Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee - Wednesday, 20 April 2022 7.00 pm

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

Contact: Paul Bateman 

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

Items
No. Item

18.

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.

19.

Apologies for absence

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

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Cheryl Briggs, Mike Pighills and Janet Shelley. Councillor Robert Maddison substituted for Councillor Pighills. Councillor Paul Barrow substituted for Councillor Briggs.

20.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Planning Committee minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15 February 2022. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15 February 2022 as a correct record and agree that the chair signs them as such.

 

 

21.

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.

22.

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:

The Head of Planning reported that item 7 on the agenda, Land at Ashfields Lane and A338, East Hanney (P21/V0376/FUL) had been withdrawn from consideration at this meeting. The withdrawal had been made with the advice of the Head of Legal & Democratic and Monitoring Officer, and this application would be considered at a future meeting. The reason it had been withdrawn was due to the potential impact it might have on the election for the vacant local district councillor seat for the Steventon and Hanneys Ward on 5 May 2022.

23.

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. Statements which had been made by the public in respect of the application had been circulated to the committee prior to the meeting.

24.

P21/V0376/FUL - Land at Ashfields Lane and A338, East Hanney pdf icon PDF 604 KB

IMPORTANT: On the advice of the Head of Legal and Democratic and Monitoring Officer, this application has been withdrawn from the Planning Committee agenda 20 April 2022 and will be considered at a future meeting.  The reason it has been withdrawn from the agenda is due to the potential impact it may have on the election for the vacant local district councillor seat for the Steventon and Hanneys Ward on 5 May 2022. 

 

 

Full planning application for the demolition of existing structures and the erection of 45 dwellings, provision of public open space, formation of vehicular and pedestrian accesses from the A338, provision of pedestrian access to Ashfields Lane, landscaping and other associated works (as amplified by biodiversity metric information received 3 March 2021) (as amended by agents email and amended plans dated 09 December 2021, reducing the number of dwellings from 50 to 44 and other associated design changes throughout the site, as detailed within the revised design and access addendum, and as amended and amplified by information received 27 January 2022, 8 & 24 February 2022, 15 March 2022 & 01 April 2022).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was withdrawn from the agenda and would be considered at a future meeting. The reasons for withdrawal were given by the Head of Planning under the Urgent Business item on the agenda.

25.

P21/V2176/FUL - Land at Kiln Lane, Drayton pdf icon PDF 843 KB

Demolition of single dwelling and associated outbuildings and structures, and erection of 5x4bed and 3x5bed detached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping (as amended by plans and additional information received 14 September 2021 and 14 February 2022, including change to red line area and description amendment. Additional documentation received 29 March 2022. Corrected plans received 6 April 2022).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered planning application P21/V2176/FUL for the demolition of single dwelling and associated outbuildings and structures, and erection of 5x4bed and 3x5bed detached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping (as amended by plans and additional information received 14 September 2021 and 14 February 2022, including change to red line area and description amendment. Additional documentation received 29 March 2022. Corrected plans received 6 April 2022) on land at Kiln Lane, Drayton.

 

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 an extra planning condition would be recommended in respect of this application, which would require the demolition of all buildings prior to the commencement of development. The planning officer reported an error in paragraph 5.29 of the report, which should have read, ‘…and can be conditioned to be obscure glazed’, as opposed to ‘can’t’, as stated.

 

The planning officer reported that the site had been cleared of trees and vegetation prior to the application being submitted.  The proposal was within a built-up area and the site was surrounded by dwellings. The application comprised four house types of 4 and 5-bed dwellings of 2 and 2.5 storeys, with variation in side and frontage widths. The proposed scheme was not Social Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) compliant, though a higher density of dwellings could appear cramped.  The proposed dwelling designs were reflective of the local area.  The planning officer provided the committee with a slide presentation, showing the site’s relationship to neighbouring dwellings and views of the site’s entrance. Planning officers had concluded that the proposal was of low density and responded positively to the surrounding area, was within the built-up area, where there was a presumption of sustainable development, and that there would be no significant adverse impacts on neighbouring properties. There did not appear to be any highways safety issues

 

A Councillor Richard Wade, a representative of Drayton Parish Council spoke objecting to the application. A statement by Councillor Wade had been sent to the committee by the democratic services officer prior to the meeting.

 

In response to a question from the committee regarding the parish council’s preferred housing density for the site and the appropriate number of car parking spaces, Councillor Wade replied that, in general, his council wished to reduce car journeys, though it wasn’t clear whether a higher number of dwellings would necessarily mean an increased number of car journeys.  In any proposal, if the Oxfordshire County Council regarded the arrangements as safe, the parish council would be minded to support proposals. Councillor Wade stated that in recent times the village had received three developments incorporating large housing units, whereas the parish council contended that affordable and social housing was a pressing requirement.

 

Mr. Brian Jefferies, a local resident, spoke objecting to the application. Owing to telecommunication difficulties, he advised the committee that he had not heard the presentation or debate on the application.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 25.