NEW APPLICATIONS

JANUARY 2021

20/10439/FUL – 4 Church Street. Purton, SN5 4DS.
A small single storey extension to be added to the rear of the property, connecting the existing building and outdoor structure. It will enlarge the Kitching/dining area, recreate a new boot room and move the downstairs wc.
At the Full Council meeting held on 11th January 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the small single storey extension to be added to the rear of the property, connecting the existing building and the outdoor structure. It will enlarge the kitchen/dining area, recreate a new boot room, and move the downstairs wc.
20/10523/OUT – Land at Purton Road, Swindon.
Outline application for a residential development of up to 79 dwellings and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved with the exception of access.
At the full Council meeting held on 11th January 2021, Purton Parish Council Object to the outline application for a residential development of up to 79 dwellings and associated infrastructure with all matters reserved with the exception of access.
Purton Parish Council would like the following points below from the previous appeal where the suitability of location and effect on local character in the near vicinity of Old Purton Road be took into consideration.
Location
Core Policy 1 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy sets out the settlement strategy for the area and states, in relation to a ‘Large Village’ (Purton), that development will be limited to that needed to help meet the housing needs of settlements (Purton). He concluded that the proposal conflicted with this policy.
Core Policy 19 details the amount of development expected in each community area. The site falls within the Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Community Area, within which around 385 houses are expected to be delivered outside of Royal Wootton Bassett Town. There was no dispute that this number had already been delivered. The proposal conflicted with this policy too.
Saved Policy H4 of the North Wiltshire Local Plan 2011 (a precursor to the Core Strategy) restricts development in the countryside, other than in specified circumstances, none of which apply to the appeal proposal.
Taking all the policies together and having regard to the supporting text, the Inspector said the proposal was “entirely at odds with the Neighbourhood Plan taken as a whole and manifestly incompatible with the strategy contained within it.” It was noted that the community has gone to significant effort to plan positively for its neighbourhood area. The proposed development would deliver housing that is clearly not anticipated or sought by the Plan.
There were then some complicated arguments about how up-to-date policies needed to be to carry weight but the Inspector concluded that there was no scope for applying the housing requirements in an adjoining authority (Swindon) and that Wiltshire Council, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, had considered the need for further development west of Swindon and found that there was none, and that development in this area did not represent the most sustainable option for future growth in Swindon.
The inspector was critical that should it become necessary to allocate housing west of Swindon in the future, that would be a matter for the plan-making process not for planning appeals.
Overall, he concluded that the appeal site was not located in an area supported by the development plan. It would involve housing development in the countryside, remote from all settlements identified for development in the Core Strategy and not in accordance with any of the housing allocations made by the Neighbourhood Plan.
Character
The final implication was the appeal proposal conflicted with policies CP1, CP2 and CP19 of the Core Strategy, policy H4 of the Local Plan, and the Purton Neighbourhood Plan, there was additional limited harm to the character of the area (conflict with policy CP51 of the Core Strategy).  The proposal was refused.
With a just a simple reduction of two houses (79) from the refused proposal (81) there are no material changes, and the above reasons are still valid, and this new application should be refused.
The view of Purton Parish Council is to object to this application. The reasons above should be enough for refusal but the infrastructure of Purton, although listed as a large village cannot cope with this additional housing, public transport is minimal, the medical services are already stretched to breaking point and it cannot be emphasised enough that this site does not fall within the made Neighbourhood Plan development locations. This Neighbourhood Plan was relatively recent and still holds firm with the area only requiring a three-year land supply, which can be amply demonstrated by Wiltshire Council.
20/10410/OUT – 49 The Hyde, Purton, SN5 4EA.
Erection of single dwelling access & parking.
At the Full Council meeting held on 11th January 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the Outline application for the erection of single dwelling access & parking.
20/08074/FUL – 38 Stone Lane, Lydiard Millicent, SN5 3LD.
Retrospective alterations to garage.
At the Full Council meeting held on 11th January 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the retrospective alterations to garage 20/10614/FUL – 12 Vasterne Close, Purton. SN5 4EY.
Single storey extension.
At the Full Council meeting held on 11th January 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the single storey extension.