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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Alamein Suite, City Hall, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU

Contact: Lisa Moore  Email: lisa.moore@wiltshire.gov.uk

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


There were none.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the online meeting held on 29 September 2020.

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held online on 29 September 2020 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.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.


The Chairman explained the meeting procedure to the members of the public.


Public Participation

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public. During the

ongoing Covid-19 situation the Council is operating revised procedures and the public are able to participate in meetings online after registering with the officer named on this agenda, and in accordance with the deadlines below.


Guidance on how to participate in this meeting online


View the online meeting here



Members of the public who wish to submit a statement in relation to an item on this agenda should submit this in writing to the officer named on this agenda no later than 5pm on Monday 9 November 2020.


Submitted statements should:


·       State whom the statement is from (including if representing another person or organisation);

·       State clearly whether the statement is in objection to or support of the application;

·       Be readable aloud in approximately three minutes (for members of the public and statutory consultees) and in four minutes (for parish council representatives – 1 per parish council).


Up to three objectors and three supporters are normally allowed for each item on the agenda (spaces are allocated in order of registration), plus statutory consultees and parish councils.


Those submitting statements would be expected to join the online meeting to read the statement themselves, or to provide a representative to read the statement on their behalf.



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 electronically to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Thursday 5 November 2020, 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 Monday 9 November 2020.


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 members prior to the meeting and made available at the meeting and on the Council’s website. Questions and answers will normally be taken as read at the meeting.


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 of 18/09/2020 to 30/10/2020.

Supporting documents:


The committee received details of the appeal decisions as detailed in the agenda. It was:



To note the Appeals and Updates report for the period of 18/09/20 – 30/10/20.



Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.


19/11985/FUL - Land at Bonham Farm, Bonham Lane, Stourton, BA12 6PX

Construction of 4 no affordable dwellings comprising 2 x two bed house and 2 x three bed houses with associated access and parking area.

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Hilary Younger spoke in objection to the application

Erik Ruane spoke in objection to the application

Nick Hoare (Applicant) spoke in Support of the application

Sara Hoare (Applicant) spoke in Support of the application

Diccon Carpendale (Agent) spoke in Support of the application

Pat Booth Vice-Chairman Stourton with Gasper Parish Council spoke in Support of the application


The Senior Planning Officer, Becky Jones presented the application for 4 no affordable dwellings comprising 2 x two bed house and 2 x three bed houses with associated access and parking area. The application was recommended for refusal.


The Officer noted that the site was currently marked out for agricultural pasture with an area of woodland to the west. The proposed access was along a track which led to 12 parking spaces positioned at the front of the dwellings with gardens to the rear. A public footpath also ran through the centre of the track.


There were farm buildings opposite the site which consisted of a mixture of some which were historic and of period and some, more modern. Nearby properties, Bonham Farmhouse was grade II and Bonham Farm Cottage was Grade II* listed.


A series of slides showing the elevations and floorplans were explained.


Proposals include some new vehicular passing places along Bonham Lane.


A separate affordable housing scheme with 4 dwellings was owned by the applicant. This scheme called Brook Cottages, had been given permission in 2013.


The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination of this application were listed as:


1.     Principle of development and whether the development met the policy criteria for an exceptions site

2.     Affordable housing provision and Wiltshire Council’s allocations policy

3.     Impact on the settings of heritage assets and the character and appearance of the area

4.     Landscape setting and the character of the AONB

5.     Impact on residential amenity

6.     Impact on the local road network, highway safety and rights of way

7.     Ecology, archaeology and non mains drainage

8.     Site at Brook Cottages in Gasper and application 13/00636/FUL


There had been 3 letters of objection and 14 in support. The Parish Council was in support of the application.


Objections from statutory consultees in Housing, Conservation and Highways, were detailed in the report.


The site was felt to be unsustainably situated and did not meet the requirements of CP44, in that it was not accessible to local services and employment.


Nomination rights retained by landlord and not a registered provider. In Brooks cottages site the PC was tied to the S106 and the landlord was still required to cooperate with the PC when necessary in the fulfilment of obligations in the allocations policy. Also, the Council would have little or no way of controlling rent or ensuring continuity going into the future. 


Landscape sustainability reason – there would be significant highways and visual implications of the site on the AONB.


The second refusal reason relates to the impact on the significance of the grade II and Grade  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.


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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