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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The White Room (1st floor), Salisbury Art Centre, Bedwin St, Salisbury SP1 3UT

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

Items
No. Item

42.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from:

 

·         Cllr Ian McLennan

·         Cllr George Jeans

43.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2021.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2021 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes.

 

 

44.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

In relation to item 7a Councillor Richard Britton noted that the Applicant had attended his house to carry out work on central heating in the past, however as this did not constitute an interest, he would take part in discussion and the vote in relation to the item.

 

In relation to 7b, Councillors Nabil Najjar, Rich Rogers and Andy Oliver noted that they knew the Applicant through his role on the parish council, and Cllr Oliver also noted that the Applicant had signed his declaration papers for the election as a Wiltshire Council Councillor, however members did not feel that they were prejudiced and would take part in the discussion and vote in relation to the item.

 

 

45.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

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

46.

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 after registering with the officer named on this agenda, and in accordance with the deadlines below.

 

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 6 December 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, plus statutory consultees and parish councils.

 

Those submitting statements would be expected to attend the 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 1st December 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 3rd December 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.

47.

Planning Appeals and Updates

To receive details of completed and pending appeals and other updates as appropriate.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Chairman asked the Planning Team Leader to clarify the appeal decision for Bouverie Avenue South.

 

Adam Madge, Planning Team Leader, noted that although that appeal had been dismissed, the Inspector had awarded financial compensation due to a change in guidance, midway through the appeal process on design requirements issued by central Government.

 

This resulted in the Inspector refusing the appeal, based on the new requirements. However at the point the application had been considered by the Committee, the Inspector considered that the requirements were met and therefore did not meet grounds for refusal which was why compensation had been awarded.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the Appeals Report.

48.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.

49.

APPLICATION NUMBER: PL/2021/08056 - Brackendale, Junction Road, Alderbury

Demolition of the existing dwelling house 'Brackendale', and for the erection of 2 x detached dwellings, associated parking, access and hard and soft landscaping.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Chris Harmon spoke in objection to the application

Jennifer Hexter spoke in objection to the application

Dan Rycroft (Agent) spoke in support to the application

Cllr Elaine Hartford spoke on behalf of Alderbury Parish Council

 

The Planning Team Leader Adam Madge presented the application which was for the demolition of the existing dwelling house 'Brackendale', and for the erection of 2 detached dwellings, associated parking, access and hard and soft landscaping. The application was recommended for Approval with conditions as set out in the Officer’s report.

 

It was noted that Junction Road was unadopted. A large tree at the front of the site was to be retained. The proposals included traditional pitched roofs.

 

The existing bungalow known as Brackendale was sited in a relatively large parcel of land in a residential area within the village of Alderbury. The existing dwelling was accessed via Junction Road, an un-made track. The public footpath ALDE20 ran along this un-made track.

 

Photographs taken from various viewpoints around the site were explained, including the proximity of neighbouring dwellings.

 

The site was within the settlement boundary for Alderbury which was listed as a large village in the Wiltshire Core Strategy and was also in a SLA.

 

Issues for consideration included the principle of development including design and scale; the impact on neighbouring amenity and context and character of the surrounding area, Parking/Highways Impact, Ecological Impact/River Avon Catchment Area and other matters.

 

There had been 10 letters of objection from members of the public and 2 in objection from Alderbury PC.

 

Members then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer, where it was clarified that the neighbouring houses along Junction Road consisted mainly of two storey properties and in terms of ratio, the proposal plot was not dissimilar to those around it, despite being a different shape.

 

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

 

Some of the main points in objection included the belief that the proposals amounted to overdevelopment and that the plot was more suited for one dwelling than two.

 

The proposed landscaping was felt not to reflect the local setting and the proposal to have two identical properties next to each other was not in keeping with the street scene as each of the neighbouring properties were individual to each other.

 

A request for a condition to retain the boundary hedge height to protect neighbouring privacy.

 

Reference to Ecological damage from the removal of habitats and food for wildlife was also made.

 

The Alderbury parish council representative spoke in objection to the application. In addition to the comments included in the report, it was noted that Junction Road was private and was widely used by children going to and from the primary school and playschool.

 

The PC objected to the site and proposal in their current form and suggested that a more sympathetic design of just one dwelling with an improved drainage scheme would reflect the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

APPLICATION NUMBER: PL/2021/05622 97 East Gomeldon Road, Gomeldon.

Demolition of an agricultural barn, the erection of a bungalow and associated change of use of land.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Laura Maher (Applicant) spoke in support of the application

Dan Steedman spoke in support of the application

Cllr Kirsty Exton spoke on behalf of Idmiston Parish Council

 

Hayley Clark, Planning Officer, presented the application which was for the demolition of an agricultural barn, the erection of a bungalow and associated change of use of land. The application was recommended for Refusal, as detailed in the Officer report.

 

The main issues for consideration included, Principle, Personal Circumstances, Character & Design, Neighbouring Amenities, Highway Safety, Ecology and the River Avon Special Area of Conservation (SAC) catchment area.

 

It was noted that this was the third application for a dwelling on the site and was recommended for refusal for the same reasons as the two previous applications, as detailed in the report.

 

The application site was in a small village and was considered open countryside and an unsustainable location as defined by the Core Strategy.

 

The development was not considered to be a like for like as suggested by the applicant as it was for the replacement of an agricultural barn into with a dwelling.

 

CP46 allowed for development to meet the needs of elderly or vulnerable if in a sustainable location. The proposals did not show design elements which supported the needs of someone who required specialist adaptations. There was a room allocated for a gym and another indicated a wet room area, however it was felt that both elements could be added to any regular dwelling due to preference rather than need.

 

Whilst personal circumstances did amount to material consideration, in this instance the Officer felt it did not outweigh the impact such a development would have on the area.

 

In terms of character and design, the area was a ribbon development where tandem or back-land development was uncommon for the road. The proposal was considered to be harmful encroachment to rural landscape and out of character to the site.

 

The proposals were in conflict to CP57, the Village design statement, neighbourhood plan & NPPF and it was noted that there were no other developments in the area of a similar nature to set a president by.

 

Another reason for refusal was noted as Phosphates. This was a new dwelling in open countryside which was unable to provide its own phosphate mitigation.

 

Access to the site was between two residential plots. The proposed dwelling would be the same size and shape as the existing barn.

 

Ecology had noted the presence of nesting owls in the nest box in the barn and had agreed that a replacement nesting box could be put on another barn on the site.

 

The application had generated a letter of support from Idmiston Parish Council; and five letters of representation from third parties.

 

Members then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer, where a statement regarding the unbalanced nature of the report was made and noted by the Committee and Officers.

 

Clarity was sought around whether the Committee was able to approve an application  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

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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