Decisions


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Decisions published

13/01/2022 - Land at former RAF Bicester, Bicester, Oxfordshire OX26 5HA ref: 3994    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Fringford and Heyfords; Launton and Otmoor;


13/01/2022 - Land East of Larsen Road, Heyford Park ref: 3993    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Fringford and Heyfords;


13/01/2022 - Kidlington Centre Car Park, High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DL ref: 4003    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Kidlington West;


13/01/2022 - Claremont Car Park, Land at Victoria Road, Bicester OX26 6PH ref: 4002    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Bicester East;


13/01/2022 - Calthorpe Street West Short Stay Car Park, Calthorpe Street, Banbury, OX16 5EX ref: 4001    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Banbury Cross and Neithrop;


13/01/2022 - Former Rodney House, Private Drive off Graven Hill Road, Ambrosden ref: 3995    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes.

Wards affected: Bicester South and Ambrosden;


13/01/2022 - 7 Churchill Road, Kidlington, OX5 1BN ref: 3996    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Wards affected: Kidlington East;


13/01/2022 - 32 Orchard Way, Bicester, OX26 2EJ ref: 3999    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Bicester West;


13/01/2022 - The Light Cinema, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ ref: 4004    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Banbury Cross and Neithrop;


13/01/2022 - Green Oak Barn, School Lane, North Newington, OX15 6AQ ref: 3998    Abandoned

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Withdrawn by the applicant.

Wards affected: Cropredy, Sibfords and Wroxton;


13/01/2022 - Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury, OX16 0HS ref: 4000    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Banbury Ruscote;


13/01/2022 - Pakefield House, St Johns Street, Bicester, OX26 6SL ref: 3997    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Refused, reasons to be set out in the minutes.

Wards affected: Bicester East;


13/01/2022 - Proposed Pre-Committee Site Visits (if any) ref: 3992    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That a site visit take place prior to the meeting at which application 21/00549/F, The Foscote Clinic, 2 Foscote Rise, Banbury. OX16 9XP will be considered by the  Planning Committee.


10/01/2022 - Fixed Penalty Notices ref: 3988    Recommendations Approved

To consider the fees and charges for fixed penalty notices

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, the following fixed penalty notice fine levels for certain environmental crimes enforced by the council be agreed:

 

Description of offence

Penalty

Penalty if paid

within 10 days

Unauthorised deposit of waste (fly tipping)

£400

£240

Failure in household duty of care

£300

£180

Depositing litter

£100

£75

Failure to remove dog faeces from designated land

£100

£75

 

 

 

Lead officer: Trevor Dixon


10/01/2022 - 2020-2022 Community Nature Plan Progress Update ref: 3987    Recommendations Approved

To note the progress of the Community Nature Plan 2020-2022

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the 2020-2022 Community Nature Plan progress report and its approach to addressing the Council’s statutory biodiversity duty be noted.

 

(2)          That the essential role of key partners in the delivery of the Community     

           Nature Plan be recognised.

 

(3)          That it be noted that the development of the 2022-2024 Community Nature Plan (CNP) will include an all-member seminar in 2022 involving planners, as requested by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee December 2020 and the implications of the provisions of the Environment Act will be taken into account in this next iteration of the Community Nature Plan.

Lead officer: Sue Marchand


10/01/2022 - Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report ref: 3991    Recommendations Approved

To inform the Executive of the progress against our corporate priorities, a Leadership Risk update linking to the performance and a financial update

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

 

(2)          That the following change in use of reserves (specific request) be approved:

 

Directorate

Type

Description

Reason

Amount £m

Finance

Earmarked

Transformation Reserve

Engagement on partnership working

0.047

 

 

 

Total Earmarked Reserves

0.047

 

 

Lead officer: Michael Furness, Louise Tustian


10/01/2022 - Member Champion Review ref: 3989    Recommendations Approved

To consider a review of the Member Champion terms of references, function and appointments

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the roles of heritage and design Member Champion with the Lead Member for Planning portfolio, and the generations together Member Champion with the Lead Member for Wellbeing portfolio, taking effect from the 2022-2023 Municipal Year.

