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To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 10 November 2021;
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 10th November 2021 were confirmed as a correct record by the Committee.
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 6th October 2021 were updated to reflect that the Local Ward Member had not said the pods were unauthorised, but that they had been added since the original consent (Minute DM.29/21(6f) refers).
The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 8th September 2021 were updated to correct the affordable housing contribution which was £410,000 (Minute DM.22/21(6a) refers).
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 all applications bar 4219/20/OPA, (Minutes DM.42/21(a), (b), (c) and (d) below refer), as he was a Member of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;
Cllrs R Foss declared a Non Registerable Interest in application 4219/20/OPA (Minute DM.42/21(6e) below refers). This was because the Member had an account with the applicant’s business. The application was deferred;
Cllr H Reeve declared a Non Registerable Interest in application 4219/20/OPA (Minute DM.42/21(6e) below refers). This was because the Member had an account with the applicant’s business and a close relationship with someone who worked there. The application was deferred;
Cllr R Rowe confirmed that she had discussed the matter of application 4219/20/OPA with the Monitoring Officer before this meeting and had concluded that she had no interest to declare.
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.
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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) 1218/21/HHO 18 Meadcombe Road, Thurlestone, TQ7 3TB
Parish: Thurlestone Parish Council
Proposed Works: Householder application for extension and alterations.
Case Officer Update: no update
Speakers included: Objector – Ms Tsai Walton; Supporter – Mr Andrew Lethbridge; Ward Member – Cllrs M Long and J Pearce
During the debate, several Members agreed that it was a finely balanced decision, with some Members commenting that the new balcony would not greatly increase the overlooking which was already present. One of the local Ward Members commented that there were already many houses in the area with similar balconies. It was then proposed that there should be a condition added for obscured glass at the end of the balcony overlooking the neighbours at number 20 Meadcombe Road.
Committee decision: Conditional Approval delegated to the Head of Development Management (DM), in consultation with the Chairman of the DM Committee, Vice Chairman, proposer, seconder, and the local Ward Member.
1. Time limit
2. Accord with plans
3. Surface water drainage
4. Obscure glazing/fixed shut up to 1.7m above FFL for 2 x windows on east elevation of extension
5. Obscure glazing up to 1.2m for balustrading as indicated in green
6. Adhere to ecological mitigation
6b) 1942/21/HHO Genesis, Loring Road, Salcombe, TQ8 8AT
Town: Salcombe Town Council
Development: (Revised plans) Householder application for alterations and extension to dwelling, including demolition of outbuilding (resubmission of application 0137/21/HHO).
Case Officer Update: No update. The case officer conceded that this was a finely balanced decision.
Speakers included: Supporter – Mr A Perraton; Ward Members – Cllrs M Long and J Pearce.
During the debate, Members agreed that there should be a condition added that would keep the four mature trees in the garden, these being two myrtles and two conifers. It was also decided to condition for the removal of PD (Permitted Development) Rights on creating any raised terraces.
Recommendation: Conditional Approval
Committee decision: Conditional Approval
1. Standard time limit
2. Adherence to plans
3. Surface water drainage
4. Removal of PD for terraces/raised platforms
5. Retention of existing planting
6. Flat roof not be used as an amenity area
7. Adherence to ecological mitigation
6c) 0900/21/HHO 12 Linhey Close, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1LL
Town: Kingsbridge Town Council
Development: READVERTISEMENT (Revised plans received) Householder application for proposed internal and external alterations
Case Officer Update: There had been nine more letters of objection received, relating to issues on privacy. It was clarified that the balcony height would be raised by 280mm to accommodate the step down from inside out to the balcony. The Case Officer confirmed that this application had been made by a staff member and that, again, it was a ... view the full minutes text for item DM.42/21
Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.
The Members were informed that of the 56 appeals in 2020, 17 were allowed and that so far in 2021, there had been 47 decisions, with 19 upheld (about 40%).
The Head of Development Management then outlined costs awarded against the Council which had totalled £11,446.95, and the reasons for those awards.
The list of undetermined major applications was noted.