Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9th February 2011

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), P Willmott, J Coveley & N Messenger

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: Cllr R Bell

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS

77. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Sprent, Knapp and Carr

78.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –  None

79.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 12th JANUARY 2011 were signed as a correct and accurate record

80. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 12TH JANUARY 2011 – None

81. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

82. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)       P10/W1824/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) Land adjoining Littleworth Park, Cooper Close. Reserved Matters regarding P10/W0461/O – Layout, scale, appearance, the means of access, vehicle and cycle parking, sustainable forms of construction and the landscaping of the site. A number of letters of objection that had been sent to SODC were read out and Cllr Bell spoke to his letter of objection. Agreed to Recommend Refusal. The Committee wishes to reiterate its reason for objecting. This application is an overdevelopment of the site out of keeping with that part of the village.

The land at the west end of the site is not viable as an amenity/recreation space (as suggested by the Design Statement) due to the embankment by the bridge. Also, isn’t the land by the bridge owned by British Railways and not the applicant? Furthermore who is going to be responsible for its maintenance.

There is concern over the diverting of the footpath, changing a ‘safe way to school’ and into the village to a route across drives and parked cars. If the house on plot 1 is removed from the plan the present route of the footpath may still be viable.

Also what is going to happen to the footpath and its users whilst construction is going on?

Coopers Close and the footpath have not been adopted by OCC Highways. How does this affect the development?

The Committee would like the Planning Officer to make a site visit to look at the viability of the house at plot 1.

ii)       P11/W0025(Other) 87 Littleworth Rd proposed dormer window and rooflight in north facing slope – No Strong Views

iii)       P11/W0122 24 Ladder Hill (Other) Demolition of existing single-storey rear 03.02.11 extension and part side extension and construction of two storey rear and side 04.03.11 extensions to form sun room, enlarged kitchen, utility room to ground floor and bedroom and study to first floor

No Strong Views

iv)       P11/W0039/DA (Other[Deemed]) Land at the rear of The Windmill Windmill Lane TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (AS AMENDED)  NOTIFICATION OF ENFORCEMENT APPEAL Location: Land at the rear of The Windmill, Windmill Lane  Alleged breach : Change of use of the Land edged red on the plan from agriculture to mixed purposes, consisting of: 1) agriculture and  2) storage purposes located in the approximate position shown hatched blue within the Land edged red on the Plan. Agreed to write to the Planning Inspectorate supporting SODC’s enforcement notices and objecting to an extension in the time for compliance. The land, which is in the Green Belt, and highly visible and intrusive in views from across the valley should be returned to agricultural use. The Parish Council would be opposed to any granting of a Certificate of Lawful Development. The parish Council further believes that the land should be viewed from the Acremead/Keydale Road area of the village as the full impact is not seen from Windmill Lane.

v)       P11/W0076 (Other) 50 Crown Road  Removal of existing porch for new entrance porch extension – Recommend Approval

83. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i) P10/W1780 (other) 93, Old Road Single storey side extension and alterations to existing side windows. Erection of roof canopy GRANTED 14.01.11

ii) P10/W1700 (Other) 65 High Street. Change of use to retail and training

Recommend Approval – Plus floor plan (for information only) – GRANTED  17.01.11

iii) P10/W1779 (Other) 69 Church Road Creation of hard standing for vehicle in front of property No Strong Views  – GRANTED 18.01.11

iv) P10/W1800/RLB (Retrospective Listed Building) Greystones 88 High Street

Works to remedy damp & rot in cellar comprising block-work lining and new  joists reclaimed floorboards above; also replace cement to external plinth with lime mortar. Introduce gas supply to property, with meter in cellar adjacent existing water meterInstall CH boiler in first-floor Airing Cupboard with flu through south roof-space, to replace inefficient oil-fired boiler in kitchen. Conservation velux with side opening in north roof to provide access to inner valley. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 20.01.11

v) P10/W1670/A (Advertisement Consent) 93 High Street Removal of the existing fascia signage and projecting sign, and installation of new individual fascia signage and projecting sign – No Strong Views – GRANTED 25.01.011

vi) P10/1903/LD (Lawful Development) 111 Old Road. Proposed single storey side extension with a tiled roof on three sides, with a flat top section. Part demolition of existing garden wall to allow for new front wall of the proposed extension.

No Representations – GRANTED 19.01.11

vii) P10/W1855 (Minor) 34 Roman Rd Erection of one dwelling No Strong Views

REFUSED 27.01.11

viii) P10/W1878 (Minor) Asda Stores Ltd London Road. Proposed  entrance lobby to existing store main entrance. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 27.01.11

84.  CORRESPONDENCE – None

85.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 9TH March 2011 – Noted The parish clerk gave his apologies for the meeting

The meeting closed at 8.30pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12th JANUARY 2011

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, P Willmott, A Knapp, J Coveley &  N Messenger

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: 2 members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS

68.   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Reilly & Carr

69.   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

70.      MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 8th DECEMBER   2010 which had been previously circulated were signed as a correct and accurate record with the addition of Cllr Knapp to those who had given their apologies.

71. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 8TH DECEMBER   2010

i. Minute 64(ii) P10/W1700(Other) – 65 High Street.

Floor plan and covering letter – For Information Only – Noted

ii.    Minute 63 – Enforcement Order on land behind Wheatley Windmill – the clerk to enquire about the timescale of the order.

72.  AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

73.   NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P10/W1855 (Minor) 34 Roman Rd Erection of one dwelling The applicants were given leave to address the meeting. AGREED No Strong Views

ii) P10/W1800/RLB (Retrospective Listed Building) Greystones 88 High Street Works to remedy damp & rot in cellar comprising block-work lining and new joists & reclaimed floorboards above; also replace cement to external plinth with lime mortar. Introduce gas supply to property, with meter in cellar adjacent existing water meterInstall CH boiler in first-floor Airing Cupboard with flu through south roof-space, to replace inefficient oil-fired boiler in kitchen. Conservation velux with side opening in north roof to provide access to inner valley. Agreed

Recommend Approval

iii)       P10/W1878 (Minor) Asda Stores Ltd London Road. Proposed entrance lobby to existing store main entrance. Recommend Approval. Also comment that Asda should now take up the Parish Council’s suggestions for safer pedestrian access to the store from London Road.

iv) P10/W1852 (Minor) 93 High St. New air conditioning condenser installed on flat roof. Existing entrance Steps to be relocated to align with building. The committee wishes to support the comments and conditions of SODC’s Environmental Protection Team Agreed No Strong Views

v) 1903/LD (Lawful Development) 111 Old Road. Proposed single storey side extension with a tiled roof on three sides, with a flat top section. Part demolition of existing garden wall to allow for new front wall of the proposed extension. Agreed ‘No Representations’

vi) P10/W1976/LB Granary Church Studio 30 Church Road. Proposed renovation of existing church to include removal of existing ceiling, removal of existing heating system, removal of existing gallery partition, and other minor internal works. New works to include insulation of existing roof, proposed glazed screen to existing gallery, proposed storage boxes to existing floor, along with minor internal changes and new heating (including new boiler) and electrics.  Agreed Recommend Approval

74.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P10/W1338/LD (Lawful Development) 10 Jackies Lane Erection of residential outbuilding – See Comments sheet – Not lawful development 05.11.10 – Going to Appeal

ii) P10/W1623 (Minor) Mobbs Yard London Road Erection of the proposed steel framed covered maintenance shed at Mobbs Yard. – Recommend Approval GRANTED 15.12.10

iii) P10/W1675 19 Howe Close Erection of front extension to enlarge bedroom. (As amended by drawings accompanying e-mail from Agent dated 26 November 2010) No Strong Views – GRANTED 22.12.10

iv) P10/W1656/LD (Lawful Development) 31 Barlow Close. Conversion of existing roof space over garages with addition of 2 no. roof lights in accordance with submitted drawings 10-030/F/002 & 10-030/F001- No representations – PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT 22.12.10

75.   CORRESPONDENCE

A copy  letter from a resident to SODC had been received concerning the illumination of Wheatley Estates sign out of working hours. Agreed clerk to write to SODC

76.   DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 9TH February 2011 – Noted

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 8th DECEMBER 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, J Carr & P Willmott

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS

59.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Reilly, Coveley, Messenger and Knapp

60.  DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

61.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 10th NOVEMBER  2010 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.

62. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 10th NOVEMBER  2010

(i)  Minute 53 Land behind Wheatley Windmill – To note that two enforcement notices have been served on land at the rear of Wheatley Windmill, one, ordering all non-agricultural items to be cleared and the second ordering the removal of the scaffolding structure with plastic sheeting sides and corrugated roof.

63. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P10/W1675 19 Howe Close Erection of front extension to enlarge bedroom.

(As amended by drawings accompanying e-mail from Agent dated 26  November 2010) ­– No Strong Views

64 NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)       P10/W1780 (other) 93, Old Road Single storey side extension and alterations to existing side windows. Erection of roof canopy – No Strong Views, though the committee felt that the windows in the roof extension at the rear of the property were extremely unsympathetic.

ii)       P10/W1700 (Other) 65 High Street. Change of use to retail and training

Recommend Approval

iii)       P10/W1779 (Other) 69 Church Road Creation of hard standing for vehicle in front of property – No Strong Views. The committee whilst supporting the comment made by the neighbour at No 67 welcomes the reduction in on street parking.

iv)       P10/W1670/A (Advertisement Consent) 93 High Street Removal of  the existing fascia signage and projecting sign, and installation of new individual fascia signage and projecting sign. Recommend Approval

