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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Kieran Elliott  Email: kieran.elliott@wiltshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

75.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence. Councillors Brian Dalton and Richard Clewer arrived for the meeting at 18:25 and 19:45 respectively.

76.

Minutes

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2013. (copy herewith).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2013 were presented. It was,

 

Resolved:

 

That subject to correction of the spelling of Cllr Ian McLennan, to approve as a true and correct record and sign the minutes.

77.

Declarations of Interest

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

 

Minutes:

Cllr Ian Tomes declared a non-pecuniary interest in Minute 89 - 13/01284/FUL - as a result of being acquainted with the applicant’s father, although not the applicant himself, and so would participate in the debate and vote with an open mind.

 

Cllr Brian Dalton declared a non-pecuniary interest in Minutes 87-88 - 13/01220/OUT and 13/01223/OUT - as a result of being a Salisbury City Councillor, and stated he would consider and vote on the matter with an open mind.

78.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chair announced, with the agreement of the Committee, that the application to be considered under Minute 82 - S/2012/1603/S73 - was to be deferred to the next meeting at the request of the applicant pending receipt of additional information.

79.

Public Participation and Councillors' Questions

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public.

 

Statements

 

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 in person no later than 5.50pm on the day of the meeting.

 

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. The rules on public participation in respect of planning applications are detailed in the Council’s Planning Code of Good Practice.

 

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 in writing to the officer named on the front of this agenda no later than 5pm on Thursday 29 August 2013. 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.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman explained the meeting procedure to the members of the public and noted the rules on public participation.

80.

Planning Appeals

To receive details of completed and pending appeals (copy herewith).

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

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

 

81.

Planning Applications

To consider and determine planning applications in the attached schedule.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

A late list of information received, observations and alterations, as attached to these minutes, was presented. Site visits had taken place in the afternoon prior to the Committee meeting for applications S/2013/0406 and13/01181/FUL.

82.

S/2012/1603/S73 - Stonehenge Campsite, Berwick St James, Salisbury, SP3 4TQ

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The application was deferred with the agreement of the Committee at the request of the applicant.

83.

S/2012/1778 - Area 9A/9B, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6BB

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr John Wilkinson, Chair of the Old Sarum Residents Association, spoke in objection to the application.

Mr Glen Godwin, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Ron Champion, Laverstock and Ford Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

A report was presented which recommended that the application be delegated to the Area Development Manager to approve subject to the signing of a S.106 legal agreement as detailed further in the agenda. Key details also included the principle of additional dwellings on the site, the proportion of affordable housing and the impact upon the area, residential amenity and highways.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. It was confirmed that the outline permission for the site had not restricted the number of dwellings in Old Sarum to 630, and therefore the developers were able to apply to increase the number from the current 628 that were approved.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the C Committee, as detailed above.

 

The Local Member, Councillor Ian McLennan, then spoke in objection to the application.

 

A debate followed, where the impact on the highways, open space and other infrastructure from the density of development across Old Sarum was raised, as well as the level of affordable housing being offered also being considered.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To REFUSE planning permission for the following reasons:

 

1)     It is acknowledged that the application site is located within the allocated housing site defined by saved policy H2D of the Salisbury District Local Plan and within the approved site associated with outline application S/2005/0211. However, whilst the policy and adopted development brief alludes to additional dwellings being permitted after 2011, the Council is of the opinion that any additional dwellings were envisaged to come forward following a formal consultation and allocation as part of a future Local Plan adoption process. As no such land has been allocated at the Old Sarum site as part of the now adopted South Wiltshire Core Strategy, or is intended as part of the draft Wiltshire Core Strategy, it is considered that the proposal is contrary to the Development Plan, in particular policy H2D and the associated development brief, which stipulated a limit of 630 dwellings prior to 2011; policy CP6 of the adopted South Wiltshire Core Strategy, which does not allocated further land in this area, and similarly, draft policy CP1 & CP2 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy. The proposal would therefore also be contrary to the guidance contained with the National Planning Policy Framework, which indicates that housing provision should be considered on the basis of the adopted up to date local planning policies.

 

2)   Notwithstanding the above, the scheme would only provide for 25 percent affordable housing, and would not provide any on site public open space or provide any access to additional planned open space within the allocated Longhedge development located immediately adjacent to the site. As  ...  view the full minutes text for item 83.

84.

S/2012/1829 - Local Centre, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6BY

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr John Wilkinson, Chair of the Old Sarum Residents Association, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Matt Pallas, Vice-Chair of the Old Sarum Residents Association, spoke in support of the application

Mr Glen Godwin, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Ron Champion, Laverstock and Ford Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

A report was presented which recommended that the application be delegated to the Area Development Manager to approve subject to the signing of a S.106 legal agreement as detailed further in the agenda. Key details also included the principle of additional dwellings on the site, links to surrounding development land, the impact upon residential amenity, highways and parking and other issues. It was noted that a strip of land on the site was planned to be offered to the local school as part of the development.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. It was confirmed 102 parking spaces were planned, and that the properties above the shops and proposed Doctor’s surgery would be two storeys.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee, as detailed above.

