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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies forwarded to this Meeting.
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 and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.
Cllr J Yelland declared an interest as she had been contacted by an objector to the application being heard, however she remained of an open mind and prepared to listen to all views.
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 brought forward to this Meeting.
Meeting held on 23 March 2021
The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 23 March 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.
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WARD NAME Tavistock South East
APPLICATION NUMBER 4205/19/HHO
LOCATION 11a Mount Tavy Road, Tavistock.
DEVELOPMENT READVERTISEMENT (revised plans received) Retrospective householder application for enlargement of patio area
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: 4205/19/HHO Ward: Tavistock South East
Site Address: 11a Mount Tavy Road, Tavistock
Development: READVERTISEMENT (Revised plans received)
Retrospective householder application for enlargement of patio area.
Objector – Dr Sue Andrew
Town Council Representative – Cllr Paul Ward
Borough Ward Member – Cllr Spettigue
RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation: Conditional Approval
1 Adherence to plans
2 Obscure glazed screen/fence on west side elevation of patio to be installed within 3 months of decision.
3 Install drainage within 3 months of decision
During discussion, the following points were raised.
· Concerns that a Heritage assessment was not made
· Considerable harm to Conservation Area
· Intrusive to neighbours privacy and amenity value
· Could be seen from public vantage points
COMMITTEE DECISION: REFUSED
The proposed decking, by its projection over the river and use of materials which are inconsistent with the natural character of the river frontage, fails to conserve and enhance the character of the Tavistock Conservation Area and results in harm to the amenities of neighbouring properties adjacent to and opposite the site, contrary to DEV1, DEV21 and DEV23 of the JLP.
The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the outstanding planning appeals.
The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the undetermined Major applications.