Economic Development & Planning Committee Meeting
at The Town Hall
Monday, 17 June 2019 at 7.00pm
(To be followed by an Asset Committee Meeting)
Public Participation – To receive questions from members of the public.
In the exercise of Council functions. Members are reminded that the Council has a general duty to consider Crime & Disorder, Health & Safety, Human Rights and the need to conserve biodiversity. The Council also has a duty to tackle discrimination, provide equality of opportunity for all and foster good relations in the course of developing policies and delivery services under the public sector Equality Duty and Equality 2010.
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 28 MAY 2019.
4. MELKSHAM TOWN CENTRE VISIONING EXERCISE
Presentation by Gerald Milward-Oliver FRSA, Townswork on proposals to begin the
Vision for Melksham.
Attached is a profile of Gerald Milward-Oliver FRSA and a briefing which outlines the
first steps in the Visioning Exercise.
It is recommended that a Scoping Exercise precludes a Visioning Exercise. Members are
requested, if they agree to the proposal to appoint Townswork to undertake the first
step at a total of £2500. Tenders will be sought at the appropriate time to undertake
the Visioning Exercise.
5. PLANNING APPLICATIONS:
To consider the following planning applications:
Mr David Ballantyne
3 Place Road, SN12 6JN
Installation of a fold-down lockable bollard between the two stone piers at the rear entrance/exit to Melksham House
Mr Ryan Poolman
10 Chalfield Crescent, SN12 7BU
Proposed new dwelling
Mr Sam Hendy
1 Berkeley Close, SN12 6AZ
Proposed front and rear single storey extensions
6. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
6.1 Invitation to Neighbourhood Plan Surgery at County Hall on Tuesday,
16 July 9:00-14:00 hours. To nominate 3 representatives to attend
6.2 Notes on Neighbourhood Planning Edition 22, May 2019 produced by the
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. (To note)
6.3 Planning Local Newsletter – Issue 12, June 2019 (To note)
7. COMMUNITY CENTRE, EAST OF MELKSHAM
Following the Planning Meeting on 11 March 2019, officers of both Melksham Town Council and Melksham Without Parish Council had met to discuss a way forward regarding a community centre, East of Melksham.
To update Members that ongoing investigations are taking place regarding the terms of the Section 106 Agreement, whether alternative sites can be used nearby or within the Melksham Without Parish Council area and the type of building which could be constructed with £500K Section 106s monies.
To note: At the Planning meeting on 11 March Hallam Land Management had stated:
‘should the Town Council or Melksham Without Parish Council wish to see a building larger than what is required under the Section 106 Agreement, then Hallam Land Management would be happy to transfer the Community Hall land and the funds required to construct the building specified in the Section 106, subject to the agreement of Wiltshire Council. The Town Council/Melksham Without could then use additional funds from S106/CIL etc to construct a larger building to their liking.
Hallam Land Management would not be willing to construct a larger building on the site themselves (with the benefit of additional funds provided by the Town Council/Melksham Without) due to the additional construction risk that they would be taking on.’
Members are asked to consider a way forward on a Community Centre East of Melksham
8. TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE ORDERS
8.1 Footpath MELK2, King George V Park; MELK 3, King George V Park and
MELK52 Lowbourne, King George V Park. For Parkfest, Friday 19 July, 17:30-
23:30 hours and Party in the Park, Saturday, 20 July 11:00-23:30 hours
8.2 A350 (part); A365 (part), A3102 (part), and B3107 (Part) Melksham and
Melksham Without to enable resurfacing works in conjunction with the A350
Farmers Roundabout. To come into operation on 8 July. Closures will be
required between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 until 19 July.
9. TRAFFIC ORDER REGULATIONS – CRANESBILL ROAD, NIGHTJAR ROAD AND GREENFINCH CLOSE
Pre Consultation for a Traffic Order Regulation in East Melksham to introduce No Waiting/Stopping, Monday-Friday 08:30-09.:30 and 14:45-15:45 hours and introduce ‘School Keep Clear Entrance’ markings on the following length of road: Cranesbill (north side), entrance/exit Forest & Sandridge School for approximately 41 metres.
10. COMMUNITY AREA TRANSPORT GROUP
10.1 Pedestrian Safety – Snarlton Lane/Nightingale Close
The Town Council submit a request to CATG to look at installing a further
barrier at the point where the road and footway meet, that the road is
hatched in some way to alert drivers to the footway and recommending the
installation of a ‘slow, children playing/crossing’.