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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 January 2023;
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 January 2023 were confirmed as a correct record by the Committee
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 application 6(a), (b), (c) and (d) (minutes DM.58/23 (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) below refer because he is a member of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.
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 448 KB
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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:
6a) 2363/22/FUL "Sunnydale", Newton Road, Salcombe
Parish: Salcombe Town Council
Development: Demolition of existing dwelling & construction of new detached house with associated landscaping
This application was deferred at the 18 January 2023 meeting for DMC Members to view the application from the river.
Case Officer Update: The Case Officer reported that changes relating to parking had been circulated to Members since the last meeting.
During the debate, Members said it was beneficial to see the setting from the river and the potential impact. Some Members felt that the changes to the parking still presented a challenge with the blocking of the entrance to the property. The footprint dramatically increased with concerns on the materials being used. It was felt that the design was out of context and the view from estuary very harsh.
It was proposed and seconded to refuse the application. The reasons for refusal: Delegated refusal with detailed reasons to be agreed with the Chair, Vice-Chair, Proposer and Seconder. The dwelling does not fit with the vernacular; increase in scale, design being symmetry, linear and out of keeping, materials out of keeping and relevant policies.
A vote was taken to refuse the application. The vote was lost.
It was then moved to approve the application on the basis that some Members agreed with officer’s report and recommendation. Before the vote was taken, a request was put forward to include a condition on a construction management plan. This request was accepted.
Recommendation: Conditional Approval
Committee decision: Conditional approval with the inclusion of a construction management plan covering limiting movements during school holidays, tonnage and more detail on the demolition period.
Conditions: 1. Time limit
2. Accord with plans
4. Materials samples (natural slate)
5. Materials samples (natural stone sample panel)
6. Surface water drainage
7. Air source heat pump
8. Adhere to ecological report
6b) 4082/22/FUL "Development Site At Sx 677 403", Weymouth Park, Hope Cove
Parish Council: South Huish
Development: Erection of single-storey dwelling following grant of permission in principle (Resubmission of 1741/22/FUL)
Case Officer Update: The Case Officer reported that this application has been called to Committee by both Ward Members. Six additional objections received, two duplicates and no new points raised. They summarised the following:
· Principle of development: established through PIP granted.
· Design: scale and form in keeping with character of Weymouth Park, traditional materials proposed.
· Neighbour impact: acceptable subject to recommended conditions.
· Landscape: no harm to AONB given existing residential character of surroundings, conditions recommended.
· Previous reasons for refusal have been addressed.
Speakers were: Objector – David Etherington, Supporter – Steve Carter, Parish Council – Cllr J Hocking, Ward Members – Cllr J Pearce and Cllr M Long.
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Planning Appeals Update PDF 15 KB
Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.
Update on Undetermined Major Applications PDF 152 KB
Members noted the update on undetermined major applications as outlined in the presented agenda report.
Exclusion of Public and Press
to consider the following resolution to exclude the public and press:-
“That in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business in order to avoid the likely disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”;
“That in accordance with Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business in order to avoid the likely disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.
The Committee agreed with the Officer recommendation as set out in the report.