Agenda and minutes

Southern Area Planning Committee - Thursday 27 April 2023 3.00 pm

Venue: The Pump Room - The Old Fire Station Enterprise Centre, 2 Salt Lane, Salisbury, SP1 1DU. View directions

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from:


·       Cllr Rich Rogers who was substituted by Cllr Rob Yuill

·       Cllr Charles McGrath



Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2023.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2023 were presented.




To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes.


Declarations of Interest

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


There were no declarations.




Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.


The Chairman explained the meeting procedure to the members of the public.


Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.




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 no later than 10 minutes before the start of the meeting. If it is on the day of the meeting registration should be done in person.


The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are linked to 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.




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 Thursday 20 April 2023, 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 Monday 24 April 2023. 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.




The committee noted the rules on public participation.


Planning Appeals and Updates

To receive details of completed and pending appeals and other updates as appropriate.

Supporting documents:


The committee received details of the appeal decisions as detailed in the agenda.


To note the Appeals Update.



Application No. PL.2021.09623 - Land at Chicklade Road, Hindon

Erection of 31 dwellings and general practice surgery (Class E) and associated landscape and access works.

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Andrew Bird spoke in objection to the application

Susan Jonas spoke in objection to the application

Ray Gentle spoke in objection to the application

Chris Beaver (Agent) spoke in support of the application

Dr Fiona Dawe spoke in support of the application

Cllr Charles Bowen – spoke on behalf of Hindon PC


The Planning Team Leader, Adam Madge, summarised late correspondence which had been circulated at the meeting. This included a revision to the Officer recommendation due to ecology and drainage responses, details of the requirement of a S106 agreement reference to a typo on page 23, para 5 which should read 31 two storey dwellings, not 36 and a further letter from a local resident.


He then presented the application which was for the erection of 31 dwellings and general practice surgery (Class E) and associated landscape and access works.


The presentation slides showed the site area which was indicated by a red line. There was also a section of land indicated in blue, where landscaping, a community orchard and an open space was planned.


The village of Hindon was in the AONB and the site was an allocated site for housing in the Hindon Neighbourhood Plan (NHP).


The proposal included a variety of detached and terraced housing in a traditional style, with an existing footpath to link the development to the village, as there was no footpath along the main road.


As set out in the report and noted during the presentation, the application had generated 62 letters of objection, and 25 letters containing other comments including one petition.


The main issues which were considered to be material to the determination of the application were noted as:


·        Principle (including compliance with policy and the neighbourhood plan)

·        Other policy considerations

·        Character & Design

·        Neighbouring Amenities

·        Highway Safety

·        Ecology

·       Other


The application was recommended for Approval with conditions.


The Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the Officer, where it was confirmed that the site was significantly sloped as indicated on the street elevation plans.


The proposal included an upgrade to a footpath running back to the village, to include lighting compatible within the AONB and there would be some resurfacing at beginning of the path where it met the development.


The site was allocated for housing and a doctor’s surgery within the NHP. In principle the proposed development was suitable as the site had been allocated for around 25 properties. The proposal was for 31, with 40% affordable housing. 


A breakdown of the affordable housing in terms of percentage of rented to purchased had been negotiated with the Housing Officer who was satisfied with the proportions proposed.


All of the previous Highway’s concerns had now been addressed. A Highways officer had assessed the proposal and accepted it, even with parking along East Street.


Members of the Public as detailed above then had the opportunity to speak on the application. Some of the main points included the historic flooding which had reportedly also affected paddocks and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 158.


Urgent Items

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



There were no urgent items