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Published on 28 April 2017

9 May 2017

Agenda, Reports and Minutes of the Planning Committee - 9 May, 2017

Dear Councillor

You are invited to a meeting of the above Committee which will take place on Tuesday
9 May 2017 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Forde House, Newton Abbot at 10.00 a.m.
Yours sincerely

Neil Aggett
Democratic Services Manager

Distribution:  Councillors Smith (Chairman), Kerswell (Vice Chairman)
 Austen, Brodie, Bullivant, Clarance, Colclough, Dennis, Fusco,
 Jones, Keeling, Mayne, Nutley, Orme, Parker, Pilkington, Price,
 Prowse, Rollason, Winsor, 1 vacancy

Substitutes:  Councillors Connett, Dewhirst, Golder, Haines, Hocking,
Russell, and Thorne


PART I  (Open to the Public)

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Confirmation of minutes of the Committee held on 11 April 2017.
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.

7.  Planning Applications for Consideration – to consider applications for planning permission as set out below.

Site Inspections  20 April 2017 

• BOVEY TRACEY - 16/01731/COU - Station Park, Haytor View - Change of use from B8 to mixed use classes B1, B2, B8 and Sui Generis (display and selling of vehicles) and a change of working hours from 7am to 9:30pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 7pm Saturdays. The application was deferred at the last meeting of the Committee for a Member site inspection.

•  Ipplepen, 16/03370/MAJ - Fermoys Garden Centre and Farm Shop, Totnes Road – Approval of details for redevelopment of site to provide new garden centre, outline permission 13/02543/MAJ, (approval sought for appearance, landscaping, layout and scale).  (The application will be considered at a future meeting of the Committee when the report of the Planning Officer will be available). 

Other Applications

• DAWLISH - 17/00027/FUL - St Marys Church, Cofton Lane, Cofton - Structural repairs to 12.8 metres long section of existing masonry retaining wall and replacement of damaged footpath. 

• STOKEINTEIGNHEAD - 17/00888/TEL - Higher Gabwell Farm, Gabwell Lane -   Installation of 20 metres high mast with 3 antennas and two microwave dishes and
 the installation of two equipment cabinets. 

• DAWLISH - 14/03689/FUL - La Falaise, 9 Old Teignmouth Road - Three dwellings

• SHALDON - 17/00078/VAR - Land opposite Ringmore, House, Brook Lane - Variation  of conditions 2 and 4 on planning permission 04/02751/COU to permit alternative access.

• DAWLISH - 17/00104/FUL - Branscombe Farm,  Branscombe Lane - Agricultural storage building.    

8. Appeal Decisions – to note decisions made by the Planning Inspectorate.
PART II  (Private)
Items which may be taken in the absence of the Public and Press on grounds that Exempt Information may be disclosed.

Planning Committee Updates   

9 May 2017

Minutes of the Meeting

9 May 2017


Future meetings of the Committee

13 June, 4 July, 1 August, 29 August, 26 September, 24 October, 21 November,
19 December  2017.
23 January, 20 February, 20 March, 17 April, 15 May 2018.

Dates of site inspections

Team 1 - 13 July, 5 October 2017, 4 January, 29 March 2018
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Cllrs: Bullivant, Colclough, Jones, Nutley, Price and Rollason

Team 2 - 18 May, 10 August, 2 November 2017, 1 February, 26 April, 2018
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Cllrs: Brodie, Dennis, Mayne, Orme, Parker and Vacancy

Team 3 - 19 June, 7 September, 20 November 2017, 1 March, 24 May 2018
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Cllrs: Austen, Clarance, Fusco, Keeling, Pilkington, Prowse and Winsor

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

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

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 us by 12 Noon on the Thursday prior to the Committee meeting.

• Please contact us if you would like this information in another format.
• Agendas and reports are normally published on the Council’s website 5 working days prior to the meeting. Please contact us if you would like to receive an e-mail which contains a link to the website for all forthcoming meetings.

• 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 on the Council’s website.

• 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.

Late Representation procedure

• 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 us.


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.

(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 bodies.
3. Structure Plan Documents.
4. Local Plan Documents.
5. Local/Topic Reports.
6. Central Government Legislation.