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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham

Contact: Natalie Heritage  01225 718062 Email: Natalie.Heritage@wiltshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

50.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Chivers.

 

Cllr Groom was substituted by Cllr Whalley.

51.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2016.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2016 were presented:

 

Resolved:

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2016.

52.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Cllr Trotman declared that in reference to agenda item no. 7c; the building in question was on a strip of land that had previously been owned by the Trotman family; however this was no longer the case. Cllr Trotman also declared that he was the Calne Area Board representative on the Calne ‘Our Place’ Project. The councillor would participate in the debate and vote on each item with an open mind.

53.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Chairman drew the meeting’s attention to the following matters: The evacuation procedures; the procedure for public participation; and the policy on recording and broadcasting of meetings.

54.

Public Participation and Councillors' Questions

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 in person no later than 2:50pm on the day of the meeting.

 

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. The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are detailed in the Council’s Planning Code of Good Practice.

 

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 Tuesday 26 April 2016.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 and that there were no questions submitted.

 

55.

Planning Appeals

An appeals update report is attached for information.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the contents of the appeals update.

56.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications as detailed below.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Attention was drawn to the late list of observations provided at the meeting and attached to these minutes, in respect of applications 7aand 7c as listed in the agenda pack.

57.

15/09143/OUT - The Vale of the White Horse, Minety

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The planning officer, Lee Burman, introduced the report and outlined that the proposal was previously reported to Committee under application (reference 14/08912/OUT) with recommendation for refusal, for various reasons.  Members had identified requirements in respect of tying the proposed development to enhancements to the public house; this would aim at securing its long term future as a valued community facility in respect of any future application proposals, which would lead to support for a revised scheme. The proposed application was for the erection of 6 dwellings and was a resubmission of application 14/08912/OUT. A map and blueprints of the proposed development were shown.

 

It was detailed that the proposed application proposal’s design, following extensive revisions, was of a high quality and that that the location was not within a defined settlement boundary. The planning officer informed the meeting that the scheme would secure funding for works to the nearby public house tied to occupation of the properties, would make a contribution to affordable housing and that the applicant had agreed to a section 106 agreement in this respect. It was stressed that the proposal had significant support from the local community. Attention was drawn to the late observations provided with ‘Agenda Supplement 1’.

 

Members of the Committee were invited to ask technical questions. Mr Burman confirmed that the previously proposed development had been for 12 houses, which had been revised down to 8 prior to the previous report to committee; however, the current proposal was for the erection of 6 houses.

 

Members of the public were then invited to speak as detailed below:

 

Jamie Denman spoke in support of the application.

 

Cllr Berry spoke in support of the application, in his capacity as the local division member.

 

In the debate that followed several members commented that there was a large amount of local support for the scheme.  Attention was drawn to the recommendation which was set out in 2 parts. The point was raised that the benefits of the scheme largely outweighed any negative points and that the scheme was very workable.

 

Cllr Berry moved the officer’s recommendation that authority be delegated to the Area Development Manager to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and the completion of a section 106 legal agreement within 6 months, and that in the event of failure to complete the section 106 agreement within this timeframe, that permission be refused. Cllr Greenman seconded the motion.

 

The motion was put to the vote and passed.

 

Resolved:

That authority is delegated to the Area Development Manager to GRANT planning permission, subject to conditions listed below and completion of a S106 legal agreement within six months of the date of the resolution of this Committee.

 

In the event of failure to complete, sign and seal the required section 106 agreement within the defined timeframe to then delegate authority to the Area Development Manager to REFUSE planning permission for the following reason:-

 

The application proposal fails to provide and secure the necessary and required Services and infrastructure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 57.

58.

15/10251/FUL & 15/10390/LBC - 6 Oxford Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9AX

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The planning officer, Sam Croft, introduced the application and explained that the application was for the proposed change of use from ground floor shops to residential, conversion and extension of existing Brew House to a residential unit, conversion and extension of existing garages and stores to residential unit, as well as the proposed refurbishment and extension to the dilapidated red brick dwelling and other associated works. Photographs, blueprints and a map of the area were shown. The proposals relate to a designated Heritage Asset Grade II Listed Building.

