Agenda item

Planning Applications

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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

Parish:  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

Parish:  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



1.            Accord with plans

2.            Samples of materials

3.            Removal of PD rights

4.            Pre commencement landscaping and boundary treatment

5.            Notwithstanding the drawings the details of the grass bank to the west of the entrance steps shall be submitted to and agreed by the Local Planning Authority

6.            Surfacing materials to be agreed prior to their installation



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