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Minutes of the Planning Committee 9th December 2015

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL HELD IN THE PARISH OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY 9th DECEMBER 2015

PRESENT: Cllrs R Bell (Chairman), P Bignell, S Coleridge (Vice-Chairman), I Roberts, G Stephens, A Walkey
OFFICER: The Assistant Clerk
ALSO PRESENT: 3 members of the public (applicant M Jones from 35 Crown Rd, R Chadbone and P Ellis from 33 Crown Rd).

74. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Cllr J Carr

75. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – NONE

76. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 11th NOVEMBER 2015 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record.

77. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 11th NOVEMBER 2015

1 Kellys Road – Cllr Bell has made additional comments to SODC but has not had a response as yet.

The London Road development – Cllr Bell attended the SODC Planning Committee on 18th November. Taylor-Wimpey have asked SODC to consider a further change relating to the flats overlooking Fairfax Gate; they would like to set this part of the building down into the ground which would reduce the overall height. Both Cllr Bell & District Councillor Newman thought this was an acceptable amendment.

78. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P15/S3352/FUL 40 Church Road Wheatley OX33 1NB Amendment: No. 1 Change of use – addition of a flat and reduction in size of commercial unit (As amended by plan 201C received 2015_11_24 to take the proposed ventilation pipes up through the roof as opposed to out of the western elevation). The members noted the report on the SODC website from the Health and Housing Officer. Recommend Approval

ii) P15/S3355/FUL Former McKenna Plant Hire Site London Road Wheatley OX33 1LH
Amendment: No. 1 Use of site/building(s) as a Builders’ Merchants including external materials/ goods storage and parking (as amended by plans and Highways information received 26 November 2015 relocating parking area). Recommend Approval

79. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS
i) P15/S3872/FUL 5 Leyshon Road Wheatley OX33 1XF. Proposed two storey side and rear extensions and single storey rear extension. Conversion of dwelling house to form 1 additional dwelling. The members noted the comments submitted to the SODC website by a neighbour. Recommend Approval

ii) P15/S3698/HH 28 Ladder Hill Wheatley OX33 1SX. Erection of single storey extension to provide enlarged living space, including kitchen and dining room. Recommend Approval

iii) P15/S4012/LB & P15/S3761/A 90 High Street Wheatley OX33 1XP Proposed Hanging sign. The members felt the sign was out of keeping in the Conservation Area. Recommend Refusal

iv) P15/S3887/HH 35 Crown Road Wheatley OX33 1UJ. Two storey rear extension to form kitchen/family room on the ground floor and bedroom with en-suite to the first floor. The applicant explained he had withdrawn his original application and sought advice from SODC regarding the size of the extension and the potential reduction in light to his neighbours at No.33. The neighbours are still concerned about the potential loss of light to their back bedroom windows and to the second velux window of their one storey extension. They will be submitting comments about this new application to SODC regarding their concerns. The members considered the new plans and noted the reduction in size. After discussion, it was felt that there weren’t enough grounds to recommend refusal. No Strong Views

80. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P15/S2742/FUL Wheatley Farm Shop Old London Road Wheatley OX33 1YW
Proposed new dwelling (Log cabin style) to replace existing dwelling. Recommend Approval GRANTED 30.10.15
ii) P15/S3193/HH 60 Crown Road Wheatley OX33 1UL. Single storey side extension. Recommend Approval GRANTED 18.11.15

81. CORRESPONDENCE
Copy of a letter to SODC from a neighbour of The Old Parsonage 25 High Street (regarding application P15/S3499/HH considered at the November planning committee). Noted

Letters from SODC re Certificate of Lawful Development for:

i) P15/S3697/LDP 1 Keydale Road Wheatley OX33 1NS Demolition of existing garage and partial rear / side extension. Erection of 3m deep rear single storey extension in accordance with Class A of GPDO 2015. Construction of box dormer to rear roof slope in accordance with Class B of GPDO 2015. Noted

ii) P15/S3739/LDP 2 Elm Close Wheatley OX33 1UW Garden Building Noted

82. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – WEDNESDAY 13TH JANUARY 2016 – NOTED

83. ITEMS FOR INFORMATION – NONE
The Meeting closed 7.55pm