Venue: Phoenix Chambers, Phoenix House, Tiverton
Contact: Carole Oliphant Member Services Officer
APOLOGIES AND SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS (0.02.58)
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of appointment of substitute
Apologies were received from Cllrs Mrs F J Colthorpe and Cllr F W Letch. Apologies were also received from Cllrs S J Clist and E J Berry who were substituted by Cllrs J M Downes and B A Moore.
Cllr D J Knowles attended via ZOOM.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME (0.03.39)
To receive any questions relating to items on the agenda from members of the public and replies thereto.
Note: A maximum of 30 minutes is allowed for this item.
Paul Elstone, referring to item 1 on the plans list provided the following questions which were read out by the chairman:
Are the Committee Members aware that Redrow’s in their application are proposing only to provide 2-meter-wide pavements either side of the spur road? No separate provisions for cyclist or on street parking. This despite the Tiverton EUE Design Guide requiring very different.
Why are Redrow Homes plus MDDC Officers not giving full consideration to the safety of the pedestrians and in particularly primary school children who will access the 420-place primary school?
While the school may not be built for several years all associated roads, pavements and cycleways should be future proofed.
The Planning Meeting Briefing Paper Paragraph 4.5 states that MDDC Officers consider that the Redrow Application is in compliance with the Adopted Tiverton EUE Masterplan and Tiverton EUE Design Guide.
The MDDC Adopted TEUE Design Guide actually says and shows something completely different to what Redrow’s are proposing. The Design Guide expects segregated cycle and pedestrian pavements on either side of the road plus on street parking provision and again on either side of the road?
Have all Planning Committee Members seen the Redrow Phase 2 Urban Design and Architectural Principles drawing for Phase 2 of the Spine Road?
This drawing shows on road parking and 2- and 3-meters pavements segregated from the road including one for shared pedestrian and cycle use and tree planting. As a minimum why are Redrow’s not in compliance?
Are Committee Members aware that the UDAP drawing formed the basis of the Design Review Panel consultation and even then, the Design Review Panel have been repeatedly critical of the Redrow proposals?
Are ALL Committee Members aware that Redrow Homes stated at the recent UDAP Workshop that they did not need to submit this application to get the 2nd Phase of the Spine Road built? This as it was required to access a storage yard, office compound and workforce car parking for Phase 1 which had already received approval as part of the Redrow Construction and Management Plan.
Something reinforced in a Redrow email only 2 days ago.
Are Committee Members minded to ONLY approve the 6.5-meter-wide roadway and for Redrow’s to use as a haul way to their Phase 1 storage area, offices and car park? This to allow Redrow’s to build the approved Phase 1 development.
Are Committee Members minded to require that Redrow’s submit their plans for the on-street parking, segregated pavements and cycle ways as part of the Planning Application for the Phase 2 housing development? An application that is imminent. That to do otherwise would seriously compromise the Phase 2 Development Design and the overall Tiverton EUE Development.
Terence Payne, referring to item 3 on the plans list stated:
I am sure that Members will be aware that this is a very contentious issue in Halberton with a record number ... view the full minutes text for item 22.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT (0.012.08)
To record any interests on agenda matters
Cllrs B Holdman, P J Heal, Mrs C P Daw, Mrs C Collis, L J Cruwys and B G J Warren made all made declarations in accordance with the Protocol of Good Practice for Councillors dealing with planning matters for application 22/00675/MARM as they had received correspondence from objectors.
Cllr B Holdman declared a personal interest for application 22/00675/MARM as he knew individuals who lived adjacent to the site.
Cllr Mrs C P Daw declared a personal interest for application 20/00273/MFUL as she was a member of the Grand Western Canal Joint Advisory Committee.
Cllr B A Moore made a declaration in accordance with the Protocol of Good Practice for Councillors dealing with planning matters for application 21/01420/FULL as he had attended a Parish Council meeting where the application was discussed.
Cllr L J Cruwys made a declaration in accordance with the Protocol of Good Practice for Councillors dealing with planning matters for application 20/00273/MFUL as he had received correspondence from objectors.
