Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 13th April, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Follaton House

Contact: Janice Young Specialist- Democratic Services 01803 861105 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 March 2022;




The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16th March 2022 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 the following were made:


Cllr B Taylor declared an Other Registerable Interest in applications 0647/21/FUL; 4713/21/HHO; and 3445/21/FUL; (Minutes DM.60/21 (a), (b), and (d) below refer), as he was a Member of the South Devon AONB Partnership Committee.  The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon;


Cllr J Brazil, being the Ward Member for Item 6d, relinquished Chairmanship of the meeting to the Vice Chairman, Cllr R Foss for the later morning session and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon, Minutes DM.68/21 (c) and (d) below refer.


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 449 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 Planning Case Officers as presented in the agenda papers, and considered also the comments of Town and Parish Councils, together with other representations received, which were listed within the presented agenda reports, and RESOLVED that:


6a)          0647/21/FUL      Asherne Lodge, Strete

                Parish:  Strete Parish Council


Development:   Construction of a stone finished car park


Case Officer Update:      The Case Officer clarified the reasons for deferral when the application was last presented to the Committee.  If approved, the application would be conditioned for both hard and soft landscaping.  The heritage officer had confirmed that he was supportive of the application as it would help to make the vehicles less conspicuous.  The tree survey had now been completed and the tree officer no longer had any objection to the application.


Following the presentation by the Parish Councillor, where she outlined support for the application and stated that there would be no fundamental difference to traffic movements if the parking area was approved.  It was stated that it would be safer for vehicles, which currently park on the grass verge, as they would be able to turn in the carpark, aiding exit, and that there would be no further increase in vehicle journeys to the current situation.  The Highways Officer from Devon County Council expressed his gratitude to hear evidence from someone local to the parish.  He now reversed his objection and added his approval to the application.


During the debate, Members stated the proposal was an improvement on the extant situation, with a better fit to the landscape and no additional traffic.


Speakers included:         Supporter – Mrs L Newman; Parish Council – Cllr K Gill; Ward Member – Cllr R Foss


Recommendation:          Refusal


Committee decision:      Conditional Approval delegated to the Head of Development Management (DM), in consultation with the Chairman of the DM Committee, and the Proposer and Seconder.



3 year Time Limit

Accord with Plans

Adherence to Ecology Report

Adherence to Arboricultural Report

No external lighting

Surface Water Drainage

Unexpected Contamination

Hard and Soft Landscaping

Samples of Materials

Access Gate to Open Inwardly

Use of Car Park Limited to Three Properties



6b)         4713/21/HHO     The Willows, Bolberry Road, Hope Cove, TQ7 3HT

Parish:  South Huish Parish Council


Development:  Householder application for ancillary annexe


Case Officer Update:      The application for removal of the existing shed, and replacement with annexe and car port was outlined.  It was confirmed that the Parish Council was objecting to the application on the grounds of over development.  Following questions from Members, the case officer confirmed that the annexe contained an extra bedroom and living area but the kitchen and bathroom were located in the main building.  Further conditions relating to removal of Permitted Development (PD) rights on the site and ensuring the annexe could not be used as a holiday home could be added.


Speakers included:          Ward Members – Cllrs J Pearce & M Long


Ward Members:               One of the Ward Members reminded the Committee that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.68/21


Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 236 KB



The list of undetermined major applications was noted.  It was confirmed that withdrawal of an application was the prerogative of the applicant.  It was stated that a six monthly review of a Section 106 agreement, by bringing it back to Committee, would be part of the Development Management review, which was met with approval by Members.



Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 17 KB



Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report.  It was noted that design, and particularly weather-boarding, required policies within the JLP to be developed to cover these.