Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Louise Griffin 

Items
No. Item

27.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Eric Batts tendered apologies.

28.

Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman.

Minutes:

The chairman outlined the emergency evacuation arrangements and the procedure for the meeting.

29.

Minutes of the previous meetings pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meetings held on 10 July 2019 and 31 July 2019. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt the minutes of the committee meetings held on 10 July and 31 July 2019 as a correct record and agree that the chairman signs them as such.

30.

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.

31.

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.

32.

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.

33.

P19/V1472/FUL - Land at former Didcot A Power Station, Purchas Road, Didcot pdf icon PDF 717 KB

Variation of condition 4 of application P15/V1304/O to substitute approved Parameters Plan (213042_PL02 Rev E) with amended plan (9063 F0011 Rev A).

Mixed use redevelopment comprising up to 400 dwellings (C3), 110,000ms of Class B2/B8 units, 25,000m2 of Class B1 units, 13,000m2 Class A1 units (includes 1,500m2 convenience food store), 150 bed Class C1 hotel and 500m2 of Class A3/A4 pub/restaurant, including link road, related open space, landscaping and drainage infrastructure, together with reservation of land for link road and Science Bridge.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P19/V1472/FUL for variation of condition 4 of application P15/V1304/O to substitute approved Parameters Plan (213042_PL02 Rev E) with amended plan (9063 F0011 Rev A). Mixed use redevelopment comprising up to 400 dwellings (C3), 110,000ms of Class B2/B8 units, 25,000m2 of Class B1 units, 13,000m2 Class A1 units (includes 1,500m2 convenience food store), 150 bed Class C1 hotel and 500m2 of Class A3/A4 pub/restaurant, including link road, related open space, landscaping and drainage infrastructure, together with reservation of land for link road and Science Bridge. Cross boundary application Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire on land at the former Didcot A Power Station, Purchas Road, Didcot.

 

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 planning officer reported that the Didcot Garden Team had no objection to the application.

 

James Hicks, the agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

A motion moved and seconded, to grant outline planning permission was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: that authority to grant outline planning permission for application P19/V1472/FUL is delegated to the head of planning subject to,

 

a.  Referral to National Casework Unit

b.  The completion of a deed of variation to the S106 legal agreement of application P15/V1304/O and

c.  The following conditions:

 

1.  Reserved matters to be approved

2.  Time limit for submission of reserved matters

3.  Time limit for implementation

4.  Approved plans and documents

5.  Environmental Statement

6.  Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

7.  Sample materials (all uses)

8.  Biodiversity enhancement strategy

9.  Update surveys before any phase of development

10. Phasing

11. Tree protection

12. Levels

13. Noise protection

14. Noise mitigation

15. Hours of operation details

16. Contaminated land investigation and remediation

17. Verification of remediation

18. Culverted watercourse

19. Sustainable Drainage Scheme

20. Foul drainage

21. Water supply

22. Retail use restriction (13,000m2 Gross Floor Area)

23. Retail use restriction (DIY and / or garden products, furniture, carpets

       and floor coverings, home furnishings, camping/sporting, motor

       vehicle and cycle goods, and bulky electrical goods)

24. Retail use restriction (minimum unit size 1,000m2)

25. Retail use restriction (A1, A3/A4 use classes)

26. Ventilation of A3 use

27. Boundary treatment provision prior to occupation

28. Connection links prior to occupation of final unit

29. Restriction on outside storage

30. Community employment plan

31. Strategic Housing Market Assessment

 

INFORMATIVES

32. RM (Reserved Matters) applications to demonstrate how they relate to illustrative masterplan / Design & Access statement / site wide CEMP

33. Surface Water Drainage provision

34. Thames Water advice on fat traps

35. Land drainage consent for work to culverted watercourse

36. Consultation with chosen building control body if contamination is

       identified

37. Travel plans

38. Expected landscape details to accompany RM applications

39. Expected vehicle parking / recycling storage

40. Planning obligation

34.

P19/V1269/FUL - Land at Crab Hill Land north of A417, Wantage pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Variation of conditions 1(approved plans), 7(Housing Delivery Document), and 17(phasing plan) of planning permission P17/V0652/FUL

 

Outline application for residential development of up to 1500 dwellings including new employment space (use class B1), a neighbourhood centre/community hub (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C2, D1 and D2), new primary school, central park, ancillary areas (including allotments and sports pitches) with access off the A338 Grove Road and three accesses off the A417 Reading Road. Provision of a strategic link road between the A417 and the A338 Road to be known as the Wantage Eastern Link Road (WELR). All matters reserved except means of access to the development and the WELR. Additional information received as amplified by agent's covering letter dated 30th October 2013 and agent's e-mail dated 10th December 2013.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Jerry Avery arrived partway through this item and took no part in the discussion or decision on the application.

