This page lists the meetings for Economic Development and Planning Committee.
The Economic Development and
PlanningCommittee will meet to consider all planning applications
in the town.
Comments will be sent to
Wiltshire Council as part of their consultation procedure. The aim
is to use guidance contained in the National Planning Policy
Framework, Planning Law, Wiltshire Council’s Core Strategy,
Policy and Periodic Planning Guidance notes to preserve and enhance
the town’s character, whilst encouraging its commercial and
social vitality. It will also consider the contents and desires
laid out in the emerging Neighbourhood Plan and emerging Local
Where appropriate, planning
applications submitted in the Parish of Melksham Without may also
be discussed and commented on if relevant to the Town
Highway issues raised for the
Community Area Transport Group (CATG), Emergency Planning and Flood
Plans will also be managed by this Committee
Membership: Nine elected
The Committee has delegated
authority to deal with the following matters to
2.1. At meetings to consider
all planning applications sent for consultation by Wiltshire
2.2. To comment on behalf of
the Town Council on planning applications having due regard to Town
2.3. To delegate the power to
the Town Clerk in discussion with the Town Mayor or Deputy Town
Mayor, to make recommendations to Wiltshire Council on minor
revisions to applications for which there is insufficient time to
call a planning committee meeting. The exercise of this power
should be consistent with established practice and policy of the
committee, where defined, and shall be reported to the next
planning committee meeting.
2.4. To deal with requests for
2.5. To deal with consultation
requests for street trading licences.
2.6. To deal with any matters
pertaining to the Licensing Act 2003.
2.7. Refer all Highway Issues
through the relevant portal for the Community Area Transport
2.8. Develop and manage all
2.9. Rights of Way and Footpath
2.10. Equipment within the area of its
responsibilities and not under the control of any other
2.11. Receive petitions and deputations from
the general public or any organisation.
3.1 To be responsible
for recommending to Council key decisions and actions required in
relation to the economic development of the town.
3.2 Approving and
overseeing the delivery of any relevant service strategies which
investment in the town centre
oversee and implement the town centre visioning exercise
approving the establishment of external partnerships where they are
relevant to the economic development of the town
3.3 Approving and
monitoring funding sources and mechanisms to assist with various
initiatives, projects and actions within the remit of economic
4.1 To prepare,
scrutinise and monitor the budget for the committee.
4.2 Delegated authority
to spend a sum not exceeding £10,000.00 from the General
Reserve for projects which the committee believes will support the
economic development of the Town.
To consider and make
recommendations to the Town Council on the following
5.1. Any other matters referred
to the Committee by the Town Council.
5.2. All Planning applications
of a major strategic nature.
5.3. Consultations on any
strategic plans produced by the Principal Authority, Wiltshire
Council, such as Boundary Reviews, Local Development Framework,
Local Plans or any such documents relevant to the Town.