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

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12th September 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs: Willmott (in the Chair), Lamont, Dalton, Stephens, Reilly, Knapp & Stacey

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: 4 members of the public

In the absence of Cllr Coveley, Cllr Willmott was elected Chairman for the meeting

40. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received Cllrs Coveley & Stephens

41. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Cllr Reilly declared an interest in Agenda Item 6(ii)

42. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 15th August 2012 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record

43. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 15th August 2012

i) Minute 27(iv) – Horspath reservoir

No reply from John Howell MP

No new Traffic Management Plan submitted

Following discussion it was the feeling of the meeting that the parish Council should continue to oppose the application rather than, at the moment, discussing possible conditions they would like to see if the application was approved.
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The Chairman, with the permission of the meeting, allowed those members of the public present to speak.

It was Agreed that the clerk should write to OFWAT, The Health &Safety Executive and Shotover Estate.

44. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

45. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P12/S1844/LB (Listed Building Consent)(Other) Home Farm Shotover Estate Demolition of 2No redundant and structurally unsafe chimneys.

No Strong Views.

ii) P12/S1622/HH (Householder) (Other) 49 London Road. Side extension to provide new garage area, new ground floor room and new master bedroom

2 letters of objection, from the SODC planning website were read out.

The Chairman gave permission for the applicant, who was present, to speak.

The meeting noted that the applicant intended to remove the trees that were mentioned in the letter of objection

Agreed – No Strong Views

46. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P12/S1070/FUL (Full Application) (Minor) Wheatley Farm Shop Old London Road Demolition of stables (three blocks), storage buildings, containers, structures and kennels. Erection of multipurpose agricultural storage building and stables with additional soft landscaping – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 21.08.12

ii) P12/S1435/HH (Householder) + P12/S1436/LB(Listed Building)

109 High Street. Two storey rear extension with internal modification. Upgrading and restoration works to existing outbuilding to provide habitable space- Recommend Approval – GRANTED 05.09.12

iii) P12/S1466/FUL (Full Application)( Minor) & P12/S1467/LB (Listed Building) 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 – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 05.09.12

47. CORRESPONDENCE – NONE

48. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 10th October 2012 – Noted

Meeting closed at 8.30pm

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

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th JULY 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs Knapp (in the Chair), Stacey, Lamont & Reilly

OFFICER: The clerk

In the absence of the Chairman, Cllr Knapp was elected Chairman for the meeting

22. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Willmott, Coveley and  Dalton

23. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

24. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 13TH JUNE 2012 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate

25. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 13TH JUNE 2012

i) Minute 4(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive – No reply

ii) Minute 4(ii) SODC – Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane – No  further developments

26. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS  – None

27.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P12/S1002/FUL (Full Application) (Other) Unit 2 London Road Change of use from existing use class B1 and B8 to use class B2

No Strong Views

ii) P12/S1070/FUL (Full Application) (Minor) Wheatley Farm Shop Old London Road Demolition of stables (three blocks), storage buildings, containers, structures and kennels. Erection of multipurpose agricultural storage building and stables with additional soft

landscaping Recommend Approval

iii) P12/S116/Ful (Full Application)(Minor) Plot 1 20 Westfield Road. Erection of dwelling house (already commenced) – Recommend Approval

iv) P12/S1147/Ful (Full Application) (Minor) Land adjacent to Horspath reservoir, Old Road, Wheatley (in the Parish of Forest Hill) Construction of new reservoir ‘cell’ on land adjacent to Horspath Reservoir. Erection of sampling kiosk and ICA kiosk, CCTV security camera and pole and provision for associated landscaping, access and associated works – Full Council on 2nd July 2012 Recommended Refusal

A new Traffic Management paper is expected to be published shortly

Noted

28.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i) P11/W0185 (Minor) Land at 7 Littleworth Business Centre Littleworth Road. Demolition of three derelict sheds and erection of three modern prefabricated sheds in existing industrial yard.- Recommend Approval – REFUSED 27.05.011 – GOING TO APPEAL – APPEAL DISMISSED 29.05.12

ii) P12/S0497 (Other) 10 Blenheim Lane The addition of 4 no 6ft pitched roof dormers to approved loft conversion with cat slide dormer to the rear Recommend Refusal GRANTED 11.06.12

iii) P11/S0148 (Minor) 132 London Road. Erection of a Marquee to be used in with the existing Public House for use from April until October this year and existing.(sic) years. To include retention of the ‘roll-a-long’ toilet unit. No Strong Views –WITHDRAWN 21.06.12

29.  CORRESPONDENCE

Barton Area Action Plan – Cllr Dalton is unable to attend on 17th July. Cllr Lamont said he would try and attend in Cllr Dalton’s place.

