Agenda and minutes

West Devon Development Management and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Remote Meeting - Skype

Contact: Kathy Hoare Senior Case Manager - Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

*DM&L .5

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]        

 

 

Minutes:

*DM&L 5

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.

*DM&L .6

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). 

 

Minutes:

*DM&L 6

There was no urgent business.

*DM&L .7

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Meeting held on 30 June 2020

Minutes:

*DM&L 7

The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 30 June 2020 were confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

*DM&L .8

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 598 KB

To see Letters of Representation and further supplementary information relating to any of the planning applications on the agenda, please select the following link and enter the relevant Reference number: http://westdevon.gov.uk/searchlanding

 

Start 9.30 am

WARD NAME                                      Bridestowe    

APPLICATION NUMBER                      1055/19/FUL

LOCATION                                          "Field at East Linnacombe Farm", Sourton Down, Okehampton

DEVELOPMENT                                  Erection of single-storey agricultural building for general agricultural storage using existing access

 

 

Not before 10.45 am

WARD NAME                                      Bridestowe    

APPLICATION NUMBER                      0806/20/FUL

LOCATION                                          Lobhill Cottage, Lewdown, EX20 4DS

DEVELOPMENT                                  Erection of dwelling in residential garden with associated works (resubmission of 0160/19/FUL)

 

 

Not before 12 noon

WARD NAME                                      Tavistock South East

APPLICATION NUMBER                     1919/19/VAR

LOCATION                                          "Land adjacent to Breckland", Down Road, Tavistock, Devon

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

*DM&L 8

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: 1055/19/FUL Ward: Bridestowe

 

Site Address: Field at East Linnacombe Farm, Sourton Down,

Okehampton, EX20 4HR

 

Erection of single-storey agricultural building for general agricultural storage using existing access

 

Speakers included:    Supporter – Mr Ed Persse: local Ward Member- Cllr Caroline Mott

 

RECOMMENDATION:Conditional Approval

 

COMMITTEE DECISION: Conditional Approval

 

 

(b) Application No: 0806/20/FUL Ward: Bridestowe

 

Site Address: Lobhill Cottage, Lewdown, EX20 4DS

 

Erection of dwelling in residential garden with associated works (resubmission of 0106/19/FUL)

 

Speakers included:    Supporter – Mr Chris Burton: local Ward Member – Cllr Terry Southcott

 

RECOMMENDATION:Refusal

 

COMMITTEE DECISION:Refusal

 

 

(C) Application No: 1919/19/FUL Ward: Tavistock South East

 

Site Address: Land adjacent to Breckland, Down Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 9AG

 

Variation of conditions 1 (plans) and 3 (vegetation border) of planning permission 2138/18/FUL (Erection of 2 dwellings)

 

Speakers included:    Supporter – Mr Ed Persse: local Ward Member-Cllr James Spettigue

 

RECOMMENDATION:Conditional Consent

 

During discussion, Members raised concerns over the increased proximity of the units to properties at Deer Leap and in particular numbers 11 and 12. Concerns also raised over the size and scale of the units deemed to be a variation to that previously approved. The development being in breach of sections of the Joint Local plan.

 

COMMITTEE DECISION: Refusal

Reason

The proposal by reason of the increased scale of the proposed units and their increased proximity to the properties on Deer Leap would have a detrimental impact on the character of the area and especially on the amenity and privacy values of 11 and 12 Deer Leap. Contrary to Dev 1 part 1 Dev 10 Dev 2.1 of the JLP