‘Technical anomolies’ in report means Brunswick Wharf application for Bideford remains undecided as it heads to plans committee again today (Thursday).

How the Brunswick Wharf development could look.How the Brunswick Wharf development could look.

Planning consent for a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Brunswick Wharf has been referred back to the plans committee – due to ‘technical anomalies’.

Torridge District Council (TDC) approved the proposals for a marina, leisure facilities and housing in December, subject to legal agreements.

But they will go before members again this morning (Thursday) due to anomalies in a marina report submitted with the original plans. They are being recommended for approval by officers.

Jamie Hollis, senior solicitor at TDC, said evidence within the report was ‘taken from an earlier report commissioned for another development proposal within the area’.

He said: “This was brought to the council’s attention by the earlier report’s authors, who requested the report was removed from the public domain as the evidence it contained had not been authorised for this purpose.

“Given that the report could not therefore be included within the supporting documentation for the application, it has been necessary to request a further specific report from the applicant which was readily provided.”

The Gazette has attempted to contact Simon Maunder of applicant Oceanside Development for comment but received no response.

Check back later today for the full report from the plans committee meeting.