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PLANNING/HIGHWAYS AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION

 

 

LORRY WATCH

To report a vehicle within a weight restricted area Click Here, Click Here for the latest information on Lorry Watch.

 

URGENT CLOSURE OF PURTON ROAD (PART) CRICKLADE
25th February 2021 until 1st March 2021 
    Update 25-02-2021

 

URGENT CLOSURE OF HIGH STREET (PART) PURTON.
27th February 2021 
 
 Updated 22-02-2021

 

URGENT CLOSURE OF WITTS LANE & LOCKS LANE. PURTON.
28th January until 4th March 2021    Updated 12-01-2021

RAVENSROOST ROAD CLOSURE.
9th February until 2nd March 2021   Updated 04-01-2021

 

Temporary Closure of: Lydiard Green, Lydiard Millicent 

15th February 2021 until 26th February 2021   Updated 06-01-2021

 

URGENT CLOSURE OF B4553 - HAYES KNOLL TO COMMON PLATT
18th February until 24th February 2021 
     Updated 10-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CROSSLANES TO COMMON PLATT
18th February until 24th February2021
 
   Updated 08-02-2021

These works involve carriageway repairs ahead of surface dressing works which are to be undertaken next spring, and the adjustment of surface ironwork.
The works will take place from Thursday 18th February 2021 and will be completed on Wednesday 24th February 2021 between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00. However, on occasions, works may over run due to uncontrollable circumstances such as plant breakdowns, unfavourable weather conditions or occasionally we discover the need for additional repairs once the work has started.  There will be advance information signs erected on site giving confirmed start dates.  Road markings will be replaced on completion of the surface dressing works.
Due to the nature of the works and the local environment the works will be carried out within temporary road closures, to ensure that adequate health & safety is maintained for both the Contractor and local residents.  The diversion route is shown in the attached drawing.
The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access for residents for the duration of the works; but depending upon what operation is being undertaken and where it’s being undertaken residents may find that when accessing or egressing from their property in their vehicle, they may experience a delay and have to wait for plant to be moved out of the carriageway.  It has been advised to residents that when leaving their property to allow extra time for any possible delays and when returning to their property, to speak to traffic management operatives located at the extents of the works who will be able to assist.  There will be points during the material laying process where vehicular access will be restricted as residents won’t be able to drive over the newly laid material, as early trafficking could lead to premature failure, therefore it has been recommended to residents that if works are being undertaken in the vicinity of their property to speak to the workforce in advance to ask if there will be any restrictions with regards to access. The Contractor has been advised to allow for school bus access on site at all times.
Signing will be in place advising that local businesses will be open as usual.  A letter drop is being undertaken to all the residents located within the site extents from W/C 25th January 2021.
I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause but trust you will appreciate the necessity for these essential works to maintain Wiltshire's highway network.
Should you require any further information in advance of the works please do not hesitate to contact me on the details shown below.  If you wish to discuss the works whilst they are in operation, please speak to a member of the workforce who will direct you to the appropriate person on site.
Alkmini Karastamati MEng, MSc Assistant Engineer, Transportation (Highways) UK & Europe. Engineering, Design and Project Management
+44 1372 75 3269 

  

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MANOR HILL (Part), PURTON  
25th February until 3rd March 2021. 
    
Updated 15-01-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CHURCH END & THE FOX. PURTON - 
25th February until 3rd March 2021
         Updated 15-01-2021

 

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LYDIARD TREGOZE & LYDIARD MILLICENT -
1st March until 12th March 2021
       Updated 20-01-2021

 

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WATERFIELD. PURTON -
3rd March until 4th March 2021 
   
Updated 20-01-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF: QUEEN STREET (Part) CHARLTON -
3rd March until 16th March 2021 
        Updated 21-01-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF: CHURCH STREET, PURTON -
2nd March until 22nd March 2021
       Updated 21-01-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PLAY CLOSE, PURTON -
15th MARCH UNTIL 26th MARCH 2021    Updated 03-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SMITHS COURT, PURTON - 
15th MARCH UNTIL 26th MARCH 2021 
    Updated 03-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF: CHURCH PLACE (PART),  LYDIARD MILLICENT
15th March until 26th March 2021
 
