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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN

Contact: Jessica Croman  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

27.

Apologies

To receive any apologies or substitutions for the meeting.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from:

 

Cllr Pip Ridout

 

Cllr Peter Fuller who was substituted by Cllr David Halik.

28.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2019.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2019 were presented.

 

Resolved:

 

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 26 June 2019.

 

 

29.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

30.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any announcements through the Chair.

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s Announcements.

 

The Chairman gave details of the exits to be used in the event of an emergency.

31.

Public Participation

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 by phone, email or in person no later than 2.50pm on the day of the meeting.

 

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

 

Members of the public will have had the opportunity to make representations on the planning applications and to contact and lobby their local member and any other members of the planning committee prior to the meeting. Lobbying once the debate has started at the meeting is not permitted, including the circulation of new information, written or photographic which have not been verified by planning officers.

 

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 (4 clear working days, e.g. Wednesday of week before a Wednesday meeting) 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 (2 clear working days, eg Friday of week before a Wednesday meeting). 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:

No questions had been received from councillors or members of the public.

 

The Chairman welcomed all present. He then explained the rules of public participation and the procedure to be followed at the meeting.

 

32.

The Wiltshire Council Parish of Westbury Path no. 15 (part) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 2019

To consider the The Wiltshire Council Parish of Westbury Path no. 15 (part) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order 2019.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Public Participation

Francis Morland spoke in objection to the application

Robert Roughan spoke in support of the application

 

Sally Madgwick, Definitive Map & Highways Records Manager, introduced the report for the making of Wiltshire Council Parish of Westbury Path No. 15 (part) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Order 2019 made under  section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The recommendation was that the Order be forwarded to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination.

 

The members had the opportunity to ask technical questions and the key issues were: If the outline permission stage of the application process indicated that a modification to the path would have been required; details on the current temporary closure of the path and whether the path would be identifiable once modified.

 

In response, it was noted that; it would not have been known at the outline permission stage whether the path would have needed to be modified; the temporary closure of the path was in place for public safety due to the location of the path and the current construction work, and that the path would be identifiable.

 

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

application.

A motion to move the officers recommendation was moved by Councillor Jonathon Seed and seconded by Councillor Stewart Palmen.

During the debate it was noted that; It would have been a better process to discuss any modifications to public footpaths at the permitted development stage of the planning process.

At the end of the debate it was;

RESOLVED:

 

That “the Wiltshire Council Parish of Westbury Path No. 15 (part) Diversion Order and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order” is forwarded to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for determination with the recommendation that it is confirmed without  modification.

 

33.

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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