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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Kieran Elliott  01225 718504 Email: kieran.elliott@wiltshire.gov.uk

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from Councillor Howard Marshall.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 3 August 2016.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 3 August 2016 were presented.




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



Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Trotman declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 16/04426/FUL, Ebor Paddock, Calne, by virtue of a general acquaintance with the applicants, and would participate but note vote on the application.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chairman.


With the agreement of the Committee the order of the agenda items was moved such that item 16/04426/FUL would be taken first.


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 Wednesday 17 August 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 Appeals

An appeals update report is attached for information.

Supporting documents:


The Committee received an appeals update as detailed in the agenda. It was noted the hearing to consider the appeal for 14/09744/WCM, Lower Compton Waste Management Facility, Lower Compton, Calne, would be heard on 6 September 2016.


Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications as detailed below:

Supporting documents:


Attention was drawn to the late list of observations provided at the meeting and included in agenda supplement 2.


16/04426/FUL - 22 & 23 Ebor Paddock, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0JY

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Mr Norman May, applicant, spoke in support of the application.


Mark Staincliffe, the Area Team Leader, introduced the report which recommended permission be granted for extensions in relation to two properties in Ebor Paddock, Calne. Key issues were stated to include the principle of the development, impact upon the appearance of the dwellings and the wider area and parking and access.


Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. It was confirmed the single storey aspect of the proposed extensions fell within permitted development rights but the extension over the garage necessitated permission. It was clarified the application was a joint venture by the separate owners of the respective properties.


Members of the public then had the opportunity to address the committee with their views, as detailed above.


The unitary division member, Councillor Alan Hill, then spoke, detailing the character and appearance of the area, issues of parking, and asking the committee to consider the matter carefully.


A motion to approve the application in accordance with the officer’s recommendation was moved by Councillor Toby Sturgis and seconded by Councillor Chuck Berry. At the conclusion of discussion, it was,




That Planningpermission be GRANTED subject to the following conditions:


1                The developmentherebypermittedshall be begun before the expiration of threeyearsfrom thedate ofthispermission.


REASON:  To complywith theprovisionsofSection 91 of theTown and Country PlanningAct 1990 as amended bythe Planningand Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


2                  The developmentherebypermittedshall becarried out in accordance with the followingapproved plans:

Location Plan, Existing &ProposedSite Plans 01, Existing& ProposedFloorPlan 02(bothreceived 10 May 2016), Existing& Proposed Elevations 03 (received 14 June 2016)andSite Plan (showing treecanopyprotective fencing) 04(received12 July2016)


REASON:For theavoidance of doubt andin theinterestsofproper planning.


3                  The materialsto be usedin theconstruction of the external surfaces of thedevelopmentherebypermittedshallmatch inmaterial,colour andtexturethose usedin the existing building.

REASON:   Inthe interestsofvisual amenity andthe character and appearance of the area.

4                  Allworksshall becarriedout in strict accordance with theapproved ArboriculturalMethod Statement (AMS) received 12 July2016.

Reason: Toensurethe saferetention of existing treeson and adjoining the site.




Anyalterationsto the approved plans,brought aboutby compliance with Building Regulations or anyother reasonmustfirst be agreed in writingwith theLocal PlanningAuthoritybeforecommencement ofwork.



The applicantisrequested tonotethat thispermission does notaffect anyprivatepropertyrightsand therefore does not authorisethe carrying outofany workon landoutside their control.Ifsuch works arerequired it will be necessary forthe applicant to obtain thelandownersconsentbeforesuch workscommence.

Ifyou intend  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.


14/07756/FUL & 14/07876/LBC, Box House, Bath Road, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8AA

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Mr Richard Grigsby spoke in objection to the application.

Mrs Pauline Lyons spoke in objection to the application.

Mr Charles Tull, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Graham Bell, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Mrs Margaret Cary on behalf of Box Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.


Lee Burman, Area Team Leader, presented a report which recommended that permission be granted for a series of extensive development works at Box House, including demolition of the current Coach House, erection of new function suites and other building structures for new guest bedrooms, storage areas, site accesses and meeting spaces and other works as detailed in the agenda. Listed building consent would also be required due to listed buildings on or near to the site, as well as delegation to the Head of Development Management to grant the permission subject to the signing of a section 106 legal agreement.