   Updated 05-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C414 (Part), PURTON
29th March until 30th March 2021 
Updated 17-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF C76 (PART) PURTON
5th APRIL 2021     
Updated 22-02-2021

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF: COW STREET AND POND LANE, PURTON
12th February 2021    Updated 25-02-2021


 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WITTS LANE and LOCKS LANE (Part), PURTON.
14th APRIL UNTIL 16th APRIL 2021 
Updated 25-02-2021

 

 

PLANNING GUIDANCE AND POLICIES including - 

Wiltshire Core Strategy, Wiltshire's Local Plan, Wiltshire Mineral Policy, Wiltshire Waste Policy National Planning Policy Framework & Planning Practice Guide. Click on the links below.
For National Guidance and Policy  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/planning-practice-guidance
For Wiltshire Policies  http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-policy-core-strategy

 

PLANNING APPLICATIONS

To view details of any planning applications please Click Here to visit Wiltshire Council Planning 

FEBRUARY 2021    Updated 9th February 2021

NEW APPLICATIONS 

20/11015/FUL – The Barn, New Road, Purton. SN5 4HF
Proposed alterations and extension and associated works (Resubmission of 20/07698/FUL)
Under delegated powers Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the proposed alterations, extension and associated works (Resubmission of 20/07698/FUL)
20/11036/FUL – 4 Cricklade Road, Purton. SN5 4HS
Single storey rear extension to enlarge kitchen.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the single storey rear extension to enlarge kitchen.
20/10967/FUL – 2 College Road, Purton. SN5 4AR
Single storey rear extension.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the single storey rear extension.
20/11052/FUL – 39 Restrop View, Purton. SN5 4DG
Proposed single storey rear extension.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the proposed single storey rear extension.
20/11336/FUL – 17 The Fox, Purton. SN5 4EF
Erection of two storey rear extension.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the erection of two storey rear extension.
21/00161/TCA – 4 Church Street, Purton. SN5 4DS
25% Crown reduction to Yew and Holly Tree (T1 & T2)
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the 25% crown reduction to Yew & Holly Tree (T1 & T2)
20/11031/LBC – 20 High Street, Purton. SN5 4AE
Internal alterations, external render, windows replacement and new boiler with flue.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the internal alterations, external render, windows replacement, and new boiler with flue.
20/11382/FUL – Land at Pavenhill, Purton. SN5 4DA
Demolition of 1 existing dwelling and erection of 25 market and affordable dwellings, with associated access works, car parking, public open space and landscaping.

