Minutes of the Planning Meeting held on Thursday, 20th May, 2021. Application PL/2021/03368

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Parish Councillors Present:Cllr. D. BurkeChairman
Cllr. R. AylingVice-Chairman
Cllr. F. Collison
Cllr. C. Coslett
Cllr. B. Covil
Cllr. Mrs. M. Mitchell
Cllr. Mrs. P. Panther
Cllr. Mrs. P. Perry
Cllr. S. Perry
In Attendance:6 members of the public
Cllr. Ian Blair-PillingWiltshire Councillor
Mrs. Mary TowleClerk of the Council

Cllr. David Burke and Cllr. Brian Covil declared an interest in the application.


The following points were made by members of the public:

  • The Applicant informed the room that there was a covenant on the land in question which had ended in February enabling him to apply for planning permission.
  • A member of the public reported that he objects to the change of use of the land.   He has in the past approached the applicant to either purchase the land or to lease it on a long term lease.   He was not offered any terms which could be viable.   The application form should be altered for accuracy.
  • A resident of Wains Way objected to the application for the following reasons:
    1. It would cut the natural light from his property
    2. There would be loss of amenity
    3. The land could be put to better use
  • A neighbour objects to this application on the grounds of:
    1. The Design and Access Statement is not correct.   The master bedroom would look directly into her sitting room.
    2. The removal of tiles from the barns caused the disturbance of the barn owl nest.
    3. The access onto the road is very bad.   Very poor visibility with 4 road meeting.
  • A neighbour objects to this application on the grounds of:
    1. There are no reported risks on application
    2. There is information missing on application
    3. There are sewage issues with the properties in the vicinity.   Wessex Water have been called on many occasions 
    4. The entrance is very narrow with cob wall and hedge which could be damaged by large trucks.
  • Concerns were expressed about views of the proposed building in a Conservation Area.   The building would be within sight of the Grade 1 listed Church and Yew House which is a Grade 11 listed building.   The proposed building is overscale and would be very prominent.   The applicant has stated that ‘the build as designed will not be unduly prominent’.   This statement is wrong.
  • The applicant confirmed that the sewage will not be connected to the present system.


The Chairman of the Planning Committee asked the Parish Councillors for their views.  


The Councillors were in unanimous agreement that the Parish Council should object to this application.


The wording will be as follows:

The Parish Council  objects to this application because it wishes to retain one of the last pieces in the village for industrial use.   Also the Parish Council consider that the scale of the proposed development in the planning application does not fit with the local conservation area.