Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: The Fountain Conference Centre, Howbery Park, Benson Lane, Wallingford OX10 8BA

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

Items
No. Item

82.

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.

 

83.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on Monday 23 September 2019. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 September 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.

 

84.

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.

85.

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circumstances which have made the matters urgent and to receive any notification of any applications deferred or withdrawn.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

The planning officer reported to the committee that the Secretary of State had issued the council with a Holding Direction in respect of the emerging local plan. This meant that for decision-making purposes, the emerging plan did not carry any weight. One of the reports in the agenda (Item 9, application P19/S1853/FUL, Linwood, Limetree Road, Goring), which had been issued prior to the receipt of the Direction, contained a general reference to the weight of the local plan at paragraph 5.2, page 33.

86.

Proposals for site visits

Minutes:

The chairman reported that in respect of item 10 on the agenda, application P19/S1931/FUL, land adjacent to the Rectory, 10 Hill Road, Watlington, he had received requests for deferment from the local member and from the Watlington Town Council, to allow for a site visit by the committee. They had concerns regarding the impact of the proposed development on the appearance and character of the local area. He had discussed this request with the planning officer prior to the meeting.

 

In consultation with the planning officer, the chairman had agreed to defer consideration of application P19/S1931/FUL to allow members to visit the site.

87.

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.

88.

P19/S1142/FUL - Westfield House, Pack and Prime Lane, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1TT pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Partial demolition and alterations to the existing house and to erect one new dwelling. Resubmission of Application reference: P18/S1590/FUL (Amended site location plan and proposed block plan to show applicants right of way access on Ancastle Green).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P19/S1142/FUL, for partial demolition and alterations to the existing house and to erect one new dwelling. Resubmission of Application reference: P18/S1590/FUL (Amended site location plan and proposed block plan to show applicants right of way access on Ancastle Green), at Westfield House, Pack and Prime Lane, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 1TT.

 

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 Ken Arlett spoke to the application on behalf of Henley-on-Thames Town Council.

 

Simon Garrod, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Ken Arlett, a local ward councillor, spoke to the application.

 

The committee was concerned about access for construction traffic and considered that an additional condition regarding the routing of this traffic should be added to any permission. Turning and car parking was also a concern and it was considered that condition 6 should be amended to refer to no new access being created from Pack and Prime Lane, in accordance with the plans.

 

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 P19/S1142/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Commencement of development within three years.

 

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

 

3.    Levels details to be submitted prior to commencement.

 

4.    Schedule of materials to be agreed prior to the commencement of

Development.

 

5.    Tree protection measures to be implemented and shown prior to 

            commencement of works.

 

6.    Turning area and car parking to be carried out in accordance with the

            approved plans. No new access to be created from Pack and Prime Lane.

 

7.    Remove Permitted development rights – Class A extensions.

 

8.    Construction traffic routing condition.

 

 

 

 

89.

P19/S1853/FUL - Linwood, Limetree Road, Goring, RG8 9EY pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Demolition of the existing dwelling and the erection of a replacement dwelling with integral garage. Modification of existing access with entrance gates.

 

(As amended by drawings and Tree Survey Report accompanying email from agent received 30 August 2019 reducing the width of the building).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P19/S1853/FUL, for the demolition of the existing dwelling and the erection of a replacement dwelling with integral garage. Modification of existing access with entrance gates (as amended by drawings and Tree Survey Report accompanying email from agent received 30 August 2019 reducing the width of the building) at Linwood, Limetree Road Goring, RG8 9EY

 

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’s report had incorrectly referred to a 4-bedroom dwelling (at paragraphs 2.1 and 6.18) when in fact 5 bedrooms were depicted on the application plans.

 

Councillor Bryan Urbick spoke on behalf of Goring-on-Thames Parish Council, objecting to the application.

 

Roger Wood, local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Tim Watson, the agent, spoke in support of the 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 P19/S1853/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Commencement three years - full planning permission.

