Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 12 June 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

14.

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.

 

15.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 22 May 2019. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22 May 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign these as such.

 

16.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

None.

17.

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circumstances which have made the matters urgent and to receive any notification of any applications deferred or withdrawn.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

18.

Proposals for site visits

Minutes:

The committee received a proposal for a site visit in respect of application P19/S0288/FUL, Amberley, 26 Lambridge Wood Road, Henley-on-Thames.

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of application P19/S0288/FUL to allow for a site visit, as the committee had concerns regarding the scale of the proposed development.

19.

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.

20.

P17/S4441/O - Land north of Rycote Lane near Thame pdf icon PDF 985 KB

The erection of up to 180,000 square feet (up to 16,722 square metres) of B2/B8 with ancillary B1(a) and B1(c) together with parking, drainage, landscaping (structural and incidental) and highway works

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P17/S4441/O for the erection of up to 180,000 square feet (up to 16,722 square metres) of B2/B8 with ancillary B1(a) and B1(c) together with parking, drainage, landscaping (structural and incidental) and highway works at land north of Rycote Lane near Thame, OX9 2BY. A members’ site visit had been undertaken on 10 June 2019.

 

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 the meeting.

 

The planning officer reported that Appendix 3 had been appended in error. However, a revised version of it, approved by the Oxfordshire County Council as highways authority, formed part of the presentation to the committee.

 

With reference to paragraph 5.4, the biodiversity offsetting payment needed to be amended to read £32,108, as this now reflected the cost of administering the offset.

 

A point of clarification was made in respect of paragraph 6.72 (Community Infrastructure Levy); offices were not liable for CIL.

 

The planning officer also updated members on the additional letters of representation received since completion of the committee report.

 

The planning officer recommended three additional conditions to control the future use of the site including:

 

-           Restriction of permitted development from Use B Classes to residential, as the site is inappropriate for residential use and also to ensure that B2/B8 units could not be converted to offices.

-           Masterplan to require an appropriate mix of Use B Classes the majority for B2 to meet local economic needs and to determine links, screening and landscaped areas. 

-           A footpath from the highway to within the site and to link to the Thame Cattle Market site – to provide a safe and desirable link for users.

 

As the application was solely seeking outline planning permission (with access only) the site layout was only illustrative at this stage. Suggested conditions would be imposed to secure enhanced landscaping (including layout of footpath) and screening, the detailed design of buildings, proposed lighting and drainage etc.

 

The Economic Development Manager provided information on economic activity in South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, confirming that new affordable quality business space, as proposed, was in strong demand.

 

The representative of the Oxfordshire County Council highways department confirmed that the highway authority had no highway objections. A road safety audit had been undertaken and all issues had been resolved or were resolvable. Parking was a reserved matter to be judged against local plan standards in conjunction with the District Council. A range of travel options to the site were being considered.

 

The planning officer reported that further additional planning conditions could be added to mitigate environmental impacts, to provide for sustainable design including, for instance, solar panels, electric charging and rainwater capture.

 

Councillor Amanda Sheppard, a representative of Great Haseley Parish

Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Mike Dyer of Thames Business Forum, spoke in support of the application.

 

Jake Collinge, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Caroline Newton, the local ward  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.

21.

P18/S2809/O - Bayswater Farm Road, Headington pdf icon PDF 135 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 dwellinghouse accessed from Bayswater Farm Road (as clarified by letter from applicant dated 27 September 2018) 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 the meeting.

 

The planning officer advised that an additional condition for a Construction Management Plan could be added, to alleviate issues with access, parking and deliveries during construction.

 

Frank Butt, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Vicky Rowe the applicant and agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

A motion moved and seconded, to grant planning permission as recommended, plus the additional condition, was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to grant planning permission for application P18/S2809/O subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Commencement - Outline with Reserved Matters

2. Approved plans

3. Foul drainage works (details required)

4. Surface water drainage works (details required)

5. Tree Protection (General)

6. New vehicular access

7. Vision splay protection

8. Parking Area Details

9. Construction Management Plan

22.

P19/S0358/FUL & P19/S0359/LB - The Chequers Inn, Berrick Salome, OX10 6JN pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Internal and external alterations to listed public house including extension to existing car park. As amended by plan 1702/04/D received 23 April, 2019 altering the design of the front porch.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered applications P19/S0358/FUL and P19/S0359/LB for internal and external alterations to listed public house including extension to existing car park. As amended by plan 1702/04/D received 23 April, 2019 altering the design of the front porch at the Chequers Inn, Berrick Salome.

 

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 the meeting.

 

The Conservation Officer reported that the council had a legal duty to preserve the listed building and its architectural features.

 

Councillor Mike Craven-Todd, a representative of Berrick Salome Parish Council, spoke in support of the application.

 

Joseph Pugsley, architect, spoke in support of the application.

 

Mark Duggan, the landlord of the Chequers Inn, spoke in support of the application.

 

David Turner, the local member, spoke in support of the application.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of applications P19/S0358/FUL and P19/S0359/LB to facilitate a site visit to view the existing interior layout of the building and external features to the rear.

23.

P19/S0288/FUL - Amberley, 26 Lambridge Wood Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3BS pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Demolition of existing dwelling. Erection of 2 new dwellings (revised plans received 9th April 2019, setting back new access point and boundary treatment. Further revision to position of dwelling in plot 1 and front facing dormer windows now omitted).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

24.

P18/S4037/FUL - Manor Farm Barns, Chinnor Road, Crowell, OX39 4RG pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Demolition of existing building and erection of a single building comprising 5 dwellings with access, parking, carport and amenity space; alternative to P17/S2415/O (amended plans received 27th March 2019, amending detailing, fenestration, site landscaping and parking provision).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The committee considered application P18/S4037/FUL for a single building comprising 5 dwellings with access, parking, carport and amenity space; alternative to P17/S2415/O (amended plans received 27th March 2019, amending detailing, fenestration, site landscaping and parking provision) at Manor Farm Barns Chinnor Road, Crowell.

 

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 the meeting.

 

Lucy Newcombe, a representative of Crowell Parish Meeting, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Sally Munday, a local resident, spoke to the application.

 

Owen Yarnold, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Ian White, 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/S4037/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         Commencement within three years - Full Planning Permission.

2.         Development in accordance with the approved plans.

3.         A schedule of Materials to be agreed in writing prior to the commencement of the development.

4.         All hard and soft landscaping details, together with the type and height       of all boundary treatments, shall be submitted and approved in writing prior to the commencement of the development.

5.         Details of the location and size of the bin storage area are to be submitted and approved prior to commencement of the development.

6.         Parking and manoeuvring areas are to be provided as on plan and retained free from obstruction. The carports cannot be used for other incidental residential purposes without planning permission.

7.         Vision splays to be provided as on plan (1617-SP2, RevC ) and maintained free from obstruction above 0.9m from carriageway level.

8.         The off-site highway works shown on drawing 1617-SP2, RevC, shall be implemented in full before the first occupation of the development or in accordance with a programme of implementation agreed in writing with the Local Planning Authority.

9.         The ridge height and ground levels shall be strictly as specified within the approved plans.

10.      Withdrawal of permitted development rights for extensions and outbuildings (Part 1 Class A, B, E).

11.      Withdrawal of permitted development rights for means of enclosure (Part 2 Class A) - no walls, fences etc.

 

Part way through the consideration of this application, members took a vote just before the meeting guillotine of 8:30pm to continue.