65       PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – ­Noted

i.       P10/W1338/LD (Lawful Development) 10 Jackies Lane Erection of residential outbuilding – See Comments sheet – Not lawful development 05.11.10. This decision had now gone to appeal. It was noted that whilst the plans only showed one entrance (the original one) another entrance had in fact been constructed further along the boundary. Agreed, that the clerk would write to the inspector

ii.       P10/W1419 (Other) 82 Church Road Raise roof of existing dwelling to provide three bedrooms and a bathroom. Demolish existing rear porch and provide a single storey extension. (As amended by drawing number P2 Rev A received on 14 October 2010) – No Strong Views – GRANTED 09.11.10

iii. P10/W1485 (Other) 85 Old Road. Proposed alterations and extension including raising of roof to provide additional first floor accommodation – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 10.11.10

66       CORRESPONDENCE

A copy of a letter to SODC, from a resident requesting that Wheatley Estates be asked again to comply with conditions re their illuminated sign had been received. It was agreed to contact SODC.

67       DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 12th January 2011 – Noted

The meeting closed at 7.53 pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, J Coveley, N Messenger

& P Willmott

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE. THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS

51.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Reilly, Carr & Knapp

52.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 13th October 2010 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.

53. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 13th October 2010

(i)  Minute 45 – Land behind Wheatley Windmill – nothing more had been   heard from SODC since the last meeting

54. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

55. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)             P10/W1623 (Minor) Mobbs Yard London Road Erection of the proposed steel framed covered maintenance shed at Mobbs Yard.

Agreed – Recommend Approval

ii)             P10/W1656/LD (Lawful Development) 31 Barlow Close. Conversion of existing roofspace over garages with addition of 2 no. roof lights in accordance with submitted drawings 10-030/F/002 & 10-030/F001 – Agreed – No representations – Comment – this building had been residential for the extent of its lifetime

iii)             P10/W1673/LD 30 Barlow Close Single-storey rear extension and conversion of existing roof space over garage in accordance with enclosed drawings Agreed – No representations – Comment – this building had been residential for the extent of its lifetime. The Committee also questioned why they had not been asked for a recommendation re the single storey rear extension. Is it permitted development?

iv)             P10/W1675 (Other) 19 Howe Close Erection of front extension to enlarge bedroom.- No Strong Views

56. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i)        P10/W1253/LB (Listed Building Consent)(Other) 23 Crown  Road  Amendment to listed approval P08/W1262/LB to include two additional conservation rooflight to east elevation of 1987 extension. Retain existing high level windows to west elevation in lieu of enlarged windows. Recommend Approval GRANTED 13.10.10

ii) P10/W1311 (Other) 30 Hillary Way Amendment : No. 1 Proposed side and rear 01.10.10 extensions, raised roof and alterations to form improved accommodation. (As 14.10.10 amended by Drawing Nos. 179010 1A, 2A, 5A and 6A accompanying letter from  Agent dated 28 September 2010). – No Strong Views – GRANTED 14.10.10

iii) P10/W1212(Other) 16 Littleworth. Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of single storey extension and small 1½ storey attached link with pitched roof – Recommend Refusal – Amendment (as amended by drawing numbers 1a, 2a & 3a received 24th September 2010) – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 14.10.10

iv)        P10/W1298 (Minor) 1B Windmill Lane Proposed new dwelling and garage to rear garden of existing dwelling including vehicular access  onto Ladder Hill.

v)        New garage to west of Greystocks Recommend Approval – GRANTED 19.10.10

57. CORRESPONDENCE – None

58.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 8th December 2010 – noted Cllr Messenger gave his apologies

The meeting close at 7.50pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 13th OCTOBER

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, A Knapp, J Coveley, J Reilly & P Willmott

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: 4 members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS

43. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Carr and Messenger

44. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 15th September 2010 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record

45. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 15th September 2010

(i)  Minute 37(i) Land behind Wheatley Windmill – nothing more had been heard   from  SODC since the last meeting

46. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i.)        P10/W1311 (Other) 30 Hillary Way Amendment : No. 1 Proposed side and rear 01.10.10 extensions, raised roof and alterations to form improved accommodation. (As 14.10.10 amended by Drawing Nos. 179010 1A, 2A, 5A and 6A accompanying letter from Agent dated 28 September 2010)

The committee welcomed the provision of privacy screening..

No Strong Views

ii.)        P10/W1212(Other) 16 Littleworth. Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of single storey extension and small 1½ storey attached link with pitched roof – Recommend Refusal – Amendment (as amended by drawing numbers 1a, 2a & 3a received 24th September 2010). Mr Shrimpton, an objector to the original plans was allowed to address the meeting. He said he felt that the amendments had gone a long way to meeting his original objections.

