Warminster Town Council Have No Objection To E.J. Shanley & Sons' Development Next To Warminster Railway Station Car Park, Provided Restrictions/Conditions Are In Place

Wednesday 22nd August 2018:

 View from Warminster Railway Station
of the land E.J. Shanley & Sons want to
use for a workshop extension, engineering,
parking and the storage of skips.


Warminster Town Council’s Planning Advisory Committee have backed restrictions on a proposed development next to Warminster Railway Station Car Park.

The planning application is for an extension to an existing workshop, engineering operations and laying of hardcore and scalping and the erection of fencing on land owned by E. J. Shanley and Sons Ltd., next to their existing scrapyard and workshop.

Town Councillor Steve Jeffries, Chairman of the Planning Advisory Committee, speaking after the meeting said: “Town Councillors agreed that they could not under planning law object to the use of this land for parking and storing of skips. However, they were mindful of the concerns of residents and did wish to see conditions put on the planning application.”

He added that: “Town Councillors recommended that all the conditions proposed by Wiltshire Council on the grounds of Public Protection are attached to any approval."

In addition, Town Councillors suggested two further conditions: installation of a removable bollard to ensure that the narrow lane leading to Copheap Lane is only used for access to the site in an emergency; and some additional screening that is year-round, provided either by fencing or use of evergreen trees.

Warminster Town Council can offer comments on planning applications but decision on whether to give approval or not is made by Wiltshire Council.

The other planning conditions being considered for the application by Wiltshire Council are:

The use hereby permitted shall only take place between the hours of 0800 hrs – 1700 hrs Mondays to Fridays and between 0800 hrs and 1300 hrs on Saturdays. 

The use shall not take place at any time on Sundays and Bank or Public Holidays. 

There shall be no vehicle movements on the development site outside of 0730 hrs - 1730 hrs Monday to Friday, and 0730 hrs - 1330 hrs on Saturday.

There shall be no vehicle movement on site at any time on Sunday and Bank or Public Holidays. 

No external lighting shall be installed on site until a scheme of external lighting, including the measures to be taken to minimise sky glow, glare and light trespass, has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The external lighting scheme shall be designed so as to meet the criteria for Environmental Zone E3 (Suburban medium district brightness) as defined by the Institute of Lighting Professionals ‘Guidance Notes for the Reduction of Obtrusive Light’ 2012. 

The approved scheme shall be implemented in full before the development is first brought into use and shall be maintained in effective working order at all times thereafter. 

No construction or demolition work shall take place on Sundays or Public Holidays or outside the hours of 0730 hrs to 1800 hrs Monday to Friday, and 0800 hrs to 1300 hrs on Saturdays. 

No burning of waste or other materials shall take place on the development site during the demolition/construction phase of the development. 

No development shall commence on site until a dust management plan has been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The plan shall include details of the measures that will be taken to reduce and manage the emission of dust during the demolition and/or construction phase of the development. 

The construction/demolition phase of the development will be carried out fully within a specified time period determined by Wiltshire Council.

Full details of the planning application can be found on the Wiltshire Council Website by searching the planning applications using 18/04555/FUL or at this link https://unidoc.wiltshire.gov.uk/UniDoc/Document/Search/DSA,888061

 Photographs taken by Danny Howell
on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.