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Agenda item

17/05123/FUL - Wildings, Hazelbury Hill, Box, Corsham


Cllr Sheila Parker from Box Parish Council spoke against the application.


The Team Leader introduced the application which was for the formation of an additional car parking space. A presentation was shown, including photographs of the existing site and proposed plans. It was explained that the application was partially retrospective, in so far as the ground had been excavated. Members were advised that the parking space was immediately opposite the neighbour’s kitchen window. The Officer’s recommendation was for approval.


Members were invited to ask technical questions and it was confirmed that a condition could be applied to ensure the use of the space for the parking of vehicles, as proposed.


Cllr Parker from Box parish Councillor spoke as detailed above.


The Local Member Cllr Brian Mathew spoke against the application. He described the area as an historic pathway, stating that the additional parking space would lead to a loss of amenity. He declared that the space should be restored to its original state.


In the debate that followed, Cllr Hutton proposed the Officer’s recommendation for approval with the additional condition that the space only be used for parking cars in connection with the dwelling, along with the informative to ensure that the drain, immediately adjacent to the space, is not effected by the new surface. This was passed by the majority.




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) The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

Proposed Plan, Dwg No: 0091/15/A, Dated: 24 May 17;

Existing Plan, Dwg No: 0091/15/B, Dated: 23 Jun 17;

plans as received by the LPA 26/05/17;

and Site Location Plan;

plan as received by the LPA 19/07/2017.

REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.


3) The gradient of the access way shall not at any point be steeper than 1:15 for a distance of 10 metres from its junction with the public highway.

REASON: In the interests of highway safety.


4) The land subject to this planning permission shall not be used for the parking of cars until full and complete details of the intended surfacing has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Such details shall include confirmation and proof where required that the surfacing is permeable. The development should not be brought into use until the parking space has been consolidated and surfaced in accordance with the approved details

REASON: So as to ensure that the development is carried out in a manner that is suitable to its location and that the surfacing materials to be used will assist with appropriate surface water drainage.


5) Notwithstanding the approved drawings, no works shall commence until details of the following have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority:

Full details of the retaining structure /wall and fence/ barrier

The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

REASON: In the interests of highway safety.


6) The parking space hereby permitted shall be used only for the parking of cars in connection with the use of “Wildings” as a domestic dwellinghouse.

REASON:  So as to ensure the space is kept free for the parking of cars for residential purposes and in the interests of the amenity of the locality.



The applicant should note that the grant of planning permission does not include any separate permission which may be needed to erect a structure in the vicinity of a public sewer. Such permission should be sought direct from Thames Water Utilities Ltd /Wessex Water Services Ltd. Buildings are not normally allowed within 3.0 metres of a Public Sewer although this may vary depending on the size, depth, strategic importance, available access and the ground conditions appertaining to the sewer in question.



The applicant is requested to note that this permission does not affect any private property rights and therefore does not authorise the carrying out of any work on land outside their control. If such works are required it will be necessary for the applicant to obtain the landowners consent before such works commence. If you intend carrying out works in the vicinity of the site boundary, you are also advised that it may be expedient to seek your own advice with regard to the requirements of the Party Wall Act 1996.



Please note that Council offices do not have the facility to receive material samples. Please deliver material samples to site and inform the Planning Officer where they are to be found.



Any alterations to the approved plans, brought about by compliance with Building Regulations or any other reason must first be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority before commencement of work.



The applicant is asked to note that, in relation to condition 04, the location and proper functioning of the highway drain immediately adjacent to the parking space should not in any way be affected by the laying of the new parking space surface.


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