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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.
Apologies for absence were received from:
· Cllr John Smale, who was substituted by Cllr Robert Yuill
· Cllr Brian Dalton
· Cllr Ian McLennan
Minutes of the Previous Meeting
To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 30 May 2017.
The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 30 May 2017 were presented.
To approve as a 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 none.
To receive any announcements through the Chair.
The Chairman explained the meeting procedure to the members of the public.
He also made the following announcements:
Item 7, Commons Act 2006, Section 22, Schedule 2, Application to De-Register Land as Common Land at Herrington House – had been withdrawn by the applicant.
Item 8b – 79 Southampton Road, Clarendon, Salisbury. – After reading the application and report associated. The discussion with officers not been as clear as could have been. Intend to defer this application, for a site visit, and to take place once the missing information has been provided.
Deferred pending a site visit. All voted in favour.
Cllr Devine noted that this has been ongoing for some time. Can Officers provide a revised report detailing all of the required information?
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 (4 clear working days, e.g. Wednesday of week before a Wednesday meeting) 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 (2 clear working days, eg Friday of week before a Wednesday meeting). 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 for the period 19/05/2017 to 16/06/2017.
The Committee received details of the appeal decisions for the period 19/05/2017 to 16/06/2017, as detailed in the agenda.
MH – Greyhound at Wilton, doors and windows put in, are they all going back to what we requested?
The appeal was related to our decision; we did not overturn the officers decision.
That the Appeals Update for 19/05/17 – 16/06/17 be noted
Commons Act 2006 Section 22, Schedule 2, Application to De-Register Land as Common Land at Herrington House, Whiteparish
To consider an application to de-register the land shown hatched blue on the attached plan being land forming part of a property known as Herrington House, Whiteparish, as detailed in the report.
This item was withdrawn by the applicant and was therefore not considered at this meeting.
To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.
17/00280/VAR: Stonehenge Visitor Centre, A344 Airmans Corner, Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE
Variation of the pedestrian and cycle route scheme agreed under Condition 27 of S/2009/1527 for the proposed permissive pedestrian and cycle path on the grassed over section of the former A344 to now be open to the public by 1st October 2017 (allowing a further year from the original agreed scheme to enable the proposed permissive path to establish itself prior to it being opened to the public)
David Hassett spoke in objection to the application
Ian West spoke in objection to the application
Jim Pitt spoke in objection to the application
Jennifer Davies of English Heritage, spoke in support of the application
Chris Bally of English Heritage spoke in support of the application
Cllr Chris Harris of Shrewton Parish Council spoke in objection to the application
The Senior Planning Officer, Lucy Minting introduced the report, which recommended that the application for a variation of the pedestrian and cycle route scheme agreed under Condition 27 of S/2009/1527 for the proposed permissive pedestrian and cycle path on the grassed over section of the former A344 to now be open to the public by 1st October 2017, to allow the grass surface to be sufficiently established, be approved subject to conditions.
Attention was drawn to the late correspondence circulated at the meeting, detailing third party representation received from Cycling Opportunities Group for Salisbury (COGS).
Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the Officer. It was clarified that an expert from English Heritage had advised that the grass was not ready to be walked on.
Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee as detailed above.
The Unitary Division Member, Cllr Fred Westmoreland then spoke in support of the application, noting that he could see no justifiable reason to refuse this as the extension was only three months away.
He acknowledged the frustrations of the local residents over the way English Heritage had delivered works at the site over the years.
Cllr Westmoreland moved the motion of Approval in line with Officers recommendation. This was seconded by Cllr Hewitt.
A debate followed where key issues raised included that over time a grass track on chalk, would over time wear away and would need to be replaced.
The Committee noted the reassurance of the applicant that they would not apply for any further extension in the future.
That planning permission be APPROVED in line with Officers recommendation, with the following conditions:
17/01402/FUL: 79 Southampton Road, Clarendon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3DG
Replacement of existing structures
The Chairman noted that the report was missing sections of information which were required for consideration. He moved the motion that the application be deferred pending the acquisition of that information from the applicant, and further to receiving the information a site visit was also requested.
That application 17/01402/FUL – 79 Southampton Road, Clarendon, Salisbury, SP5 3DG be DEFERRED for a site visit and to allow additional information and clarification in respect of the proposed development to be sought.
17/03126/FUL: Caddens, Lower Road, Homington, Wiltshire, SP5 4NG
Extensions, alterations and construction of replacement garage
Dr J Eastern spoke in objection to the application
Darryl Rogers (Agent) spoke in support of the application
Cllr Stephen Gledhill, Coombe Bissett & Homington PC
The Planning Officer, Joe Richardson, introduced the report, which recommended that the application for extensions, alterations and construction of a replacement garage at Caddens, Lower Road, Homington, be approved with conditions.
It was noted that secondary access to the site was maintained, and that it was felt that the proposed works would improve the properties appearance within the street-scene.
Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the Officer, details were sought on the access to the property, where it was conformed that this would be increased from one to two points. There had been no objections from Highways, as they believed the visibility was sufficient. The proposals included parking for up to 4 vehicles.
Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee as detailed above.
The Unitary Division Member, Cllr Clewer then spoke in objection to the application. He noted that Homington was a small pretty village with little parking. The applicant had worked hard to try and overcome some of the objections, however he felt that the proposed extension was too big for the plot. The pictures shown did not show the development as it would be and the proposed wall did not fit in with the street scene.
Cllr Devine moved the motion of Objection against Officers recommendation, on the grounds of over development and that the property was in a conservation area. This was seconded by Cllr Britton
A debate followed where key issues raised included the scale of the extension was too large for the site, and the position of the garage to the front of the property was not appropriate and would be more acceptable if it had been positioned to the rear, where there was plenty of space, and would be more in-keeping with the rural character with the village.
The proposed development would see half of the entire site developed, whereas before it was only approximately one fifth.
That planning permission be REFUSED, for the following reasons:
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.
The following site visits were requested:
· 17/01402/FUL – 79 Southampton Road, Clarendon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3DG
· shop front, Salisbury Street, Amesbury
Cllr Dean noted that since the refusal of application 16/09793/FUL - 90 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7QY (Baroushka) at the last meeting, no action had yet been taken to implement the decision. The Chairman advised that the matter be taken to the enforcement Officers as this was not a matter for the Planning Committee