Agenda and minutes

West Devon Development Management and Licensing Committee
Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 9.30 am

Venue: TEAMS Meeting

Contact: Kathy Hoare Senior Case Manager - Democratic Services 

No. Item

*DM&L .61

Apologies for Absence


*DM&L 61    

There were no apologies forwarded to this Meeting.


*DM&L .62

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.


[If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination, bias or interests in items on this Agenda, then please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting]        




*DM&L 62        

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


Cllr T G Pearce declared a personal interest in all applications by virtue of being a Member of the Devon Building Control Partnership and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.

Cllr J Yelland declared an interest as she had been contacted by an objector to the application being heard, however she remained of an open mind and prepared to listen to all views. 


*DM&L .63

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

To consider those items which, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered by the Meeting as matters of urgency (if any). 



*DM&L 63        

There was no urgent business brought forward to this Meeting.


*DM&L .64

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Meeting held on 23 March 2021


*DM&L 64        

The Minutes of the Development Management and Licensing Committee Meeting held on 23 March 2021 were confirmed as a correct record.


*DM&L .65

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To see Letters of Representation and further supplementary information relating to any of the planning applications on the agenda, please select the following link and enter the relevant Reference number:


WARD NAME                                                  Tavistock South East

APPLICATION NUMBER                                     4205/19/HHO

LOCATION                                                      11a Mount Tavy Road, Tavistock.

DEVELOPMENT                                              READVERTISEMENT (revised plans received) Retrospective householder application for enlargement of patio area





*DM&L 65                             

The Committee proceeded to consider the application(s) that had been prepared by the Development Management Specialists and considered also the comments of the Town and Parish Councils together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda report and summarised below, and RESOLVED that:


(a)    Application No: 4205/19/HHO       Ward: Tavistock South East


Site Address: 11a Mount Tavy Road, Tavistock


        Development: READVERTISEMENT (Revised plans received)

        Retrospective householder application for enlargement of patio area.


Speakers included:


Objector – Dr Sue Andrew

Town Council Representative – Cllr Paul Ward

Borough Ward Member – Cllr Spettigue


RECOMMENDATION: Recommendation: Conditional Approval


1 Adherence to plans

2 Obscure glazed screen/fence on west side elevation of patio to be installed within 3 months of decision.

3 Install drainage within 3 months of decision


 During discussion, the following points were raised.


·         Concerns that a Heritage assessment was not made

·         Considerable harm to Conservation Area

·         Intrusive to neighbours privacy and amenity value

·         Could be seen from public vantage points



The proposed decking, by its projection over the river and use of materials which are inconsistent with the natural character of the river frontage, fails to conserve and enhance the character of the Tavistock Conservation Area and results in harm to the amenities of neighbouring properties adjacent to and opposite the site, contrary to DEV1, DEV21 and DEV23 of the JLP.


*DM&L .66

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 266 KB


*DM&L 66        

The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the outstanding planning appeals. 


*DM&L .67

Undetermined Major Applications Report pdf icon PDF 196 KB


*DM&L 67        

The Head of Development Management updated the Members on each of the undetermined Major applications.