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Agenda and minutes

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

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To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.


Apologies were received from:


Cllr Rich Rogers


Minutes of the Previous Meeting

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

Supporting documents:


The minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2021 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 may need to operate revised procedures and timescales.



Members of the public who wish to make a statement at the meeting in relation
to an item on this agenda should contact the officer named on this agenda no
later than 5pm on 18 August 2021.


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, plus statutory consultees and parish councils.


Those submitting statements would be expected to attend 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 13 August 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 16 August 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.


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 11/06/2021 to 06/08/2021.

Supporting documents:


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



That the Appeals Report be noted.


Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.


PL.2021.05288 - 2 Dykes Cottages, Winterbourne Dauntsey, SP4 6ER

New House and Garage in part of Existing Garden.

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Peter Head spoke in objection to the application

David Jones spoke in objection to the application

Dorothy Morgan spoke in objection to the application

James Jordan spoke in support of the application

Haydn Bennett (Agent) spoke in support of the application

Hayden Bennett read the applicants statement of their behalf

Charles Penn (Chairman), spoke on behalf of Winterbourne PC


Attention was drawn to additional information which had been published in
Supplement 2 to the agenda, which detailed additional comments. A Members site visit had also taken place earlier that day.


The Planning Team Leader, Adam Madge, presented the application for a new single storey house and garage in part of the existing garden.


The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination
of this application were listed as Principle of development, Character of area including heritage assets and tree protection, Residential amenity, Highway issues, and Ecology.


The local area, access and the location of several listed buildings around the site were indicated on the presentation slides.


Proposed alterations to an existing access track and the position of a heat source pump, the vehicular turning point and roof mounted solar panels were highlighted.


Slide 9 showed the height of the new property in relation to the existing property; the Wilderness. 


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


Members of the Committee had no technical questions for the Officer.


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


Some of the main points raised in objection were, that the location was not suitable for the proposed development, due to the location being in a historically sensitive conservation area.


That the development was back-land development and equated to overdevelopment which would cause harm to the local area and that there was mass opposition on a local level with over 70 objections being raised.


That the proposed air source heat pump would be noisy in light of the close proximity to the neighbouring property and that a noise survey had not yet been undertaken.


The Winterbourne Neighbourhood Plan 2019 – 26 had not identified the proposed site for one suitable for development.


Some of the main points raised in support included that the proposals met the criteria  for a passive house in the local area which met the needs of local people in an environmentally friendly way.


The Applicants had lived in the village for 32 years and were looking to downsize into a low impact single storey house, constructed from traditional materials.


Neighbours would be safeguarded by the inclusion of a condition relating to the heat pump. 


Reference to CP46 was made in relation to meeting needs of Wiltshire’s vulnerable and older people.


Homes for dev should be well insulated and take heat from the sun – the proposals do all of this. Design meets classic passive


The Winterbourne PC representative spoke in objection to the application, noting that although some aspects  ...  view the full minutes text for item 18.


PL.2021.03114 - Barn on land adjacent to Greenfields, Kilmington, BA12 6RB

Conversion of part of redundant barn to form 1-bedroom dwelling.

Supporting documents:


Public Participation

Matt Williams (Agent) spoke in support of the application

Quentin Day (Applicant) spoke in support of the application

Mrs Hames (Vice Chairman), spoke on behalf of Kilmington PC


The Planning Team Leader, Adam Madge, presented the application for the conversion of part of a redundant barn to form a 1-bedroom dwelling, with access off Butts Lane, which was single tracked and not well trafficked.


The main issues which had been considered to be material in the determination of this application were listed as principle of development, policy and planning history; design, scale and impact to the amenity of the area including the AONB; Parking/Highways, impact; ecological impact/river Avon Catchment Area.


Proposed elevations and floor plans were explained with additional photos depicting the current barn on the site, which had been there for many years.


The applicant worked on the site and lived in a Sheppard’s hut currently on the site. If the application was approved, the applicant would move in to the one bed property.


The site was in the AONB, the Officer noted concerns around allowing a dwelling in the area, and the associated phosphate issue, and absence of a bat survey.


The application was recommended for refusal.


Members of the Committee had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the Officer, where it was clarified that if approved the applicant had stated they would remove the shepherd hut, and that the committee could request enforcement of removal of the hut.


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


Some of the points raised included that a bat survey had been provided as part of a previous application and that there had been no reference to the survey on the refusal previously.


The development would lead to an enhancement on the setting CP48 compliance and national policy. If the applicants were able to live on site this would enable them to create a sustainable enterprise.


Kilmington Parish Council supported the application.


The agricultural business would serve the local community as the applicant’s customers were all within a 5-mile radius to the site.


There were no objections from Highways to the access proposals.


Two other similar developments in the same road had been approved recently with no mention of phosphate issues or detrimental effect to the AONB.


The applicant had grown up in the village and had local support.


Local Member Cllr George Jeans spoke in support of the application, noting recent case law relating to another case where a court had quashed a council decision to refuse an application due to the development being in the AONB, adding that a planning committee could overturn an officer recommendation with good reason.


The Officer noted that Members were free to make a decision against Officer recommendation, providing they had taken into account council policies on the AONB and could make a qualified decision. As to why it was acceptable to approve a development in the AONB.


Cllr Jeans did  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.


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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