Decisions

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Decisions published

04/12/2019 - Issue of licence for site licence reference 19/01719/SITSCR ref: 281    Recommendations Approved

Application made and fee paid. Considered by the officer and compliance assessed with legislation and statutory guidance.

Decision Maker: Environmental Protection Manager

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Lead officer: David Eaton


04/12/2019 - Issue of licence for home boarding reference 19/01656/ANIWEL ref: 280    Recommendations Approved

Application made and fee paid. Premises inspected and compliance assessed with legislation and statutory guidance. 3 Star licence issued in accordance with risk rating guidance.

Decision Maker: Environmental Protection Manager

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 04/12/2019

Lead officer: David Eaton


28/11/2019 - Public Space Protection Order (for Dog Control) ref: 279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Waste Management and Environmental Health presented the report to consider the findings of the Review Group on the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for dog control. He thanked Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Review Group for their work on this.

 

He commented that with regards to recommendation four from Overview & Scrutiny regarding licensing individual dog walkers and that all dogs should have a license, the proposal was that the Review Group should look to further investigate how this would operate and the costs involved and report back to Executive in due course.

 

Members welcomed the measures to engage with irresponsible dog owners and that Town and Parishes should be encouraged to put up signage to reiterate the regulations of the PSPO.

 

The recommendation was proposed by Portfolio Holder for Waste Management and Environmental Health and seconded by

 

RESOLVED that the following be approved:-

 

(1)       In relation to the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Responsible Dog Ownership under ss59 to 75 of the Anti-Social Crime and Policing Act 2014, the number of dogs that any one person can walk at any one time remain at 6, as agreed by Council on 14/1/19 Justification There is insufficient evidence to reduce this number to less than 6.

 

(2)       The seasonal dog exclusion areas on beaches remain as 1 April to 30 September, as agreed by Executive on 4 December 2018.

Justification: There is no evidence to suggest the date should be altered to 1 May; there are plenty of beaches that can be used all year round; and the restrictions relate to an area of most beaches but not all of them.

 

(3)       The use of body cameras by Community Enforcement Wardens is not progressed.

Justification There is no evidence to suggest that body cameras would be beneficial. No member of staff has requested a body camera, they all have work mobiles with the capability to record footage, the additional expense cannot be justified and it would be better allocated towards publicity campaigns.

 

(4)       In response to the DEFRA Animal Welfare Regulations consultation, the Council respond by suggesting that dog walking individuals who are walking other peoples’ dogs (by collecting the dogs from their owners house and returning them) either voluntarily or for a fee should be licensed.

Justification, Individuals who do not have a residence based business such as those who provide a dog walking service only should be licensed. District Councils currently administer animal welfare licences, and fees are retained by these Councils.

 

The review group also considered that an option was that all dogs should require a licence. This would be a new control.

Justification

It was considered that there was merit in all dogs being licenced. It was noted that all dogs were required to be microchipped and it was considered that while dogs were being microchipped they could be licensed. The suggested increased licensing administration could also be undertaken by District Councils.

 

These matters required further consideration by the Review Group.

           

(5)       Insurance Regulations are the responsibility of businesses to ensure they are adequately insurance for their business, and this issue be included in the issues to be reviewed by the Group in its 12 month review.

 

(6)       The Council undertake a publicity campaign to encourage members of the public, Town and Parish Councils to engage with offending and irresponsible dog owners, and assist the Council in upholding the regulations of the Public Safety Protection Order.

 

(7)       The Review Group continue to undertake a review of the PSPO following 12 months of its implementation as set out in the Group’s terms of reference.

 

Lead officer: Trish Corns


28/11/2019 - Budget monitoring – revenue & capital and treasury management mid year review ref: 277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services presented the report to update Members on the budget at the end of October 2019 and the treasury management lending list. He advised that there were uncertainties with funding for the Council going forward particularly with regards to the proposal to abolish New Homes Bonus and what would replace it, and the impact of changes with Business Rates. He highlighted the variations and brought Members attention to the waste saving sharing agreement with Devon County Council and the successful bids for the Rough Sleeper Initiative and Warm Homes Fund.

 

In response to a non-Executive Member, the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services clarified that the Rural Skip Service was a service that the residents valued, details regarding Section 106 Monies for individual Parishes could be made available for Ward Members and the pre-application advice income was additional funding that supported the planning service.

 

The recommendation was proposed by Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and seconded by the Portfolio Holder for Waste Management & Environmental Health.

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)          the revenue budget variations as shown at appendix 1 be approved;

 

(2)          the updated capital programme as shown at appendix 2 be approved; and

 

(3)       the updated lending list as shown at appendix 3 be noted.

 

RECOMMENDED to Council:

 

(4)   to note the mid-year review of treasury management at appendix 4.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Flitcroft


28/11/2019 - Existing and future planning policies to meet the challenges of climate change ref: 278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing presented the report to consider the call-in of Executive regarding the fourth resolution of 8 October 2019 from Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She clarified that the Council was committed to do all it legally could to meet the climate change challenges. The various policies in the local plan would be informed by robust evidence and there would be a full consultation on the local plan and the policies to be contained within it. Following the call-in the wording of recommendation four had the following wording added ‘including low carbon policy formulation and related quantification developed….’.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing commented following the outcome of the consultation on the Local Plan that within legal requirements all the relevant local plan policies coming forward should address the issue of low carbon/carbon neutral development.

 

The Senior Planning Officer stated that the government was currently undertaking a Future Homes Standard consultation which would hopefully result in a stronger national remit.

 

The report was proposed by the Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing and seconded by the Portfolio Holder for Planning.

 

RESOLVED that the approval of a suite of policies to be prepared through an update of the Local Plan to meet Climate Change challenges including low carbon policy formulation and related quantification developed in consultation with local experts and interest groups, such as Action on Climate in Teignbridge

 

Lead officer: Trevor Shaw


26/11/2019 - TEDBURN ST MARY/WHITESTONE - 19/01473/MAJ - Fingle Glen Golf Club , Tedburn St Mary - Improvement of the existing golf facilities and remodelling of the golf course along with change of use of the existing golf course land for the siting of 25 self c ref: 276    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiry of three years from the date of this permission.

2. The works hereby permitted shall be carried out accordance with the application form and approved plans.

3. Implementation of landscaping scheme in first planting season following completion of development.

4. Lodges (within definition of caravan) to be occupied for holiday purposes only and not as a main residence. A register of occupiers to be maintained.

5. Limit to number of lodges (within definition of caravan) and engineering works to those identified.

6. No loudspeakers or amplified music shall be played or installed other than within the units hereby approved.

7. CEMP to include pollution control measures, tree protection, controls on lighting and responsibilities for delivery.

8. LEMP to include long term management of new and retained habitats

9. Submission of a travel plan to accord with the Transport Statement

10. Lighting on the lodges to be motion activated on a short timer (max. 3 minutes)

11. Only outdoor lighting approved by the LPA to be installed on the site

12. Submission of detailed design of permanent surface water drainage management system

13. Submission of detailed design of surface water drainage management system which will serve the development site for the full period of its construction

14. Submission of details of the exceedance pathways and overland flow routes across the site in the event of rainfall in excess of the design standard of the proposed surface water drainage management system

15. Submission of schedule of external materials

16. Any areas of decking shall be constructed of materials that are recessive in colour and shall be dismantled and removed from the site on or before the removal of the lodge/ caravan to which they are associated.

17. Provision of covered and lockable cycle parking for 10 cycles

18. Provision of an electric car charging point

19. Bollard lighting to be turned off at or before 1.30am

20. A code of occupation to be provided in all lodges which shall include the requirement that noise must be kept to a minimum after 10 pm.

 

(15 votes for, 0 against and 1 abstention)


26/11/2019 - TEIGNMOUTH - 19/01479/FUL - Welim Lodge , 27 Woodway Road - Two storey side extension and replacement garage ref: 275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Time limit for implementation (3 years);

2. To be built in accordance with approved plans;

3. Garage to be constructed using pile and beam foundation, details of which shall be submitted and agreed before constructing the garage

(17 votes for and 0 against)


26/11/2019 - BICKINGTON - 19/01204/OUT - Land To The North Of Old Hill, Bickington - Outline application for four affordable dwellings and five market dwellings, (approval sought for access) ref: 274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Permission be refused for the following reasons:

1. The proposed development would constitute the provision of open market housing within the open countryside which is contrary to Policy S22. Whilst an element of affordable housing is proposed, the application is not accompanied by a viability assessment which evidences the requirement for the open market housing to cross subsidise the delivery of affordable homes on a rural exception site. The application is therefore contrary to Policies S21, S22 and WE5 of the Teignbridge Local Plan.

2. Insufficient information has been supplied to demonstrate that the proposal would not have a harmful impact on protected species contrary to policies EN8 (Biodiversity, Protection and Enhancement) and EN10 (European Wildlife Sites) of the Teignbridge Local Plan.

 (11 votes for, 3 against and 2 abstentions)

 


26/11/2019 - TEDBURN ST MARY - 19/01665/FUL - Springfield Holiday Park, Tedburn St Mary - Use of land for siting of 12 static caravans with decking areas and associated works for holiday use including the demolition of club house and bungalow ref: 272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Consideration deferred pending a Member’s site inspection.

(13 votes for and 2 against)


26/11/2019 - IPPLEPEN - 19/01655/FUL - 15 Ledsgrove, Ipplepen - Single storey rear extension, extension to and raising of roof to garage & cladding to front and dormer gables ref: 273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard time limit

2. Works in accordance with approved plans

3. Bat Mitigation Plan

(14 votes for, 0 against and 1 abstention)


26/11/2019 - NEWTON ABBOT - 19/01439/FUL - Former Wolborough Hospital Development Site , Old Totnes Rd - Replacement of 5-bed residential unit 10 under 13/01497/MAJ with 2x semi-detached and 2x detached 3-bed residential units ref: 271    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Resolved

 

Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. Standard 3 year time limit for commencement.

2. Development to be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and documents.

3. Submission of materials for approval including a sample panel of stone work to be constructed on site for approval.

4. Full drainage details to be submitted and agreed prior to the commencement of works on site.

5. Submission and approval of hard and soft landscape proposals.

6. Implementation of bat mitigation/enhancement measures.

7. Parking for each plot to be provided prior to occupation and retained thereafter.

8. Details of siting, design and finish/materials of all meter boxes and inspection chambers to be submitted and agreed.

9. Removal of Permitted Development Rights.

10. Details of all rooflights to be submitted and agreed.

11. Works shall proceed in accordance with the Construction Management Plan (CMP).

12. Works shall proceed in accordance with the Contaminated Land Report.

13. Prior to any works commencing other than those for the access and internal road an appropriate Slow Worm survey work shall be undertaken

14. Full details of Management Company responsible for on-site communal areas to be submitted.

15. Requirement to install appliances at least as efficient as detailed in carbon calculator.

16. Provisions for electric vehicles.

17. Provisions for bird boxes, if appropriate.

(12 votes for, 1 against and 3 abstention)