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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 13 March 2019;
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 March 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
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;
Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and the following were made:
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:
3400/18/FUL: Demolition of buildings and redevelopment of site with 3no. detached dwellings – Blindwells, Hynetown Road, Strete
0010/18/ARM: READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans Received) Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval 62/2507/15/O for construction of two-storey dwelling – 11 Fore Street, Yealmpton
The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting;
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.
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/
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) 3400/18/FUL Blindwells, Hynetown Road, Strete
Demolition of buildings and redevelopment of site with 3no. detached dwellings
Case Officer Update: None
Speakers included: Supporter – Mr Garry Dimeck: Parish Council – Cllr Kate Gill; Ward Member – Cllr Foss
Recommendation: Delegate to Head of Development Management Practice (HoP), in conjunction with Chairman to conditionally grant planning permission, subject to a Section 106 legal obligation.
However, in the event that the Section 106 legal Agreement remains unsigned six months after this resolution, that the application is reviewed by the HoP, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, and if no progress is being made delegated authority is given to the HoP to refuse the application in the absence of an agreed S106 Agreement.
During discussion, Members heard that the parish council had objected to the application and would prefer to have two dwellings on the site. The parish council made reference to their Neighbourhood Plan, currently at Regulation 16 stage, including a proposed policy on low density sites within the village. However, this was contrary to the comments of the local Ward Member who raised concerns over the loss of two smaller, more affordable units and being replaced with three larger homes that would clearly not be affordable. Members view was that the proposal was contrary to Policy DEV8 in the recently adopted Joint Local Plan, as it did not provide a mix of housing.
Committee Decision: Refusal
The proposed development fails to provide a mix of housing sizes , types and tenures appropriate to the area and as supported by local housing evidence and as such fails to ensure that the development contributes to the provision of a range of housing which broadens choice and meets specialist needs for existing and future residents. As such the proposed development is contrary to Policies SPT2 and DEV8 of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan, 2019 and the National Planning Policy Framework, 2019, in particular paras 61 and 77.
b) 0010/18/ARM 11 Fore Street, Yealmpton
READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans Received) Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval 62/2507/15/O for construction of two-storey dwelling
Case Officer Update: Second page of report, change ref to 2016 not 2015 for outline permission consent under ‘The Proposal’
Condition 1, ‘Reserved Matters time limit’ is superfluous and should be removed
Condition 4 should refer to 2015 GPDO not 1995 and condition 7 needs a reason adding.
Speakers included: Objector – Ms Jacqueline Moore: Supporter – Mr Lee Ferris: Parish Council – Cllr John Endicott; Ward Members – Cllr Baldry
Recommendation: Conditional Approval
Committee Decision: Conditional Approval
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Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report. The HOP Development Management provided further detail on specific decisions.