To consider whether to approve the minutes as a correct record of the meeting held on 29th June 2022
The minutes of the meeting held on 29th June 2022 were agreed as a true record and duly signed by the Chairman subject to an amendment to a bullet point in minute 7 to read:
‘Concern that the Construction Management Plan provided showed the compound, storage and site parking to be prominent on the Green Infrastructure land and accessed via an unapproved access which used land outside of the application site boundary.’
CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS (0.16.40)
To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.
The Chairman reminded the Committee of the special Planning Committee on 27th July 2022.
WITHDRAWALS FROM THE AGENDA (0.17.03)
To report any items withdrawn from the agenda
There were no items withdrawn from the agenda.
To consider the planning applications contained in the list.
The Committee considered the applications in the *Plans list.
Note: *List previously circulated and attached to the minutes.
a) Application 22/00675/MARM - Reserved matters in respect of (access, appearance, landscaping, layout, scale and drainage) for spine road connecting Phase 1 to Phase 2, following Outline approval 14/00881/MOUT at Land at NGR 298065 112985 (South of Blundells Road), West Manley Lane, Tiverton.
The Area Planning Officer outlined the application by way of a presentation which highlighted the site location plan, Tiverton EUE illustrative framework plan, aerial view with the location of spine road extension, general arrangement plan, photographs of spine road and the proposed location for breach of the hedge.
In response to public questions the officer stated that the questions would be addressed as part of her presentation.
The officer explained that the application before Members did not pre determine any future applications and that the applicant had acknowledged that the road could be sacrificed if future applications required amendments. The footpath and cycle ways would be reviewed in the next phase of development. She explained that the extension to the spine road was to allow access to construction and welfare compounds, a contractor car park and material store, the location of which had been approved through the discharge of Condition 14 of application 14/00881/MOUT.
Consideration was given to:
· Confirmation the spine road extension could be sacrificed if the next stage of development required it to be relocated
· That the Tiverton Neighbourhood Plan, once adopted, would be considered by the developers in future applications
· The views of the applicant who stated that the road extension required full planning permission so that a licence could be obtained to break through the hedge. The phase 2 residential application included all cycle links but the road extension was required to allow access to the site compound and offices.
It was therefore RESOLVED that planning permission be granted subject to conditions as recommended by the Development Management Manager.
(Proposed by Cllr B A Moore and seconded by Cllr J M Downes)
Reason for the decision: As set out in the report
i. Cllrs B Holdman and B G J Warren requested that their abstention from voting be recorded
ii. Mr Cattermole spoke as the applicant
b) Application 21/01420/FULL - Erection of an agricultural building, polytunnels and raised beds, septic tank and provision of new vehicular access at Land at NGR 289870 116865, Stoodleigh Cross, Stoodleigh.
The Area Team Leader outlined the application by way of a presentation which highlighted the site location plan, aerial image, block plan, plans and elevations, access plan and photographs of the site.
The officer explained that there had been some unauthorised development of the site which included the creation of a new access point. This unauthorised access point, alongside the original lawful access to the sites have been conditioned to be removed following provision of the single access point proposed as part of this application, should planning permission be granted.
Consideration was given to:
List attached for consideration of major applications and potential site visits.
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, a *list of major applications with no decision.
The Committee agreed that:
22/01255/MFUL Erection of 70 affordable dwellings including associated roads, footpaths, landscaping and amenity area 26/09/2022 Land at NGR 298768 -113600 Uplowman Road, Tiverton Devon due be determined by Committee – No site visit required
22/01182/MARM Reserved Matters for appearance, scale, layout and landscaping for the erection of 41 dwellings and formation of vehicular access following Outline permission 16/01707/MOUT 21/09/2022 Land at NGR 295494 113719 (South Of Lea Road) Tiverton Devon be brought to Committee – No site visit required
Note: *list previously circulated and attached to the minutes
To receive for information a list of recent appeal decisions
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, a *list of appeal decisions.
Note: *list previously circulated and attached to the minutes