Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

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Items
No. Item

DM.17/19

Minutes pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To approve as a correct record and authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 July 2019;

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 July 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

DM.18/19

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:

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

 

Cllr R Foss declared a personal interest in application 0620/18/FUL:  Provision of an agricultural workers dwelling – Borough Farm, East Allington, by virtue of being involved with Kingsbridge Show which took place on this site and he remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;

 

Cllr V Abbott declared a personal interest in application 1386/19/OPA:  construction of 2no. residential dwellings on an infill site, formerly Whiteoaks camp site – ‘Whiteoaks’, Davids Lane, Filham by virtue of knowing the applicant and he remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote theron;

 

Cllrs R Rowe and B Taylor declared a personal interest in the following planning applications that were sited within the South Devon AONB by virtue of being Members of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee and they remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon:

 

1430/19/FUL:      Erection of 16 metal self-storage units as part of farm diversification scheme – Barn, Higher Easton Farm, St Anns Chapel;

1291/19/HHO:     Householder application for rear extension and modifications (retrospective) – 36 Above Town, Dartmouth;

2134/19/FUL:      Erection of a monument to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of lifeboat based at Salcombe – Cross Gardens, Onslow Road, Salcombe; and

2132/19/FUL:      Proposed erection of monument – The Quay, Car Park, Kingsbridge.

 

 

 

DM.19/19

Public Participation

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

Minutes:

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.20/19

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 319 KB

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:

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)     1430/19/FUL        Barn, Higher Easton Farm, St Anns Chapel

Parish:  Bigbury

 

Erection of 16 metal self-storage units as part of farm diversification scheme

 

Case Officer Update:               None

 

Speakers included:                   Supporter – Mrs Hazel Marshall:  Ward Member – Cllr Taylor

 

Recommendation:                  Refusal  

           

During discussion, a number of Members stated that this proposal satisfied a need, and the support of the Parish Council was also noted.

 

Committee Decision:     Conditional Approval, with the Head of DM Practice being given delegated authority, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee and the local Ward Member, to approve the final wording of the conditions.

 

Reasons:

The public benefit of the proposal outweighed the harm and the landscaping scheme would conserve and enhance the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in accordance with Policy DEV 25.

 

 

b)     1291/19/HHO       36 Above Town, Dartmouth

Parish:  Dartmouth

 

Householder application for rear extension and modifications (retrospective)

 

Case Officer Update:                None

 

Speakers included:                   Objector – Mr Gareth Roberts: Supporter – Mr Ciaran McClennon:  Town Council – Cllr Graham Evans: Ward Members Cllrs Hawkins and Rowe

 

Recommendation:                  Conditional Approval

           

Committee Decision:             Conditional Approval

 

Conditions:

Standard Time Limit

Accord with plans

Material samples to be submitted

No use of flat roof areas for amenity purposes

Non-opening windows/doors to west elevation

No insertion of new windows, doors or openings restriction

Use of obscure glass to window facing no. 34

 

 

 

c)     1548/19/OPA       Land adjoining Westerland Dale, Westerland, Marldon

Parish:  Marldon

Outline application (all matters reserved) for construction of a single storey dwelling with garage, and alterations to existing vehicular access

 

Case Officer Update:               None

 

Speakers included:                   Supporter – Mr Derek Webber:  Parish Council – Cllr Gordon Page: Ward Member – Cllr Pennington

 

Recommendation:                  Refusal

           

Committee Decision:             Refusal

 

 

 

d)     1386/19/OPA       Whiteoaks, Davids Lane, Filham

Parish:  Ugborough

 

Construction of 2no. residential dwellings on an infill site, formerly Whiteoaks camp site

 

Case Officer Update:               None      

 

Speakers included:                   Supporter – Mrs Rachel French:  Ward Member – Cllr Holway

 

Recommendation:                  Refusal

           

Members had a difficult debate on this application. The case officer outlined the Policy reasons for Refusal of the proposal.  Some Members argued the sustainability of the site, and that the site bordered an allocated site where permission for 200 houses had already been given.  However, the infrastructure to support the allocated site was not in place until that site was constructed, and therefore the proposal was contrary to policies within the JLP and the Ugborough Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Committee Decision:     Refusal

 

 

e)     0620/18/FUL        Borough Farm, East Allington

Parish:  East Allington

 

Provision of an agricultural workers dwelling

 

Case Officer Update:               None

 

Speakers included:                   Supporter – Mrs Amanda Burden:  Ward Member – Cllr Foss

 

Recommendation:                  Refusal

           

During discussion, a number of Members disagreed with the view of  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.20/19

DM.21/19

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.   The Head of Development Management Practice provided further detail on specific decisions.

 

DM.22/19

Planning Performance Indicators pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the Planning Performance Indicators as set out in the presented report.