Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Via Teams

Contact: Janice Young Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861105 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3 February 2021;



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 3rd February 2021 were confirmed as a correct record 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 was made:


Cllrs R Rowe and B Taylor both declared a personal interest in applications 0227/20/FUL (Bantham Estate Yard) and 4039/18/FUL (Rainbow View, Totnes) as they were Members of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee.  Both Members remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;



Public Participation

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



The Chairman noted the list of members of the public, and town and parish council representatives who had registered their wish to speak at the meeting.



Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 290 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:


Additional documents:



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:


6a)    0227/20/FUL     Bantham Estate Yard, Bantham


Parish:  Thurlestone


Development:   Erection of new Estate & Harbour Office; and granting of temporary 18 month consent for continued use of land for siting of portacabins and associated parking of vehicles for use as temporary estate office


Case Officer Update:                          

The Case Officer’s report outlined one letter of support, but since writing the report, the Council had received a second.  There had also been a representation received from Thurlestone Parish Council.  The Parish Council had read the supporting comments from the Applicant’s Agent which stated that the Parish Council supported the application.  However, the Parish Council wished to clarify that, whilst they accepted the need for a new Estate Office near the centre of operations, they had not said that a new building would be of benefit, nor that the Parish Councillors site visit was also from the Coronation Boathouse, and the Parish Council had not said the views were better from the proposed location.  However, the Parish Council did agree that the Boathouse was not a practical alternative due to the potential for flooding of the ground floor.  The Case Officer confirmed that she had also received five late Letters of Representation in objection, however no new matters were raised.  It was confirmed that a planning application had been received by the Council for the Boathouse to become a restaurant. 


Speakers included:       Objector – Ms G Stone; Supporter – Mr R Hooper; Ward Members – Cllr J Pearce and Cllr M Long;


Recommendation:      Conditional approval


Committee decision:  Conditional approval



1.  Standard three year time limit for commencement of development

2.  Temporary permission for portacabins

3.  Removal of portacabins

4.  Development to be carried out in accordance with approved drawings

5.  Office use only

6.  Landscape proposals

7.  Adherence to biodiversity mitigation and enhancement measures

8.  Details of and restriction on external lighting

9.  Samples of materials

10. DEV32 compliance

11. EVCP details

12. CMP

13. Construction hours

14. Foul drainage

15. Surface water drainage

16. Trees

17. WSI

Pre-commencement conditions agreed 15th February 2021



6b)    2873/20/FUL     Rainbow View, Parkers Way, Totnes, TQ9 5UF


Town:  Totnes


Development:   Additional storeys to existing building to create 5 new duplex units


Case Officer Update:   no update 


Speakers included:       Supporter – Mr I Walmsley; Parish Council – Cllr G Allen; Ward Members – Cllrs J Birch & J Sweet


Recommendation:      Conditional approval – subject to the submission of a detailed plan indicating the position of the photovoltaic panels.


Committee decision:  Conditional approval – subject to the submission of a detailed plan indicating the position of the photovoltaic panels.


Conditions:  (List not in full)

1. Time limit

2. Accord with plans

3. Samples of materials

4. Biodiversity enhancements  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.49/20


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 69 KB




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


The Head of Development Management (DM) provided further details on specific recent appeal decisions.  Following a question from the Chair, the Head of Development Management agreed to investigate the appeal for Churchill, in particular appealing for costs, and would report back to the next Committee.


The Lawyer then updated the Committee on Moult Hill Barn appeal on enforcement.  The recent appeal result in January 2021 had updated that the barn did not need to be demolished but the internal layout should be altered to encourage larger groups to stay in a more simplistic style, rather than the high end use it was currently providing.



Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 73 KB



Members noted the list of undetermined major applications.


The Head of DM requested that, if possible, any questions were to be submitted before the meeting. 


Following a question from the Vice Chair, the Lawyer agreed to provide an update on Creek Close, Frogmore.