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
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