You are hereby summoned to attend a Meeting of the Planning Committee on Monday 10th August 2020 at 7pm via Zoom – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access code to join the meeting.
SUMMONED TO BE PRESENT: Cllr Wright, Williams, Ridgley, Ashdown, Oliver, Archer
Staff: Liz Folley, Jo Wills.
Also invited to attend: D/Cllr Ian White
1. Apologies for absence: Cllr Wright
2. Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest in items on the agenda, and the nature of the interest.
3. Public Question Time – (15 minutes maximum) To consider questions from members of the public (who live, work or run a business in the Parish)
4. To approve the minutes of the Planning Committee dated: 13th July 2020
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: The hoggin path to be raised to avoid puddling.
A2 Dominion / NK Homes, Mill Lane: Signage issue resolved!
Leases being prepared to sign regarding the pending open space garden area.
Bovis development, Lower Icknield Way: Open space / play area and pond area will be constructed in September time, all being well.
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 – a revised application to be submitted to SODC in the next few weeks – hopefully this might address a lot of the objections on the previous version.
Slow worm translocation work has begun – low level fencing erected and Ecologists on site.
6. Planning applications to be 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 12 Pilmore Meadow to now be named Olive Tree House.
8.2 CYFC considering installation of ball stop fencing / netting at the bottom of White's Field
9. Traffic and Roads
9.1 Station Road – From Crown pub down to Lower Road - 24-hour closure from 4th August for up to 7 weeks for gas repair works – OCC and TVP aware of required parking restrictions for High Street and Church Road during this closure. The Clerk to report on recent meeting with the contractor to agree parking restrictions.
9.2 Hill Road closed 10-12 August – for Thames Water
9.3 Church Lane closed – laying of ducting from 21st October to 23rd October 2020.
Recently the white lining to identify this cycle lane has been renewed. Thank you to OCC.
This cycle lane is not two way. It's one way.
Please cycle in this designated cycle lane in the direction of the traffic only.
The other side of the road has its own route for cycle safety. Follow the bike pics on the road to exit the highway and the safe route can be found behind the hedge line.
Now the lining is nice and bright it's easy to understand and follow.
Please share this with any keen cyclists you know and children who cycle this way.
Stay alert. Stay safe. Bike safely.
Chinnor PC Full Council met Monday night.
As a Council we have now had many conversations about the August marquee.
After much careful consideration and discussion it was agreed by Council, with saddened hearts, to cancel the marquee this year.
This decision was a tough one as you can image and it comes with concern over the social distancing requirements required, probably for a long time ahead.
We cannot see how the marquee could be a safe environment and social distancing could be maintained, especially if the weather isn't on our side!
All of the hirers who had requested usage of the marquee have been informed and they have all agreed that this was the best decision in the current climate, although very disappointing for all.
The marquee is set to return in August 2021.
Food Bank and Community Larder
CPC are very aware that during these crisis weeks we will have residents who are finding finances tough.
We have listed below some contacts for you regarding food banks and community larders.
These facilities are to be used so please make contact with them, if you need assistance.
Sharing Life Trust in Thame can help:
Phone: 0300 2010212
Food Bank Donations
The Chinnor Village Centre on the High Street will be open every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12 noon for accepting donations to be sent to the Food Bank in Thame. Tinned food, baby items etc - non perishable please.
This food bank also serves the Chinnor Parish and our residents will benefit from this service.
If you can please donate to help stock levels be maintained.
All donations will be greatly received and appreciated.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice
Chinnor PC has an Emergency Plan. This plan has been actioned.
The main details (allowed under GDPR) are now available via an app which 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 – search for Chinnor Emergency Contingency Plan.
A copy of this app is also available in PDF version – attached to this email.
This also includes an updated map of Chinnor with all of the new road names.
1) The Chinnor Emergency Plan has been active for a while now. It's working as planned. It's a professional document, written by professionals for us to follow.
2) The Street Friends (SF) are coordinated from this Plan and all actions are following the Emergency Plan structure.
3) ALL coordination of SF is coordinated by CPC / Emergency Plan committee and must come through CPC – email@example.com or call 01844 353267
If you need assistance from your SF please be aware of the following...
• If you call your allocated SF to request ESSENTIAL items – they will tell you the day they plan to shop – this is once a week. Most roads have more than one SF and they are in contact with each other so if one cannot help, then another maybe able too.
• If you need the items quicker try to contact one of the other SF they have had a flyer from, or call Good Neighbour Scheme if very urgent and life essential.
• Lloyds Pharmacist - prescriptions can be collected by a SF but please allow plenty of time and notice for all collections.
• Please remember our SF will only be leaving the house for Essential items / Prescription collections once a week, and not a few times every day for a few bits.
• If you see / hear / know of anyone who is struggling please let GNS know asap - 01844 353500
• All of our SF volunteers are told to follow Gov advice – for our own safety and everyone else's. This includes social distancing which is of high importance.
• Advice is changing quickly as this is fast moving – please always follow the advice given.
• If you do not know who your allocated SF is please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01844 353267
Important Numbers and contacts to remember:
CPC landline (diverted to our home offices) 01844 353267
Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme – 01844 353500
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 ...
1 at top by layby
1 at bottom of road by Peacock entrance
1 by the entrance layby
Chinnor Hill –
1 at Hill Top Lane entrance
1 by gooseneck area
- 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