Venue: Phoenix Chamber, Phoenix House, Tiverton
Contact: Sally Gabriel Member Services Manager
APOLOGIES AND SUBSTITUTE MEMBERS
To receive any apologies for absence and notices of appointment of substitute.
There were no apologies.
PUBLIC QUESTION TIME
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.
Mr Briden referring to Item 2 on the Plans List (Whitehall farm, Morebath) asked the following questions:
Have detailed scaled plans been submitted in terms of location, profile and specific structures and identification of units proposed?
Based on the existing S106 agreement for the existing approved planning permission, what restrictions are proposed on limited future development of the site and change of use/ownership?
The site entrance alteration plan dated 17 December 2018 submitted by the applicant conforms to guidance given for the previous approved planning permission, however it is misleading as it only shows a flat plan. The plan does not give any indication of the steep roadside bank up to the entrance, the height of Wyvern wall or the width of the entrance or the width of the narrow lane. Those factors appear to have been overlooked when the original application was granted and have the Highway Authority visited the site?
Ms. Hagenbrock again referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked a series of questions:
Did you consider the impact that the 2 storey high building will have on the privacy of at least 13 houses facing all the proposals on the site?
Did you consider the pipe work under the entrance?
Did you consider the interference it will have on people who will always see the light from cars coming up and down the hill?
What will happen if there is no hedge?
Did you consider that 3 cabins on a hill, surrounded by people who live there all year round is not a good location for a tourist site?
Did you consider those who had bought houses for private reasons and for reasons to live in a rural hamlet so you know each other, so you can be relaxed and that children can play outside will lose all those advantages?
Mrs Shipperley again referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked: assuming the planning application is approved and our quiet village gets possibly a bit noisier, what would the council’s response be to residents complaints about noise and anti-social behaviour.
Cllr Hatton representing Morebath Parish Council and referring to Item 2 on the Plans List asked as a point of information whether the 2 written questions which were sent to the Planning Officer which he had responses to, were these responses added to the agenda pack?
He then referred to the questions:
How does the existing S106 agreement impact this application?
The application suggests dependence on grant funding and partnerships beyond the application can this be clarified?
He then asked a further question with regard to the lack of clarity of the application as the report implied that this was a continuation of the previous permission one example is the site access, the fact that it was agreed that a holiday home and workshop could be put on the site. Other parts of the application states that this is a new application, so are we starting with a blank sheet of paper and looking ... view the full minutes text for item 94.
DECLARATION OF INTERESTS UNDER THE CODE OF CONDUCT
Councillors are reminded of the requirement to declare any interest, including the type of interest, and reason for that interest at each item.
Members were reminded of the need to declare any interests when appropriate.
Members to consider whether to approve the minutes as a correct record of the meeting held on 5 December 2018.
The minutes of the meeting held on 5 December 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS (00-11-11)
To receive any announcements the Chairman may wish to make.
The Chairman had the following announcements to make:
· She reminded Members of the Self Build workshop that was taking place the next day.
· She welcomed Adrian Devereaux who had replaced Simon Trafford as Area Team Leader for the west of the district.
· She informed Members that application number 18/01381/LBC 45 Perter Street, Tiverton for two uPVC windows fascia's and a lean to was considered by this committee in October of last year. Members resolved that the application be deferred to allow further discussion to take place between the Conservation Officer and the applicant with regard to finding a scheme (with suitable design and materials) that would be acceptable to both parties. The officers had now negotiated and the application amended to timber windows and the other uPVC elements had been replaced by timber. The Town Council supported the revised application. The Ward Member was happy for the application to be a delegated approval and she had agreed that the application be a delegated approval as all parties were now in agreement.
DEFERRALS FROM THE PLANS LIST (00-13-44)
To report any items appearing in the Plans List which have been deferred.
There were no deferrals from the Plans List.
To consider the planning applications contained in the list.
(a) No 1 on the Plans List (18/00171/FULL – Change of use of agricultural land for the erection of a dwelling with associated garden area and access, formation of ponds, and creation of access track – land at NGR 316200 113609 (Adjacent to Carlingwark), Clayhidon)
The Area Team Leader outlined the contents of the report highlighting by way of presentation the location of the site set within the Blackdown Hills, the access to the site, the existing site plan, detailed area plans for the proposals, a plan of the current dwelling including the garden area, floor plans for the various levels and elevations and sections plans. Members also viewed illustrative sections which identified the fall of the land, perspectives of the application, the landscape masterplan and photographs from various aspects of the site and from across the valley which included perspectives from a distance. The Officer highlighted paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework which required any development in the countryside to be of exceptional quality, truly outstanding or innovative.
Consideration was given to:
· The view of the applicant who believed that the proposed design was of exceptional quality, the use of beech was innovative, the fact that local residents and the Parish Council supported the development.
· The views of the Parish Council who had been involved in the proposal from an early stage, the design was exciting and innovative and the thoughts of local residents who supported the application.
· The views of the Ward Member who supported the proposal, it had the support of local people and had gained the support of the AONB Team, he felt that the application was sensitive to the area, the project would involve local traders and that this was a one off innovative proposal.
· Whether the proposal was of exceptional quality
· The thoughts of the Design Panel
· The use of timber across the whole of the project.
RESOLVED that planning permission be refused as recommended by the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration.
(Proposed by Cllr R L Stanley and seconded by Cllr Mrs C A Collis)
(Vote: 6 for; 5 against)
i) Ms Annett (Applicant) spoke;
ii) Cllr Kallaway spoke on behalf of Clayhidon Parish Council;
iii) Cllr F J Rosamond spoke as Ward Member;
iv) A proposal to approve the application was not supported.
(b) No 2 on the Plans List (18/01598/FULL – Erection of a self-supporting tree house, replacement of existing summerhouse with cabin on stilts and change of use of existing shed/adjoining garden for the siting of one cabin all for holiday use – land at NGR 295315 124977 (Whitehall Farm) Morebath).
The Area Team Leader addressed the meeting highlighting the additional condition proposed on the update sheet. He provided answers to questions prior to outlining the application:
With regard to the plans that had been submitted, these had dimensions and site positions for ... view the full minutes text for item 99.
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.
It was AGREED that:
Application 18/02019/MOUT – Silverdale, Silverton be brought before the committee if minded to approve and if that was the case then a site visit take place.
Application 18/01935/MFUL – Joseph Locke Way, Crediton – be brought before committee for determination, no site visit required.
Application 18/01814/MFUL – Crown Hill, Halberton - be brought before the committee if minded to approve and if that was the case then a site visit take place.
Application 18/01634/MFUL – Linhay Close Culmstock - be brought before the committee if minded to approve and if that was the case then a site visit take place.
Note: *List previously circulated; copy attached to the Minutes