30. DATE OF NEXT MEETING  –   Wednesday 15th August 2012 – NOTED

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9th MAY 2012

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

OFFICER: The clerk

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Stacey, Knapp and Stephens

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 11th APRIL which had been circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct and accurate record.

4. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 11th April 2012

i) Minute 97(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive – The Committee noted that some work had been started on the pavement by the petrol station at Asda. The clerk to e-mail the persons who had replied to our letter requesting pedestrian safety measures at the entrance.

ii) Minute 97(ii) SODC – Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane

The clerk had contacted the SODC Enforcement Officer who said that the said land had been cleared of non-agricultural items. The clerk to e-mail committee members  with dates for a site meeting with the Enforcement Officer.

5. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P11/S0077 64 London Road (Minor) Demolition of existing buildings and

redevelopment of site to provide 3 x 1 bed and 6 x 2 bed flats served by a new access from Church Road; parking spaces for 12 cars, refuse and  recycling  storage, cycle parking and landscaping. Recommend  Approval. + Amended plans for information only – Noted

Agreed by 4 votes to 0 with 1 abstention that the clerk write to SODC requesting that a condition be put on the development that a crossing to be put across London Rd by Cromwell Place to allow pedestrians to cross London Road before the footpath on the north side ends

ii) P11/S0108 11 Miller Road Demolition of existing garage. Erection of two storey extension and single storey rear extension Recommend Refusal + Amended plans – for information only – Noted

iii) P11/W2408 (Other) 23 Windmill Lane Amendment – Part two storey part first floor front extension, erection of front porch, raising of roof to include new  rear dormers and construction of conservatory (as amended by plans accompanying e-mail from  agent dated 2 May 2012). No Strong Views

6.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W2408 (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 – No Strong Views

ii) P11/S0157(Minor) Land Adj to Littleworth Park Coopers Close Littleworth Proposed first floor extensions to house types 2 & 3 (Unit nos.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7). Approved under application nos.P10/W461/O & P10/W1824/RM.- No Strong Views

iii) P12/S0319(Other) 25 Old Road Extensions and alterations

.No Strong Views

iv) P12/S0497 (Other) 10 Blenheim Lane The addition of 4 no 6ft pitched roof dormers to approved loft conversion with cat slide dormer to the rear Recommend Refusal on the grounds that this development was inappropriate for a vernacular building in the Wheatley Conservation Area.

v) P11/S0148 (Minor) 132 London Road. Erection of a Marquee to be used in with the existing Public House for use from April until October this year and existing.(sic) years. To include retention of the ‘roll-a-long’ toilet unit. No Strong Views

7.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

i) 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 steeplyaway, 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

GRANTED 26.03.12

ii) 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 Recommend Approval GRANTED 05.04.12

iii) 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 – REFUSED 12.04.12

iv) P11/W2409 (Other) 14 Coopers Close Littleworth Single storey front extension to enlarge living room. Single storey side extension to form new hall, cloakroom and utility room. No Strong Views – GRANTED 26.04.12

v) P11/W2196(Other) 51 Crown Road  Single storey, north facing extension with a pitched roof to match existing on side of existing

detached garage. No external doors or windows. No Strong Views  GRANTED  02.05.12

vi) P11/W2410 (Other) 117 Old Road Proposed single storey rear extension No Strong Views – GRANTED 02.05.12

vii) P11/W1696 (Minor) Asda Stores, London Rd. Proposed entrance lobby to store entrance – Recommend Approval – GRANTED 19.12.11

viii) P11/W2032 (Other) 39 Littleworth  Single storey extension and new pitched roof at first floor level. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 17.02.12

8.  CORRESPONDENCE  – None

9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 13th June 2012 – Noted

Cllrs Lamont and Dalton gave their apologies for the meeting

The meeting closed at 9.35pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th April 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs Stephens (in the Chair), Knapp, & Lamont

