Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 24 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

236.

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.

 

237.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meetings held on 28 March and 10 April 2019. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meetings held on 28 March 2019 and 10 April 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.

 

238.

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.

239.

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circumstances which have made the matters urgent and to receive any notification of any applications deferred or withdrawn.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

240.

Proposals for site visits

Minutes:

There were no proposals for site visits.

241.

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.

242.

P18/S3531/FUL - Unit 3, Wenman Road, Thame pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Change of Use from B8 (Storage and Distribution) to D2 (Indoor Sports and Leisure) incorporating internal and external alterations (car parking redesigned, cycle stands amended, disabled access ramp and delivery door added and internal layout altered, as shown on amended plans and additional information received 23rd November 2018 and gym timetable submitted 17th January 2019, and provision of ramped fire exits as shown on amended plans received 8th February 2019).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P18/S3531/FUL for Change of Use from B8 (Storage and Distribution) to D2 (Indoor Sports and Leisure), incorporating internal and external alterations (car parking redesigned, cycle stands amended, disabled access ramp and delivery door added and internal layout altered, as shown on amended plans and additional information received 23rd November 2018 and gym timetable submitted 17th January 2019, and provision of ramped fire exits as shown on amended plans received 8th February 2019) at Unit 3, Wenman Road, Thame.

 

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 Mike Deacock spoke on behalf of Thame Town Council, objecting to the application.

 

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

 

Jeff Emmett, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Jeannette Matelot, a local ward councillor, 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 P18/S3531/FUL, subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Commence the development within three years.

 

2.  Development to be carried out in accordance with details shown on the following approved plans, PL-01, PL-06A, PL-07A, PL-03D, PL-02A, PL-05, PL-08A, and PL-04C, except as controlled or modified by conditions of this permission.

 

3. Prior to the first use, the external and internal alterations to the building shall be carried out in accordance with the approved plans and thereafter retained as approved.

 

4. Prior to the first use, the parking and turning areas shall be provided in accordance with the approved plan 1237/PL-07A and shall be constructed,  laid out, surfaced, drained and completed to be compliant with sustainable drainage (SuDS) principles, and shall be retained unobstructed except for the parking of staff or customer vehicles associated with the development at all times.

 

5. Cycle parking facilities shall be provided prior to the occupation of the development in accordance with the details shown on drawings 1237/PL-03D, 1237/PL-06A and 1237/PL-07A. Thereafter, the cycle parking shall be retained as approved.

 

6. Prior to the first use a scheme for the landscaping of the site, including the planting of live trees and shrubs, the treatment of the access road and hard standings, and the provision of boundary treatment shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority. The scheme shall be implemented prior to the first use of development and thereafter be maintained in accordance with the approved scheme. In the event of any of the trees or shrubs so planted dying or being seriously damaged or destroyed within 5 years of the completion of the development, a new tree or shrub or equivalent number of trees or shrubs, as the case may be, of a species first approved by the local  ...  view the full minutes text for item 242.

243.

P18/S2735/LB - Various Listed Buildings, Thame Town Centre, Thame pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Production and installation of commemorative plaques denoting the use of 6 listed buildings in Thame as filming locations for the Midsomer Murders series.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P18/S2735/LB for the production and installation of commemorative plaques denoting the use of 6 listed buildings in Thame as filming locations for the Midsomer Murders series, at various listed buildings, Thame Town Centre.

 

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.

 

Tony Long, a representative of Thame Town Council spoke in support of the application.

 

Helen Johns, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

David Dodds, a local ward councillor, spoke in support of the application.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: that Listed Building Consent be refused for application P18/S2735/LB for the following reasons:

 

The proposed plaques would result in harm to the historic and architectural interests of the individual listed buildings, by identifying the importance of the building as belonging to a fictional person or place. There would be a cumulative impact to the group of listed buildings and their contribution to the historic and architectural interests of the Thame Conservation Area. The application would result in less than substantial harm to the designated heritage assets which is not outweighed by public benefit as judged by the National Planning Policy Framework. As such, the proposal would be contrary to Policy CSEN3 of the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy, saved Policies CON3, CON5 and CON7 of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan and the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

 

 

244.

