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Agenda and minutes

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

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Cllr Mollie Groom was substituted by Cllr Ben Anderson.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 28th November 2018.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 28th November 2018 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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.


There were no Chairman’s announcements.


Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.



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.



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 23rd January 2019 in order to be guaranteed of a written response. In order to receive a verbal response questions must be submitted no later than 5pm on25th January 2019. 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.


The Committee noted the rules on public participation.



Planning Appeals and Updates

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

Supporting documents:


The Committee noted the contents of the appeals update.


Planning Applications

To consider and determine the following planning applications.


The Committee considered the following application:


17/09618/FUL - Braydon Lane Garage, Chelworth Industrial Estate, SN6 6HE

Supporting documents:


Public participation


Ben Pearce, the agent, spoke in support to the application.


Sue Smart, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.


Cllr Chris Hodgson, Cricklade Town 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 use of land for the storage of vehicles (retrospective).


Key issues highlighted included: principle of development/development plan policy compliance including the made neighbourhood plan for Cricklade, highways impact, drainage impact, ecological impact, impact on the character, and appearance of the locality including heritage assets and impact on neighbour amenity.


Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: the retrospective nature of the application and whether access to site can be restricted or lorries rerouted.


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

detailed above.


Cllr Jacqui Lay, speaking on behalf of the Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on the possibility for traffic issues to be addressed through conditions or other measures ; the impact on nearby homes and the possibility of a different lorry route that did not cut through Cricklade.


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


During the debate the main points raised were: highways impact; the retrospective nature of the application; drainage impact; impact on neighbour amenity; clarification over Condition 3 and the extent and scope of the vehicle storage permitted; traffic issues; what the vehicles in storage will be used for and the Town Council’s role in addressing traffic issues in their locality.




That planning permission is approved subject to conditions in accordance with the officer recommendation:


(1) Within 3 months of the date of this decision or within the first planting season thereafter the replanting works proposed to mitigate the impact of the development shall be implemented in accordance with J&BH/RPP-01/18.03.18. All shrubs, trees and hedge planting shall be maintained

free from weeds and shall be protected from damage by vermin and stock. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years, die, are removed, or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species, unless

otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.


REASON: To ensure a satisfactory landscaped setting for the development and the protection of existing important landscape features.


(2) The development shall be retained in accordance with the drawings



Block Plan LDC 2093_02A

Location Plan LDC 2093_01A


Received 06/04/2018


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


(3) No more than 30 no. vehicles can be stored on the site (as indicated in red on Location Plan) at any time.


REASON: In the interests of the appearance of the site and the amenities  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.


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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