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Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs M Renders and P Vachon.
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.
[If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination, bias or interests in items on this Agenda, then please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting]
Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and the following were made:
Cllr T G Pearce declared a personal interest in all applications by virtue of being a Member of the Devon Building Control Partnership. He remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote on the item.
The Solicitor granted a dispensation to enable all Members to take part in the debate and vote on application 0924/19/ADV: Advertisement consent for ‘Meadowlands Leisure Centre’ centre name signs x 2 – front and back of building. Directional sign to main entrance from rear of site – Meadowlands Leisure pool, The Wharf, Tavistock, as the Council had a leasehold interest in the application.
Items Requiring Urgent Attention
To consider those items which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered by the Meeting as matters of urgency (if any).
The Chairman advised that there was one item of urgent business that was exempt, and would be taken at the end of the meeting.
Meeting held on 23 April 2019
The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 23 April 2019, were confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
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WARD NAME Mary Tavy
APPLICATION NUMBER 0257/19/VAR
LOCATION West Liddaton Farm, Liddaton, Coryton, EX20 4AD
DEVELOPMENT Application for variation of condition 2 following grant of planning permission 3842/17/FUL (Part-retrospective)
APPLICANT Mr J Henry
WARD NAME Tavistock North
APPLICATION NUMBER 0924/19/ADV
LOCATION Meadowlands Leisure Pool, The Wharf, Tavistock, PL19 8SP
DEVELOPMENT Advertisement consent for "Meadowlands Leisure Centre" centre name signs x 2 - front and back of building. Directional sign to main entrance from rear of site.
APPLICANT Ms R Powell
The Committee proceeded to consider the applications that had been prepared by the Development Management Specialists and considered also the comments of the Town and Parish Councils together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda report and summarised below, and RESOLVED that:
(a)Application No: 0257/19/VAR Ward: Mary Tavy
Site Address: West Liddaton Farm, Liddaton, Coryton
Application for variation of condition 2 following grant of planning permission 3842/17/FUL (Part retrospective)
Case Officer Update: No further update
Speakers included: Supporter – Mr Peter Rowan; and local Ward Member – Cllr Pearce (reserved his speech for debate)
RECOMMENDATION: Conditional Approval
During discussion, and having been on a site visit, Members raised concerns over a number of the changes, but particularly were concerned at the appearance and position of the door on the southern elevation. If the application were to be approved, Members required a condition that would change the door to one of solid appearance. Concerns were also raised over the industrialisation of the building, but Members were advised that the future use of the building was not a reason for refusal of the application, although it might be a matter for investigation at a later date. Other Members with experience of bee keeping were surprised at the need for an air conditioning unit, and were disappointed that the need had not been taken into account as part of the recent original application.
COMMITTEE DECISION: Refusal
The insertion of an external doorway in the loft space of the southern elevation does not respect the character and appearance of the building and would cause visual harm to the area, contrary to Policy DEV20 of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan 2014-2034.
(b)Application No: 0924/19/ADV Ward: Tavistock North
Site Address: Meadowlands Leisure Pool, The Wharf, Tavistock
Advertisement consent for ‘Meadowlands Leisure Centre’ centre name signs x 2 – front and back of building. Directional sign to main entrance from rear of site
Case Officer Update: None
RECOMMENDATION: Conditional Approval
COMMITTEE DECISION: Conditional Approval
1. Accord with plans
2. Standard advert condition – permission of site owner required
3. Standard advert condition – security
4. Standard advert condition – maintenance
5. Standard advert condition – public safety
6. Standard advert condition – tidy site after removal
7. Illuminated signage only lit when leisure centre is open
The Committee received and noted the updated list of Planning Appeals, including Enforcement Appeals.
Exclusion of Public and Press
That in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business as the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act is involved.
As set out by the Chairman at Item 3, there was one item of urgent business to be raised, to update the Committee on a decision that had been taken using urgent powers, in respect of the revocation of a taxi driver licence. The Head of Practice Environmental Health presented a statement to Members, and responded to questions of clarity.