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18/08304/FUL - Garage site adjacent 22 Saxon Rise, Collingbourne Ducis, SN8 3HQ •Meeting of Eastern Area Planning Committee, Thursday, 31st January, 2019 3.00 pm (Item 11.) Demolition of garages and erection of two dwellings and associated works. Minutes Public Participation Ms Rachel Steer, RCC Town Planning, spoke in support of the application. Senior Planning Officer, Morgan Jones, introduced a report which recommended that the application for the demolition of garages and erection of two dwellings and associated works be granted subject to conditions and the completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure off site public open space contributions. Attention was drawn to updated comments from the Highways Officer. The report had stated that there would be a net loss of a car parking space. However, it was clarified that there would in fact be a net gain of 2 car parking spaces. Therefore, the Highways Officer was happy with the number of parking spaces being provided. It was also noted that parking provision could be withdrawn at any time by the applicant, Aster Group, as it was private land. Key details were stated to include the following: The application proposed the demolition of an existing garage block and the redevelopment of the site with a pair of semi-detached dwellings. The site was within the village of Collingbourne Ducis, which was defined as a large village. The site was within the defined ‘limits of development’ and the design and scale were deemed acceptable. There was limited impact on neighbour amenity. The main issues with the proposal were parking and the loss of green space/recreational land. There would be a loss of a small amount of grass verge which was deemed public open space. This loss would be recompensed by a financial contribution via a section 106 legal agreement. Members asked for clarification regarding the parking situation. In response the officer stated that the site currently had 10 open air parking spaces and 6 garages. However, only 3 of the garages were in use, hence the requirement to provide 13 new parking spaces. The 3 garage users had been offered garages in a nearby block. The application provided 12 open air parking spaces, which brought the total of spaces to 15, resulting in the net gain of 2 parking spaces. Members of the public then had the opportunity to present their views to the committee as detailed above. The unitary division member, Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, spoke in objection to the application. Cllr Blair-Pilling had called the application in as he was aware there was strong feeling within the community currently living in Aster Group homes regarding parking spaces. Therefore he felt that the matter should be aired publically. Although it was noted that the number of parking spaces provided had changed. Cllr Mark Connolly proposed a motion that the application should be granted with conditions and the completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure off site public open space contributions, as recommended by the Planning Officer. The proposal was seconded by Cllr Paul Oatway, QPM. A debate followed where the following issues were discussed: Some members stated that whilst the application met with policy, they were not sure that it met the needs of the community. It was felt that the applicants had not approached the situation well. Members wished that Aster Group had attended the meeting. Aster Group were urged to consider their conduct and adhere to their ethical policies and statements. At the conclusion of the debate it was; Resolved: That planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions and the completion of a S106 legal agreement to secure off site public open space contributions. 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:             Application Form & Certificate Ref: Location_1775 planning.dwg – Location Plan.  Received – 30.08.2018             Ref: Location Plan.  Received - 15.01.2019 Ref: P1_1775 planning A.dwg – Proposed Scheme.  Received – 16.10.2018 REASON: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning. 3.         No development above slab level shall continue on site until the exact details and samples of the materials to be used for the external walls and roofs have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details. REASON: In the interests of visual amenity and the character and appearance of the area. 4.         No development shall commence on site until a scheme of hard and soft landscaping has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority, the details of which shall include: ·         location and current canopy spread of all existing trees and hedgerows on the land; ·         full details of any to be retained, together with measures for their protection in the course of development; ·         finished levels and contours; ·         means of enclosure; ·         car park layouts; ·         other vehicle and pedestrian access and circulation areas; ·         all hard and soft surfacing materials; REASON: The application contained insufficient information to enable this matter to be considered prior to granting planning permission and the matter is required to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority before development commences in order that the development is undertaken in an acceptable manner, to ensure a satisfactory landscaped setting for the development and the protection of existing important landscape features. 5.         All soft landscaping comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding season following the first occupation of the building(s) or the completion of the development whichever is the sooner; All shrubs, trees and hedge planting shall be maintained free from weeds and shall be protected from damage by vermin and stock. Any trees or plants which, within a period of five years, die, are removed, or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of a similar size and species, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.  All hard landscaping shall also be carried out in accordance with the approved details prior to the occupation of any part of the development or in accordance with a programme to be agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority. REASON: To ensure a satisfactory landscaped setting for the development and the protection of existing important landscape features. 6.         No dwelling hereby approved shall be first occupied until the parking spaces together with the turning provision and access thereto, have been provided in accordance with the approved plans.  These areas shall be maintained for those purposes at all times thereafter. REASON: In the interests of highway safety and the amenity of future occupants. 7.         Notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (or any Order revoking or re- enacting or amending that Order with or without modification), no windows, doors or other form of openings other than those shown on the approved plans, shall be inserted in the eastern elevation of the development hereby permitted. REASON:  In the interests of residential amenity and privacy. 8.         No development shall commence on site until a scheme for the discharge of foul drainage from the site including details of how it will be implemented to ensure it results in a sealed system, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development shall not be first occupied until foul drainage system has been constructed in accordance with the approved scheme. REASON: The application contained insufficient information to enable this matter to be considered prior to granting planning permission and the matter is required to be agreed with the Local Planning Authority before development commences in order that the development is undertaken in an acceptable manner, to ensure that the development can be adequately drained and that no groundwater enters the foul water drainage system within the site. 9.         No construction or demolition work shall take place on Sundays or Public Holidays or outside the hours of 07:30 to 18:00 on Mondays to Fridays and 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. REASON:  To ensure the creation/retention of an environment free from intrusive levels of noise and activity in the interests of the amenity of the area. 11.       INFORMATIVE TO APPLICANT: The applicant is advised that the development hereby approved may represent chargeable development under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended) and Wiltshire Council's CIL Charging Schedule. If the development is determined to be liable for CIL, a Liability Notice will be issued notifying you of the amount of CIL payment due. If an Additional Information Form has not already been submitted, please submit it now so that we can determine the CIL liability. In addition, you may be able to claim exemption or relief, in which case, please submit the relevant form so that we can determine your eligibility. The CIL Commencement Notice and Assumption of Liability must be submitted to Wiltshire Council prior to commencement of development.  Should development commence prior to the CIL Liability Notice being issued by the local planning authority, any CIL exemption or relief will not apply and full payment will be required in full and with immediate effect. Should you require further information or to download the CIL forms please refer to the Council's Website:  www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planninganddevelopment/planningpolicy/communityinfrastructurelevy . 12.       INFORMATIVE TO APPLICANT: This permission shall be read in conjunction with an Agreement made under Section  106  of  the  Town  and  Country  Planning  Act,  1990  and  dated  the [INSERT]. 13.       INFORMATIVE TO APPLICANT: The applicant’s attention is drawn to the comments received from Wessex Water with regard this application in their letter dated 17.09.2018. Supporting documents:  •EAPC 31 Jan 18_08304_FUL Item 4, item 11. pdf icon PDF 791 KB  • 18.08304.FUL - Location Plan, item 11. pdf icon PDF 392 KB