At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council Object to the demolition of 1 existing dwelling and erection of 25 market and affordable dwellings, with associated access works, carparking, public open space and landscaping.
In addition to our original objection (Please see below), Purton Parish Council would like to add the following comments.
Having studied this new planning application; we find that apart from some minor changes to the play area and some house styles; the application is substantially the same as the previous planning application 16/03625/FUL that the planning inspector dismissed at Appeal on the 10 May 2018. The Planning Inspector concluded:
25. Although I have found above that the proposal would not result in unacceptable levels of harm to the character and appearance of the surrounding area or the living conditions of occupiers of neighbouring properties, I have nevertheless found that it would fail to accord with the Council's adopted settlement strategy as set out in CP1 & CP2 of the CS. These policies are fundamental to the operation of the development plan and I do not consider that they should be set aside easily. As such, I find that the proposal would conflict with the development plan when taken as a whole. 26. However, the appellant has suggested that there are material considerations present which indicate that a departure from the development plan would be justified. While I note the various benefits identified by the appellant regarding the provision of 10 new affordable homes for which there is an identified need, provision is already made to accommodate such need in the exemptions set out in CP2 of the CS. As such, I afford this benefit only moderate weight. 27. Furthermore, while I agree that the traffic calming measures proposed would improve pedestrian safety along Pavenhill, they are limited in both scope and extent. Any benefits to the wider community are modest and I afford them only limited weight. Likewise, while I recognise the proposal would result in number of other benefits including economic benefits both during and after construction, the contribution to housing supply generally and the improvements to nearby public footpaths, even cumulatively these benefits are limited. As such, I afford them only a moderate amount of weight.
28. Overall, while I acknowledge the development would result in a number of benefits, on balance, I am not persuaded that they would be sufficiently great that they would justify a departure from the settlement strategy set out in the Core Strategy.
As this new application for 25 Dwellings off Pavenhill is materially the same as the previous application in April 2016 it will have precisely the same impact on the community, and so our objections remain the same: • The proposed development is in the open countryside and outside the Settlement Boundary and therefore, contrary to Core Policy 1 in the Wiltshire Development Plan. • It is a large development and does not comply with Core Policy 1 that stipulates development at large villages should involve less than ten dwellings unless identified in a Neighbourhood Plan. • The Neighbourhood Plan, made in November 2018, did not allocate this site for development as there were more suitable sites to meet Purton's local housing needs. • The Transport Statement surveys were taken during the pandemic, specifically during the second lockdown, when all were required to stay home, resulting in lower-traffic volumes. This Statement should be ignored or re-commissioned. • Since the original application in April 2016, Ridgeway Farm and Tadpole Village developments have significantly increased traffic volumes and disruption at peak hours through the village which the Transport Statement has not considered.
Purton now has a made Neighbourhood Plan and this site was considered and rejected during this process, there is no safe route to school and it is not considered feasible to suggest pedestrians cross the main road and use a footpath on an adjacent route.
There are minimal changes to the original application, and it is our opinion that refusal is the only option once again, it is acknowledged the Parish will need further housing to cater for need but this site is not suitable as other locations are better placed to provide the requirements. The traffic volumes and speeds would render any “ghost pavement” unsafe, the road width is not suitable for a pedestrian route and cannot have a footpath installed.
16/03625/FUL – LAND AT PAVENHILL, PURTON.
At the Planning Meeting on 16th May 2016, Purton Parish Council Objected to the above Planning Application on the following grounds.
It is outside the Framework Boundary both existing and also the revisions stated in Boundary review 2015. Therefore can be classed as building in the open countryside this only being allowed for agricultural and forestry needs.
The access is extremely poor with no pavement between the proposed development and the Village Centre also very narrow roadways causing possible problems both for pedestrians and vehicles and the egress from the proposed area is onto a road with poor visibility; also causing potential problems for the Bungalow at 59A which currently has shared access with 59B which is due to be demolished to make way for this development. The volume of traffic is high at present and this will only exacerbate the problem
The mix of houses is not what is required within the Village as we already have a predominance of large houses on new developments.
The Village has been working on a Neighbourhood Plan for some time in conjunction with Wiltshire Council and this would jeopardise the issues raised within this emerging document: The site was assessed by the Steering Group and dismissed as being unsuitable with regard to access, sustainability, and poor footpath facilities to the rest of the Village. Other sites are being brought forward to allow required organic growth for the Village in better locations and with better access. If this development is permitted any children would have to be taken to the local school by car as it is deemed unsafe with regard to a safe route to school travel plan.
Purton is classed as a Large Village and within the Core Strategy it states that a Large Village should have development of no more than 10 houses on one site, this can, of course, be altered by a Neighbourhood Plan, but, as previously stated this site is not within the emerging N.P. recommendations.
20/11201/FUL – 13 Greenhill. RWB. SN4 8EH
Extension to existing house, with partial demolition of existing house.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the extension to existing house, with partial demolition of existing house.
20/11071/FUL – 33 Cob Hill. Purton. SN5 4FR.
Erection of a custom-made garden room to the rear of the property.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the erection of a custom-made garden room to the rear of the property
20/11414/FUL – Upper Pavenhill Farm, The Old Dairy. Upper Pavenhill. Purton. SN5 4DQ.
New entrance porch with bedroom in roof over and 2 new windows.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the new entrance porch with bedroom in roof over and 2 new windows.
20/00724/TCA – 7 Church Path, Purton. SN5 4DR
Fell 1 Conifer.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to fell 1 Conifer.
21/00016/FUL – 10 Cob Hill, Purton. SN5 4FR
A change of use from a home office to a part-time home hair salon.
At the full Council meeting held on 8th February 2021, Purton Parish Council raise No Objection to the change of use from a home office to a part-time home hair salon.

