Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 18th October, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House

Contact: Amelia Boulter - Democratic Services Specialist 01822 813651 


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Minutes pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 September 2023



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 September 2023 were confirmed as a correct record by the Committee.


Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Code of Conduct, Members are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, Other Registerable Interests and Non-Registerable Interests including the nature and extent of such interests they may have in any items to be considered at this meeting;



Members and officers were invited to declare any interests in the items of business to be considered and none were declared.


Public Participation

The Chairman to advise the Committee on any requests received from members of the public to address the meeting;



The Chairman noted the list of members of the public, Town and Parish Council representatives, and Ward Members who had registered their wish to speak at the meeting.


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To see Letters of Representation and further supplementary information relating to any of the Applications on the agenda, please select the following link and enter the relevant Planning Reference number:


Additional documents:



The Committee considered the details of the planning applications prepared by the relevant Case Officers as presented in the agenda papers, and considered the comments of Town and Parish Councils, together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda reports, and RESOLVED that:


6a)          2412/22/OPA                     Land South of Dartmouth Road at SX 771 485,

 East Alington                    Parish:  East Allington


Development:  READVERTISEMENT (amended description & documents) Outline application with some matters reserved for residential development & associated access


Case Officer Update:   The Case Officer summarised the key issues, namely that:

    Principle of residential development

    Highways access.


The Case Officer explained the Joint Local Plan policy framework and that East Allington was a sustainable village for the purposes of Policy TTV25 and the Plan provided for 30 dwellings as the indicative housing figure.  New residential development within East Allington was therefore anticipated by the Joint Local Plan.  She concluded that the site was well-related to the existing settlement and an acceptable development could be secured through the Reserved Matters consent process; the proposed access was acceptable to the Highway Authority; and planning obligations would be secured through a section 106 agreement.


A member raised a concern about how housing numbers were calculated and a concern that if a dwelling were not to be counted until completion, that could result in multiple planning permissions being granted, which if progressed to completion would result in the indicative number being exceed.


Having heard from speakers on behalf of objectors, supporters and the Parish Council together with the Ward Councillor, Members debated the application.  During the debate, one Member highlighted the District’s housing emergency and more houses needing to be provided including affordable houses.  In terms of the site, it was he said, an appropriate site, it was on the edge of the village, within walking distance of the village shop and school.  He therefore agreed with the Officer’s Recommendation.  Another Member felt that planning obligations would be good for the village. 


Committee decision:The Head of Development be authorised to grant approval subject to agreeing the wording of the conditions with the Chair and Vice-Chair:  Condition 1 to include all reserved matters to be determined except access.  Additional condition to address solar orientation for maximum solar gain and to support sustainable development.



1.      Submission of Reserved Matters

2.      Time Limit

3.      Accord with plans

4.      Highway details

5.      Highways works required prior to construction of dwellings

6.      Construction Management Plan (CMP) (pre-commencement, date    agreed 05/10/23)

7.      Details of pedestrian link to Lister Way (pre-commencement, date agreed 05/10/23)

8.      Surface water drainage (pre-commencement, date agreed 05/10/23)

9.      Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) (pre-             commencement, date agreed TBC)

10.    Unsuspected contamination

11.    Trees details (Reserved Matters stage)

12.    Landscape and Ecological Management Plan (Reserved Matters stage)

13.    Development in accordance with submitted Ecological Appraisal, Bat Activity Report, Dormouse Presence/Absence Report, Breeding Bird Survey and Biodiversity impact assessment: losses and gains

14.    Lighting Strategy (Reserved Matters stage)

15.    Repeat Hazel Dormouse with Reserved  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.28/23


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 272 KB



Refer deferred to the next meeting.


Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 219 KB



Report deferred to the next meeting.


Enforcement - Legal proceedings



Members noted the contents and agreed the recommendations as outlined in the report.