Contact Officer: Emily Barry, Democratic Services Officer


Tel: 07717 272442




Date: 19 May 2023







Planning Committee


WILL BE HELD ON Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 7.00 pm


Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE


You can watch this meeting the council's YouTube channel




Members of the Committee:

Max Thompson (Chair)

Val Shaw (Vice-Chair)

Ron Batstone

Cheryl Briggs


Jenny Hannaby

Diana Lugova

Robert Maddison


Mike Pighills

Jill Rayner




Substitutes Councillors

Paul Barrow, Dr

Andy Cooke

Hayleigh Gascoigne

Emily Smith

Lucy Edwards

Oliver Forder

Katherine Foxhall

Scott Houghton

Sarah James

Viral Patel

Robert Clegg


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Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic






Chair's announcements 


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





Apologies for absence 


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





Minutes  (Pages 4 - 15)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meetings held on 5 April 2023 and 18 April 2023.





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.





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. 





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. 





Planning applications


All the background papers, with the exception of those papers marked exempt/confidential (e.g. within Enforcement Files) used in the following reports within this agenda are held (normally electronically) in the application file (working file) and referenced by its application number.  These are available to view at the Council Offices (Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE) during normal office hours.


Any additional information received following the publication of this agenda will be reported and summarised at the meeting.












Summary index of applications




Site Address


Application No











P22/V2955/FUL - Land at Grove Farm Off Cow Lane, West Hanney, Grove 



The construction and operation of an anaerobic digestion facility, ancillary infrastructure and an improved site access road from the A338, with offsite digestate lagoon.












P23/V0134/O - Land at Crab Hill, Land north of A417 and east of A338, Wantage, OX12 7GQ 

Outline application for a phased development for up to 669 residential units and Neighbourhood Centre (Use Class E and Sui Generis) with associated infrastructure and open space which is capable of coming forward in distinct and separate phases in a severable way.


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P22/V2219/FUL - Land between Upton footpath and Upton Byway off Hollow Way, Hollow Way, Upton, OX11 9HP 

Erection of a new agriculture dwelling with landscaping and associated works (as amplified by LVIA, Landscaping scheme and supporting information received 3 February 2023, and by Agricultural Dwelling Needs Appraisal received 9 February 2023).


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