 

The Local Member, Councillor Ian McLennan, then spoke in support of the application with appropriate conditions applied, despite continued concerns about residential overdevelopment at Old Sarum, in light of the need for further commercial development.

 

A debate followed, where the hours of operation of any businesses on the site were discussed, along with the appropriateness of the suggested parking provision. It was also noted that condition three of the recommendation ensured that should another use be desired for the proposed Doctor’s surgery, a fresh application would need to be submitted to that effect.

 

Members fully considered the representation from the applicant which formed part of the additional correspondence. After lengthy debate, Members decided to adjust condition 12, to increase the opening time to 7am but also to slightly reduce the suggested closure time to 10pm, in order to balance the needs of the commercial operation against the impact of the operation on residential amenity. Members also decided to alter suggested condition 13 to expand the hours of delivery to allow greater scope for the commercial operation, with a caveat that no deliveries occur between 3pm to 4pm due to school finishing time. Members also requested that the suggested heads of terms be adjusted to allow for the proposed educational land to be utilised as public open space if not required for educational purposes, and also requested that the additional affordable housing being offered by the applicant be made a firm commitment.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To delegate to the Area Development Manager to GRANT planning permission subject to all parties entering into a S106 legal agreement which seeks to secure:

 

i) Additional Educational facilities/contributions including secure use of the blue land as part of the adjacent school, or otherwise as public open space

ii)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

85.

S/2013/0406 - Shrewton Steam Laundries Ltd, High Street, Shrewton, Salisbury. SP3 4BZ

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr Stephen Young, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Cllr Carole Slater, Shrewton Parish Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Planning Officer presented a report which recommended the application be refused planning permission. Key issues were stated to include potential flood risk, loss of potential employment space, scale and design of the proposals and impact upon the wider area.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their viers to the Committee, as detailed above.

 

The Local Member, Councillor Ian West, then spoke in support of the application.

 

A debate followed, where the current state of disrepair on the site was noted, given the concerns raised by the Parish Council. The scale of the designs was discussed, along with whether the site had been marketed appropriately before a change of use to residential had been proposed. Issues over the lack of affordable housing were raised, as well as concerns over flooding.

 

Resolved:

 

To GRANT planning permission.

 

Subject to the following conditions:

 

1

The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2

No development shall commence on site until details and samples of the materials to be used for the external walls and roofs have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason:  In the interests of visual amenity and the character and appearance of the area.

 

3

No part of the development hereby permitted shall be first brought into use or occupieduntil the access, turning area and parking spaces have been completed in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans. The areas shall be maintained for those purposes at all times thereafter.

 

Reason:  In the interests of highway safety.

 

4

No development shall commence on site until an investigation of the history and current condition of the site to determine the likelihood of the existence of contamination arising from previous uses has been carried out and all of the following steps have been complied with to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority:

 

Step (i) A written report has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority which shall include details of the previous uses of the site for at least the last 100 years and a description of the current condition of the site with regard to any activities that may have caused contamination.  The report shall confirm whether or not it is likely that contamination may be present on the site.

 

Step (ii) If the above report indicates that contamination may be present on or under the site, or if evidence of contamination is found,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

There was a brief recess from 21:10-21:15

86.

13/01181/FUL - 10 Church Road, Idmiston, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 0AZ

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mrs Judi Elliott spoke in objection to the application.

Mr Richard Maloney, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

Cllr Chris Hammer, Idmiston Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.

 

The Planning Officer introduced a report which recommended the application be delegated to the Area Development Manager for approval subject to the signing of a S.106 legal agreement as detailed in the agenda. Key issues were stated to include the principal of development , highways issues and the impact upon the character and appearance of the area and neighbouring properties.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. Details were sought regarding the level of financial contribution that would be sought in the event of approval.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee, as detailed above.

 

The Local Member, Councillor Mike Hewitt, then spoke in objection to the application.

 

A debate followed, where the large nature of the site was noted in assessing the impact upon character and amenity of the area. The lack of objection from Highways officers regarding the new access was noted, as well as the busy nature of the road alongside the site.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To delegate to the Area Development Manager to GRANT planning permission subjectto the applicant entering into a S106 legal agreement to secure:

 

a)    Financial contributions towards recreational open space;

 

b)   Financial contributions towards affordable housing;

 

Subject to the following conditions:

 

1)    The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

Reason:  To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2)    The development shall only be undertaken in accordance with the following approved plans:

 

Plan Ref….P465-102-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-103-P2...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-104-P3...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-105-P3...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-111-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-112-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-113-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-121-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-123-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-124-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-125-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-126-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-127-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

Plan Ref….P465-128-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-129-P2...                                   Dated….14.08.13….

Plan Ref….P465-301-P1...                                   Dated….20.06.13….

 

Reason: For the avoidance of doubt.

 

3)    No development shall commence on site until details, and where so requested samples, of the materials to be used for the external walls and roofs of the development have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and the character and appearance of the area.