 

2.    Approved plans.

 

3.    Schedule of Materials.

 

4.    Existing vehicular access.

 

5.    Parking & Manoeuvering Areas Retained.

 

6.    No Garage conversion into accommodation.

 

7.    Wildlife Protection (mitigation as approved).

 

8.    Surface water drainage works (details required).

 

9.    Foul drainage works (details required).

 

10.Tree protection (implementation as approved).

 

11.Landscaping.

 

 

90.

P19/S1931/FUL - Land adjacent to The Rectory, 10 Hill Road, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5AD pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Erection of a detached two storey dwelling with associated parking and landscaping (as amended by plans received 8 August 2019 altering roof and single storey side extension design, and increasing gap to boundary with 12 Hill Road) (as amended by plans received 28 August 2019 and 17 September 2019 providing landscaping and tree information).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration of this application was deferred to allow the committee to hold a site visit, to ascertain the impact of the proposed development on the appearance and character of the local area (minute 86, above).

91.

P19/S1569/FUL - Syringa Rod Eyot, Wargrave Road, near Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3JD pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Replacement dwelling (amended plans received 11 July 2019, removing upper storey accommodation and incorporating other changes set out in the agent's covering email).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P19/S1569/FUL, for a replacement dwelling (amended plans received 11 July 2019, removing upper storey accommodation and incorporating other changes set out in the agent's covering email), at Syringa Rod Eyot, Wargrave Road, near Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3JD.

 

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 Ken Arlett, representing Henley on Thames Town Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Simon Loring, the agent, spoke in support of the 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 P19/S1569/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  The development to which this permission relates must be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

2.  The development hereby approved shall be carried out in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans.

 

3.  A schedule of all external materials shall be submitted to, and agreed in writing by, the local planning authority prior to the commencement of development.

 

4.  Finished floor levels for the completed dwelling shall be 34m AOD (Above Ordnance Datum).

 

5.  Prior to first occupation of the dwelling hereby approved, all south-east facing windows shall be both obscure glazed and non-opening where below 1.7m from the finished floor level in each associated room. The same measures shall be applied to the windows in the north-west facing gable. All windows shall be retained as such thereafter.

 

 

92.

P18/2555/FUL - Former Goring Heath Poultry Farm 54526, Goring Heath, RG8 7RU pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Erection of a training building, 5 huts and the renovation of disused fire station, ablutions block and parking (amended plans and supporting information received 12th December 2018, reducing ridge and eaves height of training barn by 2m. Site section and amended site plan received 1st April 2019, removing spoil bunds and adding additional landscaping detail).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Peter Dragonetti, the local ward councillor, stood down from the committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered application P18/2555/FUL, for the erection of a training building, 5 huts and the renovation of disused fire station, ablutions block and parking (amended plans and supporting information received 12th December 2018, reducing ridge and eaves height of training barn by 2m. Site section and amended site plan received 1st April 2019, removing spoil bunds and adding additional landscaping detail) at the former Goring Heath Poultry Farm 54526, Goring Heath, RG8 7RU

 

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.

 

Marc Willis, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Damion Morphy, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Claire Whitehead, a local vet, spoke in support of the application.

 

Peter Dragonetti, the local ward councillor, spoke objecting to the application.

 

The committee had some concerns regarding the number of women’s toilets included in the proposal and were of the view that this part of the development could be more inclusive. There was also some concern regarding the impact of the development upon the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the need for more sustainability in the development.

 

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

 

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 P18/2555/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Commencement within three years.

 

2.    Prior to the commencement of the development hereby permitted, a scheme for the landscaping of the site and its management shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The scheme shall be implemented prior to the first use of the development and thereafter maintained.

 

3.    Prior to the commencement of any site works an arboricultural method statement to ensure the satisfactory protection of retained trees during the construction period shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

4.    Prior to the commencement of the development a phased contaminated land risk assessment shall be carried out by a competent person in accordance with Environment Agency Guidance and Approved Codes of Practice. Details of each phase shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

5.   Prior to the commencement of the development details of how the spoil arising from works will be disposed of shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the spoil shall be disposed of in accordance with the agreed details.

6.   Prior to commencement of the construction works within the site, a full schedule of all external materials shall be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority.

 

7.   All parts of the site, including all approved buildings, shall only be used for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 92.