 

(2)          That the Military Member Champion role, to be appointed annually, be retained.

 

(3)          That the Terms of Reference for Member Champions be amended as set out in the Annex to the minutes (as set out in the Minute Book), taking effect from the 2022-2023 Municipal Year.

 

Lead officer: Natasha Clark, Emma Faulkner


10/01/2022 - Council Tax Base 2022-2023 ref: 3990    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Council Tax Base for 2022-2023

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the report of the Director of Finance for the calculation of the Council’s Tax Base for 2022-2023 be agreed and:

 

(a)       That pursuant to the Director of Finance’s report and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by Cherwell District Council as its Council Tax Base for the year 2022-2023 shall be 56,801.6

 

(b)       As for the parishes which form part of its area shown in the Annex to the Minutes (As set out in the Minute Book), the amount calculated as the Council Tax Base for the year 2022-2023 in respect of special items shall be as indicated in the column titled Tax Base 2022-2023.

 

(c)       As for the Flood Defence Areas which form part of its area, the amount calculated as the Council Tax Base for the year 2022-2023 for the purposes of levies on Oxfordshire County Council by River Authorities, shall be:

 

Thames Flood Defence Area                 

Anglian (Great Ouse) Flood Defence Area

Severn Region Flood Defence Area                   

TOTAL                                                         

54,450.4

1,901.3

449.9

56,801.6

 

 

Lead officer: Michael Furness


10/01/2022 - Annual Monitoring Report 2021 ref: 3986    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval of the planning authorities’ Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) 2021

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 10/01/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 11/01/2022

Effective from: 15/01/2022

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the 2021 Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved for publication.

 

(2)          That the district’s housing delivery and five-year housing land supply positions (for conventional housing and for Gypsies and Travellers) at Section 5 of the AMR and the need for updating of the land supply positions should these materially change, including consideration of the Vale of White Horse Council’s 3 December 2021 Cabinet decision relating to the Regulation 10A review of its Part 1 Plan, be noted.

 

(3)          That the publication the 2021 Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) update (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved for publication.

 

(4)          That the 2021 Brownfield Land Register (BLR) (Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be approved for publication.

 

(5)          That the Assistant Director - Planning and Development in consultation with the Lead Member for Planning, be authorised to make any necessary minor and presentational changes to the Annual Monitoring Report, Infrastructure Delivery Plan update, Brownfield Land Register and Housing Delivery Action Plan, if required prior to publication.

 

Lead officer: David Peckford, Andrew Maxted


23/12/2021 - First Homes Interim Policy Guidance Note - Delegated Matter ref: 3985    Recommendations Approved

First Homes were introduced in June 2021 following an update to the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) published by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (Now the Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government).

 

First Homes are a specific tenure of discounted market housing and should be considered within the definition of ‘affordable housing’. Detailed definitions of First Homes and eligibility criteria are set out within the PPG and summarised in the Guidance Note.

 

There is a requirement in the revised PPG for a minimum of 25% of all affordable housing to be delivered as First Homes. The remainder of any affordable housing provided should be in accordance with the percentages set out in the local plan.

 

The First Homes Interim Policy Guidance Note provides an overview of what First Homes are and how Officers see this being implemented within Cherwell. The note does not set policy per se, but simply provides clarity on how the PPG will be applied within Cherwell. The Guidance Note includes a number of worked examples to assist with the implementation of First Homes.    

 

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Planning and Development

Decision published: 07/01/2022

Effective from: 23/12/2021

Decision:

(1)           That, following consultation with the Lead Member for Planning and the Lead Member for Housing, the publication of the First Home Interim Policy Guidance Note be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Frances Evans, Andrew Maxted