Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Town Hall

Contact: Town Clerk 

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217/19

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies were received from the Town Mayor, Councillor Hubbard and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Illman who was substituted by Councillor Jeffries.

 

218/19

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any Declarations of Interest in respect of items on this agenda as required by the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council.

 

Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. Members may however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared on the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

219/19

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To Approve the Minutes of the Economic Development & Planning Meeting held on Monday, 8 July 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of 8 July 2019, having previously been circulated were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

220/19

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Application

Number

Applicant

Location of Development

Description of Development

 

19/04882/FUL

 

Mr B Wright

 

9 Murray Walk

 

Single Storey Rear and Side Extension

 

 

19/06615/FUL

 

 

Mr P Banfield

 

 

36A Roundpond

Installation of a lift, extension of first floor and minor changes to the ground floor

 

 

19/06690/FUL

 

 

Mrs Lockwood

 

 

34 Hazelwood Rd

 

Erection of PVC conservatory to rear of property

 

 

 

19/06806/TPO

 

 

Ms Michelle Cope (Highways, Wiltshire Council)

 

 

 

Church St Car Park

T1&2: London Plane trees – crown raise to 4m & crown reduce away from overhead cables.

T3: London Plane tree – crown raise to 4m

 

 

19/06842/TCA

 

 

Ms Sue Morgan

 

Giffords Court, Lowbourne

 

Work to trees in conservation area

 

19/06824/FUL

 

Selina Parker Miles

 

14 Sherwood Ave

 

Single-storey side extension

 

Minutes:

The Town Council objected to the following planning application:

 

19/06842/TCA: Works to Trees in Conservation Area.  Giffords Court.  Applicant Sue

                             Morgan.

 

                          The Town Council objected to this application on the following

                             grounds:

 

  Members could not make an informed decision, given the

  application was unclear and the lack of information on reasons the

  tree needed to be felled, rather than cut back.

 

The Town Council had no objection to the following planning applications:

 

19/04882/FUL: 9 Murray Walk.  Single storey rear and side extension. 

 

19/06615/FUL: 36a Roundpond.  Installation of a lift, extension of first floor and

                          minor changes to the ground floor. 

 

19/06690/FUL: 34 Hazelwood Road.  Erection of PVC conservatory to rear of

                         property.  Applicant Mrs Lockwood

 

19/06806:TPO: Church Street Car Park.  T1 & 2: London Plane trees – crown raise to

                         4m & crown reduce away from overhead cables.  T3: London Plane

                         tree – crown raise to 4m. 

 

19/06824:FUL: 14 Sherwood Avenue.  Single storey extension. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Town Council had no objection to the following planning applications:

 

221/19

MARKET PLACE PARKING pdf icon PDF 652 KB

To comment on proposals regarding disabled/loading and taxi parking arrangements within the Market Place.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mr Stephen Hind , Principal Engineer, Wiltshire Council had written to the Town Council seeking comments on disabled/loading and taxi parking provision within the Market Place.

 

Members raised a concern that limited disabled parking was available, with drivers constantly misusing the disabled parking bays and therefore more enforcement action needed to take place. 

 

It was proposed by Councillor Westbrook, seconded by Councillor Pain, and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED:  To recommend that only loading bay provision is provided, with a time limit, rather than the current shared taxi/loading bay provision.  That disabled parking has a limit of 3 hours and that additional signage be provided to direct drivers to additional disabled parking and to request that more enforcement action is taken against drivers misusing the disabled bays.

 

222/19

THE SUBSTANTIVE HIGHWAYS SCHEME FUND BID APPLICATION PROCESS IN 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 675 KB

To note.

Minutes:

The Wiltshire Council briefing was noted.

223/19

COMMUNITY AREA TRANSPORT

223/19.1

Request for Bollards Outside Chicken Hut, Bath Road pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a request for bollards outside Chicken Hut, Bath Road to stop vehicles parking outside

Minutes:

Councillor Iles explained that concern had been raised with her, that vehicles parking on an area of pavement outside Chicken Hut, Bath Road was causing damage to the pavement, thereby creating trip hazards.  An officer from Wiltshire Council had confirmed the land belonged to them and they were investigating options to stop such incidents, including the installation of bollards either side of the dropped kerbs.  Councillor Iles suggested this area could be enhanced with floral planting.

 

Councillors supported the installation of bollards and a planter and suggested the whole area needed resurfacing also.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Westbrook, seconded by Councillor Sankey and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED: To request  CATG consider the installation of bollards either side of the dropped kerbs on Union Street and Bath Road and for the area to be resurfaced and to purchase a planter once these works  have been completed.

 

 

223/19.2

Snarlton Lane - Access by Large Vehicles

To consider a request for signage at the top of the lane to stop large vehicle using the lane to access Snarlton Farm (resident has been forwarded information on the new forms to fill in – hopefully returned in time to add to agenda – otherwise email under agendas/econ dev/planning/29.7.19)).

Minutes:

A resident in Snarlton Lane had written to the Town Council expressing concern that large vehicles were still being directed down the lane via SatNavs in order to access Snarlton Farm, only to find a dead-end and requested better signage at the entrance of the lane in order to deter these vehicles using the lane.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Sankey, seconded by Councillor Westbrook and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED:  To request CATG to investigate the possibility of a ‘No Access to Snarlton Farm’ sign at the top of the lane and to write to the owners of Snarlton Farm to ask if he could make delivery drivers aware of the situation.

 

 

223/19.3

Traffic Survey Request for Granville Road pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider a request from a local resident for traffic survey, given issues regarding speeding vehicles.

Minutes:

A request had been received from a member of the public via Peter Dunford, Community Engagement Manager Wiltshire Council, that a traffic survey to be undertaken in Granville Road, due to speeding concerns.

 

Due to the lack of information received, it was suggested officers write back to Peter Dunford seeking more information.

 

 

224/19

PROPOSED SPEED RESTRICTIONS ON THE B3107 pdf icon PDF 875 KB

Minutes:

As part of the consultation process, Wiltshire Council sought views from Members on proposals to change the speed limit on the B3107 Melksham to Holt Road to 50mph.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Westbrook, seconded by Councillor Mitcham, and

 

RESOLVED:  To request this stretch of road be considered for a 40mph speed limit.

 

 

225/19

TOWN CENTRE VISION - UPDATE FROM THE TOWN CLERK

Minutes:

The Town Clerk informed Members that Townsfolk had started work on the Town Centre Visioning exercise and would be meeting various stakeholders, along with Councillors and the Town Clerk shortly.

 

226/19

CONSULTATION - STATEMENT OF LICENSING POLICY 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

For Councillors to receive the third draft of the Statement of Licensing Policy and Summary of Changes

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members asked that this item be deferred until the next meeting scheduled for  

19 August 2019.