The committee still felt, however, that the scale and bulk of the development would still lead to a loss of light and therefore agreed again to Recommend Refusal.

47. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W1419 (Other) 82 Church Road Raise roof of existing dwelling to provide three bedrooms and a bathroom. Demolish existing rear porch and provide a single storey extension. 2 letters of objection from neighbours on High Street were read out. That afternoon the architect had delivered amendments to the office which were considered by the committee. The applicant, who was present was given permission to address the meeting. The committee felt that the amendments met the complaints of the neighbours and therefore agreed No Strong Views. The committee hoped that the conservation officer would be closely involved in the choice of finish for the timber cladding on the exterior walls.

ii)        P10/W1485 (Other) 85 Old Road. Proposed alterations and extension including raising of roof to provide additional first floor accommodation – Recommend Approval

48. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i)        P10/1068 (Minor)+Amendment No 1 – 1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings (one with annexe) and build 2 new 4 bedroom houses and one two bedroom house. Form new access. (As amended by drawing numbers 782-035F & 033E accompanying letter from Agent dated 19 August 2010) – Recommend Refusal – REFUSED 22.09.10

ii)        P10/W0631 (Minor) 112 London Road. Proposed conversion and minor extension of existing dwelling house to allow the business of childminding for up to nine children. Construction of new vehicular access from the London Road – Recommend Refusal – Amendment – revised plan and as clarified by applicant’s e-mail dated 16 July 2010) – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 22.09.10

iii) P10/W0977/LD (Lawful Development) 70 Farm Close Road Use of building as 08.07.10 single dwelling house. See Comments sheet – lawful Development – GRANTED 29.09.10

49.  CORRESPONDENCE

i) Copy of letter from resident to SODC re new build on Westfield Road was read out – noted

50.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 10th November 2010 – noted

The meeting closed at 8. 20pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER  2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, N Messenger, A Knapp, J Coveley & J Carr (from 8.02)

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also Present: three members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Cllr Sprent declared a personal interest Agenda item 4(i) (Minute 39) and took no part in the discussion or decision making

Before the meeting started the Chairman, Cllr Dalton, apologised to the Committee for her absence at the previous meeting and thanked Cllr Coveley for Chairing the meeting

35.  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Reilly

36.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 11th August 2010,

which had been circulated with the Agenda, were signed as a correct and accurate record

37. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 11h August 2010

i) Minute 29(i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – District Cllr carr reported that this land is very high on agreed priority list with Planning Enforcement and the legal officer concerned aims to have these three enforcement notices finalised and issued by the end of October at the latest.

ii) Minute 30(i) 112 London Road – this application will be going to SODC

Planning Committee on 22nd September with a recommendation that the

application is granted. Unfortunately no-on from the parish Planning

Committee is able to attend. Councillor carr will ask District Councillor Hodgson to remind the Committee of our views

38. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P10/1068 (Minor) Amendment No 1 – 1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings (one with annexe) and build 2 new 4 bedroom houses and one two bedroom house. Form new access. (As amended by drawing numbers 782-035F & 033E accompanying letter from Agent dated 19 August 2010)

Three letters of objection and one of support were read out. Mr Tims was allowed to address the meeting and said that whilst the alterations were welcomed they did not address concerns over the bulk and dominating effect the development would have on the nearby conservation area.

Agreed to recommend Refusal. While the council welcomes the vehicular access from Farm Close Lane, we are concerned that there is insufficient space for large vehicles to park without protruding into the lane.  This point could be addressed by moving the footprint of the proposed two bedroomed house one metre further south.

The 4 bedroom house south of the two bedroomed one would still be too dominating in relation to the neighbouring conservation area. The problem of overshadowing could be lessened if the footprint of this property were shifted slightly closer to the eastern boundary.’

The Planning Committee also understand that the walls to the rear of the development are in the conservation area.

8.03 Cllr Carr joined the meeting

39.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P10/W1159 (Major) Chilworth House School Thame Road. Erection of replacement  buildings as additional school accommodation in connection with special day  school.

This application could not be considered because the wrong plans had been attached.

ii)        P10/W1212(Other) 16 Littleworth. Demolition of existing single storey extension and erection of single storey extension and small 1½ storey attached link with pitched roof.

A letter of objection had been received from a neighbour, Mr Shrimpton, who was allowed to address the meeting. Agreed to Recommend Refusal on the grounds that it was overdevelopment of the site and unneighbourly because it would lead to the loss of light to No 14 Littleworth.

iii)        P10/W1253/LB (Listed Building Consent)(Other) 23 Crown Road

Amendment to listed approval P08/W1262/LB to include two additional

conservation rooflight to east elevation of 1987 extension. Retain existing high level windows to west elevation in lieu of enlarged windows. Agreed to recommend Approval.

iv)          P10/W1298 (Minor) 1B Windmill Lane Proposed new dwelling and garage to rear garden of existing dwelling including vehicular access onto Ladder Hill. The applicant, Mr Hogan, was allowed to address the meeting.

