Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Tuesday, 9th July, 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 80 KB

To confirm the minutes of the last meeting.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 10 June 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.


Members declared interests as follows:

·      19/00461/FUL, Councillor Parker - Appendix A, Paragraph 14, and left the meeting while the application was determined.

·      19/00779/FUL, Councillors Clarance and Phipps - Appendix A, Paragraph 14, by virtue of the applicant being a close associate, spoke but did not vote on the matter.

·      18/01140/MAJ, Councillor Haines – Appendix B, Paragraph 12, spoke but did not vote on the matter.



Planning applications for consideration - to consider applications for planning permission as set out below. pdf icon PDF 130 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.



HENNOCK - 19/00461/FUL - Little Orchard Farm Chudleigh Knighton - Garage extension pdf icon PDF 429 KB


Councillor Parker declared an Appendix A, Paragraph 14 interest and left the meeting while the application was determined.


Public Speaker, Supporter – Referred the Committee to the officer report circulated with the agenda; and the Parish Council have no objection to the proposal.


Comments from Councillors included concern about the use of the site for stock cars.


The Business Manager advised that the use of a garage for an active hobby is ancillary use to the main dwelling house, and would not require a separate planning permission.


It was proposed by Councillor Keeling, seconded by Councillor Nutley and




Consideration be deferred pending a Members’ site inspection.

(12 votes for, 2 against, and 1 abstention)



IPPLEPEN - 18/02039/FUL - Dornafield Farm, Dornafield Lane - Agricultural storage building and new trackway and access pdf icon PDF 502 KB


The application was withdrawn at the request of the applicant.


TEIGNMOUTH - 19/01028/FUL and 19/01029/LBC - Flat 1, 8 Barnpark Terrace - Replacement of uPVC front door pdf icon PDF 364 KB


It was proposed by Councillor Phipps, seconded by Councillor Bullivant and




19/01028/FUL - Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. The development shall begin before the expiry of three years from the date of the permission.

2. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans.


19/01029/LBC - Listed Building Consent be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. The development shall begin before the expiry of three years from the date of the permission.

2. The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans.


(14 votes for, 0 against and 1 abstention)


TEIGNMOUTH - 19/00779/FUL - 25 and 27 Mill Lane - Loft conversions including new front and rear dormers, three storey side extension to No. 27 only and new parking areas pdf icon PDF 388 KB


Councillors Clarance and Phipps declared an Appendix A, Paragraph 14 interest, by virtue of the applicant being a close associate, and spoke but did not vote on the matter.


Comments from Councillors included: there are similar developments along the road and have not had a detrimental impact; and the design is unattractive.


It was proposed by Councillor Haines, seconded by Councillor Colclough and




Consideration be deferred pending a Member site inspection.

(12 votes for and 2 against)


SHALDON - 19/00083/FUL - 17 Horse Lane - Demolition of existing dwelling and replacement with new dwelling pdf icon PDF 468 KB


Public Speaker, Supporter – The proposal is a high quality contemporary design with materials to diminish the impact on the scenery; although there are six objections there are eleven representation in support of the proposal; and there are no objections from the statutory consultees.


Comments from Councillors included: the design is out of character with the area; there is a huge variety of building types in the immediate area; the current building is not of particular special interest; design is a fashion and subjective; and the design is suitable for the area and adjacent to a Conservation Area.


It was proposed by Councillor Clarence and seconded by Councillor H Cox that consideration be deferred pending a site inspection. The proposal was lost by 4 votes for, 9 against and 4 abstentions.


It was proposed by Councillor J Hook and seconded by Councillor Colclough that the application be approved as set out in the report circulated with the agenda. The proposal was carried.




Permission be granted subject to the following conditions:

1. 3 year time limit for commencement;

2. Development to be carried out in accordance with approved plans;

3. No development shall take place until a site specific geotechnical investigation and slope stability report is submitted to, and approved by, the Local Planning Authority. If additional works are required to stabilize the slope a slope stabilization scheme including a scheme for the management of vegetation on the cliff shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority;

4. All surface water and foul drainage shall be directed to the public sewer. No surface water drainage shall be allowed to discharge onto the garden, to a soakaway or the cliff at any time;

5. All external material samples shall be submitted and approved prior to first use on the dwelling and garage;

6. Sample of reclaimed stone to be used for the new wall to the access shall be submitted and approved prior to first use;

7. Tree protective measures shall be put in place as per the approved tree protection plan prior to commencement of development and retained for the duration of the build;

8. On-site parking provision shall be provided prior to first use of the dwelling and shall be retained thereafter;

9. Landscaping details to be agreed;

10. Ecological report including safeguarding measures and installation of ecological enhancement measures shall be followed and on completion a bat consultant shall confirm that the ecological enhancement measures have been installed in accordance with the recommendations in the report.

(15 votes for, 1 against and 1 abstention)



KINGSKERSWELL - 18/01140/MAJ - Former Galliford Try Infrastructure Site Office, Old Newton Road - New employment development incorporating Use Classes B1(a) (offices), B1(c) (light industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution) with associated parking and landscaping pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Additional documents:


Councillor Haines declared an Appendix B, Paragraph 12 interest, by virtue of his membership of, and position of Chairman of Kingskerswell Parish Council. Councillor Haines spoke but did not vote on the matter. It was noted that the Vice Chairman would have a casting vote should it be necessary to exercise this right.


The Senior Planning Officer referred the meeting to the previously circulated updates document in relation to further information submitted by the agent on proposals to minimise carbon footprint in accordance with Local Plan Policies S7 and EN3. The use of the larger unit would be B1c light industrial. The elevations would consist of more cladding and masonry work and details would be submitted once the occupier was known. In relation to concerns raised about the impact on the slip road onto the A380, County Highways had raised no objections to the proposal.


Public Speaker, Objector - spoke on behalf of the Parish Council objecting on the grounds of: there is no need for further industrial premises; there are empty employment units in the area; loss of a green area; the use of the land as the Galliford Try site was a temporary permission. It was understood that it would be returned to its former state; the grass growing on these fields was round-bailed in 2018 proving that it is agricultural land; it will hamper the introduction of the Aller Valley Country Park and Aller Valley Trail in accordance with Policy KK4; contrary to policies S1 and EN2A; the site is visible and residents of Kingskerswell and wildlife would be disturbed, particularly by light pollution and noise.   


Public Speaker, Supporter – the development would provide job opportunities; it is well situated as an exception site for employment, close to road links and bus routes; KK4 allocation is 75 hectares, the site is just 2.4 hectares and separated from the remainder of the site by the road, railway, residential house and trees; smaller units would be provided for small and indigenous businesses; the site is deliverable; there are no major infrastructure issues; only 22.4% footprint coverage, when 35% is the norm and the Council’s guide is 40%, so low density to allow for a well landscaped site, with the retention of trees and hedgerows; and the village will benefit from the development.


Comments raised by Councillors included: concern for cars joining A380 on the slip road when travelling behind a lorry it is difficult to reach the speed to join; additional lorries from the site would exacerbate this issue; employment close to residential areas reduces travel distance; contrary to policy and should be part of the Aller County Park as allocated in the Local Plan; and vacant employment units in the area.


The Business Manager referred the meeting to page 61 of the agenda and the comments of the Economy and Regeneration Officer as evidence of demand for the units proposed.


Further comments from Councillors included: two fields and the railway line formed a buffer zone around the site,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 33f


Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 65 KB


The Committee noted appeal decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate.