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Agenda and minutes

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

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

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from Cllr Brian Matthews.


Cllr Brian Matthews was substituted by Cllr Bob Jones MBE.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2019.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2019 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 03 July 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 on 05 July 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 application:

Supporting documents:


Attention was drawn to the late list of observations provided at the meeting and attached to these minutes, in respect of applications 18/04322/FUL as listed in the agenda pack.


The Committee considered the following application:


18/04322/FUL - Limetree Farm, Middle Common, Kington Langley

Supporting documents:


Public participation


John White, AGM Ltd, spoke in objection to the application.


Tom Cunningham, local resident, spoke in objection to the application.


Patrick Maguire, Asset Heritage Consulting, spoke in objection to the application.


Marc Willis, the agent, spoke in support of the application.


Gillian Livock, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.


Mark Turek, local resident, spoke in support of the application.


The Planning Officer, Charmian Eyre-Walker, introduced a report which recommended granting planning permission, subject to conditions, for the erection of a general purpose (equestrian and agricultural) building

(resubmission of 17/09061/FUL).


Key issues highlighted included: principle of development; impact on landscape and ecology; impact on heritage assets; impact on neighbour amenity and drainage.


Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer which focused on: external storage; lighting; the demolition of the existing building; impact on neighbour amenity and impact on landscape and ecology.


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

detailed above.


Cllr Howard Greenman, Division Member, spoke regarding the application with the main points focusing on drainage, highways and lighting impact.


At the start of the debate a proposal was moved by Cllr Peter Hutton, seconded by Cllr Christine Crisp to grant planning permission as detailed in the report and subject to additional conditions addressing external storage and light spill.


During the debate the main points raised were: impact on heritage assets; impact on neighbour amenity; the location and size of the proposed building; the lighting impact; the efforts of the applicant to mitigate concerns and the usage of the proposed building. 




That planning permission is approved in accordance with the officer recommendation with conditions restricting external storage and structures and revised wording of condition 6 to address light spill from the approved structures and lighting of the access route.


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:


Site Plans as proposed 2888/502A & 2888/501A) received 25th March 2019.


Building elevations (2888/503)

Site sections (2888/505 & 2888/506)

Building layout (2888/504) all received 9th October 2018.


Site location plan (2888/01) received 23rd May 2018.


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



3.     No development shall commence on site (including any works of demolition), until a Construction Method Statement, which shall include the following:


a)     the parking of vehicles of site operatives and visitors;

b)     loading and unloading of plant and materials;

c)     storage of plant and materials used in constructing the development;

d)     the erection and maintenance of security hoarding including decorative displays and facilities for public viewing, where appropriate;

e)     wheel washing facilities;

f)      measures to control the emission of dust and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.


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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