    

PERMISSION GRANTED

20/09452/FUL – Restrop Lodge, 3 Mud Lane. Purton. SN5 4LW
Erection of new garden walling and gates (Retrospective)
Approve with conditions.
20/08501/FUL – 40 Ringsbury Close, Purton. SN5 4DE.
Proposed loft conversion with dormer windows to facilitate additional living space.
Approve with conditions.
20/10439/FUL – 4 Church Street, Purton. SN5 4DS.
Construction of a single storey rear extension.
Approve with conditions.
20/08687/FUL – 25 High Street, Purton. SN5 4AE.
Proposed double garage with studio above.
Approve with conditions.


Refused Application

20/08187/FUL – Land adj Bridge Paddocks, Leigh. SN6 6RQ
Creation of a 4 pitch Gypsy/Traveller site comprising the siting of 4 mobile homes, 4 touring caravans, and the erection of 4 dayrooms

 

GULLY MANAGEMENT

In order to ease the flow of water during the wetter months, we would like to ask residents who have gullies near their properties to monitor them and advise when they need clearing.  
As you can imagine we have 100s within Purton and to keep them monitored would be impossible, so any help by the community would be welcomed. 
If you are unsure if their are any in your area, we can advise.
Without support for the community in monitoring and advising that they need clearing we cannot ensure the free flow  and hopefully reduce flooding and help control water management. 
Please contact the Parish Council Office if you would like to help. 01793 771066.

 

REPORTING OF HIGHWAY ISSUES 

If you see any pot holes or other defects on the highway you can report direct to Wiltshire Council on 0800 23 23 23 (freephone from a landline) 01225 777234 (from a mobile or outside the county of Wiltshire) clarence@wiltshire.gov.uk, alternatively you can report to the Parish Council Office on 771066.  Wiltshire Council has now got an APP for the iphone and android devices that you can download, so you can report issues at the time you see them and this in turn picks up your GPS location of the issue, so no need to explain where the issue is.  For more information on what you can report on the APP, Click Here to visit Wiltshire Council website 

FLOODING
For an update on the flood situation in the area CLICK HERE to visit the Wiltshire Council for this information.

 

SUBMISSION OF SWINDON BOROUGH LOCAL PLAN 2026 AND THE STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY IN PLANNING

Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026 has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, for the purposes of an examination to take place later this year.  A Planning Inspector will be appointed to examine the Local Plan. The Inspector will take into account the representations submitted to the Local Plan at Pre Submission stage as far as they relate to soundness considerations and, on this basis, a number of hearing sessions identified by the Inspector will take place on principal matters as part of the examination.
Ian Kemp has been appointed as the Programme Officer and will act as the contact for any person who has an interest in the Examination.
All documentation relating to Local Plan Submission can be found on Swindon Borough Council’s webpages at: www.swindon.gov.uk/localplan.

 

THE PLANNING RECORD OF INTERESTED PARTIES If you have any queries relating to the above, the Local Plans Team can be contacted by email on forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk or by telephone on 01793 466513.

 

STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLMENT IN PLANNING

Swindon Borough Council has also published its revised Statement of Community Involvement in Planning.  The purpose of the document is to provide up to date information on how the Borough Council will engage with the community in the planning process.

It is available for public inspection at all of the Parish Council Offices and Libraries within the Borough and the Swindon Borough Council One-Stop-Shop reception desk, at Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). All documentation is available on the Council’s website or can be obtained free of charge from Swindon Borough Council on (01793) 466513 or e-mail forwardplanning@swindon.gov.uk.

 

STREET LIGHTS
If you notice that a Street light is not working you can either report it to the Street Lighting Office by telephoning 0300 456 0105 or to the Parish Council Office.

Problems with Street Lighting can also be reported using the APP which is a cost effective way (2pence per report by APP compared to £5 per report by telephoning) The AP can be downloaded onto a mobile phone or use the link on the web site – https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/report-online

 

 

 

 


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