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To approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 February 2019;
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 February 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Brought forward at the discretion of the Chairman;
The Chairman advised that applications 2483/18/FUL: Construction of a new quay to improve access (resubmission of 3078/17/FUL) and 2484/18/LBC: Listed Building Consent for construction of a new quay to improve access – 1 Old Coastguard Cottages, Wembury, had been withdrawn from the agenda and would not be presented to the Committee at this meeting.
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;
Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and the following were made:
Cllr Hodgson declared a personal interest in application 3628/17/FUL: Erection of 12 dwellings, workshop/office, associated landscaping and site development works – Oak Tree Field at SX 778 588, Tristford Road, Harberton by virtue of being the Devon County Council Councillor for the area and she remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;
Cllrs Pearce and Brazil declared a personal interest in application 3838/18/FUL: Extension and alterations to existing dwelling to create separate dwellings – St Valery, Herbert Road, Salcombe, by virtue of being Members of the Salcombe Harbour Board and the applicant being a close relative of the Salcombe Harbour Master. They 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:
3262/18/FUL: Proposed residential development of two detached dwellings on vacant land. Revised scheme submission of refused application for three dwellings ref 1240/16/FUL) – Lyndale, Onslow Road, Salcombe
3838/18/FUL: Extension and alterations to existing dwelling to create two separate dwellings – St Valery, Herbert Road, Salcombe
The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting;
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.
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/
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:
a) 3628/17/FUL Oak Tree Field at SX 778 588, Tristford Road, Harberton
Erection of 12 dwellings, workshop/office, associated landscaping and site development works
Case Officer Update: Devon County Council as Lead Local Flood Authority had submitted an objection, but this had now been withdrawn subject to the inclusion of three pre-commencement conditions
Speakers included: Objector – Mr Stanley Oldfield: Supporter – Mr Nick Williams: Parish Council – Cllr Ginny Davison; Ward Member – Cllr Tucker
During debate, a number of Members commented on the need for housing schemes of this type, and the importance of community led schemes being brought forward. Whilst the comments of the Highways Officer were accepted, the majority of Members had attended the site inspection and seen the junction for themselves, Members overriding view was that the small number of additional vehicle movements arising from the development would not result in an adverse impact on Highways safety. In addition, Members were aware that any development within the village would have a similar impact on highways matters. In reaching their decision, Members took account of the support of the parish council. Finally, Members took the view that the contribution requested by Devon County Council towards education provision should be significantly reduced or removed entirely, as the contribution should not be applied to affordable homes.
Committee Decision: Delegate to Head of Development Management Practice (HoP), in conjunction with Chairman to conditionally grant planning permission, subject to a Section 106 legal obligation.
However, in the event that the Section 106 legal Agreement remains unsigned six months after this resolution, that the application is reviewed by the HoP, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, and if no progress is being made delegated authority is given to the HoP to refuse the application in the absence of an agreed S106 Agreement.
1. The benefits of the scheme outweigh the highways objection and it is not considered such an inacceptable impact on highway safety.
2. Harberton has been identified as a Sustainable Village within the JLP with an indicative figure of 20 dwellings, and any development in and around the village will have some impact on the highway.
b) 3262/18/FUL Lyndale, Onslow Road, Salcombe
Proposed residential development of two detached dwellings on vacant land. Revised scheme submission of refused application for three dwellings ref 1240/16/FUL
Case Officer Update: An additional condition would be added for a Construction Management Plan
Speakers included: Objector – Mr Robert Smith: Supporter – Mr Nigel Keen: Town Council – Cllr Mike Fice; Ward Members – Cllr Wright (statement read) and Cllr Pearce
Recommendation: Conditional Approval
During debate, a number of Members raised concerns over the proposal, echoing ... view the full minutes text for item DM.62/18
Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report. The HOP Development Management provided further detail on specific decisions.