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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Online Meeting

Contact: Tara Shannon  Democratic Services Officer


No. Item



To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from Cllr Nick Fogg MBE.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020.


Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 were presented for consideration and it was;




To approve and sign the minutes as a true and correct record.



Declarations of Interest

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


There were no declarations of interest.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.


The Chairman explained the procedure should a recess be required.



Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public. During the

ongoing Covid-19 situation the Council is operating revised procedures and the public are able to participate in meetings online after registering with the officer named on this agenda, and in accordance with the deadlines below.


Guidance on how to participate in this meeting online


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Members of the public who wish to submit a statement in relation to an item on this agenda should submit this in writing to the officer named on this agenda no later than 5pm on Monday 12 October 2020.


Submitted statements should:

·       State whom the statement is from (including if representing another person or organisation);

·       State clearly whether the statement is in objection to or support of the application;

·       Be readable aloud in approximately three minutes (for members of the public and statutory consultees) and in four minutes (for parish council representatives – 1 per parish council).


Up to three objectors and three supporters are normally allowed for each item on the agenda, plus statutory consultees and parish councils.


Those submitting statements are expected to join the online meeting to read the statement themselves, or to provide a substitute to read the statement on their behalf.


Statements will be read out by those who have registered and provided a statement, in order of submission.


For further details on Public Participation, please see the Remote Planning Committee Procedure.



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 electronically to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Thursday 8 October 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 Monday 12 October 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 members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website. Questions and answers will normally be taken as read at the meeting.



The Chairman detailed the procedure for the meeting and the procedures for public participation which were set out at item 5 of the agenda.



Planning Appeals and Updates

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

Supporting documents:




To note the report on completed and pending appeals.



Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications.

Supporting documents:


The following planning application was considered.



20/05329/VAR - Thicket Cottage, Malthouse Lane, Upper Chute, SP11 9EG

Variation of conditions 2 and 5 of 20/01143/FUL to include the extension of the ground floor by 8m, and the formation of a rooftop terrace with external staircase.


Supporting documents:


Public Participation:


·       Stella Turner, Agent, spoke in support of the application.

·       Dominic Hughes, Chairman of Chute Parish Council spoke in objection to the application.


Mike Wilmott, Head of Development Management, presented a report which recommended that planning permission be granted with conditions for the variation of conditions 2 and 5 of 20/01143/FUL to include the extension of the ground floor by 8m, and the formation of a rooftop terrace with external staircase.


The officer explained some of the planning history of the site. The applicants had previously applied for planning permission for a pseudo Georgian replacement dwelling under 19/06565/FUL. This was refused by Wiltshire Council but was allowed at appeal. The applicants then put in another application for a replacement dwelling of a different design under 20/01143/FUL. This application was approved with conditions and the applicants had demolished the cottage that was previously on the site and had started building the approved dwelling. The application before the committee was a variation to the approved proposal.


The dwelling under development was of a contemporary design and the variation proposed was to extend each wing by approximately 4 metres either side and to add roof terraces to the single-story sections of the building. The proposal included a small wall on the roof terraces which would be below the height of the double story block which had approval. The site was a short distance (approximately 180 metres) outside of the settlement of Upper Chute and within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


Key issues to be considered were stated to include impact on the character and appearance of area, neighbour amenity and highway safety. The officer stated that the variations to the proposal did not have any significant adverse impact on the AONB landscape, neighbour amenity and highway safety. Therefore, the application was recommended for approval, with conditions.


Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views, as detailed above.


Comments from the public in support included that the officer’s report addressed how the scheme was considered to be acceptable by virtue of having no significant adverse impact on the AONB landscape, neighbour amenity and highway safety. The recent appeal decision was highlighted, which stated that unless it could be demonstrated that the scale of the replacement dwelling had a harmful visual impact on the landscape then the size restrictions imposed by Policy HC25 were unfounded. Inspectors had held that the wording of Policy HC25 did not require a proposal to meet specific size guidelines in order to have no impact upon the landscape area. It was stated that the site already benefited from planning permission for a replacement dwelling and the proposed amendments to the scheme would comply with the development plan.


Comments from the public in objection included that the new application would significantly alter the character of the new dwelling and hence of the village and its setting within the AONB. It was felt that Wiltshire Core Strategy (WCS) Core Policy (CP) 51, had not been  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.


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.





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