Daryl Pegg (Chair), Andrew Cadbury, Diane Lovell, Justyna Zawadzka.
The impact of Covid and recovery has greatly affected planning applications and decisions by Teignbridge. Process time was exceeding more than six months behind, which has had a knock on effect for those applications discussed by Starcross Parish Council planning committee.
Between July 2022 and February 2023, 69.85% of applications were granted permission to proceed. In most of these cases work has begun ( some are complete) Probably the most controversial was the construction of the 2 metre fence around Starcross Primary School which went ahead with very little disruption to the everyday routine and in no way has it impacted on the overall complexion of the School. This system is to be implemented throughout schools in Devon, the premise being to ensure a safer environment for the children.
0.15% of applications withdrawn. The reason behind this was unclear but we could speculate that the project was overly ambitious or too expensive.
30% of applications were refused permission to proceed. Grade ll listing, environmental impact etc. were instrumental in the refusals. Currently, one enforcement order has been appealed and is waiting a decision from Teignbridge. One has gone ahead regardless of the rejected application. Teignbridge are aware and monitoring.
Starcross Parish Council have been building a relationship with the planning team and enforcement team at T.D.C, who are willing to impart advice and know-how on request.
Thanks must be extended to the members of the planning committee, Andrew, Diane and Justyna, for their input when discussing the applications.