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Planning Committee Meeting
at The Town Hall
Tuesday, 28 May 2019 at 7.00pm

Public Participation – To receive questions from members of the public.


1. Apologies

2. 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.

3. To approve the Minutes of the Planning meeting held on 7 May 2019.

4. Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference were adopted by the Town Council on 23 April 2019. Subject to some additions regarding economic development these have been made in accordance with Council’s instruction and are presented to the committee for adoption.

5. Neighbourhood Plan

    5.1   To note Steering Group minutes 15 May 2019
    5.2   Update on appointment of new consultants following a resolution by both Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Council on 13 May 2019 to seek new consultants to                bring about the Neighbourhood Plan to Regulation 14 stage.

6. Melksham Campus

    6.1 Notes of meeting held on 16 May 2019 following a resolution at the Planning meeting on 7 May to invite representatives from Wiltshire Council to a meeting with residents in                Cedar Close to discuss their concerns.

    6.2 Update from Wiltshire following the above meeting.

7. Notification of Appeal

    Planning Application 18/05217: 18 Wiltshire Crescent. Members are requested to note the appeal.

8. Road Closure Notice

   Melksham Carnival on 29 June between 5.30pm-8.30pm. To note

9. Briefing Note 19-016: Changes to Submission of Highway Improvements and Traffic Survey Requests (To note)

    9.1 Request for metrocount on Blackmore Road

10. Community Area Transport Group Issues

     10.1 CATG: Minutes of 9 May 2019. To note
     10.2 Footways: To consider a draft list of priorities for consideration 2019/20.
     10.3 Bank Street: To consider ‘No parking or loading/unloading at any time.
     10.4 Bus Shelters: To note update from Mark Stansby following CATG meeting.
     10.5 Gateway Signage: To note update following CATG meeting from Mark Stansby
     10.6 Hazelwood Road: To consider request for a metro count, following feedback from residents the previous count being undertaken in the wrong location.
     10.7 Union Street: To change the direction of one way traffic to assist in better traffic flow.

11. Proposed Diversion of Footpath 20 Melksham

      Proposed diversion of Footpath 20 at Melksham Campus. Comments required by 7 June 2019

12. The Parish Emergency Assistance Scheme

     This scheme allows Wiltshire Council to provide equipment to local town and parish councils to enable them to refill salt bins or spread salt in known areas during periods of                 adverse weather. To consider submitting a request for the following:

     • 25kg bags of salt
     • Snow Warden’ tabards

13. Wiltshire Local Plan Review

      Invitation to consultation event ‘Help Shape Wiltshire’s Plans 2036 on 12 June 2019. To nominate one councilor to attend along with the Town Clerk

14. Spatial Planning Update Briefing Note No 19-015.

     Containing updates on Publication of Wiltshire Council’s latest Local Development Scheme, setting out the timescales for the Local Plan Review and Wiltshire Housing Site
     Allocation Plan; Progress on the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocation Plan and Progress of the Wiltshire Local Plan Review, together with an invitation to register an interest in
     attending a session to find out more about the current stage of plan making and put forward your views to officers. (For Members Information)

15. Temporary Road Closures

      Woodrow Road, Lower Woodrow, Forest Lane for carriageway works. This Order which previously came into operation on 21 March 2019 will now recommence on 
      22 May 2019 until 23 May 2019.

16. Planning Applications:

     19/03739/FUL: 15 Conway Crescent: Two storey side extension including replacement of existing garage and new single storey rear extension.

     19/03846/FUL: 5 Greenfinch Close: Single storey rear extension

     19/04010/FUL: 17 Lapwing Road: Single storey rear extension.

     19/04152/FUL: 32 West End: Replacement of existing rear kitchen/bathroom and garden room with a new single storey extension.

     19/04188/FUL: 36b Roundpond: Demolition of existing single garage. Erection of single storey kitchen extension.

     19/04219/FUL: 9 Rowan Court: Erection of a first floor extension and creation of a garage within the existing gym space.

     19/04318/FUL: 51 Woodrow Road: Conversion and extension of garage/workshop to 2 bedroom annex

     19/04770/TPO: 46 King Street: Atlas Cedar - Crown thinning by 25% and also crown lifting.

     19/04389/VAR: 18-20, Bank Street, Variation of condition 3 of 19/01707/FUL to allow for amended proposed rear elevation to include larger dormer window and timber cladding                                  at ground level

     19/02701/FUL  10 Woodstock Gardens: Ground and first floor extension to side and rear.

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