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Venue: Council Chamber

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Election of Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


The Committee confirmed the appointment of Councillor Richard Langridge as Chair for the Civic Year 2022/2023


Election of Vice-Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


The Committee confirmed the appointment of Councillor Michael Brooker as Vice-Chair for the Civic Year 2022/23.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 20 June 2022 at 2.00pm.


The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 20th June were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record, subject to amendments agreed by the committee from

1.    21/01924/S73 Right Side Unit B The Old Foundry. Page 7, Paragraph 8 amend ’11.30 am’ to ‘8.30 am’.


2.    Page 5. Councillor ‘Nicolls’ be amended to ‘Nicholls’,  


3.    Minute 71, Item 28. Amend to read change of use ‘for horses’.


4.    The Chair read out the email from Councillor St John and put it to the Committee that the amendments be included in the minutes. The Committee resolved not to amend the minute.



Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Brooker and Eaglestone.  Councillor Levy substituted for Councillor Maynard.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Members of the Committee on any items to be considered at the meeting.


Declarations of Interest were received as follows:


1.    Councillor Leverton knew the applicant for 21/03834/FUL – 10 Burford Road, and would leave the room whilst the application was heard.






Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 438 KB


To consider applications for development, details of which are set out in the attached schedule.


That the applications be determined in accordance with the recommendations of the Business Manager – Development Management.



Page No

Application No





10 Burford Road Carterton


David Ditchett





26 Milestone Road Carterton


David Ditchett




Land (E) 428959 (N) 207797 Monahan Way Carterton


Abby Fettes




Brooklyn Nurseries  65 Shilton Road Carterton


Sarah Hegerty




Additional documents:


The Chair explained where there were public speakers in attendance, those applications would be heard first.


22/00946/FUL Land (E)428959 (N)207797 Monahan Way Carterton.

The Head of Development Management, Abby Fettes introduced the application for construction of coffee shop / bakery with ancillary drive through (use class Ea/b) and associated works.

Aiden Murray spoke in support of the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of these minutes.

The Chair invited questions from the Councillors. Councillor Fenton asked if the colours of the totem and opening hours had been agreed. Mr Murray confirmed both had been agreed.

Councillor Prosser queried cyclists and pedestrians to access the site. Mr Murray explained traffic has been directed away from cyclists and pedestrians. The outdoor area for eating  was adjacent to the footpath for connectivity.

Councillor Leverton asked about the electric points and whether they would be a profit centre for the developer. Mr Murray explained that he was in discussion with Fast Charge Services.

The Development Manager continued with the presentation confirming that the bakery and coffee shop fell within Class E in accordance with the outlined permission. She highlighted the access for pedestrians and cyclists. The Parish Council’s concerns about the colours on totem and materials had been addressed.  The main issue raised by local objectors had been highways but as no objection had been raised by Oxfordshire County Council.

Drainage details and an ecological corridor has been secured in the outline application. Thames water requested an informative be attached to the permission. Beyond the retail site there would be a play area and car park.  Officers proposed a recommendation for approval.

Councillor Fenton asked about the opening hours.  The Development Manager confirmed under condition 10, included in recommendation, the applicant requested standard opening hours Monday to Saturdays 6am – 10pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8am – 10pm. Councillor Fenton asked if these met with the Parish Council’s request. Councillor Nicholls  asked  how they compared with other opening hours on the estate. The Development Manager agreed to clarify hours and check hours of other retailers.

Councillor Leverton asked about the direction of travel for cars entering the site and was told that the longest possible route was to be used to prevent traffic issues.

The Development Manager confirmed there were cycle routes through the site but not dedicated cycle lanes on the highway. The drive through is ancillary to the main use of the unit.  Councillor Levy asked if walking and cycling had been positively encouraged in the spirit of the Local Plan as part of the application. The Development Manager explained that people use cars to get to amenities such as shops and schools but there is provision for people from the local area to walk or cycle.


Councillor Prosser asked for a condition regarding for better access for cyclists to the site. The Development Manager confirmed that the road layout had been approved. The Chair agreed that there were no technical objections regarding the highways.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 77.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 139 KB


To inform the Sub-Committee of applications determined under delegated powers and any appeal decisions.


That the reports be noted.



The report giving details of applications determined under delegated powers was received, questions were asked about the following items:

Councillor Poskitt asked if some of the applications were on the wrong Planning agenda. David Ditchett, Senior Planning Officer apologised and confirmed that there were new members of the Validation team and work was in hand to make sure there were no misrepresentations on both upcoming Lowlands and Uplands Planning Committees. 

Item 13. Councillor Fenton asked about the installation of a sub-surface electric vehicle charge point on the public footway and the amount of paint used. David Ditchett confirmed that the paint would fade in time. Paint was there to identify where services were. 

David Ditchett confirmed there was one appeal which was dismissed.

Abby Fettes gave an update on the Enforcement Officer and the recruitment of Kelly Murray and confirmed that there was a planned restructure of the team in coming months.