Agenda and minutes

West Devon Development Management and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: Teams Meeting

Contact: Kathy Hoare Senior Case Manager - Democratic Services 

No. Item

*DM&L .46

Apologies for Absence



*DM&L 46    

There were no apologies forwarded to this Meeting.


*DM&L .47

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]        




*DM&L 47        

Members were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and the following were made:


Cllr J Yelland declared an interest on behalf of the whole Committee in application 2560/20/HHO due to the fact the applicant was Devon Borough Councillor.

Cllr B Ratcliffe declared a personal interest in application 2560/20/HHO due to being a member of Tavistock Golf Club which the applicant was also a member.

Cllr S Hipsey declared a personal interest in application 2560/20/HHO due to being a friend of the applicant

Cllr T G Pearce declared a personal interest in all applications by virtue of being a Member of the Devon Building Control Partnership and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.



*DM&L .48

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). 



*DM&L 48        

There was no urgent business brought forward to this Meeting.


*DM&L .49

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Meeting held on 12 January 2021


*DM&L 49        

The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 12thJanuary 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.


*DM&L .50

Planning Applications (please note this includes the updated 2672/20/HHO Report) ***NB Application 2295/20/FUL being considered at 2.00pm has now been withdrawn from this agenda*** pdf icon PDF 620 KB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:



Not to be heard before 9.30am


WARD NAME                                                  Tavistock South East                        

APPLICATION NUMBER                                  2560/20/HHO

LOCATION                                                      6 Tiddy Brook Road, Whitchurch

DEVELOPMENT                                              READVERTISEMENT (Revised plans received) Householder application for proposed single storey rear extension, convert single attached garage, installation of roof lights and dormer


Not to be heard before 10.45am




WARD NAME                                                  Bere Ferrers

APPLICATION NUMBER                                     3424/19/FUL

LOCATION                                                      "Field at Sx 453 669, Adjacent to Woolacombe Road", Bere Alston

DEVELOPMENT                                              READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans Received) Application for 31no. new dwellings and associated access road and pedestrian link



Not to be heard before 12.15pm


WARD NAME                                                  Tavistock North

APPLICATION NUMBER                                 2672/20/HHO

LOCATION                                                      31 Glanville Road, Tavistock

DEVELOPMENT                                              Householder application for proposed ground

                                                                        floor extension to dwelling house and

                                                                        replacement garage roof


Not to be heard before 2.00pm



WARD NAME                                                  Bridestowe

APPLICATION NUMBER                                     2295/20/FUL

LOCATION                                                      "Land At SX 445 910", East of West Headson Farm, Bratton Clovelly

DEVELOPMENT                                                   Retrospective application for gate to field for              

                                                                        access to livestock


Additional documents:


*DM&L 50        

The Chairman confirmed that two applications, 2672/20/HHO and 2295/20/FUL had been withdrawn from the agenda.

The Committee proceeded to consider the application(s) 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:  2560/20/HHO       Ward: Tavistock South East


Site Address: 6 Tiddy Brook Road, Whitchurch


READVERTISEMENT (revised plans received) Householder application for proposed single storey rear extension, convert single attached garage, installation of roof lights and dormer.


Speakers included:


Supporter – Mrs K Bridgewater

Town Council Representative – Cllr P Ward



RECOMMENDATION: Conditional Approval


During discussion, the following points were raised:


(a)   The Town Councillor explained the town council initially raised concerns over expansion of a business, however since the letter of representation from the agent had been posted on the website he was confident that the objections were overcome.


(b)   If the business was to expand and no longer be ancillary use enforcements officers would look at the situation.


COMMITTEE DECISION:           Conditional Approval.




1.         Standard time limit

2.         Adherence to plans

3.         Materials to match

4.         The drainage scheme shall be installed in strict accordance with the approved plans, maintained and retained in accordance with the agreed details for the life of the development. And, if any other drainage scheme than that approved as part of this permission is proposed then a mitigating drainage alternative shall be agreed with the Local Planning Authority.

5.         To be used ancillary to main house only.

6.         Existing treatment room shall cease to be used as such upon first use of a treatment room as approved.



(b)    Application No: 3424/19/FUL     Ward: Bere Ferrers


Site Address: “Field at SX453 669, Adjacent to Woolacombe Road” Bere Alston


READVERTISEMENT (revised plans received) Application for 31no. new dwellings and associated access road and pedestrian link.


There was no update to the Case Officer’s report.


Speakers included:


Supporter – Mr D Summerfield

Parish Councillor – Cllr B Lamb

Local Ward Member – Cllr P Crozier;


RECOMMENDATION:    Delegate to Head of Practice Lead Development Management, in conjunction with Chairman to conditionally grant planning permission, subject to a Section 106 legal obligation, for the following contributions towards:


       DCC Education -£16,830.00

OSSR: Off-site Play Contribution of £20,073.60, towards      improvements to, and on-going maintenance of, play facilities at the Recreation Ground and/or the Parish Hall and/or Underways at the discretion of the Council

Off-site Sports Contribution of £25,835, towards improvements to, and on-going maintenance of, the changing rooms at the Recreation Field, static exercise equipment in the village of Bere Alston and improvements to the basketball area behind the village hall.

Affordable Housing - 9 units. Plots 13, 24 and 27 shared ownership and plots 25, 26, 28, 29,30 and 31 social rented units

Tamar Estuary Special Area of Conservation £14,597.73.

       Movement of the 30 mph sign 70 metres to the south east of the site  ...  view the full minutes text for item *DM&L .50

*DM&L .51

Planning Performance Indicators pdf icon PDF 329 KB


*DM&L 51 

The Head of Development Management took members through the Planning PI’s.


*DM&L .52

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 64 KB


*DM&L 52     

The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the outstanding planning appeals. 



*DM&L .53

Major Applications Report pdf icon PDF 196 KB



*DM&L 53     

The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the undetermined Major applications.