Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN

Contact: Paul Bateman  Email:  paul.bateman@southandvale.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

224.

Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman and general housekeeping matters.

Minutes:

The chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, outlined the procedure to be followed and advised on emergency evacuation arrangements.

 

225.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2019 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2019 as correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.

 

226.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

227.

Urgent business

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent and to receive any notification of any applications deferred or withdrawn.

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.

228.

Proposals for site visits

Minutes:

There were no proposals for site visits.

229.

Public participation

To receive any statements from members of the public that have registered to speak on planning applications which are being presented to this committee meeting. 

Minutes:

The list showing members of the public who had registered to speak was tabled at the meeting.

230.

P17/S3231/O - Land at Britwell Road Watlington pdf icon PDF 849 KB

Hybrid application comprising (1) Full planning permission for the demolition of the existing pig farm and its associated buildings; the erection of 183 dwellings (Use Class C3); the creation of a new vehicular access from Britwell Road; the creation of a vehicular access from the industrial estate road south of Cuxham Road (to serve the proposed employment area); public open space; sustainable urban drainage system; landscaping; and other ancillary works, including off-site highway works; and (2) Outline permission for up to 650sqm of Use Class B1(a) floorspace with access and all other matters reserved.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P17/S3231/O, a hybrid application comprising (1) full planning permission for the demolition of the existing pig farm and its associated buildings; the erection of 183 dwellings (Use Class C3); the creation of a new vehicular access from Britwell Road; the creation of a vehicular access from the industrial estate road south of Cuxham Road (to serve the proposed employment area); public open space; sustainable urban drainage system; landscaping; and other ancillary works, including off-site highway works; and (2) outline permission for up to 650sqm of Use Class B1(a) floorspace, with access and all other matters reserved, on land at Britwell Road Watlington.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Gill Bindoff, a representative of Watlington Parish Council, outlined the Parish Council’s position and explained that they had no objection to the repeat application.

 

Tim Horton, Liz Harris and Mike Gardner, local residents, spoke, objecting to the application.

 

Anna Badcock, the local ward councillor, addressed the committee on this item.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to approve the officers’ recommendation that, had the council determined the application, they would have refused planning permission, was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: Having regard to the current appeal against non-determination, officers recommended that had the council determined application P17/S3231/O, it would have refused planning permission for the following reasons:

 

1.    That the traffic arising from the development would add to the residual cumulative impacts on the local road network, most notably through Watlington Town Centre.  The proposal would increase congestion and delays and would be harmful to highway safety.  The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy CSM2 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy, Policy T1 of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011, and Policies P2 and site-specific Policy Site A of the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan.

 

2.    That the proposed development would increase congestion and delays within Watlington Town Centre and would have a severe adverse impact on Watlington’s Air Quality Management Area.  The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy CSM1 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy, Policy EP1 of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011, and Policy P2 of the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan.

 

3.    In the absence of a completed S106 legal agreement, the proposal fails to secure affordable housing to meet the needs of the District.  As such, the development would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy CSH3 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy and Policy Site A of the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan.

 

4.    In the absence of a completed Section 106 legal agreement, the proposal fails to secure infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of the development. As such, the development would be contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy CSI1 and CSM2 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy and Policies T1, D10, D12, R2  ...  view the full minutes text for item 230.

231.

P18/S3868/FUL - 11 St Martins Street, Wallingford, OX10 0AL pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Demolition of existing retail units and construction of new retail space with 8 retirement apartments above and associated parking.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Elaine Hornsby, a local ward councillor, stood down from the Committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered application P18/S3868/FUL for the demolition of existing retail units and construction of new retail space with 8 retirement apartments above and associated parking, at 11 St. Martins Street, Wallingford.

 

Consideration of this application had been deferred by the Committee at its meeting on 28 March 2019, to allow for additional information to be published.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Officer update: there would be a recommendation to include a further condition requiring the agreement of a Construction Traffic Management Plan.

 

Councillor Adrian Lloyd, a representative of Wallingford Town Council, spoke, objecting to the application.

