Wheatley Parish Council
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF
THE COUNCIL HELD ON WEDNESDAY 9th February 2011
PRESENT: Cllrs C Dalton (Chairman), P Willmott, J Coveley & N Messenger
Officer: the Clerk – G Morris
Also present: Cllr R Bell
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. THERE WERE NO SUCH DECLARATIONS
77. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE had been received from Cllrs Sprent, Knapp and Carr
78. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST – None
79. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 12th JANUARY 2011 were signed as a correct and accurate record
80. MATTERS ARISING FROM MEETING HELD ON 12TH JANUARY 2011 – None
81. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS – None
82. NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS
i) P10/W1824/RM (Reserved Matters) (Minor) Land adjoining Littleworth Park, Cooper Close. Reserved Matters regarding P10/W0461/O – Layout, scale, appearance, the means of access, vehicle and cycle parking, sustainable forms of construction and the landscaping of the site. A number of letters of objection that had been sent to SODC were read out and Cllr Bell spoke to his letter of objection. Agreed to Recommend Refusal. The Committee wishes to reiterate its reason for objecting. This application is an overdevelopment of the site out of keeping with that part of the village.
The land at the west end of the site is not viable as an amenity/recreation space (as suggested by the Design Statement) due to the embankment by the bridge. Also, isn’t the land by the bridge owned by British Railways and not the applicant? Furthermore who is going to be responsible for its maintenance.
There is concern over the diverting of the footpath, changing a ‘safe way to school’ and into the village to a route across drives and parked cars. If the house on plot 1 is removed from the plan the present route of the footpath may still be viable.
Also what is going to happen to the footpath and its users whilst construction is going on?
Coopers Close and the footpath have not been adopted by OCC Highways. How does this affect the development?
The Committee would like the Planning Officer to make a site visit to look at the viability of the house at plot 1.
ii) P11/W0025(Other) 87 Littleworth Rd proposed dormer window and rooflight in north facing slope – No Strong Views
iii) P11/W0122 24 Ladder Hill (Other) Demolition of existing single-storey rear 03.02.11 extension and part side extension and construction of two storey rear and side 04.03.11 extensions to form sun room, enlarged kitchen, utility room to ground floor and bedroom and study to first floor
No Strong Views
iv) P11/W0039/DA (Other[Deemed]) Land at the rear of The Windmill Windmill Lane TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990 (AS AMENDED) NOTIFICATION OF ENFORCEMENT APPEAL Location: Land at the rear of The Windmill, Windmill Lane Alleged breach : Change of use of the Land edged red on the plan from agriculture to mixed purposes, consisting of: 1) agriculture and 2) storage purposes located in the approximate position shown hatched blue within the Land edged red on the Plan. Agreed to write to the Planning Inspectorate supporting SODC’s enforcement notices and objecting to an extension in the time for compliance. The land, which is in the Green Belt, and highly visible and intrusive in views from across the valley should be returned to agricultural use. The Parish Council would be opposed to any granting of a Certificate of Lawful Development. The parish Council further believes that the land should be viewed from the Acremead/Keydale Road area of the village as the full impact is not seen from Windmill Lane.
v) P11/W0076 (Other) 50 Crown Road Removal of existing porch for new entrance porch extension – Recommend Approval
83. PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS – Noted
i) P10/W1780 (other) 93, Old Road Single storey side extension and alterations to existing side windows. Erection of roof canopy GRANTED 14.01.11
ii) P10/W1700 (Other) 65 High Street. Change of use to retail and training
Recommend Approval – Plus floor plan (for information only) – GRANTED 17.01.11
iii) P10/W1779 (Other) 69 Church Road Creation of hard standing for vehicle in front of property No Strong Views – GRANTED 18.01.11
iv) P10/W1800/RLB (Retrospective Listed Building) Greystones 88 High Street
Works to remedy damp & rot in cellar comprising block-work lining and new joists reclaimed floorboards above; also replace cement to external plinth with lime mortar. Introduce gas supply to property, with meter in cellar adjacent existing water meterInstall CH boiler in first-floor Airing Cupboard with flu through south roof-space, to replace inefficient oil-fired boiler in kitchen. Conservation velux with side opening in north roof to provide access to inner valley. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 20.01.11
v) P10/W1670/A (Advertisement Consent) 93 High Street Removal of the existing fascia signage and projecting sign, and installation of new individual fascia signage and projecting sign – No Strong Views – GRANTED 25.01.011
vi) P10/1903/LD (Lawful Development) 111 Old Road. Proposed single storey side extension with a tiled roof on three sides, with a flat top section. Part demolition of existing garden wall to allow for new front wall of the proposed extension.
No Representations – GRANTED 19.01.11
vii) P10/W1855 (Minor) 34 Roman Rd Erection of one dwelling No Strong Views
viii) P10/W1878 (Minor) Asda Stores Ltd London Road. Proposed entrance lobby to existing store main entrance. Recommend Approval – GRANTED 27.01.11
84. CORRESPONDENCE – None
85. DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 9TH March 2011 – Noted The parish clerk gave his apologies for the meeting
The meeting closed at 8.30pm