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Published on 6 November 2015

17 November 2015

Dear Councillor

You are invited to a meeting of the above Committee which will take place on Tuesday 17 November 2015 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Forde House, Newton Abbot at 9.45 a.m.

Yours sincerely

Neil Aggett
Democratic Services Manager

Distribution: Councillors Smith (Chairman), Kerswell (Vice Chairman)
Austen, Bladon, Brodie, Bullivant, Clarance, Colclough, Dennis, Ford, Fusco, Johnson-King, Jones, Orme, Parker, Pilkington, Price, Prowse, Rollason, Walters and Winsor

Substitutes: Councillors Cox, Dewhirst, Golder, Haines, Hocking, Klinkenberg, Matthews, Nutley and Thorne

A link to the agenda on the Council's website is emailed FOR INFORMATION (less reports (if any) containing Exempt Information referred to in Part II of the agenda), to:
(1) All other Members of the Council
(2) Representatives of the Press
(3) Requesting Town and Parish Councils

If Councillors have any questions relating to predetermination or interests in items on this Agenda, please contact the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting

Local Government Act 1972 (Section 100 and Schedule 12A) - Reports in Part II of this agenda which contain exempt information are confidential.

Public Access Statement

• There is an opportunity for members of the public to speak on planning applications at this meeting. Please contact Trish Corns on 01626 215112 or by 12 Noon on the Thursday prior to the Committee meeting.

• If you would like this information in another format, please telephone 01626 361101 or e-mail

• Agendas and reports are normally published on the Council's website 5 working days prior to the meeting. If you would like to receive an e-mail which contains a link to the website for all forthcoming meetings, please e-mail

• Reports in Parts I and III of this agenda are for public information. Any reports in Part II are exempt from publication due to the information included, under the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985.

· General information about Planning Committee, delegated decisions, dates of future committees, public participation in committees as well as links to agendas and minutes are available at


PART I (Open to the Public)

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Confirmation of minutes of the Committee held on 20 October 2015.

3. Agreement of the Agenda between Parts I and II.

4. Matters of urgency/matters of report especially brought forward with the permission of the Chairman.

5. Declarations of Interest.

6. Public Participation - The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting.

Note: A public participation feedback survey will be available at the meeting. Public speakers are invited to complete and return this form. The survey form is also available by contacting

7. NA2 Whitehill, Newton Abbot Draft Development Framework Plan

8. Planning Applications for Consideration.


On 6 May 2014 the Council adopted the Teignbridge Local Plan 2013 - 2033. The Local Plan now has full development plan status and applications must be determined in accordance with the Local plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.

Members are reminded that on 15 January 2012 Section 143 of the Localism Act 2011 came into force. This section provides that when determining planning applications, local planning authorities shall have regard to:

(a) the provisions of the development plan, so far as material to the application;

(b) any local finance considerations, so far as material to the application; and

(c) any other material considerations.

In this context 'local finance considerations' means grant or other financial assistance that has been, or will or could be provided by central Government or sums that a relevant authority, such as Teignbridge District Council has received, or will or could receive in payment of Community Infrastructure Levy.

On 13 October 2014 the Council introduced the Community Infrastructure Levy (or CIL) following the approval of the CIL Charging Schedule by the Independent Examiner in April 2014 and adoption by Full Council on 31 July 2014. CIL replaces Section 106 Agreements for the funding of infrastructure requirements arising from retail and residential developments.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) came into effect on 27 March 2012 and its provisions constitute material considerations which carry weight in the determination of planning applications. However the Local Plan was prepared in accordance with the NPPF and accordingly there should not be significant divergence between the policies of the Local Plan and the NPPF. Again, the Local Plan has primacy in determining applications.

Each report will give details of the relevant Local Plan policies and the relevant material considerations and the weight to be given to them.

Any representations received after the preparation of the reports will be placed on the Public Access area of the Council's Website and can be viewed prior to the Meeting.

(a) Site Inspections

The following applications were the subject of a site inspection on 28 October 2015.

· KENN - 14/03756/COU - Haldon Forest Holiday Park, Clapham EX6 7YG- Change of use of land from agricultural to a camping use (tents) during July and August only and retention of electrical hook-ups

· WHITEHILL - 14/01797/MAJ - Land at Whitehill, 228 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure

The report of the site inspection is attached for consideration in conjunction with the report of the Business Manager at agenda item 8(b) below.

(b) Other Applications

· TEIGNMOUTH - 15/02301/COU - Ground Floor, Unit 1, Estuary Court, Broadmeadow Industrial Estate - Change of use from business use (Use Class B1) to chiropractic practice (Use Class D1)

· SHALDON - 15/01871/FUL - Public Convenience, King George V Playing Fields - Conversion and extension of public toilet block to changing facilities

· NEWTON ABBOT - 15/02367/FUL - The Butter Market, Market Street - Re-rendering of the area above the arches

· NEWTON ABBOT - 15/02368/LBC - The Butter Market, Market Street - Re-rendering of the area above the arches and replacement lettering

· NEWTON ABBOT - 15/02459/ADV - The Butter Market , Market Street - Remove existing lettering and provision of new lettering

· DAWLISH - 15/02357/FUL - Barton Surgery, Barton Terrace - Demolition of former gas store building and construction of three storey extension to existing doctors' surgery to create additional doctors' consulting rooms, dentist suite, additional pharmacy facilities and staff area

· NEWTON ABBOT - 14/01797/MAJ - Land at NGR 285451 72391 Whitehill, Exeter Road - 203 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure

· NEWTON ABBOT - 15/01665/FUL - 14 Bowden Hill - Retention of rear decking and steps

· ASHBURTON - 15/02608/COU - Barn, Lower Mead - Change of use from light industrial to nursery school (Use Class D1)

· DAWLISH - 15/01955/MAJ - Seaglass (formerly Gatehouse), Holcombe Drive - Removal of condition 14 on planning permission 14/00689/MAJ relating to highway improvement works

9. Appeals Decisions - to note decisions made on recent Planning Appeals


Items which may be taken in the absence of the Public and Press on the grounds that Exempt Information may be disclosed.



Future meetings of the Committee
15 December 2015, 12 January, 9 February, 8 March, 5 April, 6 May 2016

Dates of future site inspections

Team 1 - (25 November, 17 February, 11 May)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors Bladon, Bullivant, Colclough, Johnson-King, Jones, Price and Rollason

Team 2 - (22 December, 16 March)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors Austen, Brodie, Clarance, Dennis, Orme, and Parker

Team 3 - (28 October, 20 January, 13 April)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors, Ford, Fusco, Pilkington, Prowse, Walters and Winsor


(Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985)

List of Background Papers relating to the various items of reports as set out in Part I of the Agenda

As relevant or appropriate:
1. Applications, Forms and Plans.
2. Correspondence/Consultation with interested parties.
3. Correspondence/Consultation with interested bodies.
4. Structure Plan Documents.
5. Local Plan Documents.
6. Local/Topic Reports.
7. Central Government Legislation.


Minutes of Meeting

Planning Committee Update

Late Representation Procedure