Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Monday, 10th June, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4XX

Contact: Trish Corns  Email:

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman welcomed public speakers to the meeting. He also reminded

Members of the Committee that they should not vote on an application if they are not present at the meeting to hear the entire debate on the application.


Declarations of Interest.


There were no declarations of interest.


Planning applications for consideration - to consider applications for planning permission as set out below. pdf icon PDF 201 KB


The Committee considered the reports of the Business Manager – Strategic

Place, together with comments of public speakers, additional information

reported by the officers and information detailed in the late representations

updates document previously circulated.


NEWTON ABBOT - 19/00190/FUL - Newton Abbot Centre
Association, Kingsteignton Road - Roof canopy above main
lobby doors pdf icon PDF 307 KB


It was proposed by Councillor J Hook, seconded by Councillor Hayes and




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 approved plans.

(14 votes for and 0 against)


NEWTON ABBOT - 18/00012/MAJ - Land At Ngr 284376 71456, Ogwell Mill Road - Hybrid application. Construction of 97 dwellings including all associated public open space, landscaping, surface water attenuation and all other external works. Outline planning permission sought for self-build. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:


The Senior Planning Officer updated members as follows:

·      The receipt of two further objections received since the publication of the updates document, one of which was circulated at the meeting.

·      The development proposes a total of 97 dwellings of which 5 are self build units. The site is allocated within the Local Plan under NA6. This identifies the site for at least 70 homes with 20% affordable.

·      The site is within 600 metres of cirl bunting breeding territory for which the applicant has agreed a contribution within the Section106 Agreement.

·      The proposals take account of the landscape territory. As one of the reasons for deferral at the last committee, much time has been spent between Officers and the applicant in an endeavour to overcome the concerns, The applicant has reduced the number of houses in order to allow views into and out of the site and the landscaping Officer has had discussions with the associated consultant in order to get the best outcome for the hilltop. This includes providing a number of trees, enhancement of the boundary treatments and providing full details at this stage rather than leave to condition.

·      Comparing the previous scheme with the current scheme, the site layout pictures demonstrates how the houses at the far north west of the site have been reduced and how the rhythm of the street scene has improved to allow an enhanced façade. Garages allow for gaps to be formed between the properties allowing for the views. This was the result of a sightline study and ongoing discussions with officers. The reduction of the houses in this area, has also enabled a more varied streetscene to be formed, therefore creating more visual interest and subsequently a more legible development.

·      The coloured site layout plan demonstrates the site is very ‘green’ and whilst full details of the proposed play area have been submitted, a contribution is still sought in regards to the NEAP at Ashburton Road. The play space has been well designed, in accordance with the Landscape Officer and the equipment in accordance with the Play Officer. The play space is DDA compliant and offers a varied level of play space. There is a recommended condition in respect to the boundary treatment of the playspace.

·      Refuse storage is provided within the boundaries of each dwelling and where the storage cannot be contained within a rear garden, the storage is to the front of the dwelling, and will be tucked behind a brick wall.

·      There are no objections from the Highways Officer and there is 2.13 car parking spaces per plot including garages. The Section106 Agreement includes provision for £500 per dwelling for travel planning and better travel outcomes.

·      In response to climate emergency, the applicant is providing details of a scheme for 10% lower emissions than the prevailing building regulation requirements .This provides the flexibility to achieve the best scheme for the site.

·      The recommendation has been updated from the report circulated with the agenda as set out in the updates  ...  view the full minutes text for item 27b


Appeal Decisions - to note appeal decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate. pdf icon PDF 58 KB


The Committee noted appeal decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate.

The Business Manager updated Members on costs that had been recently awarded against the Council.


Appointment of Site Inspection Teams




Site inspection Teams be appointed as follows:


Team 1:   

Chairman, Vice Chairman

Councillors Bradford, Clarance, J Hook, Keeling, Kerswell, Nutley


Team 2: Chairman, Vice Chairman

Councillors Bullivant, D Cox, MacGregor, Nuttall, Parker, Patch, Petherick,


Team 3:  

Chairman, Vice Chairman

Councillors Colclough, H Cox, Hayes, Peart, Phipps, Wrigley