Agreed to Recommend Approval. The committee are pleased that the attractive stone boundary wall along Ladder Hill will be retained.  Also please say ‘ The council recommends that vehicular access should be long enough for a driver to park off the road, while opening or shutting the gate

v)        P10/W1311(Other) 30 Hillary Way Proposed side and rear extensions, raised roof and alterations to form improved accommodation. Agreed No Strong Views

vi)        P10/W1338/LD (Lawful Development) 10 Jackies Lane Erection of residential outbuilding. The Committee was unhappy because it felt that this was a step towards the development of a further dwelling on this site.

40. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i) P10/W0696 (Minor) CO-OP Station Rd Variation of Condition 4 (Opening hours) of 22.05.10 planning permission P04/W1203 to allow extended hours of trading to the public from 7 am  to 10 pm – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 28.07.10

ii)        P10/W0794/LD 10 Jackies Lane Erection of outbuilding – No Representations See Comments Sheet – WITHDRAWN 16.08.10

iii)        P10/W0923 (Minor) 3 Littleworth Rd proposed new dwelling – Formerly land attached to 4 High St. ref P07/W0999 – approval won on appeal on 08.05.08. No Strong Views – WITHDRAWN 17.08.10

iv) P10/W1008 19 Templars Close Single storey extension. No Strong Views

GRANTED 18.08.10

v) P10/W0938/LB (Listed Building consent) (Other) College farm 117 High Street Erection of studio room to rear of house. (Re-submission of P08/W0937/LB to include substitution of approved tiled roof with a glass roof) – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 19.08.10

vi) P10/W0878/RET (Retrospective) (Minor) Sun Inn Church Road Change of use of land from commercial garden (formerly part of the pub garden at the Sun Inn) to domestic garden – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 12.08.10

vii) P10/W0908 Millwinds Windmill Lane (Other) Extension to dwelling to form new first floor bedroom and en-suite, increase size of existing dormer. New garden room and study to ground floor. Demolish garage and re-build as games room/store. Replace existing swimming pool and provide new garage. Recommend Approval GRANTED 26.08.10

viii) P10/W1039 (Other) 25 London Road Conversion of attic space to form additional 21.07.10 bedroom. Addition of window to existing ground floor bathroom – No Strong Views – GRANTED 07.09.10

41.  CORRESPONDENCE – None

42.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 13th October   2010 – noted

The meeting closed at 8.40pm

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Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th AUGUST 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs J Coveley (Chairman), C Sprent, J Reilly, N Messenger, J Carr,

J Reilly, P Willmott & A Knapp

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also Present: three members of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Cllr Sprent declared a personal interest Agenda item 5(ii) (Minute 31(ii)) and took no part in the discussion or decision making

In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee, Cllr C Dalton, Cllr Coveley was elected Chairman for the meeting

26. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – none

27. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 14th July 2010

circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record

29. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 14th July 2010

i)        Minute 20(i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – Three enforcement notices are still waiting to be signed by the Legal Dept at SODC.

  • remove the temporary structure
  • remove the container
  • general clear up of the land

30. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0631 (Minor) 112 London Road. Proposed conversion and minor extension of existing dwelling house to allow the business of childminding for up to nine children. Construction of new vehicular access from the London Road – Recommend Refusal – Amendment – revised plan and as clarified by applicant’s e-mail dated 16 July 2010)

2 letters of objection were read and one of them, Mr J Fox as given permission to address the meeting.

The meeting Agreed to Recommend Refusal. The amendment did nothing to change the Council’s opinion that the application as a whole should be refused. Furthermore the amendment, placing a children’s play area being put next to a car parking area and an extremely busy main road was not in the health and safety interests of the young children involved.

The Committee was also concerned that the Environmental Officer (Simon Hill) having said in his response of 18th June, “I need a noise impact report….” and “Until this information is received, I have no option but to recommend refusal….” the report is seemingly no longer required, the applicant having refused to undertake one.

The Committee was also concerned that an elderly neighbour had requested that officers from the District Council visit his property and see for themselves the impact of this development but so far only a buildings officer had attended. It was Agreed to write to the District and ask that a Planning Officer and an officer from the Health and Housing team do contact this gentleman.

31. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W1039 (Other) 25 London Road Conversion of attic space to form additional bedroom. Addition of window to existing ground floor bathroom

NO STRONG VIEWS

ii)        P10/1068 (Minor) 1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings (one with annexe) and build 2 new 4 bedroom houses and one two bedroom house. Form new access

[Cllr Sprent had declared a personal interest in this item and took no part in the discussion or decision making]

A letter of objection had been submitted by a neighbour, Mr M Tims, who was present and was allowed to address the meeting.