 

4)    No development shall commence on site until a scheme of soft and hard landscaping has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the details of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

13/01220/OUT - Land North West of The Avenue, Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP2 9PS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr Glen Godwin, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Matthew Deane spoke in support of the application

Mr Reg Williams, Salisbury City Council, spoke in support of the application.

Cllr Phil Matthews, Wilton Town Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Planning Officer introduced a report which recommended that planning permission be granted. Key issues were stated to include landscape and visual impact, transport and access, air quality and the existence of alternative sites. It was noted the application had previously come to the Committee in February 2013, and had been returned following revision of the application.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. It was confirmed that all relevant Parish Councils had been consulted for their views.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee, as detailed above.

 

A debate followed, where the need for a new cemetery site was accepted, but the location and impact upon the open countryside was raised, along with issues around any construction to take place on the site and the lack of a travel plan.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

That planning permission be REFUSED for the following reasons:

 

1)    The proposed cemetery, by reason of its prominent siting in open countryside and the inevitable high visibility of associated development (such as gravestones, the car park and associated storage), would detract from the amenities of the countryside contrary to saved policy C2 of the South Wiltshire Core strategy.

 

2)    The proposed cemetery by reason of its siting outside of the Fugglestone Red development template area of the Core Strategy and outside the development limits of Salisbury is considered to be too remote from the city and limited primarily to servicing by private motor vehicles. It would therefore be an unsustainable form of development contrary to saved policy G1 of the south Wiltshire Core strategy

 

 

 

Councillor Ian Tomes left the meeting at 10:15 following this item.

88.

13/01223/OUT - Land East of the Avenue, Salisbury, SP2 9PS

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr Glen Godwin, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Mr Matthew Deane spoke in support of the application

Cllr Phil Matthews, Wilton Town Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Planning Officer introduced a report which recommended that planning permission be granted. The application was stated to be an alternate site to the proposal in the previous application, Minute 87 - 13/01220/OUT – with the key issues stated to include the landscape and visual impact, flood risk, access and other issues. It was noted that some trees would need to be removed to create visibility splays at the access site, and an archaeological survey conducted.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. Details were sought on alternative access arrangements, and it was confirmed an alternative would necessitate placing an access through the light industrial and residential zones of the proposed Fugglestone Red development.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to address the Committee with their views, as detailed above.

 

A debate followed, where the need for a new cemetery for the Salisbury area was raised, along with parking and access details.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To GRANT planning permission for the following reason:

 

The site was originally allocated within the draft masterplan for Fugglestone Red which was considered at the Enquiry in Public. It was considered at that stage as a potential site for a cemetery and no objections were raised to it. None the less the site is more prominent in landscape terms than the site to the North West of the Avenue but with landscaping is not considered inappropriate in landscape terms. The site is located closer to the main built development of Fugglestone Red 2 and therefore in visual terms will be seen in this context. The proposal therefore complies with policy Core policy two which allocates the site for development with the south Wiltshire core strategy.

 

Subject to the following conditions:

 

1) Details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale (hereinafter called “the reserved matters”) shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority before any development begins and the development shall be carried out as approved.

 

REASON: This is an outline application submitted in accordance with Article 3 of the Town

and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995

 

2) Application for the approval of the reserved matters shall be made to the local planning authority not later than five years from the date of this permission.

 

REASON: This is an outline application, submitted in accordance with Article 3 of the Town

and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995.

 

3) The development hereby permitted shall be begun either before the expiration of five years from the date of this permission, or before the expiration of two years from the date of approval of the last of the reserved matters to be approved.

 

REASON: This is an outline application, submitted in accordance with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 88.

89.

13/01284/FUL - 12 Middleton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7AY

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Mr Justin Smith spoke in objection to the application.

Mr Robert James, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Planning Officer introduced a report which recommended the application be delegated to the Area Development Manager for approval subject to the signing of a S.106 legal agreement as detailed in the agenda. Key issues were stated to include the principal of the development, the impact upon neighbouring amenity resulting from the conversion into two dwellings and car parking and highways issues.

 

Members of the Committee then had the opportunity to ask technical questions of the officer. Details were sought regarding placement of recycling bins and the planning history of the site.

 

Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the Committee, as detailed above.

 

The Local Member, Councillor Richard Clewer, then spoke in objection to the application.

 

A debate followed, where the need for small dwellings in the city was raised, along with the level of impact of the proposed conversion upon the highways network.

 

At the conclusion of debate, it was,

 

Resolved:

 

To delegate to the Area Development Manager to GRANT planning permission subject to the applicant entering into a S106 agreement covering the following matters:

 

1.    A financial contribution towards off-site recreation provision; and

2.    A financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing provision,

 

unless this is satisfactorily demonstrated to undermine the viability of the development;

 

For the following reason:

 

In accordance with paragraph 187 of the National Planning Policy Framework, Wiltshire Council has worked proactively to secure this development to improve the social and environmental conditions of the area.

 

Subject to the following conditions:

 

1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.

 

REASON: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended by the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

2. This development shall be in accordance with the following submitted drawings:

12/1832/201 A, dated 02/04/13 and received to this office on 25/06/13

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt

90.

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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