Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 12th October 2020
PRESENT: Cllr Wright (Chairman), Williams, Ridgley, Ashdown, Oliver, Archer
Staff: Jo Wills.
Also present: D/Cllr Ian White
1. Apologies for absence: None
2. Declarations of Interest – None
3. Public Question Time – 1 member of the public was present.
The applicant of the proposed development at 33 Cowleaze spoke and detailed the CPC objections and how the amended plans have addressed most of the objection points.
Cllr Wright thanked the applicant for attending and explained the amended version will be reviewed later on during this meeting.
4. To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee dated: 14th September 2020
Proposed by Cllr Archer and seconded by Cllr Williams. All in favour.
5. Development Updates
Old Kiln Lakes: No change on land transfer and turning circle issue to date.
OCC road adoption – ongoing.
Bellway Development, Crowell Road: Update on public open space: Removal of weeds, seeding and planting to happen over October. Trees and large shrubs will be planted November. Apparently Bellway has requested relocation of visitor parking (P20/S3187/NM)
A2 Dominion / NK Homes, Mill Lane: Leases ongoing regarding the pending open space garden area – Cllr Wright and Cllr Williams have signed. New bench in thanks to volunteers over Covid-19 crisis has been ordered. Defib now installed within development.
Bovis development, Lower Icknield Way: Open space / play area and pond area will be constructed in November time, delayed.
Bloor Homes, Mill Lane: Ongoing items still waiting an answer...
• No specific date for adoption available yet
• Remedial works still need to be undertaken.
• Bollards are on the remedial list.
• Soft landscape area out the front of no.7, declined putting another footpath in.
• Poor state of new pathway being investigated
• Signage on the main road advising of the new community car park
Persimmon Homes, Greenwood Avenue: Reserved Matters application awaiting decision – reduced to 116 dwellings. Slow worm translocation work has begun – low level fencing erected and Ecologists on site.
Bellway development – Thame Road (former garden centre): Ongoing issues with grass cutting on entrance verges – OCC state area will take 10 years to adopt.
6. Planning applications considered:
See rolling report attached.
New applications needing a CPC recommendation are detailed in red.
SODC are not supplying paper copies now so all must be viewed online prior to the meeting.
Please log onto www.southoxon.gov.uk and type the application reference number in the search box to pull up the plan details.
7. Planning Decisions made by SODC
See rolling report attached.
New decision and updates on the report are in red.
8.1 Cllr Wright proposed to arrange a meeting with SOHA regarding the suggestion of assisted living accommodation in the land we own off Greenwood Avenue – supported by S106 funding (£100682.70 Index Linked) and SOHA. Seconded by Cllr Williams.
8.2 The reply letter from Tom Wyatt regarding the letter sent to Adrian Duffield was noted.
9. Traffic and Roads
• 21st October to 23rd October – Church Lane in Chinnor close for laying of ducting
• 18th November to 20th November – Sprigs Holly closed for fibre optic cable laying
• 23rd November to 27th November – Sydenham Road closed for construction of island
• 23rd November to 27th November – Chinnor Road, Towersey closed for fibre optic cable
• 30th November to 2nd December – Manor Road, Towersey closed for fibre optic cable
10.1 All the new bus time tables have been published on their respective web sites and CPC have added posters to all bus stops – copies of timetables are flying out of the Pavilion foyer!
11. Enforcement cases
OCC Enforcement EN.0011/17 - Mound of spoil and rubble at land at Lower Icknield Way
Removed from OCC listing – contacted enforcement to ask why???
SE19/486 – 24 Ravensmead – Lost at Appeal APP/Q3115/D/19/3228355
Removed from SODC listing – contacted enforcement to ask why???
SE20/33 – Land to rear of 20 Church Road - Without planning permission, the material change of use of land from parking to a mixed use of parking and storage.
SE20/196 - Field to the rear of Kestrel Cottage Sprigs Holly - Without planning permission the material change of use of land from agriculture to business use. Investigating
SE20/91 – Land north of Icknield Way - Breach of the conditions attached to P19/S0910/A
SH20/019 – 92 Oakley Road – High hedge complaint. Monitoring
SE19/573 – Land at 67 Lower Icknield Way - Breach of condition 9 of P16/S3471/FUL – road completion. Monitoring
SE19/374 – Public right of way - Without permission the obstruction of a public right of way contrary to approved plans for P14/S1586 & P14/S0953. (Bellway and TW). Monitoring
SE19/179 – 40 Oakley Road – breach of condition 4 of permission P16/S4117/FUL – loss of car park spaces due to bin store being built. Enforcement written to occupants. Monitoring
SE19/84 – land adjoining 7 Emmington – Without planning permission the material change of use of land to storage of building materials. Monitoring
SE20/92 – Land north of Icknield Way - Breach of the conditions of advertising consent P17/S23489/A & P19/S0910/A lighting outside agreed hours. Case Closed – No Breach
SE20/26 – Field at Meadow Farm, Henton - Without planning permission the siting of outbuildings for residential and business purposes. Case Closed – No Breach
SE20/25 – Henton Lodge Farm, Henton - Without planning permission, the siting of outbuildings for residential and business purposes. Case Closed – No Breach
SE20/24 – 29 Greenwood Meadow - Without planning permission, the material change of use of land from residential to a mixed use of residential and car repairs/scrap merchant.
Case Closed – No Breach
SE19/664 – Oak Hill Park, Crowell Road - Breach of condition 15 of planning permission P17/S4376/FUL (implementation of travel plan - cycle parking).
Case closed – planning application due
SE19/646 – The Old School House, 72 Station Road - Without planning permission, the erection of a skate ramp with a raised platform. Case closed – not expedient
SE17/35 - Hill House, Chinnor Hill - fence erected along the boundary
Case Closed – not expedient to complete investigation – voluntary compliance for majority
Chairman _________________________________ Dated _______________________
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