Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Nicola Meurer, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

56.

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.

57.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Councillors Jenny Hannaby and Bob Johnston had tendered their apologies; Councillor Judy Roberts substituted for Councillor Johnston.

58.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 22 August 2018. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt the minutes of the committee meeting held on 22 August 2018 as a correct record and agree that the chairman sign them as such.

59.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Ben Mabbett declared that in relation to application P18/V1158/HH – 16 Hampden Road, Wantage, although he is a member of Wantage Town Council, he was not present for the consideration of this application by the town council’s planning committee. He had briefly spoken to the objector to advise that he send his statement to members prior to the committee.

60.

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.

61.

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 tabled at the meeting.

62.

P17/V1082/O - Land south of Park Road, Faringdon pdf icon PDF 422 KB

Hybrid application for the demolition of existing building/structures and the comprehensive redevelopment of land south of Park Road, Faringdon, comprising up to 380 residential dwellings (Use Class C3) including affordable homes, provision of an Extra Care facility (Use Class C2 or C3), the provision of land for a school (Use Class D1), vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access from Park Road and Sands Hill, parking, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, and other associated works: 'Phase 1' (Full details): 103 residential dwellings (Use Class C3), access and parking, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, parking and other associated works. Outline: up to 277 residential dwellings (Use Class C3), Extra Care Facility (Use Class C3 or C2), land for a school (Use Class D1), access and parking, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, parking and other associated work with all matters reserved. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered a series of design amendments to the hybrid application P17/V1082/O for the demolition of existing building/structures and the comprehensive redevelopment of land south of Park Road, Faringdon; comprising up to 380 residential dwellings (use Class C3) including affordable homes, provision of an extra care facility (use Class C2 or C3), the provision of land for a school (use Class D1), vehicular, pedestrian and cycle access from Park Road and Sands Hill, parking, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, and other associated works. The amendments only relate this phase:

 

'Phase 1' (Full details): 103 residential dwellings (use Class C3), access and parking, public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, parking and other associated works.

Outline: up to 277 residential dwellings (use Class C3), Extra Care Facility (use Class C3 or C2), land for a school (use Class D1), access and parking,

public open space, landscaping, sustainable drainage, parking and other associated work with all matters reserved.

 

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.

 

Officer updates:

·         The Urban Design Officer had now commented on the application and had no issues with the proposed changes.

·         Work is continuing on the S106 agreement between the developer, Oxfordshire County Council and officers to word the legal agreement; the amendments have not resulted in any adjustments to the contributions.

 

Jonathan Dodd, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

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 outline planning consent and planning permission for application P17/V1082/O, subject to:

 

I.        A Section 106 legal agreement being entered into in order to ensure

financial contributions towards local infrastructure and to secure

affordable housing; and

II.        Conditions (or provision in S106 as appropriate) as follows:

 

Full Application

1.    Commencement three years.

2.    Approved plans.

3.    Material details to be agreed.

4.    Slab level details to be agreed.

5.    Landscaping details to be agreed (including additional tree planting,

tree pit details, streetlighting details and a management and

maintenance plan).

6.    Tree protection and method statement to be agreed.

7.    Construction environmental management plan for biodiversity (phased).

8.    Water supply infrastructure impact study and connection points to be agreed.

9.    Sustainable surface water drainage scheme to be agreed.

10. Foul drainage details to be agreed.

11. Piling method statement to be agreed.

12. Construction traffic management plan (including dust management

plan) to be agreed.

13. Access and visibility splays details to be agreed.

14. Field access to be closed details to be agreed.

15. Cycle parking details to be agreed.

16. Phased contaminated land risk assessment to be agreed.

17. Boundary treatment details to be agreed (incl. to substation and

pumping station).

18. Scheme of noise mitigation to be agreed.

19. Residential travel plan incl. residential travel packs.

20. Details of mitigation measures in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

P18/V1158/HH - 16 Hampden Road, Wantage pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Proposed first floor extension.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P18/V1158/HH for a first-floor extension at 16 Hampden Road, Wantage.

 

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.

 

Kevin Harris, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application. 

 

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

·         It would not be reasonable to scrutinise building regulation matters at the planning stage.

 

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/V1158/HH, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.    Commencement within three years.

2.    Development to be built accordance with approved plans.

3.    Materials in accordance with approved form and drawings.