Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 17 August 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: First Floor Meeting Space, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, OX14 4SB

Contact: Steve Culliford 

Note: THIS MEETING WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE watch the broadcast; https://www.youtube.com/c/SouthandValeCommitteeMeetings 

Items
No. Item

29.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Councillor Max Thompson, the committee chair, had sent his apologies for absence and had appointed Councillor Jerry Avery as his substitute. Councillor Cheryl Briggs had also sent her apologies. 

 

Councillor Vale Shaw, the committee vice-chair, took the chair for this meeting. 

30.

Chair's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chair, and general housekeeping matters.

Minutes:

The chair ran through housekeeping arrangements appropriate to an in-person meeting which was being simultaneously broadcast.

31.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2022. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to adopt the minutes of 27 July 2022 as a correct record and agree that the chair signs them as such.

32.

Declarations of interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.

Minutes:

None

33.

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:

None

34.

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 committee had received a list of public speakers prior to the meeting.  Written statements which had been made by the public had been circulated to the committee prior to the meeting.   

35.

P22/V0286/FUL - Land at Grove Road, Grove pdf icon PDF 619 KB

Erection of a Class E retail foodstore with associated car parking, access, landscaping and associated engineering works. Amended highways, drainage and ecology details received 3 May 2022. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, a local ward member, stood down from the committee for this application and took no part in the debate. 

 

The committee considered application P22/V0286/FUL for the erection of a Class E retail food store with associated car parking, access, landscaping and associated engineering works, amended highways, drainage and ecology details received 3 May 2022, on land at Grove Road, Grove. 

 

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.

 

The planning officer reported that since the agenda had been published, the council had received a further 213 letters of support for the application and a further 20 letters of objection. 

 

There were two main planning issues: highways and retail impacts.  Oxfordshire County Council had not objected on highways grounds.  However, officers recommended on balance that the application was refused due to the significant adverse impact on the vitality and viability of the Grovelands Local Centre.  This was consistent with the Local Plan Core Policy 32. 

 

Richard Ackers made a statement on behalf of Grove Parish Council, in support of the application. 

 

The committee noted three written statements in objection to the application.  These had been circulated to the committee in advance of the meeting. 

 

Katie Russell-Smith, the applicant’s agent, Andrew Holding and Regine Clelland, both local residents, all spoke in support of the application.  In addition, the committee had been sent a further ten written statements in support of the application. 

 

Councillors Jenny Hannaby, the local ward member, and Councillor Andy Crawford, the neighbouring local ward member, both spoke in support of the application.

 

The committee asked questions to the planning officer.  There had been no evidence provided to show that Grovelands Local Centre had seen any increase in footfall as a result of the increased population in the area.  No consultation response had been received from the Grovelands anchor store operator, the Co-op. 

 

The highways officer present explained that no objection had been raised to the application on highways grounds.  Negligible impact was expected on nearby residents at Wolage Drive.  However, the proposal included a right-turn lane on the A338, and the access road had been designed carefully where it crossed the cycle path. 

 

The committee noted that a new food store was needed in the Wantage and Grove area, given the significant increase in housing in the area.  The Local Plan had not allocated a site for this.  There was no ‘made’ neighbourhood plan for Grove.  The planning officer reported that a sequential test had been carried out to assess alternative sites for a food store in the Wantage and Grove area but none had been identified as suitable or available within a reasonable period in planning terms.  If the committee decided to approve the application, planning officers would advise on suitable conditions.  Also, the applicant had agreed to enter into a section 106 agreement.  However, the end user supermarket operator could not be controlled by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 35.

36.

P21/V3542/FUL - 3 Cornmarket, Faringdon, SN7 7HG pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Change of use of Red Lion Public House, to mixed use development of Use Class E on ground floor and Use Class C3 on first, plus associated minor external alterations to window / door positions and external landscaping.

As amplified by:

(Viability report rec 3 Feb 2022)

(Amended and additional plans rec 22 June 2022)

(Amended ground floor plan rec 29 June 2022)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P21/V3542/FUL for the change of use of the Red Lion Public House, to mixed use development of Use Class E on ground floor and Use Class C3 on first floor, plus associated minor external alterations to window/door positions and external landscaping, on land at 3 Cornmarket, Faringdon. 

