Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Nicola Meurer, Democratic Services Officer 

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.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Councillors Ben Mabbett and Stuart Davenport had tendered his apologies, Councillor Vicky Jenkins substituted in Councillor Mabbett’s place.

84.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2018 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign them as such.

85.

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.

86.

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.

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.

P18/V2222/FUL - Abingdon United Football Club, Northcourt Road, Abingdon pdf icon PDF 682 KB

Variation of Condition 4 of planning permission P96/V1020/EX to amend the opening times to the following: Monday - Thursday 0900 to 0030 Friday - Saturday 0900 to 0130 New Year's Eve - 0900 to 0130.

Renewal of planning consent P91/V0341 for demolition of terrapin type building and construction of a new function room.

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/V2222/FUL to vary condition 4 of planning permission P96/V1020/EX to amend the opening times to the following: Monday – Thursday 09:00 to 00:30; Friday – Saturday 09:00 to 01:30; and New Year’s Eve – 09:00 to 01:30 at Abingdon United Football Club, Northcourt Road, Abingdon.

 

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.

 

Bill Fletcher and John Blackmore 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/V2222/FUL, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Hours of operation.

2.    Compliance with approved noise management programme.

 

 

89.

P18/V2226/FUL - 18 North Avenue, Abingdon pdf icon PDF 545 KB

Demolition of existing bungalow and outbuildings. Erection of two x four-bedroom semi-detached houses with off-street parking and additional vehicle access.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Sandy Lovatt, one of the local ward councillors, stepped down from the committee and took no part in the debate or voting for this item. Councillor Janet Shelley chaired the item.

 

The committee considered application P18/V2226/FUL to demolish the existing bungalow and outbuildings and to erect two four-bedroom semi-detached houses with off-street parking and additional vehicle access at 18 North Avenue, Abingdon.

 

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.

 

Linda Stone, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

Paul Southouse, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Sandy Lovatt and Margaret Crick, the local ward councillors, spoke to the application. 

 

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

·         A Building Research Establishment (BRE) sunlight assessment can be carried out at the request of the committee.

·         The inspector’s statement at the previous appeal on this site did not have concerns regarding design and scale of the then proposed flats.

·         Extra conditions can be included for car parking to be in accordance with the submitted plans; Class F (hardstanding) permitted development rights to be removed; and slab levels.

 

Committee members were not satisfied that they had sufficient evidence concerning the potential loss of light to neighbouring properties and were minded to defer the application to request a BRE sunlight assessment to be carried out. Members also requested that when the application is brought back to committee, extra conditions are included for car parking to be in accordance with the submitted plans; slab levels; and for Class F (hardstanding) permitted development rights to be removed.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to defer consideration of application P18/V2226/FUL to allow for a BRE sunlight assessment to be carried out.