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: 4 members of the public

In the absence of the Chairman Cllr Stephens was elected to serve as Chairman for the meeting

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Coveley, Reilly, Dalton, Willmott & Stacey

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 14th MARCH 2012 which had been circulated with the Agenda were signed as a correct an accurate record

4. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 14TH MARCH 2012

i) Minute 97(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive – no further reply had been received

ii) Minute 97(ii) SODC – Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane. The clerk had yet to contact the Enforcement Officer to take up the offer of a site meeting.

iii) Minute 99(i) – P11/W2000 – Castle Hill Farm. The clerk had circulated to the members of the Planning Committee Mrs Greaves’ invitation to visit the site. Cllr Knapp said that she had visited the site and that she was opposed to the decision taken by the Committee.

iv) Minute 100 – Barton Area Action Plan – the Committee’s response had been sent and acknowledged. ‘An Examination in Public’ would follow in due course.

5. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS  – None

6.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W2196(Other) 51 Crown Road  Single storey, north facing extension with a pitched roof to match existing on side of existing

detached garage. No external doors or windows No Strong Views

ii) P11/W2410 (Other) 117 Old Road Proposed single storey rear extension. No Strong Views

iii) P11/W2409 (Other) 14 Coopers Close Littleworth Single storey front extension to enlarge living room. Single storey side extension to form new hall, cloakroom and utility room. No Strong Views

iv) P11/W2424 (Other) 24 Ladder Hill Demolition of existing single storey rear extension and part side extension and construction of two storey rear extension and single storey side extension

The clerk read out a letter of objection from a neighbour from the SODC website.   No Strong Views

v) P11/S0077(Minor) 64 London Road Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 3 x 1 bed and 6 x 2 bed flats served by a new access from Church Road; parking spaces for 12 cars, refuse and recycling  storage, cycle parking and landscaping.

Two neighbours present were given permission to address the meeting. Despite some misgivings, they felt that the scheme should be given approval.

The Committee agreed to Recommend Approval. This development would tidy up an eyesore within the village, while providing the type of housing that was needed. The committee emphasised however that all contamination should be removed. It also recommended that the double yellow lines in Church Rd be extended to allow safe and easy exit on to Church Road for cars from the development and neighbouring properties.

vi) P11/S0108 11 Miller Road Demolition of existing garage. Erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. The clerk read out a letter of objection from a neighbour. The committee felt that resulting building would cause overdevelopment on the boundary and therefore agreed to recommend Refusal

7.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i) P11/W1676 (Minor) 1, 2 & 3 The Croft Mulberry Drive Amendment : No. 3 – dated 18th January 2012 Demolition of existing unattractive rear extensions to Nos 1 & 2 The Croft and replacement with one and two storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of No3 The Croft and construction of new replacement dwelling (As amplified by additional information received from Agent dated 24 November 2011 & As amended by drawing Numbers FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41Daccompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011 & as amended by FCL1& 2/1.90A accompanying email from agent dated 17 January 2012). Recommend Approval – GRANTED – 28.03.12

ii) P11/W2229 (Other) 16 Miller Road Demolish existing conservatory. Erect a single storey rear extension. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 27.03.12

8.  CORRESPONDENCE – None

9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 9th May 2012 – noted

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

Recommend Approval

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

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2012

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

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: District Councillor R Bell

86. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Stacey, Knapp and Willmott

87. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – Cllr Stephens declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 6(i) (Minute 91(i))

88. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 11th JANUARY 2012 which had been circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record after ‘Rd’ was changed to ‘Lane’

89. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 11th JANUARY 2012

i) Minute 79(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive. No reply had been received from the letter sent on 9th January. A further letter to be sent.

ii) Minute 84 SODC –Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane

The Clerk had contacted the Enforcement Officer concerned who was   aware that the time limit had expired. A further enquiry to be made.

90. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W1676 (Minor) 1, 2 & 3 The Croft Mulberry Drive

Demolition of existing unattractive rear extensions to Nos 1 & 2 The Croft

and replacement with one and two storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of No3 The Croft and construction of new replacement dwelling (As amplified by additional information received from Agent dated 24 November 2011 & As amended by drawing Numbers FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41D accompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011 & as amended by FCL1& 2/1.90A accompanying email from agent dated 17 January 2012).Agreed Approval of the Amendment

91.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W2032 (Other) 39 Littleworth. Single storey extension and new pitched roof at first floor level. Recommend Approval

ii) P11/W2050 (Other) 6 High Street demolition of existing single storey extension. Erection of two storey extension Recommend Approval

92.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted

i) P11/W1414/RET (Retrospective) (Other) 3 Ambrose Rise. Erection of front porch and single storey extension to rear. No Strong Views –GRANTED 15.11.11

ii) P11/W1427 (Other) 66 London Road. Demolition of existing two storey rear projection and replacement with new two storey rear extension

No Strong Views – GRANTED 15.11.11

iii) P11/W1490 (Other) 24 London Road Alterations to the vehicular access. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 16.01.12

iv) P11/W1675 (Minor) 1 Farm Close Lane. Erection of one new dwelling – No Strong  Views – Amendment 1 (As amended by drawing Numbers  FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41D accompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011).Recommend Approval of the Amendment – GRANTED 24.01.12

93.  CORRESPONDENCE

i) SODC Planning Enforcement – Wheatley Farm Shop – NOTED

94.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 14TH March 2012 – NOTED

The meeting closed at 8.32pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 11th JANUARY 2012

PRESENT: Cllrs Coveley (in the Chair), Willmott, Reilly, Stacey, Knapp & Lamont

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: 3 members of the public

76. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – None

77. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None

78. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 14th DECEMBER   2011 circulated previously were signed as a correct and accurate record

79. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 14TH DECEMBER 2011

(i) Minute 6(ii) – The letter to Asda Chief Executive has been sent. – Noted

(ii) Minute 71(i) P11/W1651(Minor) 24 Westfield Road – An amendment had been received, but not in time for the Agenda. The Clerk would contact SODC saying the Amendment would be discussed at the next meeting on February 8th

80. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W1676 (Minor) 1,2 &3 The Croft Mulberry Drive. Demolition of existing unattractive rear extensions to Nos 1 & 2 The Croft and replacement with one and two storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of 3 The Croft and construction of new replacement dwelling. Recommend refusal –Amendment (As amplified by additional information received from Agent dated 24 November 2011). Recommend Refusal. Amendment 2 (As amended by drawing Numbers FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41D.accompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011).

The Architect was invited to speak to the Application and the Amendment as was Mr Tims, resident at 5 Farm Close Lane.

It was Agreed to Recommend Approval of the Amendment.

ii)  P11/W1675 (Minor) 1 Farm Close Lane. Erection of one new dwelling – No Strong  Views – Amendment 1 (As amended by drawing Numbers

FCL1/1.31F, FCL1/1.40E, FCL2/1.30B, FCL2/1.40C and FCL2/1.41D accompanying e-mail from agent dated 12 December 2011).

The Architect explained the Amendment and pointed out that the curtilage of the property was as shown and therefore there was no encroachment on to the carriageway of Farm Close Lane. Agreed to Recommend Approval of the Amendment

81.  NEW PLANNING 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.

The applicant was given permission to speak to the application

Agreed to Recommend Approval

ii) P11/W1843 (Other) 58 Littleworth Extend/convert extra study to form  garage. Agreed to Recommend Approval

82.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – None

83.  REPORT ON SODC PLANNING TRAINING – Cllrs Coveley and Lamont gave a verbal report

84.  CORRESPONDENCE

i) SODC – letter re Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane stating that the 6 month period for compliance with the enforcement notice finished in December 2011. The Clerk to contact the enforcement Officer at SODC

85. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 8th February 2012 – NOTED

The meeting closed at 8.40 pm

Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 14th DECEMBER 2011

PRESENT: Cllrs Dalton (in the Chair), Willmott, Reilly and Knapp

OFFICER: The clerk

ALSO PRESENT: 3 members of the public

In the absence of the Chairmen Cllr Dalton was elected as Chairman for the meeting

66. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Coveley, Stacey and Lamont

67. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – NONE

68. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 9TH NOVEMBER  2011 which had been circulated with the Agenda were agreed as a correct and accurate record with the following amendments:

Minutes 62(iv) – 4th line – replace ‘plot ‘ with ‘footprint of the house’

Minutes 62(v) – 3rd line from the end – replace ‘in adequate’ with ‘inadequate’

69. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 9th NOVEMBER 2011 –nothing to report

70. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS

i) P11/W1599 (Other) + P11W/1600 (LB) 3 The Old School. 37d Church Rd. Removal of existing conservatory, erection of modern conservatory.  No Strong Views- Amendment – For Information Only – NOTED

ii) P11/W1676 (Minor) 1,2 &3 The Croft Mulberry Drive. Demolition of existing unattractive rear extensions to Nos 1 & 2 The croft and replacement with one and two storey rear and side extensions. Demolition of 3 The Croft and construction of new replacement dwelling. Recommend refusal – Amendment (As amplified by additional information received from Agent dated 24 November 2011)

Mr McKinney, a resident in Mulberry Drive was invited to speak. He said that the present cottages were an eyesore and development should be allowed.

The Committee accepted that the total floor space was not twice the current amount as had been stated at the last meeting but the Committee still found the bulk unsatisfactory and also were not happy with the parking spaces overlooking a listed building. It was Agreed to re-iterate that they Recommend Refusal

71.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) 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.

Mrs Godfrey, 31 park Hill, was allowed to speak to her objection that had been submitted to SODC

Note: SODC were unable to grant the Parish Council an extension of  time to respond to this application so in accordance with Standing Order 47.1(c), in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Committee, and in light of the objections raised by residents the Clerk responded to SODC and Recommended Refusal

The clerk outlined the reasons given for the recommendation:

  • The modern design is out of keeping with and unsympathetic with the surrounding properties and whilst being outside the Wheatley Conservation Area, the site, being up the hill means that it will be visible from the CA
  • The development is overbearing to 31 Park Hill plus the plans seem to indicate that the development at Plot 2 goes right on the boundary with No 31
  • There is also concern over the access to the site especially emergency vehicles and construction vehicles.

The Committee endorsed the action of the Clerk and Chairman

ii)   P11/W1696 (Minor) Asda Stores, London Rd. Proposed entrance lobby to store entrance. Recommend Approval

It was Agreed that the Chairman and clerk write to the Chief Executive of Asda requesting attention be given to pedestrian access from London Road to the store.

iii)   P11/W1490 (Other) 24 Old London Road Alterations to the vehicular

access.- Recommend Approval

iv)   P11/W1849(Major) 64 London Road. Demolition of existing buildings and redevelopment of site to provide 5 x 1 bed and 5 x 2 bed flats served by a new access from Church Road. Parking spaces for 13 cars, refuse and recycling storage, cycle parking and landscaping.

Mr Woolf, 66 London Rd., was invited to speak. He said that he was very much in favour of the development of the site because at the moment it was such an eye sore. He outlined what he saw as the pros and cons of the suggested development as he saw it.

Recommend Refusal – whilst being very much in favour of the redevelopment of the site it was felt that size and bulk of the 3 storey building was inappropriate for the surrounding area.

72.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS _NOTED

i) P11/W1430 (Other) 37 Crown Road  Amendment Two storey rear extension to form kitchen/family room on the ground floor, bedroom with en-suite bathroom to the first floor (As amended by drawing MV21065/P2/A accompanying letter from agent dated 12 October 2011). Recommend Approval – GRANTED 02.11.11

ii) P11/W1441 (Other) 25 Old Road Extensions and alterations

Recommend Approval – WITHDRAWN – 05.11.11

iii) P11/W1599 (Other) + P11W/1600 (LB) 3 The Old School. 37d Church Rd. Removal of existing conservatory, erection of modern conservatory.

No Strong Views – GRANTED 24.11.11

iv) P11/W1434 (Other) 91 Old Road. Relocate garage provision from the rear to the front of the property (amendment to planning permission Recommend Approval – GRANTED 29.11.11

v) P11/W1101 (Minor) Land at 55 London Road. Proposed new building for a nursery daycare centre, on vacant site offering pre-school education for up to 35 children. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 29.11.11

vi) P11/W1586 (Other) 51 Church Road.  Erection of first floor rear and side extensions – No Strong Views – GRANTED 02.12.11

73.  REPORT ON SODC PLANNING TRAINING (Deferred to next meeting)

74.  CORRESPONDENCE

i) SODC – letter re Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane

Deferred to next meeting

75. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 11th January 2012 – Noted

The meeting close at 8.57pm