Agenda and minutes

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47.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and consider if the reason for absence should be formally approved by the Council.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

48.

Declaration of Interests

Members are reminded that at the start of the meeting they should declare any known interests in any matter to be considered, and also during the meeting if it becomes apparent that they have an interest in the matters being discussed.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest declared.

49.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 459 KB

To receive and resolve that the minutes of the Open Spaces meeting held on 12 August 2020 are a true record of the meeting.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning and Highways Committee held on the 12th August 2020 was resolved as a true record of the meeting.

50.

Public Recess

Members of the public are invited to make representations to the Planning & Highways Committee for up to 3 minutes, on any matters relating to the work of the Committee or to raise any issues of concern in consideration of Standing Orders 69-73 Public Bodies Admission to Meetings Act 1960.

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present.

51.

New Planning Applications for Consideration

Ref

Number

At

Proposal

Councillor

A

S/20/0935/PIMO

The Limes & Palm Tree Lodge
21 Green Road
Upper Stratton
Swindon
SN2 7JA

Change of use from office/ non-residential institution (Use Classes B1 (a)/ D1) to 5no. dwellings (Use Class C3) and demolition of Palm Tree Lodge to allow for the erection of 5no. further dwellings (10no. dwellings in total) and associated works.

Andree Murphy

B

S/20/0820/RACH

Land To The Rear Of 30 & 32 Stratton Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon

Erection of 5no. dwellings and associated works.

Anne Brooker

C

S/HOU/20/0855/PEKO

231 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4LN

Erection of a single storey side and rear extension.

Tom Butcher

D

S/HOU/20/0872/EMMI

68 Griffiths Close
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4NP

Erection of a two storey side extension.

Matthew Crorkin-Davis

E

S/TC/20/0884/RACH

Land At Kingsdown Road
Kingsdown
Swindon
Swindon

Installation of a 5metre extension to an existing 27.5 metre high lattice mast including new antenna, satellite link dishes and radio equipment together with the installation of new equipment cabinets and associated works.

Cllrs to comment

F

S/LDE/20/0893/LOMO

28 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4RQ

Certificate of Lawfulness (existing) for the use as a House in Multiple Occupation.

Andree Murphy

G

S/HOU/20/0928/RACH

65 Godwin Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4XT

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

Barrie Jennings

H

S/HOU/20/0881/LOMO

1 Briery Close
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4PA

Extension to outbuilding and use of outbuilding for purposes ancillary to main dwellinghouse.

Alison Foley

I

S/ADV/20/0932/PEKO

167A /167 Swindon Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4PW

Display of illuminated ATM signage (retrospective).

Cllrs to note

J

S/HOU/20/0934/PEKO

34 Cullerne Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4HX

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

Matthew Crorkin-Davis

K

S/HOU/20/0941/PEKO

19 Hatch Road
Upper Stratton
Swindon
SN3 4XY

Erection of a two storey rear extension.

Teresa Page

L

S/HOU/20/0947/PEKO

25 Taylor Crescent
Kingsdown
Swindon
SN3 4UX

Erection of two storey side and single storey rear extensions.

Tim Page

M

S/HOU/20/1033/RACH

39 Bramwell Close
Kingsdown
Swindon
SN2 7SN

Erection of a garage

Tim Page

N

S/PHOU/20/1065/EMMI

118 Ruskin Avenue
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN2 7NF

Prior Approval Notification for the erection of a conservatory to rear measuring 4.0m (from original rear wall), 3m (maximum height) and 2.4m (height to eaves).

Alison Foley

O

S/20/0970/PEKO

Treetops
8 Marshfield Way
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4PS

Change of use of double garage to residential accommodation.

Anne Brooker

P

S/HOU/20/1034/PEKO

65 Slade Drive
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4DS

Erection of a single storey side extension.