 

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 Bethia Thomas, the local ward member, spoke in support of the application.

 

The committee supported the application. 

 

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

 

RESOLVED: to approve planning permission for application P21/V3542/FUL, subject to the following conditions:

 

Standard:

1.    Commencement 3 years - Full Planning Permission

2.     Approved Plans

 

Prior to commencement:

3.    Details of thermal and acoustic insultation

4.     Schedule of interior repairs, alterations and materials

5.    Landscaping submission of details

 

Prior to use:

6.    Odour control

7.    Plant and extraction

8.    Bin store

9.    Cycle parking

 

Compliance:

10.  Joinery details

11.  Works to match existing

12.  Landscaping implementation  

37.

P21/V3543/LB - 3 Cornmarket, Faringdon, SN7 7HG pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Change of use of Red Lion Public House, to mixed use development of Use Class E on ground floor and Use Class C3 on first, plus associated minor external alterations to window / door positions and external landscaping.

As amplified by:

(Viability report rec 3 Feb 2022)

(Amended plans rec 22 June 2022)

(Amended ground floor plan rec 29 June 2022)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered application P21/V3543/LB for the change of use of the Red Lion Public House, to mixed use development of Use Class E on ground floor and Use Class C3 on first floor, plus associated minor external alterations to window/door positions and external landscaping, on land at 3 Cornmarket, Faringdon. 

 

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.

 

A motion moved and seconded, to approve listed building consent, was declared carried on being put to the vote.

 

RESOLVED: to approve listed building consent for application P21/V3543/LB, subject to the following conditions:

 

Standard:

1.     Commencement 3 years - Listed Building Consent

2.     Approved plans

 

Prior to commencement:

3.     Details of thermal and acoustic insultation

4.     Schedule of interior repairs, alterations and materials

 

Compliance:

5.     Joinery details

6.     Works to match existing

38.

P22/V1129/FUL - 29 Colley Wood, Kennington, OX1 5NF pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Change of use of the existing 6-person House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Use Class C4) to an 8-person HMO (Sui Generis) facilitated the extension of the dropped kerb. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Diana Lugova, a local ward member, stood down from the committee for this application and took no part in the debate. 

 

The committee considered application P22/V1129/FUL for the change of use of the existing 6-person House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Use Class C4) to an 8-person HMO (Sui Generis) facilitated the extension of the dropped kerb, on land at 29 Colley Wood, Kennington. 

 

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.

 

Kennington Parish Council had submitted a written statement objecting to the application.  The statement had been circulated to the committee before the meeting. 

 

Jake Collinge, a planning consultant, spoke in objection to the application on behalf of several local residents.  In addition, fourteen written statements had been circulated to the committee, opposing the application. 

 

Tom Rourke, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.

 

Councillors Diana Lugova and Bob Johnston, the local ward members, spoke in objection to the application. 

 

The planning officer reported that planning permission and a home in multiple occupation licence required two separate approvals.  An occupancy condition had been recommended to limit the number of residents to eight; this planning condition was enforceable. 

 

In answer to a point made by a local ward member, the planning officer reported that it would be unreasonable to recommend refusal of the application on the grounds of its impact on the local sewage system.  The committee noted that there had been no technical objection to support such a refusal. 

 

In response to a question regarding on-street parking concerns, the planning officer reported that there were no highways objections to this application.  The highways authority believed that parking on site was adequate for the number of occupiers.  The increase in size of the bin store had not impacted on the amount of parking on site. 

 

The chair called for committee members to propose a motion.  In the absence of any motion being put forward, in accordance with the council’s Constitution, the chair proposed a motion that the committee accepted the officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission.  That motion was duly seconded.  The motion was declared carried on being put to the vote. 

 

RESOLVED: to approve planning permission for application P22/V1129/FUL, subject to the following conditions:

 

Standard:

1.          Commencement 3 years - Full Planning Permission

2.          Approved plans

 

Prior to occupation:

3.          Access in Accord.with Specified Plan (F)

4.          Car Parking Spaces (Det.not shown) (Full)

5.          Bicycle Parking (Full)

6.          Refuse Storage (Full)

 

Compliance:

7.          Occupancy Condition

 

Informatives:

1.          Works within the Highway

2.          HMO Licence Informative