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Planning Agenda 161219



You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee to be held in the PARISH CHAMBER, COMMUNITY PAVILION, STATION ROAD, CHINNOR on Monday 16th December 2019 at 7.30pm, for the transaction of the following business:

SUMMONED TO BE PRESENT: Cllr Wright (Chair), Williams, Ridgley, Rowton-Lee, Ashdown, Oliver and Archer

Staff: Jo Wills

Also invited to attend: D/Cllr Ian White


Apologies for absence:

Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest in items on the agenda, and the nature of the interest, that has not already been recorded in the Member's Register of Interest.


Public Question Time – (15 minutes maximum) To consider questions from members of the public (who live, work or run a business in the Parish)


To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee dated:

18th November 2019



Current situations

Bovis Homes – Nothing new to report

A2 Dominion / NK Homes – Repairs still needed on grasscrete blocked area. Footpath concerns – overgrowth, flooding and grass cuttings dumped – Alan Brawn to report.

Bloor Homes –Landscaping making slow progress.

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 appointed (TW paying legal fees)

Persimmon Homes –Reserved Matters application now submitted

Howarth Homes – Appeal letter sent to Planning Inspector



Planning applications to be considered:

Application Ref: P19/S4178/RM Reserved Matters

Proposal: Reserved Matters application for the construction of 132 dwellings with associated infrastructure, landscaping, parking, open space and reptile habitat.

Address: Persimmon development – land rear of Greenwood Ave.



Application Ref: P19/S4183/FUL

Proposal: Erection of two dwellings

Address: Manor Farm House, Henton



Application Ref: P19/S4391/HH

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension. Proposed single storey front porch. Garage conversion into bedroom space.

Address: 4 Springfield Gardens



Application Ref: P19/S4233/HH

Proposal: Proposed single storey rear extension (replacing existing conservatory), front porch extension and fenestration alterations to existing house.

Address: 33 Van Diemens Close



Application Ref: P19/S4119/HH

Proposal: Proposed first floor side extension, single storey rear extension and single storey front porch extension, garage conversion, and fenestration alterations to the existing house.

Address: 1 Benton Drive



Application Ref: R3.0118/19

Planning application by OCC for permission: proposed retention and continued use of prefab units T2 (E232A) and T3 (E232) for a further temporary period of 5 years at Mill Lane School.



Planning matters – for information only

Application Ref: P19/S4366/N4B

Proposal: Change of use of an agricultural barn to form one dwelling

Address: Barn at Manor Farm, Chinnor


Application Ref: P19/S4150/LDP

Proposal: Proposed single storey side extension

Address: 47 Oxford Down



Planning Decisions: Permission Granted by SODC

Application Ref: P19/S3100/HH

Proposal: Replacement of garage to two storey extension

Address: Drovers Farm, Henton



Planning Appeals – ongoing

Written representation posted on 12th December 2019


Erection of 60 dwellings with associated access at 79A Lower Icknield Way



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

SE19/646 – The Old School House, 72 Station Road

Without planning permission, the erection of a skate ramp with a raised platform

Investigation underway.


SE19/636 – 12 Church Lane

The erection of an outbuilding not conforming to permitted development rights

Investigation underway.


SE19/608 – Hempton Cottage, Henton

Allegation is that the extension not built in accordance with approved plans P19/S1659/HH – insertion of roof lights

Investigation underway.


SE19/605 – Bloor Homes, Mill Lane

Development not in accordance with approved landscaping plans – removal of hedgerow and erection of close board fence.

Investigation underway.


SE19/573 – Land at 67 Lower Icknield Way

Breach of condition 9 of P16/S3471/FUL – road completion

Investigation underway.


SE19/493 – Land north of Mill Lane

Breach of conditions on P17/S3916 – levels.

Investigation underway, ongoing


SE19/490 – 20 Thame Road

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

Retrospective application to be submitted


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)

The works are due to be completed Feb 2020.


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.

This investigation has broadened from the allegation made. We are working with an agent address the wider use of the property.

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

Application still not determined


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.


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

Notice Served


Clerks Report

11.1 Notice of modification order – section 53, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Restricted byway no. 51.

11.2 Letter from resident to be noted – as emailed.

11.3 Road infrastructure issues regarding Chinnor – resident letter and OCC reply.

11.4 C/Cllr Matelot report – items in report for discussion / decision. As emailed.



The Clerk


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Winter Preparations 2019



Getting Ready for Winter

CPC has worked hard over the past months to get ready for the forthcoming wintry conditions!

We have more salt bins located in the parish for use during these bad weather conditions and 5 more on order (see list below), plus extra stock of salt and grit if needed to refill bins.

Please remember the salt in the bins is intended for use on the public highway and pavements only, and that bins have been sighted in their locations for a specific reason.

There is no law against people clearing pavements or public spaces. Ministers have repeatedly welcomed "public-spiritedness" and said "common sense" and "benefit of the doubt" should always prevail when considering litigation.

Please help your neighbours and the elderly during icy conditions. Thank you

If you know of someone in need during these poor weather conditions, please contact CPC by email or phone (answer machine when closed) as we can arrange some assistance.