Brenda Rogers

 

Minutes:

Ref

Number

At

Proposal

Outcome

A

S/20/0935/PIMO

The Limes & Palm Tree Lodge
21 Green Road
Upper Stratton
Swindon
SN2 7JA

Change of use from office/ non-residential institution (Use Classes B1 (a)/ D1) to 5no. dwellings (Use Class C3) and demolition of Palm Tree Lodge to allow for the erection of 5no. further dwellings (10no. dwellings in total) and associated works.

Objection: members would like this application called in to preserve this listed building.  Members support the comments made by the Conservation Officer and the proposed housing is inappropriate and doesn't compliment listed site. 

B

S/20/0820/RACH

Land To The Rear Of 30 & 32 Stratton Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon

Erection of 5no. dwellings and associated works.

Objection: Members echoed the Flood Authority comments: 1. The Surface Water Management Strategy is not in-line with current guidance and policy (Such as the SuDS Manual C753 or Non-statutory SuDS technical Standards and therefore the National Planning Practice Guidance) due to an inappropriate SuDS scheme being proposed.
2. The Surface Water Management Strategy has not demonstrated the method of disposing surface water is feasible by confirming how the SuDS scheme will be maintained and managed after completion with confirmation from the relevant authority that they will adopt any systems that are being offered for adoption.
3. It has not been demonstrated that the development will not increase the risk of flooding elsewhere and therefore is contrary to Paragraph 103 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Policy EN6 of the adopted Swindon Local Plan 2026. Members also echo the comments made by the neighbour around privacy and have concerns that Highways have not yet commented.

C

S/HOU/20/0855/PEKO

231 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4LN

Erection of a single storey side and rear extension.

Granted

D

S/HOU/20/0872/EMMI

68 Griffiths Close
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4NP

Erection of a two storey side extension.

Granted

E

S/TC/20/0884/RACH

Land At Kingsdown Road
Kingsdown
Swindon
Swindon

Installation of a 5metre extension to an existing 27.5 metre high lattice mast including new antenna, satellite link dishes and radio equipment together with the installation of new equipment cabinets and associated works.

No objections

F

S/LDE/20/0893/LOMO

28 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4RQ

Certificate of Lawfulness (existing) for the use as a House in Multiple Occupation.

No objections

G

S/HOU/20/0928/RACH

65 Godwin Road
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4XT

Erection of a single storey rear extension.

No objections

H

S/HOU/20/0881/LOMO

1 Briery Close
Stratton St Margaret
Swindon
SN3 4PA

Extension to outbuilding and use of outbuilding for purposes ancillary to main dwellinghouse.

Objection: Members raised concerns around the size and not in keeping with the area.  Members questioned whether Building Control have had involvement.  The building line is too far forward which is setting a bad precedent.  Members requested that Swindon Borough Council enforce new conditions.  These conditions to include: this building not to be used as a residence, no overlooking windows, matching brickwork, no commercial activity, detached garage to remain ancillary use.  Members requested that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Grants, Refusals and Withdrawals for Noting pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Please see Appendix 6

Minutes:

The grants, refusals and withdrawals were noted by members.

53.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

In view of the fact that Publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature arising out of the business to be transacted in accordance with LGA 1972, Sch 12, para 10(2) (b) and 26 (2) (b).  Members of the Public and Press are asked to withdraw

Minutes:

In view of the fact that Publicity would prejudice the public interest by reason of the confidential nature arising out of the business to be transacted in accordance with LGA 1972, Sch 12, para 10(2) (b) and 26 (2) (b).  Members of the Public and Press are asked to withdraw

54.

WHSmith Operations, Greenbridge Road, Swindon, SN3 3LD

For members to welcome a representative from Gerald Eve LLP to brief the Committee on the future plans for the WHSmith site.

Minutes:

This item was deferred until the next Planning and Highways Committee meeting due to no attendance of the WHSmith representative.

55.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee will be held on 14October 2020, 7pm at Meadowcroft Community Centre or Zoom.

Minutes:

Members resolved that the next meeting of the Planning and Highways Committee be held on 14 October 2020, 7pm via Zoom.