent surface water drainage management system submitted and approved

11. Detailed design of the proposed surface water drainage management system which will serve the development site for the full period of its  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.37/16

DM.38/16

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Minutes:

DM.38/18       

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

 

DM.39/16

Planning Performance Indicators pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

DM.39/18       

Members were presented with a report that set out the latest Performance Indicator data.  The COP Lead DM introduced the report.  During discussion, Members considered the merits of applying extensions of time to applications and the COP Lead advised that in some instances they were used to improve the customer experience.

 

It was then:

 

     RESOLVED that the Performance Indicators be noted

 

DM.40/16

Planning Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

DM.40/18       

Members were presented with a report that sought approval of an amendment to the Scheme of Delegation with respect to applications for discharge of conditions on planning approvals.

 

It was then:

 

RESOLVED

 

That Council be RECOMMENDED to approve the amended Planning Scheme of Delegation as set out in Appendix A of the presented report.