Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 22 May 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

1.

Chairman and Vice Chairman

To note that Council is due to appoint the chairman and vice-chairman of the committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year. 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted that at the Annual Council Meeting on 16 May 2019 the Council had appointed Councillor Ian Snowdon and Councillor Peter Dragonetti as chairman and vice chairman of the committee respectively for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

2.

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.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.

 

4.

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.

5.

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circumstances which have made the matters urgent and to receive any notification of any applications deferred or withdrawn.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.

6.

Proposals for site visits

Minutes:

The committee received a proposal for a site visit.

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of application  P19/SO171/RM to allow for a site visit as the committee had concerns regarding the scale of the proposed development.

7.

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.

8.

P18/S4111/FUL & P18/S4112/LB - 1a Cornmarket, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3DX pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Change of use of premises from retail (A1 use) to a 2-bedroom dwelling (C3 use) incorporating external alterations.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Kate Gregory, a local ward councillor, stood down from the committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered applications P18/S4111/FUL & P18/S4112/LB for change of use of premises from retail (A1 use) to a 2-bedroom dwelling (C3 use) incorporating external alterations at 1a Cornmarket, Thame.

 

At its meeting on 24 April 2019 the committee had deferred determination of the applications to allow for further investigations by the Head of Planning relating to emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2034 Policy TC5 and to consider the weight to be given to the policy.

 

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.

 

Graeme Markland spoke on behalf of Thame Town Council, objecting to the applications.

 

Jeff Lowe, the agent to the applicant, spoke in support of the applications.

 

Kate Gregory, a local ward councillor, addressed the committee on the applications.

 

A motion to refuse the applications was declared lost on being put to the vote.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to grant planning permission and listed building consent for applications P18/S4111/FUL & P18/S4112/LB subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Commencement three years - Full Planning Permission.

2. Development to be in accordance with the approved plans.

3. Withdrawal of Permitted Development for Extensions & Rooflights.

4. Implementation of sound insulation glazing.

 

Grant Listed Building Consent

1.    Commencement three years - Listed Building Consent.

2.    Works to be in accordance with the approved plans.

3.    Works to match existing.

4. Submission of details for approval

a.         Notwithstanding the details shown on the approved plans all thermal insulation.

b.         Any new flues and extracts.

9.

P19/S0820/FUL - Wallingford Portcullis Social Club (28) & 29 & frontage of Goldsmiths Lane, Wallingford, OX10 0DU pdf icon PDF 736 KB

Demolition of all buildings at Portcullis Club and No29.  Construction of fourteen apartments, with vehicular access and parking and associated works. Demolition of and re-construction of frontage wall to Masonic Centre.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

George Levy, a local ward councillor, stood down from the committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered application P19/S0820/FUL for the demolition of all buildings at Portcullis Club and No. 29; construction of fourteen apartments, with vehicular access and parking and associated works; demolition of and re-construction of frontage wall to Masonic Centre at Wallingford Portcullis Social Club (28) and 29 and frontage of Goldsmiths Lane, Wallingford.

 

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.

 

The planning officer updated the committee; comments had been received from the Housing Development Officer in respect of the viability report submitted at the beginning of May. A contribution of £71,760 towards off site affordable housing was required. In the absence of a signed S106 agreement to secure the contribution, the officer suggested an additional reason for refusal

 

With reference to paragraph 6.20, a net gain of 14 units was stated. The correct figure was 13.

 

Councillor Lee Upcraft a representative of Wallingford Town Council, spoke to the application.

 

Richard James Neale, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Sue Hendrie, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Paul Fritz-Johnson, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Dr. K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Judy Dewey, a representative of the Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Henry Venners, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

David Shiers, a local resident, spoke in support of the application.

 

Tim Coleman, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

George Levy, a local ward councillor, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Sue Roberts, a local ward councillor, spoke objecting to the application.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: planning permission be refused for application P19/S0820/FUL for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposal involves the demolition of the existing buildings on the site resulting in the loss of an important group of non-designated heritage assets within the Wallingford Conservation Area. This would result in harm to the significance of the conservation area as a designated heritage asset where there is no clear and convincing justification for this harm. As such, the application is contrary to Policy CSEN3 of the adopted South Oxfordshire Core Strategy and Policies CON6 and CON7 of the adopted South Oxfordshire Local Plan and Paragraphs 193, 194, 196 and 197 of the NPPF.