P18/S1830/FUL - Croxford's Orchard, Sydenham Road, Sydenham, OX39 4NE pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Construction of a new barn (as amended by plans received 4 September 2018, re-siting the barn a metre to the south, reducing its length by two metres, reducing its height and altering the design and materials to a feather-edged boarding over a brick plinth wall and plain clay roof tiles).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P18/S1830/FUL for the construction of a new barn (as amended by plans received 4 September 2018, re-siting the barn a metre to the south, reducing its length by two metres, reducing its height and altering the design and materials to a feather edged boarding over a brick plinth wall and plain clay roof tiles) at Croxford's Orchard, Sydenham Road, Sydenham.

 

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.

 

Michael May, a representative of Sydenham Parish Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Jane Errington, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Philip House, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Ian White, a local ward councillor addressed the committee on 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 P18/1830/FUL

subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  Commence the development within three years

2.  Development in accordance with the approved plans

3.  Materials as on plan

4.  Tree and hedge protection

5.  Use of the building restricted to agricultural use in connection with the land

6.  Demolish existing two sheds within two months of the first use of the

     permitted building

 

 

245.

P18/S4320/FUL - 170 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1QR pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Proposed new dwelling (as amended by revised plans received 22 February 2019, reducing the depth of the proposed front gable, reducing the number of bedrooms and amending the parking areas).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P18/S4320/FUL for a proposed new dwelling (as amended by revised plans received 22nd February 2019, reducing the depth of the proposed front gable, reducing the number of bedrooms and amending the parking areas) at 170 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames.

 

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.

 

Ken Arlett, a representative of Henley-on-Thames Town Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Lorraine Hillier, a local ward councillor, spoke, objecting to 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 P18/S4320/FUL

subject to the following conditions:

 

1.  Commencement within three years - Full Planning Permission

 

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

     unless varied by other conditions of consent.

 

3.  A schedule of all external materials shall be submitted to the local planning   authority for approval prior to commencement of the scheme.

 

4.  Details of landscaping measures (including hard surfacing and boundary

treatment) shall be submitted and agreed by the local planning authority prior to commencement of the development and implemented prior to first 

     occupation.

 

5. Tree protection measures to be agreed prior to commencement and retained throughout the course of the development.

 

6. Obscure glazing to be applied to the first floor side and first floor rear    bathroom windows prior to first occupation of the dwelling. The windows  shall be fixed shut where below 1.7m from the finished floor level in each associated room.

 

7. Removal of Permitted Development rights for subsequent extensions, in the

    interests of visual and neighbouring amenity.

 

8. Prior to first occupation of the dwelling, parking and manoeuvring areas are to be provided as on plan and retained free from obstruction.

 

9: No changes shall be made to the levels within the site, unless in accordance with a detailed scheme first agreed by the local planning authority.

 

 

246.

P18/S4111/FUL & P18/S4112/LB - 1a Cornmarket, Thame, OX9 3DX pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee considered applications P18/S4111/FUL and 18/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.

 

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 Mike Deacock spoke on behalf of Thame Town Council, objecting to the application.

 

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

 

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

 

Jeannette Matelot, a local ward councillor, addressed the committee on the application.

 

The planning officer recommended that the applications be deferred to investigate an issue which had been raised by Thame Town Council, to allow officers to consider the weighting to be given to emerging SOLP 2034 Policy TC5 and the proposed changes to the primary shopping area shown in the associated proposals map.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of applications P18/S4111/FUL and P18/4112/LB to allow for further investigations by the Head of Planning relating to emerging SOLP 2034 Policy TC5.

247.

P19/S0095/FUL - Windrush Bridge Terrace, Thame, OX9 3LU pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Variation of condition 2 on application P15/S3607/FUL, to permit the introduction of 5 rooflights to facilitate loft conversions (demolition of existing dwelling at Windrush and erection of pair of semi-detached dwellings and one detached dwelling).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred due to the meeting’s time limit having been reached prior to its consideration. It will be considered at a later date, to be confirmed.