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Agenda and draft minutes

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

Contact: Roger Bishton  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr Sarah Gibson.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

 To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2019. (Copy attached)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 11 December 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

5.

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 8 January 2020 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 10 January 2020. 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.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the rules on public participation. There were no questions submitted.

6.

19/10043/FUL: Salt Store and Gritter Garage Netton SP4 6AT - Demolition of the existing salt store building from 1500, and construction of larger salt store of 2500 tonnes capacity. Extend existing 6-bay vehicle store to a 10-bay facility (additional bays to allow for deeper plan for snow plough attachments to vehicles). Welfare building to be extended to provide increased storage space accessed from vehicle bays.

A report by the Case Officer is attached.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from the Case Officer 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.

 

The application proposed the expansion of facilities and buildings on the Wiltshire Council Salt Depot at High Post, to the south of Amesbury. The reason for the development was to facilitate the expanded fleet of gritting vehicles operated by Wiltshire Council from this site in times of adverse weather conditions by way of providing additional parking bays for the vehicles and an enlarged Salt Barn to store the salt needed to grit the County’s highways. A small extension to the administrative building on the site was also proposed.

 

The Case Officer reported that in response to representations made an additional condition was being proposed concerning landscaping and also an informative to the applicant regarding energy efficiency.

 

The Case Officer also stated that she had received the views of Cllr Mike Hewitt, the local Member, who was unable to be present at the meeting, who generally supported the application but did express some concern regarding:

 

·         Highways, where he considered that there was a traffic problem in the Woodford Valley as the lanes were not suitable for lorries. He suggested that all lorries should be deterred from using the Woodford Valley as access to the sites.

 

·         Light Pollution - Light pollution on both sites needed to be taken into consideration. There should be no requirement for unnecessary lighting, other than security.

 

·         Landscaping - The Salt Store needed landscaping properly with mature trees if possible.

 

Members then had the opportunity of to ask technical questions after which they heard a statement from Cllr Robert Foster from Durnford Parish Council, who also spoke on behalf of Woodford Parish Council, speaking against the proposal.

 

During discussion, the Case Officer explained that the estimated increase in traffic was single journeys from 6 operators’ vehicles to 10 per day and that this slight increase would only occur during 5 months of the year when traffic would generally be low.  No objection had been raised by the Council’s Highways Officer.  Regarding landscaping, a new condition was being proposed to minimise the impact of the development when viewed from the west. With regard to light pollution, the Case Officer stated that the revised lighting strategy would reduce the existing impact of the development and that the applicants envisaged that the lights would not be operated for approx. 80% of the year.

 

On the recommendation of Cllr Fred Westmorland, which was seconded by Cllr Derek Brown,

 

Resolved:

 

To grant permission, subject to the following conditions:-

 

   

1.    The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

19/09327/FUL: Land adjacent to Salt Depot at High Post Business Park High Post Durnford Salisbury SP46AT - Erection of two new factory facilities and associated access road, parking, service yard and refuse storage areas, for Naish Felts Ltd and Wallgate Washrooms Ltd.

A report by the Case Officer is attached.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer 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 subject to conditions.

 

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

 

Mr Peter Dickson, a local resident, who spoke against the proposal.

Mr Geoff Naish, the applicant, who spoke in support of the proposal.

Mr Rob Henderson, the agent, who spoke in support of the proposal.

Cllr Robert Foster, representing Durnford Parish Council, who spoke against the proposal.

Cllr Peter Curtis, representing Woodford Parish Council, who spoke against the proposal.

 

Members then considered the written views of Cllr Mike Hewitt, the local Member, which were read out by the Case Officer and were similar to those received during consideration of the previous item. 

 

During the subsequent discussion, Members were advised that Woodford Valley was not part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and was therefore not subject to the safeguards required of an AONB.  The Council’s Highways Officer raised no objections to increase in traffic that would be generated in the Woodford Valley.  The Panel noted that the Council’s Economic Development Team supported this application and considered that it did not conflict with the provisions of Core Policies 34 and 35.

 

It was noted that additional employment land was required in the area and it was considered by a number of Members present that the site at High Post was probably the most suitable site available.

 

On the recommendation of Cllr Fred Westmorland, which was seconded by Cllr Derek Brown,

 

Resolved:

 

To grant planning permission, subject to the following conditions:-

 

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

 

  1. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with

the approved plans:

P001   Site Location Plan

P002   Existing Site Plan 

P003   Rev D Proposed Site Plan

P004   Rev A Landscape Plan

P005   Proposed Block Plan

P100 Rev B Naish Ground Floor Plan

P101 Rev B Naish First Floor Plan

P102 Rev B Naish Roof Plan

P150 Rev B Wallgate Ground Floor Plan

P151 Rev B  Wallgate First Floor Plan

P152 Rev A Wallgate Roof Plan

P200 Rev A  Naish North and South Elevations

P201 Rev A Naish East and West Elevations

P250 Rev A Wallgate North and South Elevations

P251 Rev A  Wallgate East and West Elevations

P260   Site Sections

 

 

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3.    No development shall commence on site until the exact details and samples of the materials to be used  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Committee is due to take place on Wednesday 19 February 2020, at County Hall, Trowbridge, starting at 10.30am.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Committee was due to be held on Wednesday 19 February 2020, at County Hall, Trowbridge, starting at 10.30am.

9.

Urgent Items

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

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

 

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