13 November 2023 – Agenda

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Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council

You are hereby summoned to attend the monthly meeting of Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council on Monday, 13 November 2023 at 19:15, Hook Village Hall SN4 8EF.


R Love. Clerk to the Council.  8 November 2023.



1    Present/ Apologies of Absence.


2    To approve the minutes of the last monthly held on Monday, 9 October 2023.


3    To record declarations of interest from members regarding items on the agenda.


Public Participation:  A period not exceeding 15 minutes (3 minutes each speaker) for members of the public to ask questions and submit comments.  Please submit your questions or comments to the Clerk by emailing before 9a.m. on the day of the meeting to ensure inclusion.


4    Clerk’s Report and Correspondence.


5    Planning Applications to Consider

a.  PL/2023/09142 – Land at Junction 16 (M4), Swindon – Outline application (with access to be determined) for development of a new Motorway Rest Area (MRA) to provide up to 241 car parking spaces, up to 63 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HVG) parking spaces and caravan parking; amenity building; fuel filling stations; new roundabout access from B4005; and associated landscaping, infrastructure and ancillary works.


b.  PL/2023/09034 – Works to a Protected Tree, 3 Lydiard Residential Park, Sn4 8JA – 3 x Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn) Removal to prevent debris falling onto patio area making it slippery and unsafe. 1 x Corylus avellana (Common hazel) Coppice hazel to 6 inches to allow new growth.


c.  PL/2023/08855 – Oaklands Industrial Estate, SN5 0AN – Erection of two new employment buildings (alterative to application 18/11078/FUL).


d.  PL/2023/06434 (works to listed building) and PL/2023/06408 – Basset Down Farmhouse, SN4 9QP – Proposed open porch and alterations to external doors.


e.  PL/2023/09107 – Midge Hall Nurseries, SN4 8ER – Proposed Base Station upgrade to the existing 12.0m high Phosco monopole. Proposed removal and replacement of existing 12.0m high CU Phosco K3 monopole and existing 3No. antennas with proposed 17.5m high CU Phosco monopole c/w 4.9 headframe and proposed 3No. antennas and 1No. GPS Node.  Existing 300? Dish to be relocated to proposed monopole.  Existing equipment cabin to be upgraded internally and associated ancillary works.


Applications determined:

f.  PL/2023/03954 – Basset Down Farmhouse, SN4 9QP – Proposed alterations to incorporate a replacement attic staircase. – Approve with Conditions


g.  PL/2023/06610 – Homebase Distribution Centre, SN5 8UB – InstaVolt are proposing to install 10 rapid electric vehicle charging stations within the car park of Distribution Centre, Great Western Way. Eighteen existing parking spaces will become EV charging bays, along with associated equipment.  Six of 10 EV charging bays will be fully accessible, allowing for unrestricted access to one EV charger with 1.2m access on 4 sides of the parking bay. – Approve with Conditions.



6    Highway/Roadwork/Parish Maintenance to Consider.

a.  Update on maintenance of bus shelter – final decision and cost approval.

b.  Issues with parking during Lydiard Park fireworks display.



7    Other Business To Consider/Discuss.

a.  Cricklade North Meadow – Building within the Zone of Influence is likely to lead to loss of site integrity.

b.  Wiltshire Local Plan – Council response.



8    Finance To Consider.

a.  Expenditures:

i.        Andy Brewster – greens maintenance – £192.50.

ii.       Robert Collis – reimbursement for Remembrance Sunday wreath – £25.

iii.      Community Heartbeat Trust (Solutions) Ltd – Defib pads, storage cabinet and installation – £1,341.60, and 5 Year Battery Auto Defib DCF-200 – £228.

iv.       Michael Page – reimbursement for Remembrance Sunday program printing. – £33.12

v.        Christine Drury – yearly Internal Audit – £50.


b.  1st draft budget for 2024-2025.


9    Matters Arising for Next Meeting.

  •  2nd draft budget for 2024-2025



Determine date/time of next meeting.

Proposed date – Monday 11 December 2023, 19:15.