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Published on 30 January 2015

10 February 2015

Dear Councillor

You are invited to a meeting of the above Committee which will take place on Tuesday

10 February 2015 in the Council Chamber, Council Offices, Forde House, Newton Abbot at 9.45 a.m.

Yours sincerely

Neil Aggett
Democratic Services Manager

Councillors Clemens (Chairman), Smith (Vice Chairman)
Austen, Brodie, Bunday, Colclough, Corney-Walker, Dennis, Dewhirst, Hocking, Fusco, Keeling, Kerswell, Klinkenberg, Lambert, Lewis, Matthews, McMurray, Parker, Price
and Vogel

Substitutes: Councillors Bromell, Christophers, Connett, Cox, Haines, Prowse, Purser, Russell and Williams

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.

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PART I (Open to the Public)

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Confirmation of minutes of the Committee held on 13 January 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

7. 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 21 January 2015.

Application deferred at the meeting of the Committee on 13 January 2015

· TEDBURN ST MARY - 14/03021/FUL - The Firs , Heath Lane - Detached replacement garage with ancillary accommodation over.

Major Application to be considered at this Committee

· STARCROSS - 14/03247/MAJ - Hunters Lodge Caravan Park - Provision of 30 caravan/motor homes and camping pitches, of which up to 15 pitches may be used for caravans/motorhomes change of use of part of stable building to provide toilet facilities, to provide toilet facilities, siting of toilet and shower block and children's play area at existing caravan and camping site

(b) Other Applications

· DAWLISH - 14/03214/FUL - Sandy Lane Toilets - Installation of a new roller shutter door in north east elevation and conversion of part toilet area to storage

· DAWLISH - 14/03524/FUL - Public conveniences, Beach Road, Dawlish Warren - Change of use of part toilet block to a multiple leisure facility (Use Class A1) including a single storey extension

· ABBOTSKERSWELL - 14/03060/MAJ - Ruby Farm, Two Mile Oak - Provision of new building consisting of 2 industrial units (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) with associated parking, provision of parking for existing Unit 1, provision of extension to existing Unit 2 with provision of associated parking and Use of existing concrete yard for outdoor storage in association with Units 1 to 4

· STARCROSS - 14/03247/MAJ - Hunters Lodge Caravan and Camping Site, Staplake Lane - Provision of 30 caravan/motorhomes and camping pitches, of which up to 15 pitches may be used for caravans/motorhomes, change of use of part of stable building to provide toilet facilities, siting of toilet and shower block and children's play area at existing caravan and camping site

8. 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
Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 8 April
Thursday 30 April Tuesday 2 June

Site Inspection Teams and dates of future site inspections:

Team 1: (18 February 2015)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors Bunday, Colclough, Dennis, McMurray, Parker, Price and Vogel

Team 2: (19 March 2015)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors Corney-Walker, Dewhirst, Keeling, Klinkenberg, Lambert, and Matthews

Team 3: (16 April 2015)
Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillors Austen, Brodie, Hocking, Fusco, Kerswell and Lewis



(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 Updates

Late Representations Procedure