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Agenda and minutes

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

Items
No. Item

20.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Chuck Berry.

 

Cllr Chuck Berry was substituted by Cllr Jacqui Lay.

21.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2019 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

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

 

22.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

23.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

The Chairman noted that it was Richard Sewell’s last Northern Area Planning Committee meeting and thanked him for his hard work for the committee.

24.

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 20th March 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 on22nd March 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.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the rules on public participation.

 

25.

Planning Appeals and Updates

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

Minutes:

There were no planning appeals or other updates.

 

26.

THE WILTSHIRE COUNCIL PARISH OF ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT No. 10 (PART) AND No. 111 (PART) DIVERSION ORDER AND DEFINITIVE MAP AND STATEMENT ORDER 2018

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

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

 

Peter Gallagher, local resident, spoke in support to the application.

 

The Rights of Way Officer, Sally Madgwick, introduced a report which recommended that the Wiltshire Council Parish of Royal Wootton Bassett No. 10 (PART) and No. 111 (PART) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Order 2018 be forwarded to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with a recommendation from Wiltshire Council that the Order be confirmed with a modification to the Order to correct the year of sealing to read “2018” at the end of the Order.

 

Key details highlighted included: that Wiltshire Council had made an Order under Section 119 of the Highways Act1980 diverting two public footpaths over land at Woodshaw Meadows on thesouth eastern slopes of Brynard’s Hill, Royal Wootton Bassett; that the Order wasmade pursuant to an application made by Wainhomes (South West) HoldingsLtd and that one objection had been made to the Order.

 

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

of the officer which focused on: why the order has been brought before the committee; what the objection to the order was and how the diversion and associated costs would be met.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Chris Hurst, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main point focusing on similar developments in the locality and their effect on footpaths.

 

The Rights of Way Officer addressed some of the issues raised by the public and local members with the main point focusing on the alternative footpath route.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Chris Hurst, seconded by Cllr Gavin Grant to forward the Order to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with a recommendation from Wiltshire Council that the Order be confirmed with a modification to the Order to correct the year of sealing to read “2018” at the end of the Order as detailed in the report.

 

Resolved

 

That the Wiltshire Council Parish of Royal Wootton Bassett No. 10 (PART) and No. 111 (Part) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Order 2018 be forwarded to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with a recommendation from Wiltshire Council that the Order be confirmed with a modification to the Order to correct the year of sealing to read “2018” at the end of the Order.

27.

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 and attached to these minutes, in respect of application 18/07128/FUL & 18/07246/LBCas listed in the agenda pack.

 

The Committee considered the following applications:

28.

18/07128/FUL & 18/07246/LBC - Manor Farm, The Street, Grittleton

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

Peter McGarrick, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

 

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

 

Julian Brunt, the applicant, spoke in support to the application.

 

Simon Chambers, the agent, spoke in support to the application.

 

Cllr Johnny Walker, Grittleton Parish Council, spoke in support to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Richard Sewell, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the conversion of existing agricultural buildings to form 8 new dwellings and erection of 6 new dwellings and associated access, engineering and landscaping works.

 

Key issues highlighted included: principle of development; impact on heritage assets; design, scale, materials and layout of proposed new dwellings; residential amenity; impact on ecology; impact on highways and impact on drainage.

 

There were no technical questions.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Toby Sturgis, on behalf of the Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing: on the relocation of the farm; the size of the new build; the footprint of the new build; the changes made from the previous refusal and the considerable support for the application in the village.

 

At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Toby Sturgis, seconded by Cllr Howard Greenman to grant planning permission for 18/07128/FUL subject to additional conditions.

 

A second proposal was moved by Cllr Peter Hutton, seconded by Cllr Gavin Grant to grant planning permission for 18/07246/LBC as detailed in the report.

 

During the debate the main points raised were: the relocation of the farm; the balance of jobs, services, facilities and homes in the local area; the sustainability of the village; the desire for development within the village; the accumulate impact of the construction of the properties; the appropriateness of the farm’s location and the impact on local amenity.

 

Resolved

 

Contrary to the Officer recommendation, that planning permission is approved for the following reason:

 

Taking account of the nature of the site as one not fit for modern agricultural purposes, the proposal would constitute infill development in accordance with Policy CP2 (i), (ii) and (iii) of the Wiltshire Core Strategy.

 

And subject to the following conditions:

 

18/07128/FUL

 

3 YR COMMENCEMENT

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.

