WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL

WHITESTONE PARISH COUNCIL

Dear Parishioner

You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the above named Council that will be held in the Parish Hall on THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2021 at 7.30pm.
ALL ATTENDEES ARE INSTRUCTED TO WEAR FACE COVERING IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT CORONA VIRUS EPIDEMIC

The business to be transacted is as follows:-

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Thursday 8th July 2021

REPORTS FROM COUNTY COUNCILLOR / DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

APPOINTMENT OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

PLANNING - These applications can be viewed on line by going into the public access system at Teignbridge Planning following the directions giving the application reference. The following applications having been received from Teignbridge District Council with a request for comments were examined and responses were sent which can be viewed on Teignbridge District Council Planning site:-

21/01530/NPA Application for Prior Approval under Part 3 Class Q (a) paragraph W of the GDPO for change of use of two agricultural buildings into two residential dwellings at Hackworthy Farm, Hackworthy Lane

Since the first failed application, the applicant realised that the original application for a conversion into 385sq metres had meant the 2nd conversion would have to be smaller and would require significant demolition which was also not permitted under Class Q criteria. A revised design has therefore been submitted for two reduced sized dwellings which seems to meet the criteria and the applicant has demonstrated his intention to convert these barns into two suitable sized family homes, an area of the proposed curtilage will be covered by the existing roof of each building incorporating under cover curtilage to provide a car port and external storage. It is important to retain the agricultural reference in the design of these homes. The period of development would be defined and short term and this proposal would then result in two fairly identical dwellings on the site and additionally would ensure Hackworthy Farm can continue to be a viable enterprise as an independent farm in its own right fit for the future and aiding our local economy. It is felt that any new development must avoid light spill onto the surrounding landscape and considering the design includes large window openings, the increase in artificial light provides potential for light spill from the dwellings both from internal sources and from lighting from the exterior space (external sources), which must be demonstrated to avoid intrusive light pollution. It is recommended to install low level light with no PIR fittings to protect nocturnal habitat and illuminance should not pose a threat to the dark skies landscape of this rural area. The Council again notes the need to dispose of the asbestos roof sheets responsibly.

21/01581/NPA Application for Prior Approval under Part 3 Class Q (a) paragraph W of the GDPO for change of use of two agricultural buildings into two residential dwellings at Hackworthy Farm, Hackworthy Lane

Planning Application: 21/01530/NPA Hackworthy Farm, Hackworthy Lane, Nadderwater EX4 2LE

Since the first failed application, the applicant realised that the original application for a conversion into 385sq metres had meant the 2nd conversion would have to be smaller and would require significant demolition which was also not permitted under Class Q criteria. A revised design has therefore been submitted for two reduced sized dwellings which seems to meet the criteria and the applicant has demonstrated his intention to convert these barns into two suitable sized family homes, an area of the proposed curtilage will be covered by the existing roof of each building incorporating under cover curtilage to provide a car port and external storage. It is important to retain the agricultural reference in the design of these homes. The period of development would be defined and short term and this proposal would then result in two fairly identical dwellings on the site and additionally would ensure Hackworthy Farm can continue to be a viable enterprise as an independent farm in its own right fit for the future and aiding our local economy. It is felt that any new development must avoid light spill onto the surrounding landscape and considering the design includes large window openings, the increase in artificial light provides potential for light spill from the dwellings both from internal sources and from lighting from the exterior space (external sources), which must be demonstrated to avoid intrusive light pollution. It is recommended to install low level light with no PIR fittings to protect nocturnal habitat and illuminance should not pose a threat to the dark skies landscape of this rural area. The Council again notes the need to dispose of the asbestos roof sheets responsibly.

21/01490/HOU Single storey side extension at Hindcross, Whitestone.

