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Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Monday 21st October 2019

 

PRESENT: Cllr Wright (Chair), Williams, Rowton-Lee and Archer

Staff: Jo Wills

Also attended: D/Cllr Ian White

Apologies for absence: Cllr Ashdown, Cllr Oliver, Cllr Ridgley

 

Declarations of Interest: None

Public Question Time: No public were present

 

Approval of meeting minutes

Cllr Williams proposed to approve the minutes of the Planning Committee dated

16th September 2019, seconded by Cllr Archer. Signed by Cllr Wright.

 

Developments

Current situations

Bovis Homes – Nothing new to report

A2 Dominion / NK Homes – Temp barrier still in place. Concerns over wooden bollards on Mill Lane being investigated. Footpath concerns to rear – overgrowth, flooding and grass cuttings dumped. Wheel washing not being completed so The Clerk to contact the developer.

Bloor Homes – Cllr Williams and Jo Wills met OCC on site to look at issues prior to the S278 road audit completion – a number of planning issues to be addressed along with resurfacing. Landscaping and seeding to progress soon and a full tidy of the area including litter. New signage and bollards for Thame Road and hedging issues to be addressed.

Bellway Homes – Nothing new to report

Taylor Wimpey – The Carriages – Ongoing concerns with TW management company.

Taylor Wimpey – OKL – CPC waiting on paperwork for land ownership agreements before the turning circle roadworks can be completed. Solicitors now appointed to finalise hand over (TW paying legal fees). The Clerk to enquire about the status of the IDO.

Persimmon Homes – Planning application not yet submitted to SODC.

 

Planning applications considered:

Application Ref: P19/S0024/FUL Amended

Proposal: The Barn House – partial demolition, rear extension and conversion of garage roof with dormer. Erection of 7 dwellings (as amended to reduce the number of dwellings and to alter the layout and design)

Address: The Barn House, 46 Lower Icknield Way

CPC Recommendation: Objection

CPC note the alterations in this amendment but they do not mitigate the original objections.

Contrary to NHP CH H1: Not a designated site and not an infill development

Not included in list of site allocations in CNHP CH H6

Adverse effect on the views over the AONB

Contrary to SODC design guide

Dangerous access point onto an already heavily congested and highly developed road.

 

Application Ref: P19/S2831/O

Proposal: Erection of two detached houses including access and layout.

Address: Littlewick House, Mill Lane

CPC Recommendation: Objection

Contrary to NHP CH H1: Not a designated site and not an infill development, as one side of this site is open playing field.

Not included in list of site allocations in CNHP CH H6

CPC would like to know the highways comment on this application.

 

Application Ref: P19/S3006/FUL

Proposal: Residential development of three dwellings with associated access.

Address: Land adjacent to 54 Lower Icknield Way

CPC Recommendation: Objection

Overdevelopment of this site.

Dangerous access point onto an already heavily congested and highly developed road

Insufficient visitor parking allocation.

From the plans it appears doubtful that the access road would be suitable for refuse vehicles.

 

Application Ref: P19/S2693/HH

Proposal: Single storey side and rear extension as an alternative to approved P18/S2986/HH

Address: 32 Rectory Meadow

CPC Recommendation: No Objection

 

Application Ref: P19/S2841/HH

Proposal: Half width rear extension at ground floor and 1.2m extension at first floor with associated roof and fenestration alterations. Demolition of existing garage at rear, new 3-bay garage to front and re posting of gates.

Address: 71 Lower Icknield Way

CPC Recommendation: No Objection

 

Application Ref: P19/S3100/HH

Proposal: Replacement of garage to two bay extension

Address: Drovers farm, Henton

CPC Recommendation: No Objection

 

Application Ref: P19/S3184/FUL

Proposal: Construction of a bin store

Address: 40 Oakley Road

CPC Recommendation: No Objection

Currently the bin store, without permission, is taking up two parking spaces – the plans here show only 1 parking space lost for the new bin store – we need to ensure all only one parking space is used for this as parking is needed.

 

Application Ref: P19/S2366/O Amended

Proposal: Outline planning application for erection of a detached house, incorporating access, layout and scale and all other matters reserved (reduction from two to one dwelling, removal of garage and alterations to parking layout as shown on amended plans received 16th October 2019).

Address: 63 Lower Icknield Way

CPC Recommendation: Objection

It fails to meet CNP Policy: CH H1

It is not infill as there is only development on one side.

It does not have suitable parking and turning arrangements and does impact the local highway network, because of the nearness to the development at number 67.

Un-neighbourly form of development due to overlooking.

 

 

Planning Decisions: Permission Granted by SODC

Application Ref: P19/S2079/HH

Proposal: Replace front porch including lean-to tilted roof.

Address: 7 Fox Cover

 

Application Ref: P19/S2398/HH

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and alterations to extension at rear, additional windows to side.