 

APPROVED PLANS

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

Location Plan 16.1367/00 Rev B received 26.08.18

Typical Glazing Detail as Proposed 16.1367/28 received 26.08.18

Area B/ Building 1 Elevations as Proposed 16.1367/19 Rev B received 04.02.19

Area B/ Building 1 Plans as Proposed 16.1367/15 Rev B received 04.02.19

Area B/ Building 2 & 3 Elevations as Proposed 16.1367/20 Rev B received 04.02.19

Area B/ Building 2 & 3 Plans as Proposed 16.1367/16 Rev B received  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

18/10662/FUL - Trotting Horse, Bushton, Royal Wootton Bassett

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that this item would be considered after item 8c to enable both Grittleton applications to be heard together.

 

Public participation

 

Ian Tucker, the applicant, spoke in support to the application.

 

Malcolm Barber, the agent, spoke in support to the application.

 

Marian Kent, local resident, spoke in support to the application.

 

Peter Gantlett, Chairman of Clyffe Pypard Parish Council, spoke in support to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Simon Smith, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the change of use of the former public house to create one dwelling.

 

Key issues highlighted included: the principle of development; loss of the public house; the impact of the proposal on the character and appearance of the application site and the surrounding rural landscape; the impact of the proposal on the amenities of surrounding residential properties and the impact of the development on highway safety.

 

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

of the officer which focused on: the removal of permitted development rights; the existing holiday chalet accommodation and stable and the marketing of the property.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Allison Bucknell, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on the lack of resident engagement with the application; the Clyffe Pypard Community Plan; the marketing of the property; the efforts of the applicants to make the public house viable; the appearance and character of the property and the removal of permitted development rights.

 

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 additional conditions.

 

During the debate the main points raised were the marketing of the property; the viability of the public house remaining open; the importance of retaining rural community assets and the lack of interest in the leasing or purchasing of the property as it is.

 

 

Resolved

 

That planning permission is approved subject to the conditions set out within Officer report together with additional 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: Location Plan (Drawing Number 1222/04), Proposed Ground Floor Plan (Drawing Number 1222/11) and Proposed First Floor Plan (Drawing Number 1222/12) dated 12 November 2018 and Proposed Site Plan (Drawing Number 1222/15) dated 9 January 2019.

 

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

 

 

3          Notwithstanding Class C3 of the Schedule to the Town and Country (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)(or any order which revokes and re-enacts that Order with or without modification), the chalet accommodation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.

30.

18/11700/FUL - Land East of Foscote, Grittleton

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public participation

 

John Wilding, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

 

Timothy Major, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.

 

Ros Tate, on behalf of the applicant, spoke in support to the application.

 

Cllr Johnny Walker, Grittleton Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Planning Officer, Rose Fox, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the conversion of an agricultural building to form a single dwelling house, associated curtilage and access driveway.

 

Key issues highlighted included: principle of development; impact on the character and appearance of the area (AONB)/design; impact on setting of conservation area; highways and parking; drainage; residential amenity and ecology.

 

There were no technical questions.

 

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

detailed above.

 

Cllr Toby Sturgis, on behalf of Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main point focusing on the impact of the development on highway safety. 

 

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.

 

During the debate the main points raised were: the impact of the development on highway safety and the appearance of the proposed development.

 

Resolved

 

That planning permission is approved subject to the conditions set out within Officer report:

 

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:

 

Plans as received by the LPA 11/12/18:

Site Location Plan (KCC2667/01 11/18/rm, Dated: Nov 2018);

Block Plan (KCC2667/02 11/18/rm, Dated: Nov 2018);

Proposed Elevations and Floor Plan (KCC2667/03 11/18/rm, Dated: Nov 2018); and

Existing Elevations and Floor Plan (KCC2667/04 11/18/rm, Dated: Nov 2018).

Plan as received by the LPA 06/03/19:

Landscaping Plan (KCC2667/07A 03/19cb, Dated: March 2019).

And materials in accordance with details specified on the application form and Supporting Statement (Dated: December 2018).

 

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

 

3          No development shall commence on site until a detailed scheme for the discharge of foul water from the site has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

REASON: To ensure that the development can be adequately drained

 

4          The development shall not be first occupied until foul water drainage has been constructed in accordance with the approved scheme.

 

REASON: To ensure that the development can be adequately drained

 

5          No development shall commence on site until a  detailed scheme for the discharge of surface water from the site (including surface water from the access / driveway), incorporating sustainable drainage details together with permeability test results to BRE365, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

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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