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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices, Monkton Park, Chippenham, SN15 1ER. View directions

Contact: Stuart Figini  Email: stuart.figini@wiltshire.gov.uk

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17.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Chris Hurst and Mollie Groom.

 

Cllr Chris Hurst was substituted by Cllr Bob Jones MBE

 

18.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 21st February, 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 21st February 2018 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

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

 

 

19.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

20.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

 

21.

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 14th March 2018) 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 16th March 2018). 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.

 

 

22.

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.

 

23.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications:

Minutes:

To consider and determine the following planning applications:

 

 

23a

17/05828/FUL - Former Wiltshire College, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Thomas Mallard, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

Mark Collis, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

Geoff Barrett, Civic Society, spoke in objection to the application.

Chris Carpmael, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

Paul Davis, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Area team Leader, Lee Burman, introduced a report which recommended delegating authority to the Head of  Development Management to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and completion of a S106 legal agreement within three months of the date of this meeting, for the Demolition of Existing Buildings and the Erection of a 140 Unit Extra Care Facility (of which three are duplexes) (Use Class C2) Comprising of 21,602.6 sq m (gross external) of Floorspace Over Five Storeys (four storey building with a five storey recessed), Three Units for Uses within A1/A2/A3, 97 Car Parking Spaces Split Across the Basement (85 no. spaces) and Ground Floor Level (12 no. spaces) and Associated Access and Landscaping. Key issues highlighted included, principle of the development, impact on residential amenities of adjoining neighbours, impact on character and appearance of the area, loss of non-designated heritage asset, impact of the development on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area and highway impact.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: hours of operation of external lighting, car parking bay for emergency services, land ownership of the site, artefacts of historic value to be made available for preservation by local history and civic societies, external cladding of the building, affordable housing provision, adequacy of car parking spaces and S106 contributions.

 

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

 

Councillor Nick Murry, Division Member, spoke in objection to the application with the main points focusing on: traffic volume issues, height and mass of the proposed building, access onto Sadlers Mead and impact on neighbouring residential amenities.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Councillor Peter Hutton and seconded by Councillor Christine Crisp to grant planning permission as detailed in the report. During the debate the main points raised were: the need for the applicant to engage with the community during the development process, regeneration of a brownfield site, concerns about the availability of on-site car parking and possible impact on neighbouring roads, comparisons with similar developments and the provision of car parking spaces, references to Core Policy 57, i, ii and iii.

 

Resolved:

To delegate authority to the Head of Development Management to GRANT planning permission, subject to conditions and completion of a S106 legal agreement within three 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 originally defined timeframe to then delegate authority to the Head of Development Management to REFUSE planning permission for the following reason:-

 

The application proposal fails to provide and secure  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23a

23b

17/09336/FUL - Land at Three Bridges, Ashton Keynes, Swindon

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

David Norman, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

Sarah Shepherd, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

June Bull, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

Paul Eastman, local resident, spoke in support of the application.

James Wood, local resident, spoke in support of the application.

Cllr David Wingrove, Chair of Ashton Keynes Parish Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

The case officer, Richard Sewell, introduced a report which recommended planning permission be granted, subject to conditions, for the partial change of use of land to form a coach depot with improved access and enhanced landscaping.  Key issues highlighted included, the principle of development, the scale, design, layout and materials of the proposed parking facility and impact on visual amenity, impact on the residential amenity, impact on highways, impact on ecology, impact on drainage and the impact on the historic character and appearance of the Ashton Keynes Conservation Area.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: the storage of materials and unauthorised equipment on site, the existing hedgerow, Ashton Keynes Neighbourhood Plan, external lighting within the application site, reasons for the transfer of business operations to the application site, the potential for setting personal use conditions within any grant of the application.

 

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

 

Cllr Berry spoke in respect of the both the site specific impacts of the proposals, concerns raise by some local residents and the wider benefits of the scheme

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Councillor Toby Sturgis and seconded by Councillor Ashley O’ Neill to grant planning permission as detailed in the report. During the debate the main points raised were: The hedge fronting the application site and potential planting schemes, and potential for an increase in light nuisance from higher traffic flows from the site.

 

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: Drawing No. 1920/PA/4 Site Location Plan and Drawing No 1920/PA/2 Rev Site Layout and Landscape Scheme D both received 26.09.17

 

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

 

3.    No development shall commence on site until a scheme of hard and soft landscaping has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the details of which shall include:-

 

·         location and current canopy spread of all existing trees and hedgerows on the land;

·         full details of any to be retained, together with measures for their protection in the course of development;

·         a detailed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23b

24.

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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