 

2.    The design, height and bulky nature of the proposed new buildings in the centre and west of the site, particularly the boxy third storey, and the change of layout on Goldsmiths Lane would neither enhance or better reveal the significance of the conservation area. These changes would harm the significance, character and appearance of the conservation area and the setting of the adjacent Scheduled Monument of the Wallingford Saxon Town and the Grade  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

P19/S0614/RM - 14 Ilges Lane, Cholsey, OX10 9NX pdf icon PDF 550 KB

Reserved Matters application for appearance, landscaping (to include detailed plans showing the existing and proposed ground levels of the vehicular access and the site relative to a fixed datum point on adjoining land outside of the application site) and layout, for demolition of existing bungalow and erection of one pair of semi-detached dwellings and one detached dwelling with shared access on outline planning permission P16/S4236/O.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ken Arlett left the meeting at 7.30pm.

 

Anne-Marie Simpson, a local ward councillor, stood down from the committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered application P19/S0614/RM in respect of a Reserved Matters application for appearance, landscaping (to include detailed plans showing the existing and proposed ground levels of the vehicular access and the site relative to a fixed datum point on adjoining land outside of the application site) and layout, for demolition of existing bungalow and erection of one pair of semi-detached dwellings and one detached dwelling with shared access on outline planning permission P16/S4236/O at 14 Ilges Lane, Cholsey.

 

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 Mark Grey a representative of Cholsey Parish Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

David Moffat, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Anne-Marie Simpson, a local ward councillor, addressed the committee on the application.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of application P19/S0614/RM to facilitate a site visit to ascertain the height and scale of the proposed development.

 

11.

P18/S2231/FUL - South Oxford Business Centre Lower Road, Garsington, OX44 9DP pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Conversion and alteration of vacant first floor office accommodation to create 3 x two bed flats and 1 x one bed flat with private external amenity space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/S2231/FUL for the conversion and alteration of vacant first floor office accommodation to create 3 x two bed flats and 1 x one bed flat with private external amenity space at the South Oxford Business Centre, Lower Road, Garsington.

 

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. P O’Brien, the applicant, 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: planning permission be refused for application P18/S2231/FUL for the following reason:

 

That, in the absence of a completed S106 agreement the proposal fails to secure affordable housing to meet the needs of the District and as such is contrary to policies CSH3 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

12.

P18/S3750/FUL - Upper Farm, Denton, OX44 9JQ pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Demolition of two buildings, erection of a single residential dwelling, garage and associated works (as amended by drawing no.s PA01 A and PA02 A to site the dwelling further into the application site and reduce size of red line boundary received on 12 March 2019).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/S3750/FUL for the demolition of two buildings, erection of a single residential dwelling, garage and associated works (as amended by drawing numbers PA01 A and PA02 A, to site the dwelling further into the application site and reduce size of red line boundary received on 12 March 2019) at Upper Farm, Denton.

 

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.

 

Henry Venners, the agent to the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Susie Brooks-Smith, a local resident, spoke in support of the application.

 

Mr. Green, a local resident, spoke objecting to 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 P18/S3750/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Commencement three years - Full Planning Permission

2. Approved plans

3. Withdrawal of P.D. (Part 1 Class A) – No extensions

4. Withdrawal of P.D. (Part 1 Class E) – No buildings etc

5. Demolish existing buildings (all)

6. Turning Area & Car Parking

6. No Garage conversion into accommodation

7. Surface water drainage works (details required)

8. Foul drainage works (details required)

9. Unsuspected Land Contamination

13.

P19/S0171/RM - Land at Woodcote Road, South Stoke, RG8 0JJ pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Reserved matters application (for the appearance, landscaping, layout, and scale) following Outline approval P17/S3206/O for a residential development of up to 5 dwellings, and associated works, including access.  In addition to discharge conditions 5- landscaping, 6- tree protection, 7- biodiversity mitigation and enhancement strategy, 11- construction traffic management, 13- refuse and recycling storage and 16- construction method statement.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration of this application had been deferred, pending a site visit.