Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 6th July, 2022 10.00 am

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No. Item


Urgent Business

Brought forward at the discretion of the Chairman;



The Chairman advised that there was no urgent business



Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable 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 B Taylor declared an Other Registerable Interest in applications 5(a), (b), (c) (d) and (f) (minutes DM.15/22 below refer), he was a member of the Member of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.


Cllr J Brazil declared a Personal Interest in applications 5(f) (minutes DM.15/22 below refer), the applicants are personal friends. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.



Public Participation

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



The Chairman noted the list of members of the public, Town and Parish Council representatives, and Ward Members who had registered their wish to speak at the meeting.



Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 901 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:


Application                                     Development/Site



START 10:00 am


1059/22/FUL                                     "Car Park off Leonards Road", Leonards Road, IvybridgeDelivery of a new A1 food retail store circa. 1950m2 (shell only), associated 2-tiered carpark, highway works, pedestrian, cyclist and public realm enhancements.



START 2:00 pm


1430/21/ARM                                    "Site at SX 775 424", East of Creek Close, Frogmore

READVERTISEMENT (Revised plans received) Application for approval of reserved matters following outline approval 3880/17/OPA


0746/22/FUL                                     "Houndall Farm", Sparkwell

Construction of replacement dwelling in place of barn with Class Q approval under 1567/21/PDM


3026/21/FUL                                     "Vineyard North West of Buckland", Buckland, Bantham

Temporary installation of two rows of Paraweb Fencing to protect planted windbreaks


3027/21/FUL                                     "Vineyard North of Lower Aunemouth", Bantham

Temporary installation of two rows of Paraweb Fencing to protect planted Windbreaks



3186/20/VAR                                    The High Nature Centre, East Portlemouth

Variation of conditions 3, 5 and 23 of planning consent 20/0785/12/F


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:


5a)      1059/22/FUL            Car Park off Leonards Road", Leonards Road, Ivybridge.

Parish:  Ivybridge East


Development: Delivery of a new A1 food retail store circa. 1950m2 (shell only), associated 2-tiered carpark, highway works, pedestrian, cyclist and public realm enhancements


             The Chairman handed over to the Monitoring Officer to read the following statement:


            The following application is one that has been submitted by the Council.  It is not unusual for a council to apply for planning permission and for the same council to decide whether planning permission should be granted or not.  The law expressly allows for this.  As with any other planning application that the Committee has to consider, the Committee is required to determine the application on its merits having regard to the development plan and any material considerations.  The planning officer’s report to the Committee makes it plain what considerations are material and equally those that are not.  Any benefits that the Council as the applicant and landowner might accrue from the proposed development are entirely separate from the planning process and are not relevant to the decision about whether the planning application should be approved or not.”


             Case Officer Update:         

The Case Officer shared images of the site area and highlighted the development outline to members, different views following the site visit from the car park in relation to the Town Hall and Glanville Mill, EV charging points, disabled parking, mother and baby spaces, cycle path and planting/seating area.  Image showing the different elevations and existing vegetation and the materials to be used on the build will be Siberian larch timber blades which will fade to a grey and will be in keeping with the surroundings.


             The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 10.17 am to address technical issues with the live streaming.  The meeting reconvened at 10.30 am and the Case Officer proceeded from the beginning of the presentation for the benefit of the recording of the meeting.


             The Case Officer highlighted the concerns expressed on the location and stated that a retail impact assessment had been undertaken for an edge of centre site and concluded that the Co-op would see a loss in sales, however the Tesco at Lee Mill would see the most impact. 


             There will be a temporary loss of car parking spaces and currently there are 227 spaces.  The proposals will see 222 spaces with an overall loss of 5 spaces, 99 spaces allocated to Aldi with 90 minutes free parking and 115 spaces run by SDHC.  The percentage of parking allocation will be 44% to Aldi and 56% to SHDC.  A survey was undertaken and at peak times 99 spaces were available across Ivybridge.  A mitigation scheme will be put in place  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.15/22


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 270 KB



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



Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 405 KB



Members noted the update on undetermined major applications as outlined in the presented agenda report.