Agenda, decisions and minutes


Planning Committee
Thursday 28 September 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Aaron Hetherington, Democratic and Elections  Email: aaron.hetherington@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 227956

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Items
Note No. Item

85.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9. Church Leys Field, Blackthorn Road, Ambrosden.

Councillor Simon Holland, Declaration, as the applicant was known to him and would therefore leave the chamber for the duration of the item.

 

13. Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ.

Councillor Barry Wood, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Colin Clarke, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor G A Reynolds, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Les Sibley, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Bicester Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

Councillor Richard Mould, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

14. Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ.

Councillor Barry Wood, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Colin Clarke, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor G A Reynolds, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Les Sibley, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Bicester Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

Councillor Richard Mould, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

16. Antelope Garage, Swan Close Road, Banbury, OX16 5AQ.

Councillor Alastair Milne-Home, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Banbury Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

Councillor Andrew Beere, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Banbury Town Council, which had been consulted on the application.

 

Councillor Barry Richards, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Banbury Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

Councillor Barry Wood, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Colin Clarke, Declaration, as a member of Banbury Town Council and a separate declaration as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor G A Reynolds, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Richard Mould, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the room for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Surinder Dhesi, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Banbury Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

86.

Requests to Address the Meeting

The Chairman to report on any requests to address the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that requests to address the meeting would be dealt with at each item.

 

87.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

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Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

88.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 31 August 2017.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 31 August 2017 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to the following amendment:

 

Councillor Les Sibley as present, amended to Councillor Les Sibley, apologies for absence.

89.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcement:

 

1.    Under the Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014,members of the public were permitted to film, broadcast and report on the meeting, subject to the efficient running of the meeting not being affected.

 

15/01357/F

90.

Land East Of Larsen Road, Upper Heyford pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 15/01357/F for the erection of 79 dwellings, creation of new access from Camp Road, creation of new open space, hard and soft landscaping and ancillary works at Land East Of Larsen Road, Upper Heyford for Pye Homes Ltd.

 

Gavin Angell, representing the Dorchester Group, addressed the committee in objection to the application.

 

John Ashton, the agent to the application, addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation, written update and the address of the public speakers.

 

Resolved

 

That application 15/01357/F be approved subject to:

 

a)            Delegation of the negotiation of the S106 agreement to Officers in accordance with the summary of the Heads of Terms set in para 8.50 and subsequent completion of S106 agreement;

 

b)            Resolution of the Highway Authority objection

 

c)            The following conditions with delegation provided to the Development Services Manager to negotiate final amendments to the wording of conditions:

 

1                The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

                       

2                Except where otherwise stipulated by condition, the application shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following documents: Application forms , Planning Statement and Addendum, Heritage Statement, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and Addendum, geophysical Survey, Transport assessment, Design and Acess Statement and Addendum, Ecology Report and Flooding Risk and Foul Drainage Assessment, and drawings numbered:

           

            Proposed Site Plan A1 1:500 P01-F

           

            Winnersh House Type - Plans, Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P100

            Winnersh House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P101

            Dashwood House Type - Plans, Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P102

            Dashwood House Type - Elevations A3 1:100| P103

            H House Type - Plans A3 1:100 P104

            H House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P105

            H House Type - Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P106

            S Bungalow - Plans, Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P107

            S Bungalow - Elevations A3 1:100 P108

            Tetbury House Type - Plans, Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P109

            Tetbury House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P110

            BKKB House Type - Plans A3 1:100 P119 A

            BKKB House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P120 A

            BKKB House Type - Roof Plan & Section A3 1:100 P121 A

            KeKeKKB House Type - Floor Plans A3 1:100 P122 A

            KeKeKKB House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P123 A

            KeKeKKB House Type - Roof Plan & Section A3 1:100 P124 A

            KeKeKKR House Type - Floor Plans A3 1:100 P125 A

            KeKeKKR House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P126 A

            KeKeKKR House Type - Roof Plan & Section A3 1:100 P127A

            BB House Type - Plans, Roof Plan and Section A3 1:100 P131

            BB House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P132

            BR House Type - Floor Plans A3 1:100 P133 A

            BR House Type - Elevations A3 1:100 P134 A

            BR House Type - Roof Plan & Section A3 1:100 P135 A

            BKK House Type - Floor Plans A3 1:100 P136  ...  view the full minutes text for item 90.

16/02218/F

91.

Studley Wood Golf Club, The Straight Mile, Horton Cum Studley, Oxford, OX33 1BF pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred to allow a formal site visit

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 16/02218/F for the change of use of part of a golf course (woodland) to a natural burial ground and associated buildings including ceremonial building and administration building and proposed pro shop and office and conversion of existing function room to staff flat at golf club (the application was a re-submission of 15/01539/F) at Studley Wood Golf Club, The Straight Mile, Horton Cum Studley, Oxford, OX33 1BF for Studley Wood Golf Club.

 

In introducing the report, the Development Control Team Leader referred Members to the written update and that the officer recommendation had changed from Approval to Deferral at the applicants requested to negotiate further changes to the proposal and to allow a formal site visit.