It was Agreed to Recommend Refusal on the following grounds:

  • Out of character with the surrounding houses
  • Over development of the site
  • Overlooking of the houses on Farm Close Lane
  • Dangerous access on to Mulberry Drive
  • Because of the developments proximity to the Conservation and the slope of Mulberry Drive the development will be dominant and over bearing in relation to the Conservation area.

32. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)        P10/W0644(Other) 6a Old London Rd Two storey extension to west gable of dwelling 20.05.10 No Strong Views – GRANTED 12.07.10

ii)        P10/W0724/LB Jessamine Cottage, 1 Church Road Replacement of 3 front windows. Recommend Approval – GRANTED12.07.10

iii)        R3.0026/10 John Watson School Littleworth Road – Wheatley Park Campus relocation of an existing modular classroom for a temporary period of 3 years Recommend Approval  – GRANTED 16.07.10

iv)        P10/W0746 (Other) 41 Beech Road. First floor extension to form new bedroom with en-suite. Relocation of existing bathroom. – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 15.07.10

v)        P10/W760 (Minor) 132 Church Rd Erection of new dwelling adjacent to existing

Recommend Refusal – WITHDRAWN 22.07.10

vi) P10/W0803 (Other) 44 Ladder Hill Single storey rear extension Recommend

Approval – GRANTED 27.07.10

vii) P10/W0696 (Minor) CO-OP Station Rd Variation of Condition 4 (Opening hours) of planning permission P04/W1203 to allow extended hours of trading to the public from 7 am  to 10 pm – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 28.07.10

viii) P10/W0917 (Minor) Land adjacent to 51 London Rd. Change of use from sui generis (car sales) to previous approved use (MOT test station and workshop space). Removal of existing glazed panels and replacement with roller shutter type doors. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 02.08.10

ix) P07/W0805 (Minor) 75 Old Road Erection of two detached bungalows Recommend Refusal REFUSED 14.09.07 – GOING TO APPEAL 11.06.08 Appeal Refused 28.10.08 – GOING TO JUDICIAL REVIEW 16.03.10 APPEAL REFUSED – 02.08.10

x)        P09/W1090 (Minor) 75 Old Road Erection of one detached three bedroom bungalow and one pair of two bedroom bungalows, access and landscaping.

Recommend Refusal – Going to Appeal – APPEAL ALLOWED – 02.08.10

33.  CORRESPONDENCE – none

34.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 15th September   2010 – NOTED

The meeting closed at 8.30pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 14th JULY 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, J Reilly & J Coveley (to 8.50 pm)

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also Present: one member of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

18. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE were received from Cllrs Carr and Messenger Knapp & Willmott.

19.  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON  9th June 2010,

which had been circulated with the Agenda, were signed as a correct and accurate record.

20. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 9th June 2010

i)        Minute 3(i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – At the Parish Council meeting District Councillor Carr reported that the three enforcement notices are still waiting to  be signed by the Legal Dept at SODC.

  • remove the temporary structure
  • remove the container
  • general clear up of the land

ii)        Minute 4(i) Land adjacent to Coopers Close.- Despite our representations this outline planning permission for this development had been granted by SODC Planning Committee

21. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/0758 (Minor) B1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings and erection of 2×4 bed dwellings, 1×3 bed dwelling. New vehicular access. (As amended by drawing number 782-035Revision C accompanying Agent’s letter dated 22 June 2010) – Withdrawn 02.07.10

ii) 14.06.10 P10/W0550/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) 13 Station Road Proposed landscaping – Recommend Approval – Amended landscaping plan. For information only. Noted

22. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0631 (Minor) 112 London Road. Proposed conversion and minor extension of existing dwelling house – Dealt with at Parish Council 5th July

ii)        P10/W0794/LD 10 Jackies Lane Erection of outbuilding – Noted that this was permitted development. Agreed to comment that the site had been an overgrown garden for many years. Gave Cllrs Reilly and Sprent as persons who had knowledge of the site over the past years

iii)        P10/0758 (Minor) B1 & 3 Farm Close Lane Demolition of existing 2 dwellings and erection of 2×4 bed dwellings, 1×2 bed dwelling. New vehicular access. – Withdrawn 02.07.10

iv)        P10/W0803 (Other) 44 Ladder Hill Single storey rear extension –Recommend Approval

v)        P10/W760 (Minor) 132 Church Rd Erection of new dwelling adjacent to existing. The committee was not happy with the loss of mature trees on the first third of the site; the road frontage and south boundary of the house. Notwithstanding the comments of Oxfordshire Highways the committee feels that it is not safe to add an extra road access on to the narrowest part of Church Road at an extremely busy road junction. The zinc roof is out of character with the area as no other building has such a roof and is unacceptable opposite a listed building. Recommend Refusal

vi)        P10/W0923 (Minor) 3 Littleworth Rd proposed new dwelling – Formerly land attached to 4 High St. ref P07/W0999 – approval won on appeal on 08.05.08.