Key issues were stated to include the principle of the development and its impact on the listed buildings, the conservation area, scheduled ancient moment, Green Belt and area of outstanding natural beauty. A correction was made to the report in the section detailing the impact upon the openness of the Green Belt, where the referenced applications should have been listed as N/88/0212/FUL and N/88/02111/LBC.


Details were also provided on previous permissions for extensive development on the site, including extant consent for an extension of hotel use on the site involving considerable development, and also on the level of and response to consultations that had been undertaken with appropriate consultees.


Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officers.

Members of the public then had the opportunity to address the committee with their views, as detailed above.


The unitary division member, Councillor Sheila Parker, then spoke in support of the application, highlighting the benefit to the site but also the village for the long term viability improvement of the site.


In response to questions raised, it was stated there had been an enforcement issue regarding a garden storage space that had not been constructed within regulation, but in considering the wider application and its benefits it was felt these outweighed any harm due to securing the site and listed building’s maintenance and viability. It was also confirmed it was not intended there be events held every day at the site, but that there be flexibility to arrange dates and times.


A debate followed, where members discussed the extent of the proposals and their impact, including the impact of noise from any events, the nature of previously granted permissions


Councillor Toby Sturgis moved the officer’s recommendation to delegate to the Head of Development Management to approve subject to the signing of a legal agreement, with the addition of a condition restricting sound amplifying equipment in external areas. Councillor Chuck Berry seconded the motion. Following a vote as resolved below, Councillor Berry moved approval for Listed Building Consent, seconded by Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item 110.


15/10682/FUL: Marden Farm, Rookery Park, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LH

The papers for this application are contained in Agenda Supplement 1, which was published on 16 August 2016.


Mark Staincliffe, Area Team Leader, presented a report as detailed in the agenda supplement which explained a section 106 agreement for approval of the application for 56Residential Dwellings at Marden Farm, Calne, had not been signed within six months as directed by the committee owing to the death of the owner of the site, with the land now in probate. It was requested authority be delegated to complete the approval when possible.


No questions or public statements were received.


Councillor Toby Sturgis, seconded by Councillor Peter Hutton, moved the officer’s recommendation with an addition specifying the authority extended as necessary to cover the period until completion of probate.




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 or one month after the completion of Probate, whichever is the later.


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 supporting the proposed residential development including Affordable Housing; Waste; Public Open Spaces; Air Quality Management and is therefore contrary to Policies CP3 CP43 & CP55 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy Adopted January 2015 and Paras 7, 14 & 17 of the National Planning Policy Framework March 2012


1            Thedevelopmentherebypermittedshall be begun beforethe expiration of three years from the date of thispermission.


REASON: Tocomply with theprovisionsofSection 91 of theTown and Country PlanningAct1990 as amended bythe PlanningandCompulsoryPurchase Act 2004.


2            Thedevelopmentherebypermittedshall becarried out in accordance with the followingapproved plans:


D29 16 P4 Rev A- TreeProtection Plan Received 11 November 2015

MARD-15-04-01revA -Site Location PlanMARD-15-04-02rev B -PlanningLayout

MARD-15-04-03revC -Proposed Materials LayoutMARD-15-04-04rev B- Enclosures Layout

MARD-15-04-05revB -StoreyHeightsLayoutMARD-15-04-06rev B- Adoption Layout

394-CH-010revD - DrainageStrategy

RED20064-11BSheet1 -LandscapeProposalsrevB RED20064-11B Sheet2 -LandscapeProposalsrevB RED20064-11B Sheet3 -LandscapeProposalsrevB RED20064-11B Sheet4 -LandscapeProposalsrevB RED20064-11B Sheet5 -LandscapeProposalsrevB


Received 25 January2016

HouseTypesBooklet rev CReceived 26 January 2016

REASON:For theavoidance of doubt andin theinterestsofproper planning.


3            Nodevelopmentshall commence onsite until the exactdetailsandsamplesofthe materialsto be usedfor theexternalwallsand roofs have been submitted toand approved in writing bythe Local PlanningAuthority. Developmentshall becarried out in accordancewith theapproveddetails.


REASON: The application contained insufficient informationto enable this  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.


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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