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

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105.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from:

 

·       Cllr George Jeans

 

It was also noted that Cllr Dalton would be joining the meeting slightly late due to being in attendance at another meeting. He joined at 3.10pm.

 

 

106.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 4 February 2021 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes.

107.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

In relation to item 7c - 20/09829/FUL: 15 Tollgate Road, Cllr Sven Hocking declared a non-prejudicial interest as he lived next to the application site and stated that he knew both the applicant and the local residents which had objected. He stated that he would speak to the application and move a motion but would not take part in the vote.

 

In relation to item 7d – 97 East Gomeldon Road, Cllr Richard Britton noted that he knew the applicant, in that the applicant had carried out central heating repairs in his home. As this was a non-prejudicial interest, he would take part in the discussion and vote on that application.

 

108.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

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

109.

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

 

Access the online meeting here

 

Statements

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 8 March 2021.

 

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 allocated in order of registration), plus statutory consultees and parish councils.

 

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

 

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 electronically to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021, 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 Friday 5 March 2021.

 

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.

Minutes:

The committee noted the rules on public participation.

110.

Planning Appeals and Updates

To receive details of completed and pending appeals and other updates as appropriate for the period of 22/01/2020 to 26/02/2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

It was:

 

Resolved:

To note the Planning Appeals and Updates Report attached to the agenda.

111.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.

112.

20/10399/FUL - Royal Oak, Amesbury Road, Shrewton, SP3 4HD

Proposed Demolition & Conversion of Existing Buildings into New Dwelling & Erection of 5 New Dwellings with Associated Landscaping.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Paul Clifton spoke in objection to the application

Paul Timlett spoke in objection to the application

Nick Culhane (Highways consultant) spoke in support of the application

Richard Harlow (agent) spoke in support of the application

Richard Harris spoke on behalf of Shrewton PC

 

The Planning Officer, Georgina Wright presented the application for the Proposed Demolition & Conversion of Existing Buildings into New Dwelling & Erection of 5 New Dwellings with Associated Landscaping.

 

The application was a resubmission of a previous application which had been refused last year. The former application involved five properties, a conversion of an existing dwelling into four with an outbuilding conversion into one dwelling.

 

The main reason for the previous refusal was on Highways grounds, due to the parking spaces for the dwellings originally being situated opposite and across the busy A360.

 

The proposal included the replacement of the main building (a former public house, converted to a single dwelling in 2013) with a development of a new terrace of 4 (plots 1 to 4) set slightly further back from the road and further south.

 

The rear garden of plot 1 would extend up to the public open space beyond the site, which would be similar to the current arrangement.

 

The conversion of the existing out-building, further south from plot 4, would become Plot 5, a single, 1 bed dwelling

 

Plots 1 to 5 would have 9 parking spaces and a further 2 visitor spaces provided in a new parking area created adjacent to plot 1 (north) on the same side of the road.

 

Plot 6 would be across the road and was the only dwelling which would be required to reverse into the road when vehicles left the associated parking.  This is a status quo however given that the existing delling’s parking is situated on the opposite side of the road and doe not have any one site turning either

 

The application was recommended for approval as set out in the report.

 

The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination of this application were listed as, Principle, Character & Design, Neighbouring Amenities, Trees, Highway Safety, Ecology, CIL/S106.

 

Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer, of which there were none.

 

Members of the public, as detailed above, then had the opportunity to speak on the application.

 

Some of the main points included comments around the speed at which vehicles passed along the A360 through the village and that the 30mph speed limit was not obeyed.

 

That the A360 was too wide for a small village. There was a call for widening of the pathways along the point alongside the site.

 

The development would mean a requirement for almost 12 cars, from the original 2, not all would have allocated parking.

 

Replacing one property with 6 was considered as overdevelopment.

 

Those representing the applicant noted points in support, relating to Highways, the Core Strategy and the Local Plan Policies. It was also noted that the Consultees  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

20/05989/FUL - Land Adjacent Church Court, Crow Lane, Wilton, SP2 0HB

Erection of detached dwelling with garage parking (Resubmission of 20/02504/FUL).

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

James Harrison spoke in objection to the application

 

The Planning Officer, Georgina Wright presented the application for the erection of a detached dwelling with garage parking (Resubmission of 20/02504/FUL withdrawn last year).

 

The Officer updated on two matters, firstly that Wilton Town Council had raised an objection to the application based on overdevelopment of the site and inadequate access to Crow Lane and secondly, in response to a query she had received relating to the ownership of the development site, the applicant has clarified that they are now the owner of the land and had purchased it in October 2019.

 

The application involved a garden site with an existing garage, which did not belong to any of the properties surrounding it. Access from the site was onto Crow Lane on the southern boundary of the site.

 

The proposal included the retention of an existing brick wall and pedestrian access part way along. A small section of the existing wall was to be rebuilt in a chamfered arrangement to allow a visibility splay from the new driveway.  The wall is unlisted but is in a conservation area.

 

The existing garage was to be removed and a driveway created. An existing tree was to be retained and the proposed dwelling would be set back approximately 10.5m from the road frontage brick wall.

 

The unlisted Chapel building (now flats) to the east sat right up to the garden site with the windows looking out and opening on to the development site.

 

A fence would be erected in the garden to improve privacy. There had been some complaints from the residents of those living in the flats within the Chapel building, regarding loss of light from this fence.  But planning permission is not required for the erection of a fence in the garden/right up to this boundary, up to a height of 2m.

 

The application was recommended for approval as set out in the report.

 

The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination of this application were listed as, Principle, Heritage, Character & Design, Neighbouring Amenities, Highway Safety, Ecology, and CIL/S106.

