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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.
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).
There was no urgent business.
Meeting held on 30 June 2020
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.
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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
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
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
(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
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
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