Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 28th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Repton Room - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Janice Young Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861105 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23 June 2021;



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 23rd June 2021 were confirmed as a correct record by the Committee.



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 B Taylor declared a personal interest in applications 2555/21/VAR, 0549/21/HHO, and 3018/20/FUL (Minutes DM.16/21(a), (b) and (c) below refer) as he was a Member of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee.  The Member 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 325 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)    1944/19/FUL      Land between 19 & 21 Clayman’s Path, Ivybridge, PL21 9UZ

Town:  Ivybridge


Development:   Construction of new dwelling with associated groundworks and landscaping.


Case Officer Update:    

The Case Officer confirmed that this application had been presented to the last Committee meeting held on 23 June 2021.  A further two letters of representation had been received, with the applicant’s response set out in the published agenda report.  The Committee had received photographs prior to this meeting, submitted by a member of the public, which contained images of the Devon County Council (DCC) wall on the nearby Persimmon estate.  Members of the Committee were reminded that this was not within the scope of this application.


It was clarified that the drainage specialist quoted at the last Committee meeting had been an in-house officer rather than employed by DCC.   Following modelling of the scheme, it had been determined that DCC’s bund wall would only overtop if the culvert were to block.  As the flood elevation scheme was a matter for DCC, the Officer recommended secondary flood mitigation measures should be put in place and therefore conditioned.  The Environment Agency had not objected and South West Water had confirmed there was sufficient capacity in the main sewer to accommodate the extra foul water should the application be built.


Speakers included:                 Supporter – Ms G Baker; Ward Member – Cllr Lance Austen;


Recommendation:                Conditional approval


Committee decision:            Conditional approval



-      Time Limit (3 years);

-      Adherence to plans;

-      Compliance with Sustainability Statement in Design & Access Statement;

-      Vehicle Parking spaces to be provided as shown prior to first occupation of dwelling and retained thereafter;

-      Refuse and recycling receptacle provision prior to first occupation of dwelling and retained thereafter;

-      Permitted Development Removal for extensions and outbuildings;

-      Surface water drainage details;

-      On-site flood mitigation features plan for agreement;

-      No alteration to garden layout with regard to position and height of dwarf walls and level details acknowledged in the on-site flood mitigation features plan to be submitted;

-      No extensions or outbuildings to be erected within 2m of the DCC Flood Mitigation Wall shown on the onsite flood mitigation plan that shall be submitted; and

-      Prior to occupation, an ‘as constructed survey’ is to be submitted to ensure that the finished floor level and dwarf walls have been constructed in the correct position, level and at the gradients identified in the onsite flood mitigation plan.



6b)    2555/21/VAR     Car Park Creek, Gould Road, Salcombe

Town:  Salcombe


Development:  Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning permission 1505/19/FUL


Case Officer Update:             The Case Officer highlighted the changes to the application and confirmed there were no changes to roof height.


Speakers included:                 Ward  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.16/21


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 68 KB



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


The Senior Specialist, Development Management provided further details on specific recent appeal decisions. 



Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 80 KB



Members noted the list of undetermined major applications.