 

Councillor Janet Shelley, a local ward member, stood down from the committee for consideration of this item.

 

The committee considered application P19/V1269/FUL for a variation of conditions 1(approved plans), 7(Housing Delivery Document), and 17(phasing plan) of planning permission P17/V0652/FUL. Outline application for residential development of up to 1500 dwellings including new employment space (use class B1), a neighbourhood centre/community hub (use classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C2, D1 and D2), new primary school, central park, ancillary areas (including allotments and sports pitches) with access off the A338 Grove Road and three accesses off the A417 Reading Road. Provision of a strategic link road between the A417 and the A338 Road to be known as the Wantage Eastern Link Road (WELR). All matters reserved except means of access to the development and the WELR. Additional information received as amplified by agent's covering letter dated 30th October 2013 and agent's e-mail dated 10th December 2013, on land at Crab Hill north of A417, 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.

 

Angela Dunford, a representative of Wantage Town Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Terry Night, a representative of Wantage and Grove Campaign Group, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Bernard Connolly a representative of Wantage and Grove Campaign Group, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Ms. Dinny Shaw, a representative of St. Modwen, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Janet Shelley, a local ward member, 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 P19/V1269/FUL, subject to the following conditions:

 

1. Approved Plans

2. Quantum of land uses

3. Time limit - submission of Reserved Matters

4. Foul water strategy

5. Development delivery strategy

6. Housing delivery document

7. Master plan

8. Reserved Matters

9. No more than 1500 dwellings to be constructed on the site

10. Environmental Statement

11. Reserved Matters applications to be no less than 50 dwellings

12. SHMA mix

13. Adaptable homes (Cat 4M2)

14. Development briefs – neighbourhood centre and community building

15. Design guide

16. Phasing plan

17. Construction Environment Management Plans

18. Hours of construction

19. Energy delivery strategy

20. Energy efficiency

21. Hard and soft landscaping

22. Landscape replacement

23. Tree protection plan

24. Landscape management plan

25. Woodland management plan

26. Playing field management and maintenance

27. Noise impact assessment

28. Noise mitigation

29. Noise mitigation – neighbourhood centre

30. Hours of operation of non-residential development (excluding school)

31. Landscape and Ecological Management Plans

32. Archaeology

33. Contamination

34. Lighting

35. Waste management & minimisation strategy (excluding school)

36. Recycling storage

37. Surface water drainage

38. Foul drainage

39. Boundary treatment

40. Roads, footways and lighting prior to occupation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

P15/V2933/O - Land north of Appleford Road, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, OX14 4NG pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Outline planning application (with all matters except access reserved) for the erection of up to 93 dwellings including associated car parking, public open space and landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P15/V2933/O, an outline planning application (with all matters except access reserved) for the erection of up to 93 dwellings including associated car parking, public open space and landscaping on land north of 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.

 

The planning officer reported that Core Policy 8 was incorrectly referred to in the first recommended reason for refusal (page 46 in the agenda pack) and should be replaced by Core Policy 15.

 

Jennifer Corrigan, a representative of Sutton Courtenay Parish Council, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Robin Draper, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application.

 

Pippa Cheetham of Verity Town Planning and on behalf of O&H Properties, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Richard Webber, the local ward member, spoke objecting to the application.

 

A motion moved and seconded, to refuse planning permission was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: that outline planning permission is refused for application P15/V2933/O for the following reasons:

 

1.         This is an unallocated site beyond the built-up limits of Sutton Courtenay, extending into the open countryside in a manner which does not accord with the District Council’s strategy for growth as set out in the Development Plan and the draft Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 2. The proposal is therefore contrary to the adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 1, in particular to Core Policies 1, 2, 3, 4 and 15, the draft Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 2 (core policies 4a and 8a), and to advice within the National Planning Policy Framework, particularly at paragraphs 11 and 15.

 

2.         Paragraph 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework states: “Development should only be prevented or refused on highways grounds if there would be an unacceptable impact on highway safety, or the residual cumulative impacts on the road network would be severe.” Further, saved Policy DC5 of the adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2011 requires safe and convenient access for developments and that the road network can accommodate the traffic arising from the development without causing safety or congestion problems.

 

The proposal will generate additional traffic movements on to the highway network including the Culham Crossing and the junctions leading to the Culham Crossing which have been identified as operating at over capacity. Based on the findings of the additional traffic surveys and modelling carried out by the local highway authority the impact of the additional traffic movements associated with the proposed development would be severe and result in manoeuvres by drivers that would be detrimental to the safety of highway users. 

 

As such the proposal does not amount to sustainable development and would be contrary to saved policy DC5 of the Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2011, development policies 16 and 17 of the draft Vale of White Horse  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.