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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Craig Player  Email: craig.player@wiltshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

54.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

 

 

55.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 03 October 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 3rd October 2018 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

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

 

 

56.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

Cllr Groom declared an interest in agenda item no. 7a (member of Cotswold Conservation Board). She declared she would participate in the debate and vote for the item with an open mind.

 

 

57.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

 

 

58.

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 24 October 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 26 October 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.

 

 

59.

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.

 

 

60.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

To consider and determine the following planning applications:

 

 

61.

18/08151/FUL - Dahl Al Misfir, Park Lane, Ford, Chippenham

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

Ken Carter, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

Beau Roberts, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

 

John Worsnop, the applicant, spoke in support to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Lee Burman, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the installation of a swim spa and decking in the rear garden of Dahl Al Misfir.

 

Key issues highlighted included: the principle of development; the impact of the proposal on the character and appearance of the application site and surrounding Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty; the impact of the proposal on the character and appearance of the Long Dean-Ford-Slaughterford Conservation Area and on the settling of the nearby listed buildings; and the impact of the proposal on the residential amenities of surrounding properties.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: the location of the proposed decking; the material of the section of the development that would be visible to the adjacent lane; the level of noise the pump would produce and whether there were any policy restrictions in regards to this; the longer-term maintenance of the decking and especially its colour; and whether the pump’s noise level could be mitigated via a cover or underground storage.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Toby Sturgis, speaking on behalf of the Division Member who was unable to attend, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on the adequacy of detail/information submitted with the application; whether the proposal draws on the local context and is complimentary to the locality; whether the design of the development could be changed especially in regards to the decking, plastic cover and lowering of the spa; and concerns over the level of noise the pump would produce.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Peter Hutton, seconded by Cllr Gavin Grant to grant planning permission as detailed in the report and subject to the additional conditions detailed below.

 

During the debate the main points raised were: the possible outdoor storage of resident paraphernalia; the visual impact of the development to neighbouring properties; overdevelopment in the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty; the spirit and intention of conditions attached to the grant of permission for the original development of the dwelling in the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty and in particular the below ground level element of the property; the level of noise the pump would produce and the need to mitigate this; the suitability of the plastic section of the development; the size of the decking area; and the need to ensure the development would only be used ancillary to the residential dwelling.

 

Resolved

 

To delegate authority to the head of development management

services to grant permission subject to the conditions recommended in the report to committee and additional conditions to address:

 

Site landscaping to minimize visual impact of development  ...  view the full minutes text for item 61.

62.

17/09914/FUL - Land to the rear of 88- 89b, High Street, Cricklade

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

Andrew Pywell, the agent, spoke in support to the application.

 

Cllr Mark Clarke, Cricklade Parish Council, but representing Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan, spoke in objection to the application.

Cllr Chris Hodgson, Cricklade Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Lee Burman, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the erection of 2 no. dwellings on an area of land to the rear of 88-89b High Street, Cricklade that fronts onto Horse Fair Lane.

 

The Planning Officer provided the following update on the report:

 

  • Page 38 of the agenda pack – parking arrangements revised to provide 2 no. garage space on 2 x 3 no. bed dwellings.
  • End of report informatives – drainage matters referred to Wessex Water in the report, but should read Thames Water.

 

Key issues highlighted included: the principle of development; the impact on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area, Listed Buildings and their settings; the impact on local highways/parking; the impact on neighbour amenity; and drainage.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: the current parking arrangements and whether parking spaces would be lost as a result of the proposed development; concerns over the site location map detailed in the report; why the Conservation Officer now had no objections to the development; and the reduction of the number of dwellings proposed in the original proposal.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Bob Jones MBE, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on overdevelopment of the area; the proximity of the development to the high street; highways/parking concerns; the historical value of the area; the impact on the character and appearance of the conservation area; and the need to take the Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan into consideration. 

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Chuck Berry, seconded by Cllr Gavin Grant to refuse planning permission as detailed below.

 

During the debate the main points raised were: the authority of the Neighbourhood Plan and in particular Policy H3; the integrity of burgage plots and their importance to the character and appearance of the area; the natural and historical significance of the area; informal parking arrangements and their importance to local residents; and whether the public benefits of development outweigh its harm, whether the development conflicts with Core Policy 57 and 58 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy.

 

Officers advised members in respect of the submitted and available information in respect of parking arrangements and highways access and potential conflicts with the development.

 

Resolved

 

That planning permission is refused contrary to officer recommendation for the following reason:

 

1.    The proposed development by virtue of its form, scale and layout will result in harm to the setting of the adjacent designated heritage assets (No.s 88 – 88b High Street Cricklade) through subdivision of the burgage plots related to these properties. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

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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