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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

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from the Chairman, Cllr Trotman, who was substituted by Cllr Whalley and Cllr Berry, who was substituted by Cllr Lay.


Cllr Hutton acted as Chairman for the meeting.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 May 2016 .

Supporting documents:




To approve as a true and correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 4 May 2016.



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 Chairman.


The Chairman advised that Cllr Hurst was to replace Cllr Parker as a full member of the Committee, Cllr Bill Douglas was to replace Cllr Hurst as a substitute member.


The Chairman thanked Cllr Parker for her commitment as a long-standing member of the Committee.


Public Participation and Councillors' Questions

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.



If you would like to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Up to 3 speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes each on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named above for any further clarification.



To receive any questions from members of the public or members of the Council received in accordance with the constitution. Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the officer named above (acting on behalf of the Corporate Director), no later than 5pm on Tuesday 24 May 2016. in order to be guaranteed a written response prior to the meeting. Any question received between the above deadline, and no later than 5pm two clear working days before the meeting, may only receive a verbal response at the meeting.


Please contact the officer named on the first page 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 Decisions and Updates

An appeals update report is attached for information.


For the Committee to note the update on recent planning decisions.

Supporting documents:


The Committee considered an update on planning appeals and inquiries; the Chairman advised that there was an error in the report in respect of application 14/09744/WCM in that the officer recommendation had been for approval. Officers advised that this error would be corrected.


The Committee was advised that an informative had been added by officers under delegated authority to a Committee resolution at the previous meeting in respect of 15/12651/FUL refusal reason 4. The addition was a standard informative attached to decision notices. A full report was available in the agenda pack.




To note the update on planning appeals and inquiries and officer recommendation in respect of 14/09744/WCM.


To note the addition of the informative to the Committee resolution in respect of 15/12651/FUL The Pippin, Calne.


Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications as detailed below.


16/01382/FUL - Land Adjacent to Ashley Lane, Box, Wiltshire, SN13 8AN

Supporting documents:


Mr Alan Brewster spoke in objection to the application.


Mr Michael Regnard spoke in support of the application.


Cllr Hill, Box Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.


The Planning Officer introduced the application for the erection of an American style barn on the site; the site was approximately 4 hectares in size and the building would replace existing stables and storage containers. The proposed elevations of the barn were shown and it was explained that the proposals had been reduced in scale from the original submission including a reduced number of stables. If permission were to be granted, the area for parking a horsebox would be removed, and hard standing onsite reduced. It was acknowledged that the site was located within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Bristol- Bath Green Belt, however the officer considered the application would reduce the impact on both the openness of the Green Belt and the landscape quality of the AONB in comparison to the existing permissions and development on site by providing storage in one single location. It was identified that facilities for outdoor sport and recreation were one of the uses identified in national guidance as not constituting inappropriate development within the green belt. The officer recommended that the application be approved, subject to the conditions and informatives outlined in the report and amendments to conditions 3 and 8 and the addition of two further conditions as detailed in Agenda Supplement 1. The planning officer also recommended the addition of further condition to provide that foul sewage be connected to the main drain.


Members of the public were then invited to speak as detailed above.


The local member, Cllr Parker spoke in objection to the application and recommended that the application be refused on Core Policy 51 and 61 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy. The councillor recommended that, should permission be granted, it would be essential to condition the connection of foul sewage to the main drain.


The planning officer responded to comments raised by the public, advising that the floor print of the proposed development was not too dissimilar to space already allocated to storage on site and would clearly be of the character and appearance of an agricultural building rather than residential dwelling. It was explained that the removal of containers from the site was provided for by way of condition and the lighting on site would also be controlled by condition.


During the debate that followed, councillors sympathised with residents’ concern about enforcement issues and agreed that applying the correct conditions to permission would be essential. Cllr Sturgis, seconded by Cllr Greenman, moved the officer’s recommendation subject to an amendment to condition 8 (as appeared in Agenda Supplement 1) to reflect that no outside storage of any kind be permitted on site and amendment to condition 3 (as appeared in Agenda Supplement 1) that the building not be subdivided into more than 4 stables, and to delegate the exact wording of these conditions to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 68.


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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