Planning Committee - Wednesday, 17 April 2024 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Emily Barry  Democratic Services Officer, Tel. 07717 272442

No. Item


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 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2024.


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 chair 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


P23/V2226/FUL - Gateways, Harcourt Hill, Oxford, OX2 9AS pdf icon PDF 308 KB

Demolition of existing house and erection of two detached dwellings. (As amplified by additional tree protection information received 18 January 2024, and as amended by plan raising rooflight sill height received 23 February 2024, and as amended by plan redrawing application boundary to meet public highway received 4 March 2024 and updated application form received 6 March 2024.)

Additional documents:


P22/V2744/RM - Phase 1 Valley Park Didcot pdf icon PDF 768 KB

Reserved Matters application relating to Phase 1T of Outline Planning Permission P14/V2873/O for scale, layout, landscape and appearance comprising 246 new homes with associated infrastructure with 35% affordable housing. (As amplified by additional information 9 January 2023 and amended by plans dated 3 July 2023, 26 September 2023 15 November 2023, 7 December 2023, 5 February, 14 February, 1 March and 26 March 2024).

(Outline planning application for a residential development of up to 4,254 dwellings, mixed-use local centres, primary schools, sports pitches, community and leisure facilities, special needs school, open space and extensive green infrastructure, hard and soft landscaping, attenuation areas, diversions to public rights of way, pedestrian and vehicular access and associated works).

Additional documents:


Appeals Information pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To receive the report from the Head of Planning.


The report updates the committee on Council appeal performance from April 2020 to the end of March 2023, appeals started in March 2024, and decisions received in March 2024.




To note the Council’s appeal performance.