Agenda and minutes

West Devon Development Management and Licensing Committee - Tuesday, 12th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber - Kilworthy Park

Contact: Kathy Hoare Senior Case Manager - Democratic Services 

No. Item

*DM&L .16

Apologies for Absence



There were apologies received from Cllr S Hipsey for whom Cllr Cheadle substituted.



*DM&L .17

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]        





Cllrs T Pearce and B Ratcliffe declared a personal interest in all applications by virtue of being Members of the Devon Building Control Partnership.  They remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.


Cllr J Yelland declared an interest on behalf of all the Committee Members as they had all received correspondence from Baker Estates and from a Lamerton Parish Councillor in regard to application 1766/21/OPA.



*DM&L .18

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.


*DM&L .19

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Meeting held on 14 September 2021



The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 14h September 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.



*DM&L .20

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 802 KB

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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: 1324/21/FUL      Ward: Okehampton North


Site Address: St James Church of England Primary School, Fort Road, Okehampton


Development: New artificial turf pitch with fencing


Speakers included:

Objector – Glennon Chatting-Walters

Supporter –Michaela Myerscough





1.    The proposal would introduce a built form of development that due to its scale, height and proximity will result in a harmful impact on the character and appearance of the area. The proposed development is therefore contrary to Policies DEV10 and DEV20 of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.

2.    The proposed development by reason of loss of outlook, over dominance and loss of privacy will result in a form of development that is harmful to the amenity of neighbouring residents. As such the proposal would fail to comply with the requirements of Policies DEV1 and DEV2 of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan.


During discussion and debate Members raised concerns over the raised height of the pitch and the impact on the privacy of neighbouring properties.  


 The Solicitor advised the Committee that the reference to Policy DEV10 in the recommendation was an error and therefore was not  being relied as support for the recommendation.






(b)    Application No. 1766/21/OPA     Ward: Milton Ford


 Site Address: “Land at Sx 445 766” Lamerton


Development: Outline application with some matters reserved for residential development of up to 20 dwellings, formation of new access and associated works.


 Speakers included:


Objector- Mr Brian Pedder’s statement was read out by the

 Democratic Services Officer, as he was unable to attend in person

 Supporter –  Richard Ayre

 Lamerton Parish Council – Cllr Jess Evans

 Ward Member – Cllr Neil Jory



RECOMMENDATION: Delegate approval to Head of Development Management, in conjunction with Chairman to conditionally grant outline planning permission, subject to a Section 106 legal obligation.


Conditions (list not in full)


1.         Submission of reserved matters.

2.         Reserved matters to be submitted within 3 years.

3.         Commencement of development within 2 years following approval of last of the reserved matters.

4.         Access to be constructed in accordance with approved plan.

5.         Reserved matters to include replacement hedgerows and hedge bank at access points.

6.         Main access to be constructed prior to other works commencing.

7.         Construction Management Plan.

8.         Estate roads condition.

9.         Internal roads to be provided prior to occupation.

10.      Waste audit statement.

11.      Unexpected contamination.

12.      Electric vehicle charging points.

13.      Low carbon development in accordance with DEV32.

14.      Open market housing mix.

15.      Surface Water drainage details

16.      Landscape and Ecological Management Plan (LEMP)

17.      Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

18.      Adhere to the tree protection plan



Members raised the following points:

·           concerns about the safety of pedestrians using  ...  view the full minutes text for item *DM&L .20

*DM&L .21

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 68 KB



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



*DM&L .22

Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 198 KB



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