 

Chris Thompson, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Elaine Hornsby, a local ward councillor, addressed the committee on this application.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to authorise the head of planning to approve the application was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to authorise the head of planning to grant planning permission for application P18/S3868/FUL subject to the following conditions:


i) The prior completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure the provision of retirement housing and financial contributions, and


ii) The following conditions:

 

1 : Commencement three years - Full Planning Permission

2 : Approved plans

3 : Sample materials required (all)

4 : Parking and Manoeuvring to be provided and retained

5 : Cycle Parking Facilities

6 : Noise attenuation (external noise and plant equipment)

7 : Hours of operation

8 : Electric Vehicle Charging Point

9 : Bin store enclosure details

10 : Archaeology (Submission and implementation of Written Scheme of Investigation)

11 : Air Quality

12. Construction Traffic Management Plan.

232.

P18/S3705/FUL - Land North of Beckley Court, Beckley, Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 847 KB

Proposed new 3 bed dwelling.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/S3705/FUL for a proposed new 3 bed dwelling on land North of Beckley Court, Beckley.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Councillor Ginette Camps-Walsh, a representative of Beckley and Stowood Parish Council, spoke, objecting to the application.

 

Clare Reed, spoke on behalf of a neighbour, objecting to the application.

 

Mina Samangooei, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

John Walsh, the local ward councillor, addressed the committee on this application.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to grant planning permission was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED; To grant planning permission for application P18/S3705/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1 :   Commencement three years - full planning permission

2 :   Approved plans

3 :   Schedule of materials required (all)

4 :   Landscaping (including hardsurfacing and boundary treatment)

5 :   Hours of operation - construction/demolition sites

6:    Drainage works (details required)

7 :   New vehicular access

8:    Close existing access

9 :   Vision splay protection

10 : Parking and Manoeuvring Areas Retained

11 : No Surface Water Drainage to Highway

12 : Obscure glaze first floor windows in southern elevation

13:  Remove Permitted Development rights to extend or alter

233.

P18/S2809/O - Bayswater Farm Road, Headington pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Erection of one dwellinghouse accessed from Bayswater Farm Road (as clarified by letter from applicant dated 27 September 2018).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/S2809/O for the erection of one dwelling house accessed from Bayswater Farm Road, at Bayswater Farm Road, Headington.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Mr Leeding, a representative of Forest Hill with Shotover Parish Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Jacqueline Butt, Janette Galbraith and Aaron Cousins, local residents, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Vikki Roe, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

John Walsh, the local ward councillor, addressed the committee on this application.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to defer the application subject to a site visit, was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: that consideration of this application be deferred, pending a site visit.

234.

P19/S0629/FUL - 6 Thame Road, Great Milton, OX44 7HY pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Re-submission of planning application reference P18/S4096/FUL. New detached dwelling on infill plot next to 6 Thame Road, Great Milton, Oxford 0X44 7HY

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P19/S0629/FUL, which was a re-submission of application P18/S4096/FUL, for a new detached dwelling on an infill plot next to 6 Thame Road, Great Milton.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Adrian Smith, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to refuse the application was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to refuse planning permission for application P19/S0629/FUL for the following reason:

 

The Development Plan identifies appropriate locations for new development. New buildings within the Green Belt will not be allowed unless the development falls within strictly defined criteria. Great Milton is one of the villages within the District where infill development may be allowed. In this case, the site lies outside the built-up limits of Great Milton within the Green Belt where infill is not acceptable. As such, it would not be considered as an appropriate location for new residential development. The NPPF advises that inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the openness of the Green Belt unless there are very special circumstances which outweigh that harm. No very special circumstances exist in this instance. The provision of a new dwelling on this site would consolidate a row of houses outside the main body of the village and would have a greater impact on the openness than the current use. As such, the proposal is contrary to advice in the NPPF, policies CSR1 and CSEN 3 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy and saved policy GB4 of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan.

 

235.

P19/S0306/HH - 14 St Marys Close, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 1RD pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Demolition of existing rear extension and the erection of a single storey side and rear extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P19/S0306/HH, for the demolition of the existing rear extension and the erection of a single storey side and rear extension at 14 St Marys Close Henley-on-Thames.

 

Joan Bland and Lorraine Hillier, as local ward councillors, stood down from the Committee for consideration of this item.

 

Consultations, representations, policy and guidance and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report which formed part of the agenda pack for this meeting.

 

Martin Coward, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to approve the application was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: To grant planning permission for application P19/S0306/HH subject to the following conditions:

 

1: Commencement of development within three years

2: Development to be in accordance with the approved plans

3: Matching materials to be used