Wheatley Parish Council
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF
THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH 2012
PRESENT: Cllrs Coveley (in the Chair), Reilly, Dalton, Stacey, Stephens, Willmott & Lamont
OFFICER: The clerk
ALSO PRESENT: District Cllr Carr. County Cllr Anne Purse and Mr M Tyce (CPRE)
94. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllr Knapp
95. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Cllr Reilly declared a personal interest in agenda item 6(iii) P11/W2229 (Other) 16 Miller Road
96. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 8th FEBRUARY 2012 which had been circulated previously were signed as correct and accurate record.
97. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 8th FEBRUARY 2012
i) Minute 79(i) Reply from Asda’s Chief Executive – Two letters had now been received saying that Asda would be looking at the Parish Council’s proposals
ii) Minute 84 SODC –Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane. The Enforcement Officer had contacted the clerk to say that clearance of the land had begun but now it seemed to be getting cluttered again. The Officer suggested that he hold a site meeting with the Planning Committee so that he could indicate which land was subject to the Enforcement Order. It was Agreed that the clerk set up such a meeting.
98. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS
i) P11/W1930(Other) + P11/1932/LB Other Listed Building) 2 Blenheim Lane Removal of lean-to porch. Erection of new lobby/porch extension to provide link between house and outbuilding. Improvements to outbuilding including rebuilding south east wall to provide additional living accommodation. Recommend Approval
Amendment – New boundary treatments and change in levels. As amended by plan plans accompanying agent’s e-mail dated 13/02/12
ii) P11/W2000 (Minor) Castle Hill Farm Installation of one (1 no.) 10 kw micro wind turbine on 25m open lattice mast and associated underground cables. (As amended by drawing SWE 25m Base Revision 0 and Additional Supporting Statement accompanying e-mail from agent received 5 March 2012).Recommend Refusal – See below
99. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS
i) P11/W2000 (Minor) Castle Hill Farm Installation of one (1 no.) 10 kw micro wind turbine on 25m open lattice mast and associated underground cables.
It was Agreed to Recommend Refusal on the grounds that it was inappropriate development in the Green Belt and that there had been no special circumstances given for such a breech of the Green Belt
ii) P11/W2221 (Other) 41 Ladder Hill Erection of a timber deck running the width of the back garden and project down the garden 8.4m. As the ground slopes steeply away, the edge of the deck nearest to house will be at ground level; the furthest edge will be at an elevation of 1m above ground level. Deck will be surrounded on two sides by ballustrading. Steps will descend to garden. Recommend Approval
iii) P11/W2229 (Other) 16 Miller Road Demolish existing conservatory. Erect a single storey rear extension. Recommend Approval
100. TO CONSIDER OXFORD CITY PROPOSALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AT BARTON
County Councillor Purse spoke to this item
She said the she was worried about the implications of Oxford City’s intention to place a 40mph limit on the A40 west of Green Road Roundabout and the installation of a new light controlled pedestrian/cyclist crossing in so much as these measures could impede cars exiting the roundabout and with the subsequent hold ups, traffic would once again be using Wheatley and the neighbouring villages as rat runs.
The committee Agreed to write to the City Council about its concerns and to suggest that there should be no crossing at road level. A pedestrian bridge should be built.
101. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED
i) P11/W1843 (Other) 58 Littleworth Extend/convert extra study to form garage. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 04.02.12
ii) P11/W1651(Minor) 24 Westfield Road. Demolition of existing single
storey dwelling and outbuildings and the erection of1 no. 2 bedroom dwelling and 1 no. 3 bedroom dwelling, 1 and a half storeys high – Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 15.02.12
iii) P11/W1849 (Major) Church Rd Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 5 x 1bed and 5 x 2 bed flats served by a new access from Church Road. Parking spaces for13 cars, refuse and recycling storage, cycle parking and landscaping. Recommend Refusal – WITHDRAWN – 01.03.12
iv) P11/W1227 (Major) Oxford Brookes Wheatley campus and Wheatley Park School. Provision of new access to serve Wheatley park School and Oxford Brooks University. New coach park for Wheatley Park School. Redistribution of existing car parking for Wheatley Park School and Oxford Brooks University with no net increase (515 spaces for Oxford Brookes University and 95 replacement spaces at Wheatley Park School). New landscaping and ancillary works.- Recommend Refusal – GRANTED 28.02.12
102. CORRESPONDENCE – None
103. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 14TH April 2012 – Noted