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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

113.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Chuck Berry and Ashley O’Neill

 

Cllr Chuck Berry was substituted by Cllr Jacqui Lay.

114.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 1 November 2017 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

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

 

115.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

116.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

117.

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 by phone, email or in person no later than 2.50pm on the day of the meeting.

 

The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are detailed 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.

 

Members of the public will have had the opportunity to make representations on the planning applications and to contact and lobby their local member and any other members of the planning committee prior to the meeting. Lobbying once the debate has started at the meeting is not permitted, including the circulation of new information, written or photographic which have not been verified by planning officers.

 

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 Wednesday 22 November 2017 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 Friday 24 November 2017. 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.

 

118.

Planning Appeals and Updates

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

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the contents of the appeals update.

119.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Attention was drawn to the late list of observations provided at the meeting, in respect of application 17/09431/FULand as listed in the agenda supplement.

120.

17/09119/FUL- Land adjacent Ashley, Common Road, Malmesbury

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation:

Peter Sladden and Alan Hopkins spoke in objection to the application

Chris Beardsmore, applicant, spoke in favour of the application

Cllr Roger Budgens from St Pauls Malmesbury Without Parish Council spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Senior Planning Officer, Mark Staincliffe, introduced the report which recommended permission be given subject to conditions.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: that the planning application was for the erection of a single dwelling to the front of the site; that this application was a resubmission following a previous application for the demolition of Ashley and the construction of two detached dwellings; that the previous application was refused by the planning authority and subsequently dismissed at appeal by an inspector; that the application under consideration did not seek consent to demolish the existing dwelling; that finished floor levels and ridge lines would be required as part of any condition for permission prior to commencement; and the concerns raised by the public and the local parish.

 

For ease of reference the relevant sections of the appeal decision were published within the report and included: the planning history of the site; that the principle of residential development had been accepted and endorsed in the planning inspector’s decision; the elevation of the site above the road and the topography in relation to nearby buildings; the inspectors views on the materials proposed in the previous application and their relevancy to the new proposal.

 

The views of the highways officer were outlined and it was confirmed that revised plans were submitted to address issues regarding access, parking and the ability for vehicles to enter and leave the site in a forward gear.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer, seeking clarification regarding the application of the plans to what could be seen from the ground; that permitted development rights could not be withdrawn from the adjacent property as it was outside the remit of the application; the distance between the two properties; how materials would be considered by officers under the proposed conditions.

 

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

 

The local member, Councillor John Thomson then spoke in objection to the application.

In the debate that followed, Councillor Peter Hutton proposed, subsequently seconded by Councillor Christine Crisp, that the Officer’s recommendation of approval subject to conditions be approved.

 

Councillor Toby Sturgis proposed, and following advice from officers on wording, that condition seven be amended to read as follows:

 

No development shall commence on site until details of the proposed ground floor slab and roof ridge height levels have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submissions to include details as to site survey specifying site spot levels and finished floor levels.

 

The amendment was subsequently accepted by Councillors Hutton and Crisp, and thereby incorporated into their original motion.

 

At the conclusion of the debate, and having been put  ...  view the full minutes text for item 120.

121.

17/09431/FUL - Land adjacent Benson House, Market Place, Box

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation:

Andrew Clegg, Patricia Simpson and Lorraine Simson spoke in objection to the application

Tony Phillips, agent for the applicant, spoke in favour of the application

Sheila Parker, resident of Box, spoke in favour of the application.

Cllr Sheila Parker from Box Parish Council spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Senior Planning Officer, Chris Marsh, introduced the report which recommended permission be give subject to conditions.

 

Matters highlighted in the course of the presentation and discussion included: the location of the proposals within the site; the orientation and the topography of the site; the relationship with other buildings in the area; the summary statement proposed which states how building works would be designed and constructed potential for further intrusive groundworks controlled by condition to protect existing trees; the views of the senior conservation officer; the concerns of residents regarding privacy; the views of the drainage officer and the approach taken to reduce the risk of flooding; whether the designs made best use of the site and the impact of the proposals in a conservation area.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer, seeking clarification regarding the impact of the proposals on private access arrangements, and that these were a civil matter and not a material planning consideration;

 

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

 

The local member, Councillor Brian Mathew then spoke in relation to the application.

In the debate that followed, Councillor Peter Hutton proposed, subsequently seconded by Councillor Jacqui Lay, that the Officer’s recommendation of approval subject to conditions be approved.

 

Following advice from officers with regard to scope and wording, it was agreed to include an amendment to condition 9 relating to the design of windows to further protect the interests of residential amenity and privacy.

 

The amendment was subsequently accepted by Councillors Hutton and Lay, and thereby incorporated into their original motion.

 

At the conclusion of the debate, and having been put to the vote, the meeting;

 

Resolved

 

To grant planning permission, subject to the following conditions:

 

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

VL.2017/28/01 - Site Plan + Block Plans

VL.2017/28/03 - Site Layout Proposed

VL.2017/28/04 - Proposed House (first floor plan and elevations)

 

Received 27 September 2017

 

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

3

No development shall commence on site until the exact details and samples of the materials to be used for the external walls, including facia boards, etc, and roofs have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 121.

122.

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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