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Agenda and minutes

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

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64.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Cllr Ashley O’Neill was substituted by Cllr Jacqui Lay and Cllr Mollie Groom was substituted by Cllr Philip Whalley

65.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 31st October 2018.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman drew attention to a letter received from Cricklade Town Council in relation to Planning Application 17/09914/FUL. The Committee was invited to ask any questions or make any comments on the letter.

 

The minutes of the meeting held on 31st October 2018 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

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

 

66.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

67.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

68.

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 21st November 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 onFriday 23rd November 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.

 

69.

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.

70.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications.

Minutes:

The Committee considered the following applications:

71.

18/06305/FUL - Nos. 1-6 and 9-14, Bendy Bow, Oaksey

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

Richard Stephens, GreenSquare Architects, spoke in support of the application.

 

Meghan Rossiter, the agent, spoke in support to the application.

 

The Chairman read a statement from Chantelle Walsh, local resident, in support of the application.

 

Cllr Richard Moody, Chairman of Oaksey Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Lee Burman, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions and completion of a Section 106 agreement, for the demolition of nos. 1-6 and 9-14 and replacement with 24 no. dwellings.

 

The Planning Officer provided the following update on the report:

 

·       Page 13 – the date of meeting should read 28th November 2018

 

Key issues highlighted included: principle of development; impact on the character and appearance of the area including designated heritage assets such as the conservation area; impact on residential amenity; impact on highway safety and parking; impact on site drainage and impact on ecology. Site constraints and the character and appearance of the site and locality including key features were described. The status of the Development Plan and emerging neighbourhood plan were set out.

 

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

of the officer which focused on: provisions for residents to be decanted and/or offered places in the proposed dwellings and the character of the proposal compared to the locality and in particular the spacing between buildings and use of materials.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Chuck Berry, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on the high level of consultation; the front gardens of the dwellings; the historic relevance of the adjacent buildings; the Oaksey Neighbourhood Plan and in particular the character of the locality; the visual amenity of the street scene; the distance from the front of the proposal to the pavement to which the Planning Officer referenced a approximate distance of between five to 10 metres and the need to preserve the conservation area.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Hutton, seconded by Cllr Grant to grant planning permission as detailed in the report.

 

During the debate the main points raised were: the need for village regeneration; the need for social housing in villages; the examples of similar developments in Wiltshire and their success; the type of stone to be used for the proposed dwellings; the pairing of adjacent doors and how they fit in with the locality; the appearance of the windows; the Oaksey Neighbourhood Plan and the appearance of the dwellings compared to that of the locality. A revised motion was put forward and agreed by Cllr Peter Hutton and Cllr Gavin Grant to address design characteristics.

 

Resolved

 

To delegate authority to the Head of Service to approve subject to a s106 agreement and conditions in accordance with the officer recommendation contained in the report subject to delegating authority to Officers to seek:

 

Design amendments to plots 1 –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 71.

72.

16/10513/FUL - Land at Restrop Road, Purton, Swindon

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

Chris Minors, the agent, spoke in support to the application.

 

Dr Richard Pagett, speaking on behalf of Purton Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Jemma Foster, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 agreement, for residential development of 38 dwellings including access, car parking, landscaping and other associated infrastructure.

 

Key issues highlighted included: principle of development; impact on character and appearance of the area; impact on highway safety and conformity with the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

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

of the officer which focused on: boundary treatment for the proposed play area; the permitted development rights proposed to be removed; the design of the dwellings and in particular its suitability for the disabled and elderly; the local need for smaller housing and housing for the elderly; the construction method statement and in particular the construction of the buildings at reasonable hours and highways concerns.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Jacqui Lay, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on the lack of recent consultation with the public; the length of time that the application has been on hold for; the need to look at villages individually and consider the local needs; the importance of the Purton Neighbourhood Plan; the appearance and character of the locality; the planning history of Restrop Road; concerns over parking arrangements; additional homes not necessarily safeguarding services; concerns over waste collection; the construction method statement and in particular construction vehicles and highways concerns.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Peter Hutton, seconded

by Cllr Howard Greenman 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 feasibility of a construction management plan; highways concerns; the design of the dwellings; permitted development rights; access for disabled and the elderly; the need for housing for the elderly as well as affordable housing; the specificity of the Purton Neighbourhood Plan; the need to preserve the development as it is proposed and make sure the Lifetime Houses deliver what they say they will and the floor plan and its indication of where disabled access can be added; and future access arrangements to adjacent land.

 

Resolved

 

To delegate authority to the Head of Service to approve subject to a s106 agreement and conditions in accordance with the officer recommendation contained in the report subject to additional conditions as follows:

 

Demolition or construction works on the site hereby approved shall not take place outside 07:30hrs to 17:30hrs Mondays to Fridays and 08:00hrs to 12:30hrs on Saturdays not at any time on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

 

No works shall commence on site until a construction traffic management plan detailing how construction traffic will access the site has been submitted to and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 72.

73.

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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