Response summary:- The application is for a single storey kitchen extension under a flat roof. The client proposes to demolish the small redundant porch projection to the east elevation which is adjacent to an existing conservatory. The existing conservatory roof would be replaced and finished with a new flat roof within a small parapet perimeter upstand wall to conceal the new flat roof. Even though the proposal is to the side of the property and would be visible from the public highway, any impact is not considered to be detrimental to the residential amenity of neighbouring properties and is not considered to be dominant or overbearing. This is due to the proposal removing an existing porch structure and then incorporating the extension alongside the original conservatory providing a design that would provide better usable space inside the property. Modern materials sympathetic to the existing location will be used, with double-glazed PVCu doors and windows. It is noted, however, that no mention is made of energy efficient proposals, such as insulation and heating and it would be good to see energy efficiency incorporated into the plan. There may be some additional light spill to housing across the road, depending on the nature of the roof lantern, but this is unclear from the application and any potential light pollution should be mitigated. It appears from the plan that no trees or hedges would be affected by the extension. It seems to meet the criteria set out in the Teignbridge Local Plan 2013-2033 – Policies: S1A, S1, S2, S22, EN2A, and WE8. Whitestone Parish Council is minded to support this application, though it would welcome some indication that energy efficiency measures are included to support Whitestone’s declaration of a climate emergency.

21/01741/FUL Replace two outbuildings with a new double garage at Connetts, Halsfordwood Lane.

Response summary:- The applicants wish to replace two existing dilapidated outbuildings by a double garage. The proposed structure will be located in a countryside location within an AGLV.

Whitestone Parish Council have considered the application and would like to support it, since the proposed structure will be an improvement on the present structures, and the design and materials seem appropriate. It will be set back from the road, and there would be no overlooking. Access to the lane would not change, and the splay is adequate. There would be no greater impact on traffic. It appears from the proposal that no trees or hedges would be affected. The Parish Council would however like to suggest these conditions, if TDC is minded to approve the application
· An ecology report should be required as the present buildings appear to be ideal roosting places for bats and other species, which would be impacted by their removal. We suggest that some built-in boxes (for birds and/or bats) should be suggested for the new build.
· Any new garage lighting should be minimal, with no PIR fittings, as this is an area of dark skies, and light spill would also affect local wildlife.

21/01680/FUL Conversion of barn into one unit of accommodation for holiday use at Hurston Farm.

21/01899/FUL External staircase at The Travellers Rest, Tedburn Road.

Grants of Conditional Planning Permission

21/00811/LBC Remove cemented and lime render to external walls and repair areas with lime putty and install new lime render with a lime paint and remove concrete slab and install French drains at Chants Cottage, Heath Cross

21/00895/FUL New dwelling replacing existing agricultural barn at Friars Ball Farm, Rowhorne Road.

19/00202/FUL Formation of a slurry put to work with the approved shed at Upper Kingswell Farm, Longdown.

21/01271/HOU Detached garage at Ham Farm, Tedburn Road.

21/01177/FUL New dwelling replacing existing agricultural barn and outbuildings at Higher Hare.

21/00554/FUL Construction of one hardstanding area with excavation and drainage works, upgrade to existing access track with fencing at Oakhay, Tedburn Road.

21/00472/FUL Fodder, bedding and machinery store at Glebe Farm

21/01490/HOU Single storey side extension at Hindcross.

Grant of Request for Prior Approval

21/01452/NPA Application for a Prior Approval under Part 3 Class Q (a) and (b) and paragraph W of the GDPO change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling at Apple Orchard Barn, Styles Barton.

Prior Approval not required

21/01666/AGR & 21/01667/AGR Agricultural building at Woodhay Farm.

Refusal of request for prior approval

21/01530/NPA Application for Prior Approval under Part 3 Class Q (a) and (b) paragraph W of the GDPO for change of use of two agricultural buildings into two residential dwellings at Hackworthy Farm, Hackworthy Lane.

21/01581/NPA Application for Prior Approval under Part 3 Class Q (a) paragraph W of the GDPO for change of use of two agricultural buildings into two residential dwellings at Hackworthy Farm, Hackworthy Lane. (dated 31st August)

Application withdrawn

21/00905 Dwelling to replace existing agricultural building at Styles Barton Meadow.

MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION

Refurbishment of No.1 School House, costs and progress

Housing of Afghan refugees in Whitestone.

Toilet facilities for Crossway Park

Review of DCC Lower Hare Farm

Progress on parking at Crossway

Vehicle Activated Speed Signs

Action on Climate Change

Reported Dumping activity and investigation – land at Pound Lane/Hill Lane

Teignbridge Consultation – Local Plan development sites – Atwell Farm

Dog bin/litter bins in Parish and 2 waste bins for Crossway Park

Dog waste bins and re-siting due to complaints

Crossway Park – replacement of toddler swings – discussion and quote evaluation

MATTERS RAISED BY THE CHAIRMAN


Pat Vaughan Signature

Clerk to the Council email: patricia.vaughan2@btinternet.com