Alternatively, please call the Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme on 01844 353500.

In severe conditions OCC Winter Services will grit the main bus routes only (B4009, B4445).


Please see below locations of the community salt bins ...

Henton –
1 at top by layby
1 at bottom of road by Peacock entrance

Emmington –
1 by the entrance layby

Chinnor Hill –
1 at Hill Top Lane entrance

1 by gooseneck area


Chinnor –

  • Golden Hills – entrance
  • Old Kiln lakes – entrance
  • OKL noticeboard area
    OKL Kiln area
    The Avenue – by the Jubilee gardens
    Mill lane – by car park entrance
    Pavilion – 2 x behind bike shed
    Estover Way – by roundabout
    Greenwood Ave / Meadow – on grass verge
    Church Road junction - by church wall
    Doveleat / High Street junction
  • Hailey Croft – on the green
  • Van Diemens – on the green
  • Mill Lane – grass area by the new junction
  • Station Road – by the Church Lane junction
  • Mill Lane – entrance to the NK Homes development




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Chinnor Emergency Plan



An app is now active for Android phones (not Apple compatible yet)

Please download the app from your app store, free of charge, if you use an android phone.

A copy of this app is also available here...

This also includes an updated map of Chinnor with all of the new road names.



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Defib Unit – Locations and FAQ’s



Please find below the location of the public accessible 24 hours a day defib units (they are installed on external walls and so available 24 hours a day)
More defib units are in the village (within Chinnor Village Hall, C&PRR, Sanderum House) but the following are the ones CPC maintain and are on an external wall so 24 hour accessible.


Wheatsheaf public house, Oakley Road

White's Field Community Hall, Mill Lane

Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road

Chinnor Village Centre, High Street

The Inn at Emmington

Chilterns Conservation Board (90 Station Road)

The Peacock in Henton

Upper Farm in Henton



If you need to use the unit you must ring 999.
If a defib unit is required you do not need to know the exact location of the unit. You call 999 and the emergency services will direct you to the closest unit.
Chinnor Community First Responders run regular training sessions as required, but the emergency services talk you through the entire process so don't worry.
The ambulance service will direct you to the nearest unit, give you the access code to open the cupboard and then instruct you fully on usage instructions.
Contact the Chinnor First Responders through the Parish Council office – 01844 353267
These units are a lifesaver – one unit was deployed in White's Field a few months ago and saved a life – please respect these lifesaving units and be aware of the below FAQ:



FAQ Defibrillators
How do I know where the defibrillators are?
Don't worry, the ambulance service control room knows where they are so you don't need to memorise their locations. Ambulance control will ask you if you are on your own or if there are other people present. Follow their instructions, if you are on your own they will tell you to start CPR If there is another person present and a defibrillator is indicated they will be directed to the nearest one and given the code to open the case. However, the decision to send you will be based on the fact that ambulance control will know your location, the location of the defibrillator and the location of the nearest responding resource such as a Community First Responder (who will have a defibrillator with them) an ambulance or rapid response vehicle. Depending on this information and the time and distances involved, ambulance control may suggest you wait for them to arrive.

How do I know how to work the defibrillator?
You don't need to. Once you have open the defibrillator it will tell you exactly what to do (in a very loud voice which can be quite alarming) Just follow its instructions, remember one of you at the incident will still be on the phone to control who will stay with you and give advice and support until help arrives.

If the patient comes round do we still need the ambulance?
Yes the person will still need to go to hospital so keep on the phone to the ambulance service.

Suppose I make a mistake and hurt the patient?
You will not do any harm to the patient. If their heart has stopped and they are not breathing, it can only get better. It is totally the responsibility of the defibrillator to assess for, and deliver the shock to the patient. When the Community First Responder arrives they will ask what happened and assess the situation. The best plan is to follow their instructions as they have a set protocol to follow but your personal expertise and knowledge will be respected and welcomed.


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Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme


Do you need a lift to the doctors, hospital or appointment you have?

Do you need help with light gardening or cleaning or to see a friendly face for a chat?

Do you know someone who may need help or could use the Good Neighbour Scheme service?

Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme can help.

Call 01844 353500


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Chinnor Youth Club


Chinnor Youth Club

Chinnor Youth Club is open every Thursday night.

All 11-17 year olds are welcome.

The Youth CLub is located in Whites Field Community Hall from 7pm to 9pm. 

Loads of activities', tuck shop and events each week.
Like their FACEBOOK page: Chinnor Youth-Club


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Chinnor Village Centre


Coffee Shop Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm (last orders 3.45pm)

Saturday - 9.30am to 2pm (last orders 1.45pm)


Coffee shop open daily

Lunches served daily

The Day Centre (Friendship Club)
Stroke Club
Room Hire

Call 01844 353733 for more information and details on future events


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Forget Me Knot Cafe


Chinnor Village Centre

Meeting twice monthly 10.30am to 12.30 

The Monday morning cafe is to provide inforamtion, support and fun activities which are aimed to help with coordination, brain stimulation and general health and well being for people suffering with dementia, mental health issues, old age or isolation. All welcome.


For more information call 01844 353733 or email info@holisticmassageuk.co.uk

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