Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House. View directions

Contact: Kathy Trant Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861185 

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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 14 August 2019;


The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 14 August 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:


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:


0842/17/FUL:      READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans and Application Form) Construction of new build dwelling with associated landscaping within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building – ‘Ashleigh House’, Fore Street, Kingswear; and

1744/19/NMM:    Application for a non-material amendment following grant of planning permission 1780/18/ARM (additional bedrooms within roof space on plots 30, 38, 44 & 45 and provision of conservatories on plots 35, 36, 39 & 42) – Land at SX711 394, Adjacent to Malborough Park, Malborough.



Public Participation

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.



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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:


Additional documents:


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)     3193/18/ARM      Land to the rear of Green Park Way, Chillington

                                    Parish:  Stokenham


Reserved Matters application for the development of 64 no. dwellings (including market, affordable and retirement housing), landscaping and associated works following grant of Outline consent 0771/16/0PA)


Case Officer Update:           Since agenda published – 9 further letters of representation received raising new issues including:


-       A request for more details of the proposed sub-station and swales;

-       Impact of increased population on the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and pollution;

-       Continued concerns over the proposed Drainage Strategy;

-       A detailed response from the objector who had registered to speak in response to the Devon County Council Briefing Note on the proposed Drainage Strategy.


Speakers included:            Objector – Dr Bennett; Supporter – Mr Lewis:  Ward Member – Cllr Brazil


Recommendation:           Conditional Approval


Notwithstanding the advice of the Devon County Council (DCC) Drainage Officers, a number of Members during the debate stated their grave concerns over the proposed drainage scheme and the comments made by the objector had only served to exacerbate these concerns further.  In addition, some Members were of the view that the proposed drainage scheme would have a detrimental impact on the landscaping scheme and would be overbearing on those dwellings sited at the lower right hand side of the site.


Committee Decision:      Refusal



The proposed layout and landscaping of the scheme would not be able to support a satisfactory drainage scheme and is contrary to Joint Local Plan Policy DEV 35.



b)     0842/17/FUL        “Ashleigh House”, Fore Street, Kingswear

                             Parish:  Kingswear


READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans and Application Form) Construction of new build dwelling with associated landscaping within the curtilage of a Grade II Listed Building.


Case Officer Update:      Corrections to published case officer report:

-     Onerous reference to a ‘garage’; and

-        Incorrect reference to the dwelling being a 4 bed property;  and

One further letter of representation but no new issues raised.


Speakers included:              Objector – Mr Boyt; Supporter – Mr Evans; and local Ward Member: Cllr Rowe (NB. Cllr Bastone had declared an interest in this application).


Recommendation:         Conditional Approval


In discussion, some Members highlighted the statement in Joint Local Plan Policy DEV 25 whereby any development within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) should ‘conserve and enhance’ the AONB.  These Members were strongly of the view that this application would not comply with this requirement and was therefore contrary to JLP Policy DEV 25.  Some Members also commented that it would result in a loss of green space between dwellings.  Furthermore, some Members felt that a new three-bed dwelling would not meet a local need for housing and considered that the proposals were therefore contrary to JLP Policy DEV 8.  The Case  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.26/19


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 68 KB


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


The Planning Senior Specialist provided further details on specific recent appeal decisions.