 

Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. In response to queries, it was clarified that there had been the proposed materials would be conditioned and the design was now accepted by conservation.

 

The existing garage had access to Crow Lane without a turning point, therefore there was no change to the existing situation that could occur if the garage started being used again.

 

Members of the public, as detailed above, then had the opportunity to speak on the application.

 

Some of the main points made included that all residents of the Chapel flats were objecting to the proposed development and it was stated that many of the concerns raised remained unresolved. 

 

Residents had also requested that a condition be included restricting the erection of the garden fence to a minimum of 4m distance from the Chapel building.

 

Other concerns related  ...  view the full minutes text for item 113.

114.

20/09829/FUL - Alabare House, 15 Tollgate Road, Salisbury, SP1 2JA

Change of use of existing religious retreat/bed and breakfast accommodation (max. 8 B&B) to 20 bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO)/Sui Generis (key worker accommodation for rent).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Michael Presley spoke in objection to the application

Steve Lovatt spoke in support of the application

 

The Planning Officer, Julie Mitchell presented the application for a change of use of existing religious retreat/bed and breakfast accommodation (max. 8 B&B) to a 20 bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO)/Sui Generis (key worker accommodation for rent).

 

Site was on the southern extent of Millford Hill conservation area, walking distance to the city centre.

 

Original building although not visible from public vantage points, was noted as making a positive contribution to the conservation area.

 

There was a single vehicular and pedestrian access route to Tollgate Road.

There was no street frontage and surrounded from all sides by residential dwellings.

 

Because the proposal was for the change of use to a multiple occupancy for more than 6 unrelated occupiers, it required a HMO.

 

The proposals also included refuse and cycle storage and a formalised parking area. There was no requirement to remove or encroach upon trees.

 

Slides 34-35 showed a plan of the internal proposed layout for ground and first floor levels.

 

The application was recommended for approval as set out in the report.

 

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

 

1. Existing use.

2. Principle of the proposed change of use

3. Scale and design

4. Impact on the Conservation Area, including works affecting trees

5. Residential amenity

6. Access, parking and highway Impact

7. Impact on River Avon SAC

 

Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. In response to queries, it was clarified that the Fire consultee had been contacted for comment by Licensing, however the comments had not been included as not received back in time.

 

The key workers that would stay in the property, would be working in residential nursing homes nearby. 

 

The bedrooms could be listed as double bedrooms on space requirements, however it had been advised that the rooms were intended for single occupancy. The licence would list the number of occupants.

 

Members of the public, as detailed above, then had the opportunity to speak on the application. Some of the main points included comments around the number of applicants and request for there to be fewer and restricted to one per room.

 

Whether there would be dedicated staff to maintain the site and grounds. The scale of the proposal and whether at a later date the applicant may try to merge the site with a nursing home.

 

That there was a requirement for essential affordable carer accommodation.

 

Local Member Cllr Hocking then spoke in objection to the application, noting that as already declared earlier in the meeting, he lived on Tollgate Road and that his property backed on to the site.

 

In addition, he knew both parties, the residents that had objected and the applicant, which put him in a difficult situation and therefore, he would move the motion and then not take part in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.

115.

20/08997/FUL - 97 East Gomeldon Road, Gomeldon, SP4 6LZ

Change of use of current agricultural land to residential area. Construction of proposed new chalet bungalow.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Laura Maher (applicant) spoke in support of the application

Ben Crozier (Agent - substituted by Mary Cozier), spoke in support of the application.

Andy Oliver spoke as representative for Idmiston PC

 

The Planning Officer, Hayley Clark presented the application for Change of use of current agricultural land to residential area. Construction of proposed new chalet bungalow.

 

The development would be for the applicants to move in to, leaving their existing bungalow available for their son who had Down Syndrome, to live in independently as possible, whilst remain close to the family for support when required.

 

The site was considered to be in an unsustainable location and not identified for future development within the Neighbourhood Plan or considered to be in-fill development.

 

The general buildings to the rear of the properties along this side of Gomeldon Road were outbuildings or agricultural. The proposals were out of keeping with the area and would not follow the existing pattern of development.

 

The development did not fall within the Phosphate mitigation measures agreed with Natural England.

 

The application was recommended for refusal as set out in the report.

 

The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination of this application were listed as, Principle, Personal Circumstances, Character & Design, Neighbouring Amenities, Highway Safety, River Avon Special Area of Conservation (SAC) catchment area.

 

Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. In response to queries, it was clarified that there had been a previous application in 2020, but that it had been withdrawn.

 

Members of the public, as detailed above, then had the opportunity to speak on the application. Some of the main points included that there were no objections from local residents or consultees and was supported by the parish council.

 

The applicant’s son’s Support worker letter had been included, to evidence the needs of the son.  That the site was very sustainable for the family and in particular the son.

 

The three reasons given for refusal were counter balanced by the applicant.

 

The Idmiston Parish Council representative spoke in support. 

 

Local Member Cllr Mike Hewittt then spoke in support of the application, noting that work had been carried out for years to take the phosphate out of the water. A machine which had been brought in to take minerals out of the water, had since been switched off as was no longer needed.

 

It was noted that the needs of the young man would get greater over time, as he got older he would get heavier. Lifts would later be required to help with mobility and he would eventually be able to move in to the bungalow and be assisted by a live in carer.

 

If his needs were not able to be accommodated on the land with his family he would have to go in to a home, which would not be near to the family.

 

The fields at the back were military and have been cleared. Cllr Hewitt saw  ...  view the full minutes text for item 115.

116.

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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