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Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2022.


The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 18 July  were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record, subject to amendments agreed by the committee from

1.    Proposers and seconders for the election of Chair and Vice-Chair to be minuted;

Election of Chair Councillor Langridge, Proposed by Councillor Fenton, Seconded by Councillor Poskitt.

Election of Vice-Chair Councillor Brooker, Proposed by Councillor Langridge, Seconded by Councillor Fenton.


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: Brooker, Eaglestone, Goodwin and Alaric Smith. Councillor Collins substituted for Councillor Brooker and Councillor Levy substituted for Councillor Goodwin.


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 Fenton knew the applicants for the following applications on Item 5 Delegated decisions;

Page 102, 29. 22/01293/HHD, Shillbrook Barn, Landells, Bampton; 30. 22/01294/LBC, Shillbrook Barn, Landells, Bampton ;

Page 108, 64. 22/01502/CLP,26 Acre End Street, Eynsham; 65,22/01512/HHD, Dunlaoghaire, Primrose Lane, Weald; 66, 22/01521/HHD, Acre End Street, Eynsham;

Page109, 72, 22/01580/HHD, Ty Nant Kenns Farm, Alvescot Road.


Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 617 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.


Planning Officer




Land South Of Ramsden Akeman Street, Ramsden

Joan Desmond





Land South Of Main Road, Curbridge.


David Ditchett






Land To The Rear Of 65 High Street, Standlake


David Ditchett





29 Mercury Close, Bampton


Esther Hill





2 Windmill Heights, North Leigh


Emile Baldauf-Clark



Additional documents:


The Chair announced that the first application 21/02473/FUL Land South of Ramsden had been withdrawn.


22/00744/OUT Land South of Main Road, Curbridge.


The Senior Planning Officer, David Ditchett introduced the outline application for the provision of up to 25 dwellings (including affordable housing and self-build housing) and associated works with all matters reserved except site access.  The Senior Planning Officer then gave a policy update as follows;


Land East Of Barns Lane, Barns Lane, Burford - 21/02343/OUT- up to 141 assisted extra care residential units (Class C2) and up to 32 affordable housing units (Class C3) along with associated communal facilities, parking, vehicular and pedestrian access, internal roads, public open space, landscaping, drainage and other associated infrastructure.

Appeal ref: 3293656 (dismissed); Decision date: 10 August 2022

Para 34 states ‘I therefore find that the housing land supply position…….is closest to the appellant’s submitted position of 3.68 years. The Council cannot, therefore, currently demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing land’.

While the Council disputes the amount of the shortfall, this appeal decision is a significant material consideration and the Council accepts that the LPA cannot demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing land. As such, the ‘tilted balance’ as set out in para 11(d) of the NPPF now applies.  This requires that the development is approved unless any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, subject to consideration of restrictive footnote 7 policies.

NPPF paragraph 11 shown to Members.

The presumption in favour of sustainable development.

11. Plans and decisions should apply a presumption in favour of sustainable development.

For plan-making  this means that:

a)       All plans should promote a sustainable pattern of development that seeks to; meet the development needs of their area; align growth and infrastructure; improve the environment; mitigate climate change (including by making effective use of land in urban areas) and adapt to its effects:

b)      Strategic policies should as a minimum, provide for objectively assessed needs for housing and other uses as well as any needs that cannot be met within neighbouring areas unless;

                                 i.            The application of policies in this Framework that protect areas of assets of particular importance provides a strong reason for restricting the overall scale, type or distribution of development in the plan area or

                               ii.            Any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the policies in this Framework taken as a whole. 

The Senior Planning Officer explained that for the purposes of the application a departmental view had been taken prior attending the committee with regards to the lack of 5 year housing land supply and the tilted balance that now applied. The Senior Planning Officer explained the benefits and adverse impacts of the proposed development. The adverse impacts would significantly and demonstrably outweighed the benefits, the proposal was not considered to be sustainable development therefore the planning officers recommended refusal.


The Chair introduced the first speaker, Councillor Woodruff who spoke in support of the application. A copy of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 82.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 161 KB


To inform the Sub-Committee of applications determined under delegated powers.


That the report be noted.



The report giving details of applications determined under delegated powers was received and noted.


Appeals List pdf icon PDF 464 KB


To inform the Sub-Committee of applications of determined appeal decisions.


That the report be noted.



The report giving details of appeals was received and noted. The Senior Planning Officer outlined the Appeals Decision Report it was noted that the first appeal case was allowed and the second was dismissed.