Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Ridgeway, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BY

Contact: Nicola Meurer, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

23.

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. 

24.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 

Minutes:

Councillors Stuart Davenport, Anthony Hayward, Bob Johnston, Janet Shelley, and Catherine Webber had submitted their apologies for absence.  Councillors Judy Roberts and Reg Waite attended as substitutes for Councillors Bob Johnston and Janet Shelley respectively. 

25.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 18 June 2018. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt the minutes of the committee meeting held on 18 June 2018 as a correct record and agree that the chairman signs them as such. 

26.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

None

27.

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. 

Minutes:

None

28.

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 of registered public speakers was table at the meeting. 

29.

P18/V0069/O - Land at Appleford Road, Sutton Courtenay pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Residential development of 91 dwellings and associated access.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/V0069/O for the residential development of 91 dwellings and associated access on land at Appleford Road, Sutton Courtenay. 

 

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. 

 

David Hignall, a representative of Sutton Courtenay Parish Council, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

David Hignall, a representative of the Millennium Common Management Committee, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Vickesh Rathod, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application. 

 

In response to questions raised by the committee, the officers reported that:

·         all matters were reserved except for access arrangements 

·         the County Council had no objection on highways grounds

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to delegate authority 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/V0069/O subject to:

 

(a)      a Section 106 legal agreement being entered into to secure financial contributions towards local infrastructure, to secure 35% affordable housing and an affordable housing tenure mix of 75% affordable rented and 25% shared ownership; public open spaces and play areas to be transferred to a management company; and contributions towards bin provision, public art, and street naming; and

 

(b)      the following conditions:

 

Standard

1.         Standard outline condition.

2.         Standard reserved matters condition.

3.         Standard commencement condition.

4.         Approved plans.

 

Prior to commencement

5.         Travel plan.

6.         Tree protection.

7.         Slab levels.

8.         Drainage strategy.

9.         Contamination.

10.      Water supply infrastructure.

11.      Sustainable drainage scheme.

12.      Access and visibility.

 

Prior to occupation

13.      Travel and information plan.

14.      Travel plan.

15.      Verification report.

16.      Public open space.

 

Compliance

17.      Reserved matters design principles.

18.      Land use miscellaneous.

19.      Landscaping scheme.

20.      Unidentified contamination.

21.      Piling.

22.      No more than 91 dwellings.

23.      Hours of construction.

30.

P16/V0981/O - Monks Farm, Townsend, Grove pdf icon PDF 617 KB

Application for outline planning permission for up to 400 dwellings, extension to the Grove CE primary school, associated landscaping and infrastructure with all matters reserved, except access.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P16/V0981/O for outline planning permission for up to 400 dwellings, the extension to Grove CE Primary School, associated landscaping and infrastructure, with all matters reserved except access, on land at Monks Farm, Townsend, Grove. 

 

Councillor Ben Mabbett, a local ward councillor, stepped down from the committee and took no part in the determination of this application. 

 

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 officer updated the committee, reporting that the Office of Rail and Road had written to support Network Rail’s objection to the application. 

 

Simon Joyce, on behalf of Williams F1, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Lisa Bullock, on behalf of Network Rail, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Andrew Raven, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application. 

 

Councillor Ben Mabbett, a local ward councillor, spoke in support of the application. 

 

In response to questions raised by the committee, the officers reported that:

·         a legal agreement could be used to overcome the possibility of a ransom strip preventing access to remaining land within the site allocation   

·         the council was not responsible for the safety of the railway crossings

·         the request for the applicant to provide a contribution towards footbridges over the railway was not proportionate to the proposed development 

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to delegate authority 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 P16/V0981/O subject to:

 

(a)      the completion of a Section 106 agreement to secure contributions towards local infrastructure, the transfer of land for primary school expansion and open space and to secure affordable housing, and

 

(b)      the following conditions (or provision in the Section 106 agreement as appropriate):

 

Standard

1.         Reserved matters to be approved.

2.         Reserved matters time limit for submission.

3.         Time limit for implementation.

4.         Approved plans and documents list.

5.         Compliance with environmental statement.

 

Pre-commencement

6.         Construction of site access.

7.         Construction traffic management plan.

8.         Sustainable drainage scheme.

9.         On-site foul drainage scheme.

10.      Contaminated land risk assessment.

11.      Construction environment plan (biodiversity).

12.      Habitat restoration method statement for the Letcombe Brook corridor.

13.      Letcombe Brook bridge details.

14.      Archaeology written scheme of investigation.

15.      Archaeology staged programme of investigation.

 

With reserved matters

16.      Biodiversity enhancement plan.

17.      Tree protection details.

18.      Strategic Housing Market Assessment compliant housing mix.

19.      Levels.

20.      Noise mitigation.

 

Pre-occupation

21.      Off-site foul drainage.

22.      Long-term management plan for the Letcombe Brook corridor.

23.      Residential travel plan.

24.      Provision of Denchworth Road link prior to 150th dwelling.

25.      Provision of A338 signalised junction prior to 150th dwelling.

26.      Connection links prior to occupation of final unit.

 

Compliance

27.      Flood risk assessment.

28.      Electric charging points for market properties with garages.

 

Informatives

1.         Planning obligation.

2.         Oxfordshire County Council rights of way advice notes.

3.         Broadband.

31.

P18/V1221/T56 - Grass verge on Radley Road, Abingdon pdf icon PDF 288 KB

Installation of a 15 metre high telecommunications telegraph pole and associated ground-based equipment.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/V1221/T56 for the installation of a 15 metres high telecommunications telegraph pole and associated ground-based equipment on the grass verge at Radley Road, Abingdon. 

 

Councillor Robert Hall, a local ward councillor, stepped down from the committee and took no part in the determination of this application. 

 

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. 

 

Clare Rathbone spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Lindsey Woolford spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Carolyn Wilson, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application. 

 

Councillor Vicky Jenkins, a local ward councillor, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

In response to questions raised by the committee, the officers reported that:

·         the only material planning consideration in this application was whether the visual impact was unacceptable

·         the committee had previously permitted a telecommunications mast 1 metre to the west of the proposed location

·         the proposal to move the mast was to avoid an underground water pipe

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to give prior approval for application P18/V1221/T56.