Wheatley Parish Council

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF

THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12th May 2010

PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), C Sprent, A Knapp, N Messenger (until 7.55 pm), P Willmott & J Reilly

Officer: the Clerk – G Morris

Also present: One member 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 Messenger declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda item 5(ii)

and left the meeting when that item was reached

1 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN FOR 2010-2011

Cllr Dalton Proposed by Cllr Willmott and seconded by Cllr Sprent

As there were no other candidates Cllr Dalton was declared elected As  Chairman for 2010-2011

The Chairman welcomed Cllr Knapp to her first Planning Committee meeting

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Carr & Coveley

3  MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 21st April 2010

circulated with the Agenda was signed as a correct and accurate record

4  MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 21st April 2010

i) Minute 75 (i) Land by Wheatley Windmill – no further news

ii) Minute 8 (i) The full Parish Council meeting held on 10th May had recommend refusal to the planning application for development of the land off Coopers Close

iii) Minute 8(iii) The full Parish Council meeting held on 10th May had agreed to the Planning Committee meeting once every month

5  AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None

6  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i)        P10/W0481 (Other) 7 Simons Close Ground floor extension for disabled child

Agreed – Recommend Approval

ii)       P10/W0371 (Other) 92 High St. Removal of existing roof and replacement roof   structure to provide accommodation space. Recommend – No Strong Views. Comment – Shared access 20 90 High Street to be preserved at all times and be mindful of the fact the building is in the Wheatley Conservation Area

7.55 pm Cllr Messenger, having declared an interest in the next item left the meeting

iii) P10/0429 (Other) 18A Old London Road. Single storey lean to extension and bay window extension, internal rearrangements – The Chairman asked the applicant, who was present to speak to the application. Agreed – Recommend Approval

iv)        P10/W0550/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) 13 Station Road Proposed landscaping

Agreed – Recommend Approval Comment – The Parish Council hope that the trees do materialise

7  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – NOTED

i)        P10/W0314/LD (Lawful Development) Castle Hill Farm Single storey rear extension – Is lawful development 14.04.10

ii)        P10/W0131 (Other) 48 Littleworth Single Storey rear extension with flat roof and   porch extension to side of house No Strong Views – GRANTED 23.04.10

iii)        P10/W0289(Other) 61 Beech Road. Single storey rear extension to form new kitchen 15.03.10 and family room Recommend Approval – GRANTED 30.04.10

iv) P10/W0247/LD Garage site adjacent to 51 London Road. Proposed continuation of use of land and workshop as B2 – WITHDRAWN 05.05.010

8  CORRESPONDENCE – none

9  DATE OF NEXT MEETING –– 9th JUNE  2010 – Noted

The meeting closed at 8.11 pm

The copy deadline for the August/September 2010 issue of the Newsletter is 12 noon on Saturday 10th July.

Please send to the Parish Office or by e-mail to [email protected]

At its last meeting the Parish Council agreed to fill one of the vacancies on the Council by co-opting Mrs Angela Knapp on to the Council. Mrs Knapp lives in Crown Road.

There still remains one vacancy on the Council. If any resident is interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please contact the Parish CLerk on 01865 875615 or pop in to the Parish Office.

At its Annual General Meeting Councillor Janet Carr was obliged to step down as Parish Council Chairman having served three successive years in the post. The Council’s Standing Orders state that that is the maximum amount a Councillor can be in the post in one go.

The new Chairman is Councillor Jim Reilly.

The Wheatley Parish Council website is now officially launched.

This website is for Parish Council related items such as Agendas for their various meetings and their minutes (once approved).

News items relating to the Parish Council, the names and addresses of the Parish, District and County Councillors and links to useful local government web pages eg planning applications at South Oxfordshire District Council will be the main content.

It is not intended to replace the two monthly newsletter distributed to all  households in Wheatley and Holton.

The Parish Council hopes this will be an important means by which  Wheatley residents can follow the business of the council.

Constructive comment are welcome. please use the e-mail section at the foot of the home page.

Gareth Morris

Clerk to Wheatley Parish Council