Address: 19 Lower Icknield Way

 

Application Ref: P19/S20897/FUL

Proposal: Proposed Staff Quarters & Utility Building (as amended by plans received 2019-09-03 to omit Juliet balconies in place of dormer windows, introduce a new dormer to the front and reduce size of dormers).

Address: The Peacock, Henton

 

Application Ref: P19/S2465/HH

Proposal: Single storey rear extension and roof light to front.

Address: 42 Oakley Lane

 

Application Ref: P19/S2205/HH

Proposal: Rear conservatory.

Address: 43 Hedgerley

 

Application Ref: P19/S2308/HH

Proposal: Revision to permission P18/S3951/HH for a single side extension to existing dwelling and replacement garage.

Address: Blanding's. Chinnor Hill

 

 

Planning Appeals

Waiting on Inspector decisions

P18/S3046/FUL – APP/Q3115/W/19/3227208 – 46 Elderdene

Demolition of the existing garage and the erection of a pair of single storey two-bedroom semi-detached dwellings with access, parking and amenity space (amended plans received 10th October and 14th Nov 2018 revising the parking and turning provision within site) Written Representation sent 30th May 2019

 

Householder appeal service – no opportunity to submit further comments

APP/Q3115/W/19/3233822

Proposal: Erection of car port to existing garage at 77 Mill Lane for the erection of a carport

Application Ref: P19/S1527/FUL

 

Householder appeal service – no opportunity to submit further comments

APP/Q3115/W/19/3228355

Proposal: Retrospective application for erection of 1.8m fence at 24 Ravensmead

Application ref: P18/S3201/HH

 

Inquiry date 21st January in the Chinnor Community Pavilion.

APP/Q3115/C/18/3209600 and APP/Q3115/C/18/3209599

Alleged Breach: Without planning permission, the material change of use of the land from agriculture to use as a domestic garden at 67 Lower Icknield Way

Written Representation sent 30th May 2019

 

Inquiry date 21st January in the Chinnor Community Pavilion.

APP/Q3115/C/18/320719 and APP/Q3115/C/18/3209720

Alleged Breach: Without planning permission, the erection of a timber building and timber decking in the approximate position edged green on the plan at 67 Lower Icknield Way

Written Representation sent 30th May 2019

 

 

SODC Enforcement cases – under investigation or being monitored

SE19/490 – 20 Thame Road

Breach of condition 7 of P16/S2376/FUL (removal of trees shown to be retained).

Investigation underway

 

SE19/493 – Land north of Mill Lane

Breach of conditions on P17/S3916 – levels. Investigation underway

 

SE19/389 – Land off Thame Road

Breach of condition 20 of P15/S0779/FUL (details approved under P18/S1131/DIS). Road works not implemented prior to occupation of dwellings.

This is linked to a County Council legal agreement compliance ongoing. Officer Zoe Spring

 

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)

Site Visit due. You may want to raise this with OCC rights of way they have powers to remove obstructions on rights of way. Officer Zoe Spring

 

SE19/346 - Without planning permission the material change of use of land from agriculture to a mixed use of agriculture and residential use at Rowan Farm, Henton.

Site visit completed. We are collecting further evidence to clarify the situation.  Ongoing

Officer Tim Nicholson.

 

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 20-5-19

A retrospective planning application has been submitted P19/S2595/NM. It is waiting to be allocated to an applications officer. Any further enforcement involvement is on hold pending the outcome of this application. Officer Julie Perrin

 

SE19/167 – 18 Woodgreen Square – without permission the sub division of property to create a separate residential flat.

Site visit due – need internal access arranged date and time being organised. Officer Maddy Palmer

 

SE19/91 – 9 Greenwood Meadow – shed in excess of permitted development rights.

Compliance site visit due. Officer Mary Woods

 

SE19/84 – land adjoining 7 Emmington – Without planning permission the material change of use of land to storage of building materials.

Breach identified. Land to be cleared compliance monitoring ongoing. Officer Jo Cooper served a PCN as more complex that first thought.

SODC Enforcement cases – closed

 

SE19/329 - Without planning permission the engineering or other operations to change levels at 6 Lummas Mead. Arranged site meeting 12 September. Officer Maddy Palmer. Our investigation confirmed that the levels were not materially different from the approved levels. Case Closed

 

SE19/226 – Untidy site at 34 Beech Road

Compliance is on-going the garden has improved. Officer Julie Perrin. The land has now been cleared of vegetation. Case Closed

 

SE19/399 – 67 Lower Icknield Way

1) dwelling not built in accordance with P14/S3303/RM; and 2) without planning permission the change of use of the dwelling to a guest house. After reviewing the information gathered during the investigation including site visit and service of a planning contravention notice (PCN) we are satisfied that material change of use has not taken place and the B&B use is ancillary to the residential use. Case Closed.

 

 

Chairman ________________________________________ Dated ___________________

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