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Planning Committee 10th October 2012

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs J Coveley(in the Chair), Willmott, Dalton, Stephens, Reilly, Knapp (from 7.45pm) & Stacey (from 8.40pm)

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT:  District Cllr R Bell and 1 member of the public

49. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Lamont

50. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

51. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 12th SEPTEMBER 2012 which had been circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record after Cllr Stephens had been deleted from those present

52. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 12TH SEPTEMBER 2012

i) Minute 27(iv) – Horspath reservoir

The clerk reported that nothing further had been received from Thames Water/Optimise or SODC, except the information that the earliest the application could be heard by the SODC Planning Committee would be at its December meeting.

Sir Beville Stanier had replied to the clerk’s letter confirming that an approach had been made to Shotover Estate by Thames Water for access across their land.

53. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

54.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

7.45pm Cllr Knapp joined the meeting

i) 12/S2017/HH (Householder) (Other) 6 Acremead Road. Demolition of existing garage. Proposed replacement garage and rear extension. A letter of objection from a neighbour was read out. Agreed to Recommend Refusal on the grounds of loss of amenity to 5 Acremead Road in terms of loss of light, due to the height of the garage and overlooking from the windows in the gable end. It was felt that if these features could be made more sympathetic then the Committee then the committee might recommend approval.

ii) P12/S2197/FUL (Full Application)(Minor) 15 Leyshon Road Rear extension to existing dwelling, side extension to existing dwelling to provide 2no apartments and erection of 2no semi detached dwellings. The applicant, who was present, was invited to address the meeting. Two responses from residents were read out, one in support and one objecting. It was noted that OCC Highways had no grounds for objection. Agree No Strong Views

iii) P12/S2042/FUL (Full Application)( Major) Oxford Brookes University  Wheatley Campus  Application for the removal of condition 6 and variation of condition 12 of planning permission P11/W1227. Recommend Approval

iv) P12/S2184/HH(Householder)(Other) 23 Windmill Lane. Part two storey part first floor front extension, erection of front porch, raising of roof to include new rear dormers and construction of conservatory. (Re-submission of P11/W2408)            Recommend Approval

v) P12/S2253/LDP 17 Park Hill Certificate of Lawful development for proposed rear and side single storey extensions – NOTED

vi) P12/S2156/FUL (Full Application) (Minor) Asda Stores Ltd London Road. The proposed works to provide a new footway link to and from the store from London Road has been requested by the Town Council and includes: – New footway construction within the existing verge. – New kerbing – New dropped crossings including tactile paving. – New carriageway construction to maintain the access to the sub-station. Agreed that the clerk write to Asda thanking them Recommend Approval

8.40pm Cllr Stacey joined the meeting

55.  TO CONSIDER A PARISH COUNCIL RESPONSE ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSING TO THE LARGER VILLAGES.

i) To receive a report on the briefing session held on 21st September attended by Cllrs Reilly and Lamont

Cllr Reilly gave a verbal report on the meeting that he and Cllr Lamont had attended.

ii) The Committee Agreed to recommend to the full council, the following responses to SODC’s  ‘Housing distribution methodology’

Question 1 The base date for calculating the proportional allocation should be 2011/12

RESPONSE; Agree

Question 2 – Windfall completions since 2010/11 should not be deducted  from the allocation to the larger villages

RESPONSE: No recommendation – the committee was split.

Question 3There should not be an assumption that the allocations to Cholsey and Chinnor can be reduced to reflect the growth they received through the Local Plan allocations.  If it is proposed then the merits of doing so should be assessed as part of the distribution methodology.

RESPONSE: Agree

Question 4 The size of each Larger Village should be measured using the 2001 Census output areas, adjusted where necessary, with completions added to date.

RESPONSE: Agree

Question 4a You have been provided with the 2001 Census output areas that have been provisionally used to count the number of homes in your village as at 2001.  Do you think the output areas included need to be adjusted in any way i.e. do any areas need to be made bigger or smaller to include or exclude any homes?

RESPONSE: Needs adjusting. There should be a push to get Holton included together with Wheatley because virtually all the services enjoyed by Holton are provided by Wheatley, except the secondary school and the sports centre.

Question 5The sustainability credentials of a settlement should be based on our Settlement Assessment Background Paper.  A formal process of weighting the settlement criteria should not be applied.

RESPONSE: Disagree – Some of the smaller villages may be able to accept a higher level of development

Question 5a – Our Settlement Assessment Table was last updated in 2011.  Does this need updating for your village?

RESPONSE: No. the table is correct

Question 6 What can we do at Wheatley with no localised Green Belt review?

  • focus on the redevelopment of existing employment sites
    • focus on the delivery of rural exception sites
      • focus on exploring the potential of the Community Right to Build approach  with Wheatley Parish Council.

RESPONSE: Focus on exception sites and employment areas but further investigation of community right to build(neighbourhood plan) to be investigated

56.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P12/S1415/D (Demolitions Notification) (Other) 64 London Road

This application seeks to demolish multiple buildings situated at 64 London Road, Wheatley, to make way for recently approved planning

application (ref P11/S0077). Recommend Approval – GRANTED 10.09.12

ii) P12/S1610/HH (Householder) 21 London Road Proposed single storey rear kitchen extension (flat roof ) to tie into existing.- Recommend Approval – GRANTED 19.09.12

iii) P12/S1557/HH (Householder)The Paddocks, Ladder Hill Demolish 3 sheds  and a barn and re-build in new configuration. – No Strong Views – GRANTED 26.09.12

57.  CORRESPONDENCE

i)  Town and Parish Forum – Wednesday 21st November 2012 5.15pm -9.15 pm. Cllr Lamont had agreed to attend

58. DATE OF NEXT MEETING –   Wednesday 14TH November 2012 – Noted

Meeting closed at 8.55pm