No Strong Views

vii)        P10/W0917 (Minor) Land adjacent to 51 London Rd. Change of use from sui generis (car sales) to previous approved use (MOT test station and workshop space). Removal of existing glazed panels and replacement with roller shutter type doors.- Recommend Approval

viii)        P10/W0938/LB (Listed Building consent) (Other) College farm 117 High Street. Erection of studio room to rear of house. (Re-submission of P08/W0937/LB to include substitution of approved tiled roof with a glass roof)

Recommend Approval

ix)        P10/W0878/RET (Retrospective) (Minor) Sun Inn Church Road Change of use of land from commercial garden (formerly part of the pub garden at the Sun Inn) to domestic garden – Recommend Approval

x)        P10/W0908 Millwinds Windmill Lane (Other) Extension to dwelling to form new first floor bedroom and en-suite, increase size of existing dormer. New garden room and study to ground floor. Demolish garage and re-build as games room/store. Replace existing swimming pool and provide new garage. – Recommend Approval

xi)        P10/W0977/LD (Lawful Development) 70 Farm Close Road Use of building as single dwelling house. There are congestion problems with the number of cars that park in this part of Farm Close Road and there are access problems for the rear entrances to houses on the High Street. Making the extension to no. 70 into a separate dwelling exacerbates this situation. It is a pity SODC did not take vigorous enforcement action when the application of 2004 was infringed.  Allowing the annexe to no 70 to become a separate dwelling has led to problems with access and car parking, and much ill feeling among other residents

8.50 pm Cllr Coveley left the meeting

xii)        P10/W1008 19 Templars Close Single storey extension – No Strong Views – The velux windows would be more in keeping on the rear roof not the front`

23. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)        10 P10/W0371 (Other) 92 High St. Removal of existing roof and replacement roof 27.04.10 structure to provide accommodation space. Recommend No Strong Views 17.05.10 GRANTED 04.06.10

ii)        P10/0429 (Other) 18A Old London Road. Single storey lean to extension and bay window extension, internal rearrangements – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 07.06.10

iii) P10/W0481(Other) 7 Simons Close Ground floor extension for disabled child Recommend Approval  – GRANTED 10.06.10

iv) P10/W0550/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) 13 Station Road Proposed landscaping – Recommend Approval – Amended landscaping plan. For  information only – GRANTED 24.06.10

v)        P10/W0461/O(Outline)(Minor) Land Adjoining Little Worth Park Coopers Close
Development of 2 x 2 bedroom houses, 4 x 3 bedroom houses and 1 x 3-4 bedroom house – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 23.06.10

vi)        P10/W0287 17 Park Hill (Minor) Proposed new dwelling with vehicular access

No Strong Views – GRANTED 07.07.10

24. CORRESPONDENCE

i)          Letter from resident to SODC re illuminated sign at Wheatley Estates

SODC had written to Wheatley Estates and the business had agreed to comply with the conditions re the hours to sign could be illuminated.

25. DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 11th August  2010 – Noted

The meeting closed at 9.03 pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9th June 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, A Knapp, P Willmott, J Reilly & J Carr

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: Cllr R Bell and one member of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

10. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Messenger

11. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON  12TH May 2010 which had been circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record

12. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 12th May 2010

i)        Minute 3(i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – Three enforcement notices are waiting to be signed by the Legal Dept at SODC.

  • remove the temporary structure
  • remove the container
  • general clear up of the land

ii)        Minute 4(i) Land adjacent to Coopers Close. This was to be referred to the SODC Planning Committee on 23rd June. It was Agreed that Cllr Bell would attend and speak on behalf of the parish Council. The committee asked Cllr Carr, as our District Councillor, to request a site visit.

13. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0287 17 Park Hill (Minor) Proposed new dwelling with vehicular access No Strong Views Amendment 1 – For information only – updated arboriculture

Report – Noted

ii)        P10/W0365 (Minor) The Furlongs Windmill Lane Proposed extensions, alteration and refurbishment of existing house, erection of detached single-storey garage and home office and part change of use from agricultural land to domestic curtilage to increase garden (As clarified by agent’s e-mail of 19th May 2010 and accompanying drawing 09037-L02-A) – For information only – Noted

14. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0644(Other) 6a Old London Rd Two storey extension to west gable of dwelling – No Strong Views

ii)        P10/W0652(Other) New Place, Ladder Hill. Extension to the property forming an orangery at the rear and alteration of flat roofed dormers to pitched roofs on rear elevation- Recommend Approval as long as the advice concerning bats is adhered to.

