Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 25th May, 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 248 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 April 2022



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13th April 2022 were confirmed as a correct record by the Committee subject to the following amendment regarding planning applications 4442/21/ARM and 4443/21/ARM.  The document circulated to the Committee from a resident in Dartington in which Councillor Hodgson referred to Ms Wyatt as Dr Wyatt.  This was incorrect and should have referred as Ms Wyatt.



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 6(a), (b) and (c) (minutes DM.04.22 below refer), he was a member of the Member of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.  Cllr H Reeve declared a Non Registerable Interest inapplication 6(e) (minute DM.04.22 below refer), by virtue of a one-off business transaction with the applicant and remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.



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 471 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)      3335/21/FUL            Proposed Development Site At Sx 566 494, Land West of Collaton Park, Newton Ferrers

Parish:  Newton and Yealmpton


Development:   Construction of 125 homes, commercial business units, landscaped parkland, community boat storage/parking, allotments, improvements to existing permissive pathway and public footway, enhancement of vehicular access and associated infrastructure and landscaping.


Case Officer Update:

The Case Officer provided the Committee with an update which included that this application would secure the permissive footpath for perpetuity, also this application was not classed as an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Development and in the report the Barn Owl Trust did not respond however they had responded to the applicant and confirmed they were satisfied with the proposed mitigation measures.  The applicant tried to engage with the Devon Wildlife Trust and confirmed that other statutory bodies were happy with what was proposed in terms of biodiversity.  The Case Officer highlighted changes to proposed conditions 2, 6, 3, 21 and 36 and highlighted that the Section 106 Agreement included provision for £200,000 for bus improvements.  The Case Officer reported that she had received an email from the Secretary of State, saying they had received a third party request to call in the application and would not act on it until the Committee had determined the application, however this did not stop proceedings today.


In response to questions raised by Members, it was reported that the ancient woodland did not form part of the proposals, however additional planting would take place in advance of the build.   The applicant had provided a detailed study on the grade of soil and the contaminated land.  The case officer’s report outlined the different classification of businesses within the site.   The increase provision of bus service was not a condition but formed part of the Section 106 agreement and after 5 years would then become self-sustaining.  The Housing Officer reported that there were 35 people currently seeking rented accommodation in the area and housing need had significantly increased over the last couple of years and Section 106 obligations included principle residency restriction.  It was reported that if the Community Land Trust (CLT) could not deliver then a new provider would be sourced and because the land was gifted opened up funding opportunities.  The 50%-55% delivery of affordable homes forms part of the Section 106 agreement and self-build sold at 20% below open market would be a question for the applicant. 


One member felt it was important for the Council to have undertaken a viability assessment of this development.  Management of public toilets would be covered by the Section 106 Agreement as part of the operation of the café and the Council would not maintain them and there was an agreement in place for  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.4/22


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 18 KB



This item was deferred to the 1 June 2022 meeting.



Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 236 KB



This item was deferred to the 1 June 2022 meeting.