Agenda, decisions and minutes


Planning Committee
Thursday 24 October 2019 4.00 pm

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

Contact: Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221591

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79.

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. Proposed Himley Village, North West Bicester, Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire.

 

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

 

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

 

9. Land North of Park and Ride, Adj To Vendee Drive, Bicester.

 

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

 

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

 

Councillor George Reynolds, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

Councillor Ian Corkin, Declaration, as a member of the Executive and would leave the Chamber 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 Lynn Pratt, Non Statutory Interest, as a member of Bicester Town Council which had been consulted on the application and a separate declaration as a member of the Executive and would leave the Chamber for the duration of the item.

 

11. Lower Lodge, Williamscot, OX17 1AE.

 

Councillor Douglas Webb, Declaration, was known to the applicant, would speak as local Ward Member but not take part in the vote.

 

13. Trysports, 26 Deans Court, Bicester, OX26 6RD.

 

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

 

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

 

80.

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.

 

81.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 19 September 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

82.

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.

 

83.

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.

84.

Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any)

Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Development

 

This will be circulated at the meeting.

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Minutes:

No pre-Committee site visits were proposed.

 

14/02121/OUT

85.

Proposed Himley Village, North West Bicester, Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 221 KB

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Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 14/02121/OUT an outline application for a development to provide up to 1,700 residential dwellings (Class C3), a retirement village (Class C2), flexible commercial floorspace (Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1, C1 and D1), social and community facilities (Class D1), land to accommodate one energy centre and land to accommodate one new primary school (up to 2FE) (Class D1). Such development would include provision of strategic landscape, provision of new vehicular, cycle and pedestrian access routes, infrastructure and other operations (including demolition of farm buildings on Middleton Stoney Road) at the proposed Himley Village, North West Bicester, Middleton Stoney Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire for Portfolio Property Partners Limited.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That permission be granted for application 14/02121/OUT subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary – and their reordering as to the timescale for compliance):

 

CONDITIONS

 

Time Limits

1.     No development shall commence on any phase until full details of the layout, scale, appearance, access and landscaping (hereafter referred to as reserved matters) for that phase have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.

 

Reason - This permission is in outline only and is granted to comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and Article 5(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).

 

2.     In the case of the reserved matters, application for approval shall be made for the first residential phase of development not later than the expiration of three years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason - This permission is in outline only and is granted to comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and Article 5(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).

 

3.     In the case of all other reserved matters, in respect of subsequent phases, application for approval shall be made not later than the expiration of ten years beginning with the date of this permission.

 

Reason - This permission is in outline only and is granted to comply with the provisions of Section 92 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by Section 51 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and Article 5(1) of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended).

 

4.     The development to which this permission relates shall be begun not later than the expiration of two years from the approval of the first residential phase reserved matter and for all subsequent phases two years from the final approval of the reserved matters or, in the case of approval on different dates, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 85.

19/01351/CDC

86.

Land North of Park and Ride, Adj To Vendee Drive, Bicester pdf icon PDF 781 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/01351/CDC for the change of use from agricultural (arable) to informal recreation with public access at Land North of Park and Ride Adj to Vendee Drive, Bicester for Cherwell District Council.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Development to Grant Permission for application 19/01351/CDC 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:  Planning Statement; Ecological Appraisal Report; Geophysical Survey Report; Indicative Phase 1 Site layout Plan, drawing number ES/LS/001 and red line site location plan.

 

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.

 

Temporary Obstructions

3.       No materials, plant, temporary structures or excavations of any kind should be deposited/undertaken on or adjacent to the Public Right of Way that may obstruct or dissuade the public from using the public right of way whilst development takes place.

 

Reason – To ensure the public right of way remains available and convenient for public use, to comply with Policy ESD15, ESD17 and Bicester 3 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 Part 1 and Government guidance in the NPPF.

 

 

 

Route Alterations

4.       No changes to the public right of way direction, width, surface, signing or structures shall be made without prior permission approved by the Countryside Access Team at Oxfordshire County Council or necessary legal process.

 

Reason – To ensure the public right of way remains available and convenient for use, to comply with Policy ESD15, ESD17 and Bicester 3 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 Part 1 and Government guidance in the NPPF.

 

Vehicle Access (Occupation)

5.       No vehicle access (including for construction and demolition purposes) may be taken along or across a public right of way to residential or commercial sites without prior permission and appropriate safety and surfacing measures approved by the Countryside Access Team at Oxfordshire County Council. Any damage to the surface of the public right of way caused by such use will be the responsibility of the applicants, their contractors to put right/make good to a standard required by the Countryside Access Team.

 

Reason – To ensure the public right of way remains available and convenient for public use, to comply with Policy ESD15, ESD17 and Bicester 3  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

19/01399/F

87.

Lower Lodge, Williamscot, OX17 1AE pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Decision:

Approved, contrary to officer recommendations, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/01399/F for the demolition of 20th Century extensions and erection of replacement two storey part subterranean extension and associated engineering works at Lower Lodge, Williamscot, OX17 1AE for Mr Julian Bernard.