iii)        P10/W0696 (Minor) CO-OP Station Rd Variation of Condition 4 (Opening hours) of planning permission P04/W1203 to allow extended hours of trading to the public from 7 am  to 10 pm – Recommend Refusal on the grounds of additional nuisance to residents in terms of noise and additional traffic.

iv)        P10/W0746 (Other) 41 Beech Road. First floor extension to form new bedroom with en-suite. Relocation of existing bathroom. Recommend Approval.

v)          P10/W0724/LB Jessamine Cottage,1 Church Road Replacement of 3 front windows. Recommend Approval

15. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)                P10/W0398/RET (Retrospective) (Other) 8 Jackies Lane Demolition of dilapidated timber shed and extension of garage to rear. Revision of existing garage roof structure from near flat, sloping at rear to pitched. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 12.05.10

ii) P10/W0412 (Minor) 70 -72 Church Road Change of use of garden (part only) to commercial B1 use and extension of existing office. Partial demolition of existing house (No 72) and extension, alteration to sub-division to form 2 no. one bedroom  dwellings. No Strong Views – GRANTED 13.05.10.

iii) P10/W0426 (Other) Granary Church, 30 Church Rd. Change of use from D1 to sui generis (photographic studio) – No Strong Views – GRANTED 20.05.10

iv) P10/W0365 (Minor) The Furlongs Windmill Lane Proposed extensions, alteration and refurbishment of existing house, erection of detached single-storey garage and home office and part change of use from agricultural land to domestic curtilage to   increase garden (As clarified by agent’s e-mail of 19th May 2010 and accompanying drawing 09037-L02-A) Recommend Approval GRANTED 20.05.10

16.  CORRESPONDENCE

i) Darbys Solicitors – Copy of letter to SODC re damages  for Aunties Old School Nursery, 33 Littleworth Road for work done due to the filling in of the pond adjoining 11 Barlow Close. – Noted

17. DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 14th July 2010 – Noted

The clerk informed the meeting that there was an application just received for an

extension at 110 London Road. This application to be referred to the July Council

meeting. Councillors should familiarise themselves with the history of this site.

The Meeting Closed at 8.16 pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12th May 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, A Knapp, N Messenger (until 7.55 pm), P Willmott & J Reilly

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: One member of the public

MEMBERS HAD BEEN ADVISED BY MEANS OF THE AGENDA THAT IF THEY HAD AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM, THEY SHOULD DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Cllr Messenger declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda item 5(ii)

and left the meeting when that item was reached

1 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR 2010-2011

Cllr Dalton Proposed by Cllr Willmott and seconded by Cllr Sprent

As there were no other candidates Cllr Dalton was declared elected As  Chairman for 2010-2011

The Chairman welcomed Cllr Knapp to her first Planning Committee meeting

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Carr & Coveley

3  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 21st April 2010

circulated with the Agenda was signed as a correct and accurate record

4  MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 21st April 2010

i) Minute 75 (i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – no further news

ii) Minute 8 (i) The full Parish Council meeting held on 10th May had recommend refusal to the planning application for development of the land off Coopers Close

iii) Minute 8(iii) The full Parish Council meeting held on 10th May had agreed to the Planning Committee meeting once every month

5  AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

6  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0481 (Other) 7 Simons Close Ground floor extension for disabled child

Agreed – Recommend Approval

ii)       P10/W0371 (Other) 92 High St. Removal of existing roof and replacement roof   structure to provide accommodation space. Recommend – No Strong Views. Comment – Shared access 20 90 High Street to be preserved at all times and be mindful of the fact the building is in the Wheatley Conservation Area

7.55 pm Cllr Messenger, having declared an interest in the next item left the meeting

iii) P10/0429 (Other) 18A Old London Road. Single storey lean to extension and bay window extension, internal rearrangements – The Chairman asked the applicant, who was present to speak to the application. Agreed – Recommend Approval

iv)        P10/W0550/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) 13 Station Road Proposed landscaping

Agreed – Recommend Approval Comment – The Parish Council hope that the trees do materialise

7  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)        P10/W0314/LD (Lawful Development) Castle Hill Farm Single storey rear extension – Is lawful development 14.04.10

ii)        P10/W0131 (Other) 48 Littleworth Single Storey rear extension with flat roof and   porch extension to side of house No Strong Views – GRANTED 23.04.10

iii)        P10/W0289(Other) 61 Beech Road. Single storey rear extension to form new kitchen 15.03.10 and family room Recommend Approval – GRANTED 30.04.10

iv) P10/W0247/LD Garage site adjacent to 51 London Road. Proposed continuation of use of land and workshop as B2 – WITHDRAWN 05.05.010

8  CORRESPONDENCE – none

9  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 9th JUNE  2010 – Noted

The meeting closed at 8.11 pm