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Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Monkton Park, Chippenham

Contact: Roger Bishton  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
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36.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from:-

 

Cllr Derek Brown OBE

Cllr Ernie Clark who was substituted by Cllr Christopher Devine

Cllr Andrew Davis who was substituted by Cllr David Halik

Cllr Sarah Gibson who was substituted by Cllr Stewart Palmen

 

37.

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.

38.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

It was announced that application 18/09473/WCM - Revision of the layout and design of Advanced Thermal Treatment Facility permitted under consent 14/12003/WCM at Northacre Renewable Energy, Stephenson Road, Northacre Industrial Estate, Westbury – which the Committee resolved to approve at its meeting on 23 January 2019, had received confirmation that the Secretary of State would not call in the application following his initial Section 31 holding direction. The permission for the application was therefore confirmed.

 

The Committee was informed that four technical conditions relating to efficiency, emissions, feedstock and de-commissioning had been added to the permission, under delegated authority exercised by the Executive Director, Growth, Investment and Place. These conditions were similar to ones imposed by a Planning Inspector for a site in Swindon, and so were imposed to ensure consistency in decision making.

 

 

39.

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 Thursday 13 June 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 Monday 17 June 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.

Minutes:

There were no questions or statements submitted.

40.

18/02955/FUL - Land at Marsh Farm, Coped Hall, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 8ER - Class C2 66 Bed Care Home with Associated Car Park and Landscaping and Upgraded Access from Hook Road

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 consider the application against the provisions of the Development Plan and relevant material circumstances and to consider the recommendation that approval be granted 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 Christopher Wannell, a local resident, who spoke against the proposal

Mr John Eastgate, a local resident, who spoke against the proposal

Mr Alistair Wood, Planning & Development Manager, LNT Construction, who spoke in support of the proposal

Cllr David Bowler, representing Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council, who spoke against the proposal.

 

Members then heard the views of Cllr Mollie Groom, the local Member, who explained that she objected to the application for several reasons. She considered that there was insufficient need for a further care home in the area pointing out that there were plenty in both Royal Wootton Bassett and also in Swindon. She objected to the siting of the proposal, pointing out that it was planned to build the care home on an unallocated field.  She also stated that access to the site did not have pavements and she was also concerned that the speed limit on the adjacent roads were 40 mph.

 

The Case Officer reported that the Highways Engineer did not raise any objections to the proposal, subject to conditions and the Committee was informed that there was in fact much demand for modern care homes bearing in mind that many of the older ones could not be upgraded to modern standards.

 

After some discussion, on the proposal of Cllr Tony Trotman, which was seconded by Cllr Christopher Devine,

 

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.

 

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

the following approved plans:

 

Site Location Plan 183799/AP01 (26.03.2018)

Amended Site Layout Drawing No.183799/AP02D (received 16.08.18)

Proposed Ground Floor Plan Drawing No.183799/ AP03 (26.03.2018)

Proposed First Floor Plan Drawing No. 183799/ AP04 (26.03.2018)

Proposed Second Floor Plan Drawing No. 183799/APO5 (26.03.2018)

Proposed Roof Plan Drawing No. 183799/AP06 (26.03.2018)

Amended Elevations Drawing No. SN4 8AY-A-05B (received 16.08.18)

Amended Site Access Arrangements Drawing No.1801-69/SK02 Rev B (received 16.08.18)

Amended Perspective Representation (received 16.08.18)

Amended Indicative Planting Proposals (received 16.08.18)

Initial Materials Palette (received 16.08.18)

Detail of Metal Railing Boundary Treatment (received 16.08.18).

 

Flood Risk Assessment V3 (Received 27.08.18)

Transport Statement (Received 16.08.18)

Design and Access Statement 183799 (Received 16.08.18)

 

 

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

 

3. Each unit of the residential care home hereby permitted shall be occupied  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

19/02481/FUL - From land at Northacre Industrial Estate to border with Mendip DC at ST 82843 50780 - Installation of an underground grid connection

A report by the Case Officer is attached.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation by the Case Officer which set out the 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 a 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:-

 

Ms Harriet James, a local resident, spoke in opposition to the proposal

Ms Marie Hillcoat, a local resident, spoke in opposition to the proposal

Ms Margaret Cavanna, a resident of Dilton Marsh, spoke in opposition to the proposal

Mr Michael Hill, Chief Executive, The Hills Group, spoke in support of the proposal

Mr Ed Dodd, Group Project Director, Waste & Resources, The Hills Group, spoke in support of the proposal

Cllr Ian Cunningham, Chairman of Westbury Town Council’s Planning Committee spoke against the proposal

 

After some discussion, on the proposal of the Chairman, which was seconded by Cllr Fred Westmoreland,

 

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.

 

2

No development shall commence within the application site until:

 

a)         A written programme of archaeological investigation, which should include on-site work and off-site work such as the analysis, publishing and archiving of the results, has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority; and

 

b)        The approved programme of archaeological work has been carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

REASON: The application contained insufficient information to enable this matter to be considered prior to granting planning permission and/or [DELETE as appropriate] the matter is required to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority before development commences in order that the development is undertaken in an acceptable manner, to enable the recording of any matters of archaeological interest.

 

3

The development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the specification (the 'Environmental Management System) set out in the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) by DNOC issued February 2019.

 

REASON:  To safeguard amenity and the environment.

 

4

The development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the recommendations of the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal by Wild Service dated 15/02/19.

 

REASON:  To safeguard ecology.

 

5

Where the line of the approved cable crosses a hedgerow, no more than a 1m wide section of the hedgerow shall be removed; and within six months following completion of the works at any particular hedgerow, the removed section shall be re-planted with species compatible with the original hedgerow. 

 

The re-planting shall be maintained free from weeds and shall be protected from damage by vermin and stock. Any plants which, within a period of five years,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 41.

42.

Date of Next Meeting

To note that the next meeting is due to be held on Wednesday 17 July 2019, starting at 10.30am at County Hall, Trowbridge.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

To note that the next scheduled meeting of the Committee was due to take place on Wednesday 17 July 2019, starting at 10.30am at County Hall, Trowbridge.

43.

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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