Agenda and draft minutes

Strategic Planning Committee - Wednesday 17 April 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committee@wiltshire.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

21.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

22.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2024.

Supporting documents:

23.

Declarations of Interest

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

24.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

25.

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 no later than 10.20am on the day 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. Representatives of Parish Councils are included separately in the speaking procedure, please contact the officer listed for details.

 

Members of the public and others will have had the opportunity to make representations on planning applications and other items on the agenda, and to contact and lobby their local elected member and any other members of the planning committee, prior to the meeting.

 

Those circulating such information prior to the meeting, written or photographic, are advised to also provide a copy to the case officer for the application or item, in order to officially log the material as a representation, which will be verbally summarised at the meeting by the relevant officer, not included within any officer slide presentation if one is made. Circulation of new information which has not been verified by planning officers or case officers is also not permitted during the meetings.

 

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 10 April 2024 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 12 April 2024.

 

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.

26.

Planning Appeals and Updates

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

Supporting documents:

27.

PL/2022/04875: Salisbury Retail Park, Salisbury ('Asda')

Proposed commercial development comprising a Use Class E foodstore (including the sale of non-food goods) and ‘drive thru’ coffee shop unit; petrol filling station; provision of open space / landscaping including a new pedestrian and cycle link between London Road and Green Lane; access, parking, and associated infrastructure and development.

Supporting documents:

28.

PL/2023/06725: Longleaze Lane, Melksham

Construction of elderly care home (Use Class C2) with associated access works, landscaping and drainage.  Improvements to site access and Longleaze Lane/Snowberry Lane junction.

Supporting documents:

29.

PL/2021/08064: Innox Mills, Stallard Street, Trowbridge

Hybrid (full and outline) planning application descriptions (i) & (ii)

(i) Outline planning application: the erection of up to 284 dwellings, erection of a convenience store (Class E), erection of up to 872 sqm of new commercial floor space (Class E); and associated access, public realm; and landscaping works.

(ii) Full planning application: Erection of convenience store (333 sqm GIA) and 12 No. apartments, part demolition and external works to Innox Mills and change of use to Class E; external works and extension (180 sqm GIA) to Innox Place and change of use to (Class E); external works to Dyehouse and Brewery for as bat mitigation and change of use to a dual use internal market/Class E; demolition of former Cloth Factory Building; and associated access, public realm and landscaping work in commercial courtyard and along the Stallard Street frontage.

The listed building consent application proposes internal and external works and part demolition of Innox Mill; internal and external works, and extension to Innox Place. Although a separate application, the issues relevant to the impact upon the listed buildings (Innox Place and Innox Mill) are considered under this report.

 

This application was previously considered on 29 November 2023. The recommendation before the Committee is from Pages 132-149 of the agenda.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

There was no public participation for this item.

 

Richard Hughes, Development Management Team Leader presented the report and provided an update on changes occurring following publication of the revised NPPF in December 2023 that may have a material impact on this planning application. The Committee were asked to consider the recommendation that the application still be granted planning permission subject to completion of the legal agreement.

 

Members of the Committee did not ask any technical questions of officers, there were no members of the public in attendance to address the Committee, and the Unitary Division Member for Trowbridge Central, Cllr Stewart Palmen moved a motion to continue to support the Committee’s previous decision as detailed in the report. This was seconded by Cllr Ernie Clark, and it was then,

 

Resolved:

 

That the Head of Development Management continues to be authorised to grant planning permission and listed building consent, subject to first completion of the planning obligation / Section 106 agreement currently in preparation covering the matters set out below, and subject also to planning conditions listed below.

 

Planning Obligations

·       Securing a review of the viability of the scheme prior to occupation of the 200th dwelling

·       Safeguarding the provision of the Station Car Park link road and access to ensure no ransom strip is formed and that any land required to facilities it is transferred to the Council at nil cost.

·       The setting up of a management company to manage all the public open space and strategic landscaping within the site as well as ensuring it is managed in accordance with the approved LEMP details.

 

Full and Outline Planning Conditions

 

1.    The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission, or, where relevant, before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved, whichever is the later.

 

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2.    With regard to those elements of the application in outline form, no development shall commence on those parts of the site until details of the following (in respect of which approval is expressly reserved) have been submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Local Planning Authority:

a.    The scale of the development;

b.    The layout of the development;

c.    The external appearance of the development;

d.    The landscaping of the site;

e.    The means of access to the site.

 

The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

REASON: The application was made in part for outline planning permission and is granted to comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Article 5 (1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015.

 

3.    With regard to those elements of the application in outline form, an application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

18/10035/OUT: Land South of Church Lane, Upper Studley, Trowbridge

Outline application for residential development of 55 houses including creation of new access from Frome Road and removal/demolition of all existing buildings (all matters aside from access reserved).

 

This application was previously considered on 22 February 2023. The recommendation before the Committee is from Pages 246-253 of the agenda.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

There was no public participation for this item.

 

Richard Hughes, Development Management Team Leader presented the report and provided an update on changes occurring following publication of the revised NPPF in December 2023 that may have a material impact on this planning application. The Committee were asked to consider the recommendation that the application still be granted planning permission subject to completion of the legal agreement. The Committee were also informed of an additional letter of representation which raised issues about two listed buildings adjacent to the development site. The Development Management Team Leader explained that this issue had been dealt with previously with other representations.

 

The Chairman read a statement provided by Cllr David Vigar, Unitary Division Member for Trowbridge Grove, who was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Members of the Committee did not ask any technical questions of officers, there were no members of the public in attendance to address the Committee, Cllr Stewart Palmen moved a motion to continue to support the Committee’s previous decision as detailed in the report. This was seconded by Cllr Carole King, and it was then,

 

Resolved:

 

That the Head of Development Management continues to be authorised to grant planning permission, subject to first completion of the planning obligation / Section 106 agreement currently in preparation covering the matters set out below, and subject also to planning conditions listed below.

 

S106 matters –

·       Affordable housing – at 30%

 

·       Education – Requirement to be confirmed at reserved matters. Based upon up to 55 homes as follows:

 

£122,654 for early years,

£300,128 for primary and

£252,340 for secondary.

 

o   The formulae for re-calculations at Reserved Matters are as per the Education S106 Methodology.

o   All payment is required in full, upon or prior to commencement of development. Phasing of payments is not applicable here, and in view of that, no bond is required. All contributions are to be subject to indexation to the BCIS All In Tender Price Index from date of completion of agreement until payment.

o   The Council require 10 years from the date of receipt of the contributions by the Council, in which to spend/commit in accordance with the S106, before they qualify to be returned.

o   Since the abolition of the CIL pooling limit for S106s the Council does not quote the names of individual schools.

o   A 30% discount is applied to the affordable housing element of an application. This is applied as a reduction to the number of AH units proposed/approved, as part of the process of calculating the number of places generated by the development from the qualifying properties. It is therefore reflected in the standard formulae.

 

·       Open space – to be confirmed at Reserved Matters stage based upon:

 

o   1 dwelling = 34.93m² public open space and 1.77m² equipped play. Once calculated the amount must be secured in perpetuity. Wiltshire Council will not adopt the POS.

o   If, once calculated, the requirement does not meet the minimum for a LEAP (400m²) that Trim Trails  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

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.