 

Resolved

 

That consideration of application 16/02218/F be deferred following the request of the applicants to negotiate further changes to the proposal and to allow a formal site visit.

16/02370/F

92.

Church Leys Field, Blackthorn Road, Ambrosden pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The committee considered application 16/02370/F for the erection of 85 dwellings with public open space, associated parking, landscaping, new vehicular accesses and servicing at Church Leys Field, Blackthorn Road, Ambrosden for Bellway Homes Limited and Archstone Ambrosden Limited.

 

Jonathan Porter, the applicant’s agent, addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation and the address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That application 16/02370/F be approved subject to the following conditions with the issuing of the decision notice delegated to the Head of Development Management only following the satisfactory completion of a legal agreement with both Cherwell District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to secure the items listed in paragraph 8.68 of the report:

 

1                The works to which this consent relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this consent.

             

2                Except where otherwise stipulated by condition, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:

             

3                Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, samples of the external walls and roofing materials to be used in the construction of the buildings within the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the samples so approved.

             

4                Notwithstanding any details that might be shown to the contrary in the approved plans, all windows to be installed on buildings within the development shall be flush fitting balanced casements that are recessed a minimum of 75mm within the window surrounds unless otherwise agreed in writing by the local planning authority.

             

5                Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, a plan showing full details of the existing and proposed site levels as well as finished floor levels within the development shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved finished floor levels plan.

             

6                Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, full details of the enclosures along all boundaries and within the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, those means of enclosure shall be completed in accordance with the approved details prior to the first occupation of any part of the development that would be served by those means of enclosures.

             

7                Prior to the first occupation of any dwelling, full details of the refuse bin storage for the site, including location and compound enclosure details, shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  Thereafter and prior to the first occupation of any dwelling the refuse bin storage facilities for that dwelling shall be provided in accordance with the approved details and retained as such thereafter.

             

8                The dwelling(s) hereby approved shall not be occupied until 3 bins for the purposes of recycling, residual and garden waste  ...  view the full minutes text for item 92.

17/01328/OUT

93.

OS Parcel 3498 East Of Heatherstone Lodge, Fulwell Road, Finmere pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused reasons to be set out in the minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01328/OUT, an outline application for a residential development at OS Parcel 3498 East Of Heatherstone Lodge, Fulwell Road, Finmere for Siteplan UK LLP.

 

Andrew Hirst, a local resident, addressed the committee in objection to the application.

 

In reaching their decision the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation, written update and address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01328/OUT be refused for the following reasons:

 

1                The development proposed, by reason of its excessive scale in relation to the size and relative sustainability of Finmere, and taking into account Cherwell District Council's ability to demonstrate an up-to-date five year housing land supply, is considered to be unnecessary, undesirable and unsustainable development that would prejudice a more balanced distribution of rural housing growth planned for in the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1 and would undermine the housing strategy in the Cherwell Local Plan which seeks to distribute new housing to the most sustainable locations having regard to such matters as public services and facilities, transport and employment. Consequently the proposal is unacceptable in principle and contrary to Policies ESD1 and Villages 2 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1 and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2                The development proposed, by reason of its detached siting, excessive scale and poorly integrated relationship with existing built development, would cause significant and unacceptable harm to the historic linear form of the village, rural landscape character and quality of the area and the traditional setting of the village as experienced by local residents, visitors and users of old Banbury Road and the existing Public Rights of Way which run through and within close proximity to the site. The development would detract from the area's established character and would fail to reinforce local distinctiveness. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policies ESD13, ESD15 and Policy Villages 2 of the Cherwell local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1, saved Policies C8 and C28 of the Cherwell local Plan 1996 and Government advice within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

3                In the absence of the completion of a satisfactory Planning Obligation, the Local Planning Authority is not convinced that the necessary infrastructure directly required both on and off site as a result of this development, in the interests of safeguarding public infrastructure, mitigating highway safety concerns, delivering mixed and balanced communities by the provision of affordable housing and securing on site future maintenance arrangements, will be provided. This would be contrary to Policy INF1, BSC3 and BSC11 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1 and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

17/01466/F

94.

Heyford Park Parcel B2A, Camp Road, Upper Heyford pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Refused reasons to be set out in the minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01466/F for the addition of approximately 310m of metal 'field' style railings painted black (Retrospective) at Heyford Park Parcel B2A, Camp Road, Upper Heyford for Bovis Homes.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation and written update.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01466/F be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.               The fence would cause harm to the character, openness, accessibility and permeability of the public open space, which is not considered to be outweighed by the public benefit or intended function of the railings in terms of public safety or the demarcation of public and private property. Furthermore, the railings would result in the formalisation of informal public open space and would set a precedent for the enclosure of open space and the removal of open frontages. The proposal is therefore contrary to Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework requiring the creation of safe and accessible environments and Policies Villages 5: Former RAF Upper Heyford and ESD15 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2013 (Part 1).

17/01482/F

95.

