Agenda and draft minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 12th December, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Kathy Trant Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861185 

Items
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DM.41/16

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To approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 November 2018;

Minutes:

DM.41/18       

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 November 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

DM.42/16

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;

Minutes:

DM.42/18       

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

 

Cllr Vint declared a personal interest in applications 2075/18/FUL:  conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property, and 2076/18/LBC:  Listed Building Consent for conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property – 18 Bridgetown, Totnes, by virtue of knowing registered objectors and he remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllr Brazil declared a personal interest in application 2852/18/FUL: Conversion of domestic garage to single dwelling – The Old Rocket House, East Prawle, Kingsbridge by virtue of knowing the applicant and he remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;

Cllr D Brown declared a personal interest in the following planning applications that were sited within the South Devon AONB by virtue of being a Member of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon:

 

0087/18/FUL:      Erection of building containing a ground floor marine maintenance unit (B1 use) with two dwellings above – Site of Former Workshop, Gould Road, Salcombe;

2852/18/FUL:      conversion of domestic garage to single dwelling – The Old Rocket House, East Prawle, Kingsbridge

1772/18/OPA:     Outline application with all matters reserved for construction of single storey dwelling – Highlands, Chittleburn Hill, Brixton

 

DM.43/16

Public Participation

The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting;

Minutes:

DM.43/18       

The Chairman announced that a list of members of the public and town and parish council representatives, who had registered their wish to speak at the meeting, had been circulated.

 

DM.44/16

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To see Letters of Representation and further supplementary information relating to any of the Applications on the agenda, please select the following link and enter the relevant Planning Reference number: http://apps.southhams.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DM.44/18       

The Committee considered the details of the planning applications prepared by the Planning Case Officers as presented in the agenda papers, and considered also the comments of Town and Parish Councils together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda reports, and RESOLVED that:

 

 

a)     2075/18/FUL      18 Bridgetown, Totnes

Parish:  Totnes

 

Conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property

 

Case Officer Update:             None

 

Speakers included:                 Objector – Mrs Lucy Ferrier: Supporter – Mr Eric Davis:   Ward Members – Cllrs Birch, Green and Vint

 

Recommendation:                Conditional Approval

 

Members had a lengthy debate on this application, and had particular concerns regarding the lack of a rear entrance to the property and the resulting impact on residents having to walk some distance to carry rubbish to their bins.  Members said the site visit had been valuable to understand the relationship between the existing building and the proposed development.  Members sought further advice from the Heritage Specialist concerning the need to have special regard to the desirability of preserving the building and its setting and he explained that the application was not perfect, but that the proposal sought to preserve the heritage aspects of the building as much as possible was an important factor to take into account.  He went on to say that the setting of the proposal had been the subject of many discussions and that, compared with the existing dwelling and poor extensions, this proposal was an enhancement that would not cause harm.

 

Committee Decision:            Refusal

 

Reasons:

Impact on residential amenity of distance to bins and vehicles

Lack of rear access results in inadequate living conditions

 

 

b)     2076/18/FUL      18 Bridgetown, Totnes

Parish:  Totnes

 

Listed Building Consent for conversion of B1 office to C3 residential including demolition of modern extensions to listed building.  Erection of detached dwelling to rear garden of property

 

Case Officer Update: None

 

Speakers included:     Objector – Mrs Lucy Ferrier: Supporter – Mr Eric Davis:  Ward Members – Cllrs Birch, Green and Vint

 

Recommendation:    Conditional Approval

 

Committee Decision:            Conditional Approval

 

Conditions:

1.     Time limit

2.     Accord with plans

3.     Material details / samples

4.     Joinery schedule

5.     Schedule of works, including services and changes to meet building      regulations

6.     New build details (eaves, sills etc)

 

 

c)     0087/18/FUL      Site of Former Workshop, Gould Road, Salcombe

                                    Parish:  Salcombe

 

Erection of building containing a ground floor marine maintenance unit (B1) with two dwellings above

 

Case Officer Update: None

 

Speakers included:     Supporter – Mr Tony Instrall: Town Council Representative – Cllr Mike Fice:  local Ward Members – Cllrs Pearce and Wright

 

Recommendation:    Delegate to COP Lead Development Management, in conjunction with Chairman of the Committee, to conditionally grant planning permission subject to a section 106 legal obligation.

 

However, in the event that the s106 legal agreement remains unsigned six months after this resolution, that the application is reviewed by the COP Lead Development Management  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.44/16

DM.45/16

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

DM.45/18

Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.