Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 3 October 2018 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Nicola Meurer, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

64.

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.

65.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Councillor Sandy Lovatt had tendered his apologies.

66.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Hall declared in relation to applications P18/V0492/FUL and P18/V0493/LB – The Old Gaol, Abingdon, that although he is a member of Abingdon Town Council, he does not sit on the planning committee and was therefore not present for the consideration of these items.

 

67.

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:

There was no urgent business.

68.

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.

 

69.

P18/V0113/FUL - Land to the East of Portway Cottages, Reading Road, East Hendred, Wantage pdf icon PDF 389 KB

Variation of Condition 8 of P15/V2560/FUL (proposed residential development of 46 dwellings) to remove the requirement for bus stops and associated works on the A417 and replace the requirement for a Toucan type pedestrian crossing to a Puffin type crossing as per technical safety audit from Oxfordshire County Council Highways Authority.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/V0113/FUL for a variation of Condition 8 of P15/V2560/FUL (proposed residential development of 46 dwellings) to remove the requirement for bus stops and associated works on the A417 and replace the requirement for a Toucan type pedestrian crossing to a Puffin type crossing as per a technical safety audit from Oxfordshire County Council Highways Authority on land to the east of Portway Cottages, Reading Road, East Hendred.

 

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.

 

Dr. John Sharp, a representative of East Hendred Council, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Mark Beddow, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Ken Dijksman, the applicant’s agent, 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/V0113/FUL, subject to the following conditions and subject to a deed of variation.

 

Officers note that pre-commencement conditions have been discharged

on the original application and that works at this site have been completed

for the crossing. Therefore the following conditions will be required to be

implemented as per those details approved by application P17/V0251/DIS.

 

1.    Time limit (full application).

2.    Approved plans.

3.    Roads and footpaths prior to occupation.

4.    Construction traffic management plan.

5.    Hours of work.

6.    Protection of archaeological features.

7.    Archaeological watching brief.

8.    Access.

9.    Off site highways works.

10. Car parking area.

11. Bicycle parking.

12. Noise.

13. Landscaping scheme (implementation).

14. Tree protection.

15. Maintenance of open space/play areas.

16. Materials (samples).

17. Sustainable drainage scheme.

18. Boundary details in accordance with plan.

19. Slab levels (dwellings).

20. No windows or rooflights (dwelling).

21. Obscured glazing (opening).

 

70.

P18/V0492/FUL - The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Proposed change of use of a section of ground floor space to form three apartments. Retrospective consent for the erection of blockwork partitions to the same space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Planning application P18/V0492/FUL and P18/V0493/LB, an application for listed building consent for a change of use of a section of ground floor space to form three apartments and retrospective consent is also sought for the erection of blockwork partitions to the same space at The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon. The committee considered both applications together, but voted on them separately.

 

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.

 

Shaun Dominic, the applicant, spoke in support of the applications.

 

Helen Pighills, one of the local ward councillors, spoke to the applications. 

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to authorise the head of planning 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/V0492/FUL, subject to:

 

I.        Completion of a unilateral undertaking between the applicant and Oxfordshire County Council to secure the removal of the residential units from eligibility for parking permits in the adjacent controlled parking zone.

II.        The following planning conditions:

 

1.    Approved plans.

2.    Details of grate covering courtyard of unit 3.

3.    Sound insulation mitigation measures.

4.    Obscure glazing.

 

 

 

 

71.

P18/V0493/LB - The Old Gaol, Bridge Street, Abingdon pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Proposed change of use of a section of ground floor space to form three apartments. Retrospective consent for the erection of blockwork partitions to the same space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Details of this application and public speakers are detailed in minute item 71.

 

A motion, moved and seconded, to approve application P18/V0493/LB was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to grant listed building consent for application P18/V0493/LB, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Approved plans.

2.    Details of heat insultation, means of escape, fire protection, vents,

flues and extracts.

3.    Details of grate covering courtyard of unit 3.