The Old Forge, Mixbury, Brackley, NN13 5RR pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01482/F for a two storey extension to side elevation adjoining south facing gable end to improve living accommodation (particularly upstairs); dormer windows to front and rear elevations as per existing building; additional windows and doors to ground and first floor (re-submission of application 17/00966/F) at The Old Forge, Mixbury, Brackley, NN13 5RR for Mr Mark Bairstow.

 

Mark Bairstow, the applicant, addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation, written update and address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01482/F be approved, subject to the following conditions:

 

1                The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

               

2                Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the application form and drawings No "12SP Site location Plan 1:1,250" and "Proposed elevations & Floorplans"

               

3                No development shall commence above ground level until a schedule of materials and finishes for the external walls and roof of the development hereby approved has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter the development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved schedule.

               

4                No development shall commence on site until details of the proposed footpath diversion have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. These details shall show the proposed route of the path, its connection in to the existing rights of way network and the proposed width and surfacing of the path. The path should be diverted in accordance with the approved details before any work commences on site.

               

17/01487/ADV

96.

Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01487/ADV for 1 No non-illuminated fascia sign at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ for Mr Tom Darlington.

 

In reaching their decision the committee considered the officer’s report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01487/ADV be approved, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.         At the end of a period of five years form the date of this decision, this consent for the display of advertisement will lapse.

           

2.         Except where otherwise stipulated by condition, the consent shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the Application Form, Site Location Plan and the drawings numbered: SK21 Rev A, SK22 and the Elevation Plan submitted with the application.

           

3.         (a) No advertisement shall be displayed without the permission of the owner of the site or any other person with an interest in the site entitled to grant permission.

           

            (b) No advertisement shall be sited or displayed so as to:-     

 

i.          endanger persons using any highway, railway, waterway, dock,      harbour or aerodrome (civil or military);

ii.         obscure, or hinder the ready interpretation of, any traffic sign, railway signal or aid to navigation by water or air; or

iii.        hinder the operation of any device used for the purpose of security or surveillance or for measuring the speed of any vehicle.

           

(c) Any advertisement displayed, and any site used for the display of advertisements, shall be maintained in a condition that does not impair the visual amenity of the site.

           

(d) Any structure or hoarding erected or used principally for the purpose of displaying advertisements shall be maintained in a condition that does not endanger the public.

           

(e) Where an advertisement is required under these Regulations to be removed, the site shall be left in a condition that does not endanger the public or impair visual amenity.

           

17/01488/F

97.

Whitelands Farm Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01488/F for the installation of two height restricting (2.1m) barrier gates at the entrance to the main car park and service yard of Whitelands Farm Sports Pavilion to replace previously approved gates under application 15/01615/F at Whitelands Farm, Sports Ground, Whitelands Way, Bicester, OX26 1AJ for Mr Tom Darlington.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation and written update.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01488/F be approved, subject to the following conditions:

 

1.               The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

2.               Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:  Drawing numbers SK23 Rev B Location Plan; SK24 Rev A Proposed Site Plan; al(9)95 Cross Section through the Site and Height Restriction Barrier and Structural Calculations by Barry Eames and accompanying sketch plans.

 

17/01578/OUT

98.

St Edburgs Church Of England Voluntary Aided School, Cemetery Road, Bicester, OX26 6BB pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Application withdrawn by the applicant

Minutes:

The Chairman had advised that application 17/01578/OUT had been withdrawn by the applicant.

17/01636/F

99.

Antelope Garage, Swan Close Road, Banbury, OX16 5AQ pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 17/01636/F for a change of use of a former petrol filling station, workshop and showroom premises (in part of the former Nissan Car Dealership) to form warehouse (Class B8) with trade counter at Antelope Garage, Swan Close Road, Banbury, OX16 5AQ for Dar Lighting.

 

In reaching their decision, the committee considered the officer’s report, presentation and written update.

 

Resolved

 

That application 17/01636/F be approved, subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Flood Risk Assessment and subject to the following conditions:

 

1.               The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

2.               Except where otherwise stipulated by conditions attached to this permission, the development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the following plans and documents:  PF9861.02 and Transport Statement August 2017 (PF/9861).

 

3.               The operational use of the premises shall be restricted to the following times:-

 

Monday-Friday – 8.00am to 8.00pm

Saturday – 8.00am to 6.00pm

Sunday and Public Holidays – 10:00am to 5:00pm

 

4.               The development hereby approved shall proceed in accordance with the Flood Risk Assessment prepared by Framptons (reference PF/9861) received 20/09/2017 accompanying the application unless otherwise previously approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

 

100.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of Head of Development Management

 

Summary

 

This report aims to keep members informed upon applications which have been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged. Public Inquiries/hearings scheduled or appeal results achieved.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         To accept the position statement.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the position statement be accepted.

 

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management submitted a report which informed Members on applications which had been determined by the Council, where new appeals have been lodged, public Inquiries/hearings scheduled or appeal results achieved.

 

Resolved

 

(1)          That the position statement be accepted.