Agenda, decisions and minutes


Planning Committee
Thursday 15 August 2019 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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53.

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

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8. Appleyard Alchester Road, Chesterton, OX26 1UW.

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

 

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

 

9. Land at Skimmingdish Lane and Land and Roundabout at Bicester Road, Launton.

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

 

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

 

11. Land To Rear of No. 23 To 29 Crouch Street, Banbury.

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 Colin Clarke, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Banbury Town Council which had been consulted on the application.

 

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

 

54.

Requests to Address the Meeting

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

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Minutes:

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

 

55.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 18 July 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

56.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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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.

 

2.     Application 19/00644/F, OS Parcel 330 North of Railway line adjoining Palmer Avenue, Lower Arncott had been withdrawn from the planning process by the applicant and would therefore not be considered at the meeting.

 

 

57.

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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There were no items of urgent business.

58.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Economy

 

This will be circulated at the meeting.

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Minutes:

The Assistant Director of Planning and Economy submitted a report, which recommended that the Planning Committee agree to hold a pre-Committee site visit for the following application. It was anticipated that this application would be brought before the Committee for determination at its next meeting

 

Application No.:

19/01160/F

Proposal:

Change of use to Exham House from D1 to D1/A3 to allow public use of a café, and associated works

Location:

Exham House, Bloxham School, Banbury Road, Bloxham.

Reason for the visit:

Requested by the local Ward Member.

 

Resolved

 

(1)             That a site visit be arranged for application 19/01160/F prior to the relevant Planning Committee meeting.

 

19/00607/F

59.

Land At Skimmingdish Lane And Land And Roundabout At Bicester Road Launton pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Decision:

Deferred to enable consideration of additional information and consultation responses.

Minutes:

The Chairman referred to the written update and highlighted that the officer recommendation for application 19/00607/F had changed to deferral to enable the consideration of additional information and consultation responses and therefore proposed the amended recommendation which was duly seconded by Councillor Clarke. On being put to the vote, Members voted in favour of deferring consideration of the application.

 

Resolved

 

(1)            That consideration of application 19/00607/F be deferred to enable the consideration of additional information and consultation responses.

 

 

19/00597/F

60.

Appleyard Alchester Road Chesterton OX26 1UW pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/00597/F for the Erection of 1no. dwellingat Appleyard, Alchester Road, Chesterton, OX26 1UW for Mr & Mrs G&S Ashdown.

 

Caroline Roche, the applicant’s agent addressed the committee in support of the application

 

It was proposed by Councillor Corkin and seconded by Councillor Wood that application 19/00597/F be approved contrary to officer recommendations subject to suitable conditions (the exact wording to be delegated to officers) but they should include planting and the construction of the access track, as they believed the application would cause no significant harm.

 

In reaching its decision the committee considerd the officer’s report and presentation and the address of the public speaker.

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated the the Assistant Director of Planning and Economy to grant permission for application 19/00597/F, subject to conditions (the exact conditions and the wording of those conditions to be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy).

19/00644/F

61.

OS Parcel 3300 North Of Railway Line Adjoining Palmer Avenue Lower Arncott pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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Decision:

Application withdrawn from the planning process by the applicant.

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded the Committee, as advised under the Chairman’s Announcements, that application 19/00644F had been withdrawn from the planning process by the applicant.

 

19/00777/F

62.

Land To Rear Of No. 23 To 29 Crouch Street Banbury pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/00777/F for the erection of three new dwellings at land to the rear of No. 23 to 29 Crough Street, Banbury for Jane Sands.

 

Clive Madeiros addressed the committee in objection to the application.

 

Roger Cummings, the applicant’s agent, addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director of Planning and Economy to grant permission for application 19/00777/F subject to the conditions set out below (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limit

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.

 

Reason - To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

Compliance with Plans

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: Application forms and drawing numbers  001 E, 002 E, 201 E, 212 D,  220 D, 210 D, 221 D, 222 Rev D and 226

 

Reason – For the avoidance of doubt, to ensure that the development is carried out only as approved by the Local Planning Authority and comply with Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

Levels

3.     No development shall take place until details of all finished floor levels of the building and finished levels of the site in relation to existing site levels and levels of adjacent buildings have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The development hereby permitted shall not be constructed other than in strict accordance with the approved levels.

 

Reason: In order to safeguard the visual amenities of the area in accordance with advice within Section 12 of the National Planning Policy Framework. This information is required prior to commencement of the development as it is fundamental to the acceptability of the scheme.

 

Construction Traffic Management Plan

4.     Prior to the commencement of development, a construction traffic management plan shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, construction shall not be carried out other than in accordance with the approved details.

 

Reason: In the interests of highway safety in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework

 

Access

5.     Prior to the commencement of the development hereby approved, details of the means of access between the land and the adopted highway, including position, layout and vision splays shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Thereafter, and prior to the occupation of the development hereby approved, the means of access between the land and the adopted highway shall be constructed in accordance with the approved details and shall be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

19/00831/OUT

63.

Land South Of Home Farm House, Clifton Road, Deddington pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/00831/OUT,an outline application for a Residential development of up to 15 dwellings at Land South of Home Farm House, Clifton Road, Deddington for Harcourt Deddington Limited.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the Officer’s report and presentation and the written update.

 

Resolved

 

That application 19/00831/OUT be refused for the following reasons:

 

1.     By virtue of its poorly integrated relationship with existing built development, its extension beyond the built limits of the village and its scale and location, the proposed development would cause significant and demonstrable harm to the character and appearance of the area and the rural setting of the village and would fail to reinforce local distinctiveness.  For the same reasons the proposal would also result in 'less than substantial' harm to the setting of the nearby Scheduled Ancient Monument and Conservation Area and the harm stemming from the proposals are not considered to be outweighed by any public benefits. The proposal is therefore contrary to Policies ESD13, ESD15 and Villages 2 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1, saved Policies C28 and C33 of the Cherwell Local Plan 1996, Cherwell Residential Design Guide SPD (2018) and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.     The development proposed, by reason of its relationship and poor pedestrian connections to the centre of the village and service and facilities (including bus stop) and taking into account Cherwell District Council's ability to demonstrate an up-to-date housing land supply, would not provide good access to services and facilities and public transport in the interests of reducing the need to travel and promoting sustainable transport options.  Therefore, the proposal is contrary to Policies ESD1, SLE4 and Villages 2 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1, and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

3.     By reason of the site's location in an area of known archaeological interest with high potential for significant archaeological deposits to survive on site, and in the absence of a detailed and adequate archaeological field evaluation, the Local Planning Authority cannot be satisfied that the proposal would not result in unacceptable and unavoidable harm to archaeological assets. Thus, the proposal conflicts with Policy ESD15 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1 and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

4.     The application submission fails to demonstrate that suitable and safe access to the site can be provided in the interests of highway safety given the lack of information regarding the vehicle speeds near the site.  The proposed development therefore conflicts with Policy SLE4 of the Cherwell Local Plan (2011-2031) Part 1 and advice in the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

5.     The submitted Drainage Strategy is inadequate and does not provide sufficient information to demonstrate that a drainage strategy based on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems has been explored for the site.  The proposal is therefore contrary to Policy ESD7 of the Cherwell Local Plan and advice in the Written Ministerial Statement on Sustainable Drainage Systems (Dec  ...  view the full minutes text for item 63.

64.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Report of Assistant Director for Planning and Economy

 

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.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the position statement be accepted.

 

Minutes:

The Assistant Director for Planning and Economy 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.