 

The planning officer outlined that the proposed development would result in four residential units being on site. It was highlighted that, in terms of the principle of development, the site was located outside the secondary retail frontage area of Malmesbury and the site itself was not protected from conversion. Mr Croft detailed that the building had been redundant for a number of years and, as a result, had become dilapidated. It was noted that the proposed development complied with Core Policies 1, 2 and 13 and was considered by officers to have a positive impact on the conservation area. Furthermore, no objections had been raised from Heritage England, ecology or highways officers, or in terms of the impact on local amenity.

 

The Committee was then invited to ask technical questions. The planning officer confirmed that there would be 2 parking spaces as a result of the development and there would be sufficient turning space for vehicles. Highways officers had raised no objections to the proposals. Officers advised that each unit would have access to a small amenity space and then a larger community space. The secondary frontage area was confirmed as being decided upon the policies and supporting proposals map set out in R1 and R2 of the North Wiltshire Local Plan 2011, as saved by the Wiltshire Core Strategy 2015 and these plans showed that the site sat outside the secondary frontage area.

 

Members of the public were then invited to speak as detailed below:

 

Kim Power spoke in objection to the application and read out statements against the application, on behalf of Stuart Shape and Francesca Caiton.

 

Ian Maslin and Lisa Gozzer spoke in support of the application.

 

Cllr Budgen, Malmesbury Town Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

Cllr Killane was then invited to speak in his capacity as the local division member and spoke against the application. He raised several points, which included the following: that the North Wilts Plan had not been open to consultation, as the Neighbourhood Planning Document had been; that Malmesbury was a great place to visit and such an experience should be maintained. He also commented that he had not objected to the existing residential units in the area remaining as residential units.

 

Following questions raised by the local member, the planning officer confirmed that the extract from the North Wilts Local Plan showed that the site was located outside of the secondary frontage area.

 

In the debate that followed, several  ...  view the full minutes text for item 58.

59.

15/12651/FUL - The Pippin, Calne

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The planning officer, Chris Marsh, introduced the report and outlined that the application was for the proposed erection of a building comprising of 32 retirement apartments with associated communal facilities, parking, access and landscaped grounds. The proposal also detailed a rear access path and 3 car parking spaces for bank premises on the High Street. A map, blueprints and photographs of the area were shown. Attention was drawn to the officer’s recommendation, as amended by the late observations. The late observations contained details of further comments, additional suggested conditions and details of a petition submitted in respect of the application

 

The Committee was then invited to ask technical questions. The planning officer confirmed that there was no provision listed for the service road that lead to the Iceland supermarket and that any potential buyers were seen to be aware of the expected level of noise and activity that a town centre location afforded and as a result, public protection officers had raised no objection in relation to potential noise complaints from the site. Mr Marsh also confirmed that the public open space officer was satisfied with the provision of open space associated with the level of the development. It was further confirmed that the proposed development had allocated 19 parking spaces; excluding the car parking spaces allocated to Lloyd’s Bank, as a part of their building’s disabled access. It was reiterated that highways officers had deemed the proposed car parking arrangement to be sufficient; as the site was in a town centre location, where other parking was available. It was noted that there would also be mobility scooter storage within the proposed building and that, due to the age bracket of potential buyers of the properties, car ownership was expected to be lower and therefore, parking provision was adequate.

 

It was also confirmed that the Conservation Officer had not objected to the scheme proposals, on the basis of harm to designated Heritage Assets. Officers acknowledged that there was no replacement provision within the submitted scheme for the existing retail unit on site, or proposals for new retail units as indicated as necessary in the emerging Town Centre Masterplan. Officers further confirmed that there were no adopted policies requiring the retention of existing retail facilities in this location and that as an emerging document at an early stage of preparation, significant weight could not be given to the provisions of the Town Centre Masterplan.

 

Members of the public were then invited to speak as detailed below:

 

David Williams, Janey Blackburn and Jonathan Jones spoke in support of the application.

 

Naomi Beal (Chairman of the Steering Group - Calne 'Our Place' Project), David Dillamore and Linda Roberts spoke in objection to the application.

 

Cllr Hill, Calne Town Council, spoke in objection to the application and noted that it was important that the Committee consider whether the proposed development was right for Calne’s town centre.

 

A fire alarm was then sounded, which caused the meeting to be adjourned from 17:03 until  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.

60.

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.

 

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