Agenda and minutes

South Hams Development Management Committee - Wednesday, 28th June, 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 415 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 June 2023;



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 7 June 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 the following were made:


Cllr D O’Callaghan declared a Personal Interest in application 6(d) (minute DM.10/23 (e)) below refers) because she had previously supported the skate park.  The Member remained in the meeting and took part in the debate and vote thereon.


By virtue of being a local Ward Member, Cllr M Long advised that he would be relinquishing the Chair for application 6(a) (minute DM.10/23(a) below refers).  As a result, the Vice-Chairman chaired the meeting during consideration of this application


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 308 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)       0793/23/HHO The Paddocks, Thurlestone

            Parish:  Thurlestone


 Development:  Householder application for renovations and extension.


                        As highlighted above (Minute DM.10/23 refers), this application was Chaired by Cllr Taylor (Vice-Chair).


                        Case Officer Update:   The Case Officer shared existing and proposed plans as requested following the site visit.  The Case Officer summarised the key issues, namely that:

·         Design would not represent uplift to quality of built form;

·         Quantity of fenestration would not conserve AONB and Undeveloped Coast;

·         Drainage details not supplied.


                        Speakers were:  Objector – None, Supporter – John Salmon, Parish Council – None, Ward Member – Cllr M Long.


                        The Case Officer reported that the SPD does allow for exceptions to increase the 50% threshold, however it would have to be the right design to justify this.


The supporter said that the proposal was of high quality, sustainable and improved the energy rating of the host property.  In relation to Policy TTV29 the Supporter said that the proposal was appropriate in scale.


            In response to questions from members, the supporter said that:

·         light spill and the type of glass to be used as part of the design was considered;

·         distant viewpoints formed part of the design consideration and the property would be slightly lower than the neighbouring building;

·         the side elevation would be in zinc and central section and internal parts would be timber and silvered timber.


                        The Ward Member found the site visit useful and had brought this to Committee to consider whether the application provided the uplift on design and build quality to address the 50% threshold justification.  This he said challenged the Council’s own policies.  He added that Thurlestone Parish Council supported this application and requested the Committee to approve the application.


                        During the debate, Members felt that the overall design incorporated a rather a messy layout into something better with no impact on the landscape.  Members debated the light spill, glazing, drainage and materials used in the build and were minded to approve the application subject to more appropriate materials being used other than zinc. 


                        Recommendation:                 Refusal


Committee decision:             

The application be approved subject to receipt of amended plans showing the replacement of the zinc panels with alternatives materials and annotation that shows the first floor glazing being reduced by 25% compared to normal glass provided that the applicant does not include the later in revised plans a condition to that affect be included together with other conditions as determined by the Head of Development Management in consultation with the Vice-chair, Councillor Hodgson (Proposer) and Councillor Allen (Seconder).



6b)       1381/23/FUL               Birdsong, Cliff Road, Wembury, PL9 0HN

            Parish:  Wembury and Brixton


Development:  Proposed new dwelling.


                        Case Officer Update:  The Case Officer reported that applicant was related to a member  ...  view the full minutes text for item DM.10/23


Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 13 KB



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


Update on Undetermined Major Applications pdf icon PDF 146 KB



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