Newton and Noss Parish Council
in the South Hams of Devon

Newton and Noss Parish

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Land At SX 553 487 Parsonage Road
Appeal reference: APP/K1228/W/16/3167190


Construction of two dormer bungalows.

The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land in which the application relates.


Appeal reference: APP/K1228/W/16/3167190


Any comments made at the application stage will be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate.  Should you wish to make representations, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so on the Planning Portal at or by emailing  If you do not have access to the internet, you can send 3 copies to the Planning Inspectorate at Room 3M, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Bristol, BS1 6PN, quoting the appeal reference.  All representations must be received by 25 April 2017.

Planning Inspectorate: Appeal Refused
Old Reservoir House, Stoke Road



 Householder application for re-modelling house including an extension of floor space, changes to the roof structure, external walls, windows and some external areas and addition of a new pedestrian access to the highway

Application affecting the setting of a Listed Building.

Application affecting the setting of  a Conservation Area.

NNPC: No objection


No objection subject to slate cladding on sloping roof rather than zinc

SHDC: Granted
Noss Side, Stoke Road



 READVERTISEMENT (Revised Plans Received) Householder application for replacement of two existing dormers, extension to front elevation and lower ground extension

NNPC: No objection
SHDC: Granted
Sunrays, Lower Court Road
South Hams District Council (Parish of Newton & Noss) (N



Serving of New Order


NNPC: Support

Support confirmation as served

SHDC: Granted


Helm Cragg, 105 Court Road



Householder application for new external access to existing stairway and internal refurbishment.


The site adjoins/affects a public right of way.                             



SHDC: Granted
Yealm Hotel, 104 Yealm Road



Conversion and change of use of former hotel to 6 residential apartments; conversion and change of use of hotel annex apartments to 4 residential apartments; new build block of 4 residential apartments and new build single residential house; with associated landscaping, access and vehicle parking works.

The site adjoins/affects a public right of way.

NNPC: Objection


Recommendations of Newton & Noss Parish Council on

Planning application reference 0607/17 FUL


13 April 2017

Newton & Noss Parish Council, whilst approving the plans for the main hotel building and existing annex improvements, object to the application in relation to the two additional buildings for the following reasons;

1.    Local Plan MP12 - development which would significantly alter the density of buildings or damage the landscape and character of Policy Area 1 (specific to that area of Newton Ferrers.) Reason – since this policy was instigated (1996) permission for only 1 new single dwelling property has been given in Policy Area 1. This application proposes 15 dwellings and 2 new buildings

2.    NPPF Para 15 - failure to give “ great weight …. to conserving landscape and scenic beauty in … Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.”
Reason – overdevelopment of site (buildings’ footprint to double, unbroken line of development, 3m between hotel and the proposed house.)

3.    NPPF Para 7 – failure to support socially and economically sustainable development
Reason – 8 out of 14 flats are considered to be of a limited size, thus ensuring the likelihood they will be sold as second homes rather than meet downsizing identified in  the Parish Housing Needs Survey.

4.    LDF SO18 and DP 2 – failure to conserve and enhance the quality of the District’s countryside and coastal landscapes.
Reason – overdevelopment of site (buildings’ footprint to double, unbroken line of development, 3m between hotel and the proposed house.)

5.    LF SO 22 – failure to achieve development which …. respects its location
Reason – the proposed house is out of character with surroundings.

6.    LDF DP 3 – unacceptable impact on living conditions of occupiers of nearby properties
Reason – the new annex will overlook the garden of Yealm House resulting in a loss of privacy.

7.    The Design and Access Statement states that South Hams District Council 5 year housing targets are not met. This is not thought to be correct. The proposal is therefore not supporting a specific national or local housing need.

8.    Over development.

9.    The proposals are not appropriate in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty– it is understood that the AONB unit has not yet formally responded but that they may have a number of serious concerns.

10.  A specialist heritage) planning officer  from South Hams District Council advised the Parish Council in October 2015 that there was  no formal process to identify a building or structure as a ‘non-designated heritage asset’. He did however confirm that the River Yealm Hotel is a building he would judge to be a heritage asset, even though it had been rejected for listing by Historic England. If and when an application was received to alter, extend or demolish the building, or to build within its setting, then paragraph 135 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) would be applied by officers in making their planning assessment.

 Para 135 states ‘The effect of an application on the significance of a non-designated heritage asset should be taken into account in determining the application. In weighing applications that affect directly or indirectly non-designated heritage assets, a balanced judgement will be required having regard to the scale of any harm or loss and the significance of the heritage asset.’

If a major re-development scheme came forward the officer advised that it would be hoped that a developer would use SHDC pre-application service and would be willing to pay for a Design Review process. South Hams District Council was aware of the recommendations of para 62 of the NPPF in this regard.

The proposed house is too close to the boundary and hotel

11.  Conversion of non-residential to residential.

12.  A construction management plan is imperative.

SHDC: Granted
Cross Park, Stoke Road



Application for variation of condition of planning application 8303/86/51 to remove agricultural tie.

NNPC: No objection
The Lookout, 97 Court Road,



Variation of condition 2 (approved plans) of planning consent 37/0903/15/F for amendments to ground floor footprint

Latest date for the receipt of representations                                                          TBC


Newton & Noss Parish Council does not intend to comment on this application.

SHDC: Granted
Noss Side, Stoke Road,



 Householder application for replacement of two existing dormers, extension to

front elevation and lower ground extension.

NNPC: No objection
SHDC: Granted
Land at OS 254250E 48000N Yealm Road,

Householder application for proposed staircase

NNPC: No objection

No objection subject to the provision of a satisfactory Construction Environmental Management Plan.

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