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Planning Committee 15th August 2012

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs Coveley (in the Chair), Willmott, Dalton, Stephens & Reilly

OFFICER: The clerk

31. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Knapp, Lamont and Stacey

32. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

33. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 11th JULY 2012 circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record

34. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 11th JULY 2012

i) Minute 27(iv) – Horspath reservoir – A brief discussion took place on the information session by Thames Water/Optimise held in the Merry Bells the previous day. Councillor Stephens produced a paper on the various options, as he saw them, of transporting the materials to the site. It was suggested that he expand this paper and bring it to the Council meeting on 3rd September.

It was also agreed that the Clerk write to John Howell MP, informing him of the issue and the village’s feelings.

ii) Minute 29 Correspondence – Barton Area Action Plan – Examination in Public – Cllr Lamont had represented the village at the EIP in July. The EIP is still ongoing.

35. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

36.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P12/S1335/FUL (Minor) 84 Church Road Removal of existing redundant single storey workshop building and out buildings. Construction of two storey one bedroom dwelling – Agreed to Recommend Refusal

Comments –  Whilst no objection in principle the change of use the committee believes that off road parking could be provided and the overlooking of the property to the south of the site could be avoided if the dwelling is moved further down the site and the orientation changed.

It is likely that the occupant/s of the new dwelling could have up to 2 cars and forcing them to park on Church Road which is already congested with parked cars and buses is not to be welcomed.

ii)  P12/S1466/FUL (Full Application) (Minor) + P12/S1467/LB

65 – 67 High Street Change of use of ground floor of no.65 from Retail use (A1) to Education use (D1). Minor alterations including new window to front, new doors to side and rear of no.65. New door to rear of no.67 (Grade II Listed). Break through new opening in boundary wall

between sites – Agreed to Recommend Approval

iii) P12/S1435/HH (Householder) + P12/S1436/LB(Listed Building) 109  Street. Two storey rear extension with internal modification. upgrading and restoration works to existing outbuilding to provide habitable space – Agreed to Recommend Approval

iv) 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). Agreed to Recommend Approval

The clerk reported on correspondence received from a resident about a swift’s nest being located in the old buildings this year and making a request that the new build should include ‘swift bricks’. It was agreed to put this to SODC and Anderson Orr, the architects.

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

vi) P12/S1610/HH (Householder) 21 London Road Proposed single storey rear kitchen extension (flat roof ) to tie into existing. Agreed to recommend approval. Agreed to Recommend Approval

37.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P12/S1002/FUL (Full Application) (Other) Unit 2 London Road Change of use 14.06.12 from existing use class B1 and B8 to use class B2 – No Strong ViewsGRANTED 19.07.12

ii) P12/S0494 (Other) 11 Littleworth Demolition of existing extension and rear elevations. Re-building of single storey side and rear elevations to form new kitchen/dining area. Re-building existing first floor bathroom – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 19.07.12

iii) P12/S0772/LDE (Lawful Development) The Paddocks, Ladder Hill. Lawful development certificate sought to establish existing use of land and outbuildings as residential.  – Only ever been used for storage – GRANTED 17.07.12

38.  CORRESPONDENCE – None

39. DATE OF NEXT MEETING  –   Wednesday 12th September 2012 –  NOTED – Cllr Stephens sends his apologies

The meeting closed at 8.30pm