Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 10.00 am

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Contact: Amelia Boulter - Senior Case Manager Democratic Services 01822 813651 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held 5 October 2022;



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 October 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 application 6(a) (minutes DM.40/22 (a) below refer) because he is a member of South Devon AONB Partnership Committee. The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.


Cllr Hodgson declared a personal interest in application 6(c) (minutes DM.40/22 (c) below refer) as the applicant is known to the Member.  Cllr Hodgson left the meeting for this application and took no part in the debate nor 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 459 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)          2735/22/HHO    10 The Plat, Strete

                  Parish - Strete


                Development: Householder application for replacement rear single storey sun room, first floor bedroom extension over garage, modifications to existing drive to provide additional on-site parking including resurfacing of existing for a new impermeable surface (Resubmission of 1175/22/HHO)


                This application was Chaired by Councillor Rowe.

                Case Officer Update:   The Case Officer reported they had received the lighting plan and highlighted an error within the report that the additional parking for this application will be a ‘permeable’ surface and not ‘impermeable’ as stated in the report.  The Case Officer explained that the lighting plan took into account all the measures and impact on all neighbouring properties.  The Officer further added that the drainage proposal was not compliant within the SPD guidance but it could be agreed by condition.  The Case Officer said that the proposed extensions were considered subservient additions to the existing dwelling and would not cause harm to the wider landscape. The development was not considered to have a significant detrimental impact on the amenity of the neighbouring properties          


                In response to questions raised, it was reported that:

·         This application does not fall with the conservation area;

·         The scale of the development would not require a construction management plan.


                Speakers included:           Objector – Nicola Cullen; Supporter – Peter Wells; Parish Councillor – Councillor G Campbell; Ward Member – Cllr R Foss.


                In response to questions the objector reported that the shadow would engulf their property.


                In response to questions the Parish Councillor reported that 5 residents objected, and 10-12 people objected at the parish council meeting.


                                The Ward Member raised the light impact on neighbouring properties.  This application normally would not come to committee but decided to bring this to the committee for a decision.


In response to questions raised it was reported that the standard test was used to test the impact of overshadowing.  The impact likely to be felt more in the spring and winter.


                During the debate, Members discussed at length the lighting issue and the impact on neighbouring properties and whether neighbouring properties would be overshadowed by this application.  Member felt that overshadowing of neighbouring properties was not an issue even though a number of objections were received Members said that they could not see any reason to refuse this application. 


Recommendation:          Conditional approval.


Committee decision:      Conditional approval.


Conditions:                        Standard time limit

                                Adherence to plans

                                Materials to match

                                Adherence to ecological mitigation

                                Surface water drainage



6b)         2156/22/FUL      "Higher Farleigh Meadow", Diptford

                Parish – Diptford


Development: Application to regularise and retain agricultural storage building (Retrospective).


                Case Officer Update:       The Case Officer reported that a letter of objection has been received and highlighted that the application did not  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.40/22


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 8 KB



Members noted the list of appeals as outlined in the presented agenda report. 



Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 154 KB



Members noted the update on undetermined major applications as outlined in the presented agenda report.