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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Contact: Roger Bishton  Senior Democratic Services Officer

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66.

Membership of Committee & Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

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Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Cllr Carole King on her first attendance at a meeting of the Committee.

 

There were no apologies for absence.

67.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2019. (copy attached)

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Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 13 November 2019.

68.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.

69.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

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Minutes:

The Chairman announced that in view of the large amount of public interest in the application to be considered at this meeting, special arrangements had been made to webcast the meeting and in addition, to set up a link whereby members of the public could view the proceedings from the City Hall, Salisbury, with a planning officer in attendance.  

 

70.

Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.

 

Statements

Members of the public who wish to speak either in favour or against an application or any other item on this agenda are asked to register by phone, email or in person no later than 10.20am on the day of the meeting.

 

The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are detailed in the Council’s Planning Code of Good Practice. The Chairman will allow up to 3 speakers in favour and up to 3 speakers against an application and up to 3 speakers on any other item on this agenda. Each speaker will be given up to 3 minutes and invited to speak immediately prior to the item being considered.

 

Members of the public will have had the opportunity to make representations on the planning applications and to contact and lobby their local member and any other members of the planning committee prior to the meeting. Lobbying once the debate has started at the meeting is not permitted, including the circulation of new information, written or photographic which have not been verified by planning officers.

 

Questions

To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution which excludes, in particular, questions on non-determined planning applications.

 

Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019. Please contact the officer named on the front of this agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.

 

Details of any questions received will be circulated to Committee members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website.

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Questions were submitted by Ms Nicola Lipscombe on behalf of the Salisbury Area Greenspace Partnership and Ms Margaret Willmot, a local resident for which responses had been prepared and published and to whom  copies would be sent.

71.

19/05824/OUT: Land south of Netherhampton Road Salisbury - Mixed use development comprising of residential (Class C3) up to 640 dwellings, local centre (Class A1), primary school (1.8 ha), employment (2 ha) public open space including country park (10 ha), landscaping, 2 vehicular accesses, estate roads including loop road in detail and associated infrastructure and landscaping.

A report by the Case Officer is attached.

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Minutes:

 

The Committee received a presentation from the Head of Development Services which set out the main issues in respect of the application.  The purpose of the report was to assess the merits of the proposal against the policies of the development plan and other material considerations and to consider the recommendation that the application be approved.

 

Reference was made to representations which had been made by Ms Judy Howles and it was confirmed that these had been forwarded to all members of the Committee when received.

 

Members then had the opportunity to ask technical questions after which they heard statements from members of the public as follows:-

 

Mr Simon Jackson, a local resident, who spoke against the proposal.

Ms Victoria Sturgeon, a resident of Britford, who spoke against the proposal.

Mr Gregor Condliffe, Vice-Chairman, Harnham Neighbourhood Association, who spoke against the proposal.

Mr Des Dunlop, D2 Planning Ltd, the agent, who spoke in support of the proposal.

Cllr James Craddock, Chairman, Netherhampton Parish Council, who spoke against the proposal.

Ms Claire Churchill, Clerk, Quidhampton Parish Council, who spoke against the proposal.

 

Members then heard the views of Cllr Jose Green, the local Member, who spoke in opposition to the proposal, endorsing the views of objectors, particularly those residing in Salisbury and also the views of Netherhampton Parish Council.  These views set out reasons why the proposal should not go ahead because of the likely severe adverse impact on:

 

·         Strategic and local infrastructure including transport

·         The efficient operation of the transport network, highway safety

·         Air and water quality, noise pollution, odours, land stability, groundwater and flood risk.

 

She considered that the planning application should be either refused or deferred until there was a fully thought-through, costed and joined up plan to deal with the severe impact on local transport infrastructure, the efficient operation of the transport network, air quality, noise pollution and groundwater and flood risk.  

 

 Cllr Brian Dalton, councillor for an adjoining Division, expressed his views in opposition to the development which were similar to those expressed by Cllr Jose Green.  He considered that with regard to the transport network, both the Park Wall Junction with Trunk Road A36 and the Harnham Gyratory were already operating at close to capacity and there was no reasonable basis for assuming that the measures mentioned in the Transport Strategy would provide useful mitigation of the severe impact of the proposed development on road traffic.

 

 

The Committee was informed that, although not formally adopted, the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan was significantly advanced having been the subject of a Public Local Inquiry into objections to the proposal earlier in the year. Although the Inspector’s final report was still awaited, he had indicated that he had no objection in principle to the allocation of this site for development.  

 

The Environment Agency had been consulted and had raised no concerns regarding flooding. The Council’s Drainage Engineer supported the outline application subject to conditions.

 

It was noted that the amount of additional traffic that the development would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 71.

72.

Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Committee is due to take place on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at County Hall, Trowbridge, starting at 10.30am.

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Resolved:

 

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Committee was due to take place on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at County Hall, Trowbridge, starting at 10.30am.

73.

Urgent Items

Any other items of business, which in the opinion of the Chairman, should be taken as a matter of urgency.

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Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

 

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