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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 19 June 2019;
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 June 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
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 R Foss declared a personal interest in application 3620/18/FUL: Change of use to woodland to allow Tree Tents for the purpose of rural tourism – Stokeley Barton Farm, Stokenham, by virtue of an arrangement between a close family member and the South Hams Brewery on the same site. He remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;
Cllr J Brazil declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in application 4061/18/FUL: Erection of single storey building to provide employee welfare and catering facilities – Wash Barn, Buckfastleigh, by virtue of a close family member being employed as a chef on the site. He left the meeting for the duration of this item;
Cllrs J Brazil, M Long, R Foss and D Brown declared a personal interest in applications 1505/19/FUL:Erection of new industrial units and associated parking – Development site at SX740394; 1522/19/FUL:New two storey Harbour Master Depot facility including workshop, office, welfare and storage areas – The Creek Car and Boat Park, Gould Road, Salcombe; and 1523/19/FUL: Replacement of the existing Harbour Master facilities and extension to the existing Public Conveniences, including the provision of welfare facilities for marine users – Salcombe Harbour, Dock and Undertaking, Fore Street, Salcombe, by virtue of being Members of Salcombe Harbour Board and they remained in the meeting and took part in the debates and votes thereon;
Cllr J Hodgson declared a personal interest in application 1214/19/ADV: Application for consent to display advertisement sign under ramp of civic hall – Totnes Tourist Information, Civic Hall, Market Square, Totnes, by virtue of being a Member of Totnes Town Council and she remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;
Cllrs R Rowe and B Taylor declared a personal interest in the following planning applications that were sited within the South Devon AONB by virtue of being Members of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee and they remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon:
3620/18/FUL: Change of use to woodland to allow Tree Tents for the purpose of rural tourism – Stokeley Barton Farm, Stokenham
1505/19/FUL: Erection of new industrial units and associated parking – Development site at SX740394
1522/19/FUL: New two storey Harbour Master Depot facility including workshop, office, welfare and storage areas – The Creek Car and Boat Park, Gould Road, Salcombe
1523/19/FUL: Replacement of the existing Harbour Master facilities and extension to the existing Public Conveniences, including the provision of welfare facilities for marine users – Salcombe Harbour, Dock and Undertaking, Fore Street, Salcombe
0075/19/FUL: Readvertisement (Revised Plans Received) Proposed revisions to design of single dwelling (self build) following extant permission 0579/16/FUL – site of former WI Hall, Ford Road, Yealmpton
1383/19/FUL: Associated operational development to allow for change of use of building to flexible use(C1), ... view the full minutes text for item DM.13/19
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) 3193/18/ARM Land to the rear of Green Park Way, Chillington
Readvertisement (Further Revised Plans Received) Reserved Matters application for the development of 64no. dwellings (including market, affordable and retirement housing), landscaping and associated works following grant of Outline consent 0771/16/OPA
Case Officer Update:
Parish consultation response update:
• Amendments reduce but do not eliminate issues of overlooking and overbearing impact on neighbours;
• More landscaping details are needed and this should be included now not condition;
• Overlooking problems are caused by building up of land – do not accept this is to manage road gradients but is to accommodate drainage tanks;
• Drainage scheme is defective;
• Not acceptable for drainage to be dealt with by condition; and
• The Council maintains its objection to the scheme.
Further letters of representation from approx. 12 residents – new issues raised:
§ Objection from DCC Flood Risk reported as additional information required should be ‘objection’;
§ Better not to determine this application until drainage agreed;
§ Proposed conditions regarding landscaping, layout, planting, surfaces and finishes all relate to type and layout of drainage and cannot be agreed until drainage scheme is final;
§ Condition 2 does not include drawing numbers – so new drawings could be approved;
§ Wrong to condition things like landscaping, boundary treatments, material etc as proposed in the conditions;
§ Building heights of apartments behind 29 GPW remain overbearing and should be bungalows;
§ Heights of plots 50 & 51 remain too high behind 53 GPW – should be houses not apartments – or at least roof hipped as per Plot 46. More screening required to provide privacy – controls on external lighting required. Concerned new neighbours should not invoke high hedge complaints about their boundary;
§ 47 Green Park Way – want land removed from plot 43 and tree planting provided instead – overlooking still an issue;
§ Want restrictions to prevent internal changes to houses to having living accommodation upstairs and no changes to windows/doors etc. Plots 50 and 51 should be hipped;
§ Why is tank H2 showed sitting above natural ground level?
§ Officer report now mentions 64 houses again not 63;
§ Can condition 6 apply to all house on southern boundary?
§ Drainage does not enhance biodiversity;
§ Ramped access are at 1:10 – exceed recommended gradients for DDA compliance;
§ Steep gardens would not be safe;
§ First 100m of the access road is at 1:10.2 gradient – exceeding recommended max of 1:12 (80m); and
§ Scheme does not respect local distinctiveness.
Speakers included: Objector – Ms Alyson Cadd-Harlington: Supporter – Mr Louis Hamston: Parish Council – Cllr Piers Spence; Ward Member – Cllr Brazil
Recommendation: Conditional Approval ... view the full minutes text for item DM.15/19
Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report. The Head of Development Management Practice provided further detail on specific decisions.