Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday, 11 September 2019 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Louise Griffin 

Items
No. Item

36.

Chairman's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chairman.

Minutes:

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

37.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

None

38.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 21 August 2019. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt the minutes of the committee meeting held on 21 August 2019 as a correct record and agree that the chairman signs them as such.

 

39.

Declarations of interest

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

Minutes:

Councillor Bob Johnston declared that he was acquainted with Nik Lyzba in relation to the item P19/V0935/FUL, Haugh House, Church Lane, Longworth.

40.

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.

41.

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 speakers was tabled at the meeting.

42.

P19/V0935/FUL - Haugh House, Church Lane, Longworth, Abingdon, OX13 5DX pdf icon PDF 527 KB

Erection of two dwelling houses and creation of associated access.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Jerry Avery, the local ward member, stepped down from the committee and took no part in the debate or voting for this item.

 

The committee considered application P19/V0935/FUL for the erection of two dwelling houses and creation of associated access.  (As amended by plans, design and access statement dated June 2019, and design amendment statement received from agent 17 June 2019) at Haugh House, Church Lane, Longworth.

 

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 the meeting. 

 

Councillor Sandra Sabathy spoke, objecting to the application on behalf of Longworth Parish Council. 

 

Nik Lyzba and Rachel Wright, local residents, spoke in objection to the application.

 

Steven Roberts, the applicant’s agent, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillors Jerry Avery, the local ward member, spoke in respect of the application.

 

In response to questions raised by the committee;

·         Officers confirmed that the Longworth Neighbourhood plan was given equal weight given to the Local Plan.

·         Officers clarified the view of the Conservation Officer that the application would support the preservation of the conservation area.

 

In the absence of any motion, the Chairman moved a motion, which was seconded to refuse the application on the basis that the neighbourhood plan would not be upheld.

 

The meeting was adjourned to take advice on a procedural matter.

 

Following the adjournment, the Development Manager, advised that Planning Committee procedure rule 18(d) provides that where no member puts forward a motion, the chair (or vice-chair) will put the officer’s recommendation forward to commence the debate. The Development Manager explained that the committee must consider this motion first and vote on this before moving an alternative motion if they decide this.

 

In accordance with the above position the motion the Chair withdrew the original motion and in accordance with the Council’s Constitution moved a motion of the Officer’s recommendation for approval.

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to grant planning permission for application P19/V0935/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

Standard

1.         Commencement 3 years. - Full Planning Permission

2.         Approved plans

 

Pre- Commencement

3.         Protected species licence to be submitted

4.         Japanese Knotweed management and eradication plan to be submitted

5.         Archaeological written scheme of investigation to be submitted

6.         Staged programme of archaeological evaluation to be undertaken

7.         Arboricultural method statement to be submitted

8.         Surface water drainage scheme to be submitted

9.         Foul water drainage to be submitted

 

Pre- slab levels

10.       Details of materials to be submitted

11.       Revised Biodiversity Enhancement Plan to be submitted

 

Pre- occupation

12.       Access, vision splays, parking, turning in accordance with plan

13.       Boundary treatments, including gates, to be submitted

14.       Landscaping scheme to be submitted

 

Compliance

15.       Great Crested Newt mitigation strategy

16.       Habitat Establishment and long-term management plan

17.       Slab levels as approved

18.       Landscaping scheme implementation

19.       No fences, walls or enclosures to be erected in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 42.

43.

P19/V1326/FUL - 4 Green Lane, Botley pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Removal of Condition 2 of P87/V1805/FUL - The accommodation hereby permitted shall not be occupied other than by persons aged 55 or over, the widow or widower of such persons or by such other persons who shall have first been approved of in writing by the local planning authority.

 

Erection of 6 x 2 bedroom old peoples’ houses and new access.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The committee considered application P19/V1326/FUL - Removal of Condition 2 of P87/V1805/FUL - The accommodation hereby permitted shall not be occupied other than by persons aged 55 or over, the widow or widower of such persons or by such other persons who shall have first been approved of in writing by the local planning authority - at 4 Green Lane, Botley

 

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 the meeting. 

 

Karen Owston, applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillor Judy Roberts, one of the local ward councillors, spoke in objection to the application.

 

In response to questions raised by the committee;

·         Officers confirmed that due to the early stage of the Cumnor Neighbourhood Plan, limited weight could be afforded to it in relation to this 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 P19/V1326/FUL subject to the following conditions:

 

Standard

1.    Commencement within three years

2.    Approved plans