 

Mr Julian Bernard, the applicant and Mr James Mackintosh, Architect addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Chapman and seconded by Councillor Reynolds that application 19/01399/F be approved contrary to officer recommendations subject to suitable conditions (the exact wording to be delegated to officers).  It was believed that application 19/01399/F would be an improvement to the visual amenity, it would be of no significant harm and had the support of the local community.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated the the Assistant Director of Planning and Economy to grant permission for application 19/01399/F, subject to conditions (the exact conditions and the wording of those conditions to be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy in consultation with the Chairman).

 

19/01400/LB

88.

Lower Lodge, Williamscot, OX17 1AE pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, contrary to officer recommendations, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/01400/LB for the demolition of 20th Century extensions and erection of replacement two storey part subterranean extension and associated engineering works at Lower Lodge, Williamscot, OX17 1AE for Mr Julian Bernard.

 

Mr Julian Bernard, the applicant and Mr James Mackintosh, Architect addressed the committee in support of the application.

 

It was proposed by Councillor Chapman and seconded by Councillor Reynolds that application 19/01399/F be approved contrary to officer recommendations subject to suitable conditions (the exact wording to be delegated to officers).  It was believed that application 19/01399/F would be an improvement to the visual amenity, it would be of no significant harm and had the support of the local community.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated the Assistant Director of Planning and Economy to grant permission for application 19/01400/LB, subject to conditions (the exact conditions and the wording of those conditions to be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Economy in consultation with the Chairman).

 

19/01046/F

89.

Photovoltaic Installation and Premises, Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1PQ pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/01046/F for the development of a ground mounted solar park incorporating the installation of solar PV panels, associated infrastructure and new access at Photovoltaic Installation and Premises, Woodstock Road, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1PQ for Generale Du Solaire.

 

David Pickford, Agent for the applicant addressed the committee.

 

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

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That authority be delegated to The Assistant Director for Planning and Economy to grant permission for application 19/01046/F subject to the following conditions (and any amendments to those conditions as deemed necessary):

 

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.

     

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.

     

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: 

     

• Site location plan, Drawing Nos 772522- DWG-ENV-001, 002, 003 and 004, PV Power Plant Layout rev F, SK01 rev B, Transformer rev A, Cross Section Design, rev A and Access Road rev A.

     

 • Design and Access Statement prepared by Pegasus Group, Planning Statement prepared by Pegasus Group, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment prepared by Pegasus Landscape Design, Tree Survey, Arboricultural Impact Assessment, Tree Protection Plan, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Great Crested Newt Survey, Bat Survey, Historic Environment Desk Based Assessment, Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy and Construction Management Plan submitted with the application.

     

 • Landscape and Visual Impact Assesment Addendum dated September 2019,

     

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.

     

3.      The permission shall expire no later than 35 years from the date when electricity is first exported from any part of the array to the electricity grid network ('First Export Date'). Written confirmation of the First Export Date shall be provided to the Local Planning Authority no later than 1 calendar month after the event.

     

Reason - In order to safeguard the amenities of the area and protect the rural character of the landscape and to comply with Policies ESD 13 and ESD15 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 and saved Policy C28 of the Cherwell Local Plan 1996 and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

4.   Not later than 24 months before the end of this permission, a decommissioning and site restoration scheme shall be submitted to and approved by the Local Planning Authority, such scheme to include the management and timing of any works and traffic management plan to address likely traffic impact issues during the decommissioning period. The approved scheme shall be fully  ...  view the full minutes text for item 89.

19/01210/F

90.

Trysports, 26 Deans Court, Bicester, OX26 6RD pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

Minutes:

The Committee considered application 19/01210/F for alterations to an existing toilet block, including replacement windows and doors and infill of door with matching brick at Trysports, 26, Deans Court, Bicester, OX26 6RD for Cherwell District Council.

 

In reaching its decision the Committee considered the officer’ report and presentation.

 

Resolved

 

(1)         That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Development to grant permission for application 19/01210/F subject to the following conditions:

 

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: NTBS3216/01 Rev. A, NTBS3216/04, NTBS3216/06 Rev B and NTBS3216/10

 

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.

 

               External Materials to Match Existing 

3.         The materials to be used for the external walls of the development hereby permitted shall match in terms of colour, type and texture those used on the existing building.

 

Reason: To ensure that the development is constructed and finished in materials which are in harmony with the materials used on the existing building and to comply with Policy ESD15 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2011 – 2031 Part 1, Saved Policy C28 [C18] of the Cherwell Local Plan 1996 and Government guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.

91.

Appeals Progress Report pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of Assistant Director - Planning and Development

 

Purpose of Report

 

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 Policy and Development 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.

 

92.

Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of Assistant Director Planning and Development

 

Purpose of Report

 

To inform Members about planning enforcement cases at CDC and update on the current position following the update in July regarding case numbers, formal notices served, and enforcement action taken.  

 

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1     To note the contents of the report

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the report be noted.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director Planning and Development submitted a report to inform Members of planning enforcement cases at Cherwell District Council and update the Planning Committee on the current position following the update in July regarding case numbers, formal notices served, and enforcement action taken. 

 

Resolved

 

(1)      That the contents of the report be noted.