Agenda and minutes
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Contact: Democratic Services
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 27 March 2023.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on Monday 27 March 2023, were unanimously agreed by the Committee, and signed by the Chair as a true & accurate record.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for Absence were received by Councillors Andrew Prosser, Alaric Smith and Colin Dingwall.
Councillor Rosie Pearson substituted for Councillor Prosser.
Councillor Michele Mead substituted for Councillor Dingwall.
Councillor Charlie Maynard arrived late to the meeting at 2.32pm.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations from Members of the Committee on any items to be considered at the meeting.
Councillor Michael Brooker stated that both applications relating to ‘35-37, Woodgreen, Witney’ (23/00103/FUL and 23/00330/LBC), were applications submitted to the Council by his wife. Councillor Brooker advised he would leave the Chamber whilst the applications were considered.
Councillor Joy Aitman stated she knew of the applicant as detailed above, and would also leave the Chamber whilst the applications were considered.
Councillor Andy Goodwin stated that he knew of the applicant relating to Application 56, within the Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions Report.
Councillor Ted Fenton stated that Application 23/00286/FUL, 90 Ralegh Crescent, Witney, Oxfordshire, and Applications 51 & 65, within the Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions Report, were former pupils of his, going back to when Councillor Fenton was a headmaster locally.
Councillor Nick Leverton stated that he would not take part in the consideration of application 23/00120/FUL, 17 Carmello Close, Carterton, Oxfordshire, as he Chaired a recent planning meeting of Carterton Town Council, which deliberated on the same application. Councillor Leverton also committed to abstaining from the vote, but would remain in the Chamber to observe proceedings.
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.
Ahead of the Committee considering the applications for development, the Chair advised the Committee that the applications would be considered in an alternative order to the original order listed on the agenda reports pack. Democratic Services further confirmed that the minutes of the meeting would reflect the order in which the applications were considered.
The Chair also advised the Committee that both applications regarding ‘35-37 Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire’ would be presented, debated and voted on together.
· 23/00103/LBC, 35-37 Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire; and
· 23/00330/LBC, 35-37 Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire.
23/00286/FUL, 90 Ralegh Crescent, Witney, Oxfordshire.
Rebekah Orriss, Planning Officer, introduced the application for a retrospective planning application for the flexible use of part of the dwelling as a gym/personal training space, and residential accommodation, in association with the main dwelling. Rebekah Orriss also drew the Committee’s attention to the late representations report, circulated prior to the meeting.
Councillor Jane Doughty addressed the Committee as the incumbent Ward Member. A copy of the speech is attached to the original copy of the minutes.
Bex Dorey-Verhaeg spoke in favour of the application. A copy of the speech is attached to the original copy of the minutes.
Barbara Singh and Caroline Singh spoke in objection to the application. A copy of the joint speech is attached to the original copy of the minutes.
Rebekah Orriss continued with her presentation, which clarified the following points:
? Operation hours of the gymnasium;
? Clients associated to the gymnasium,
? Areas of operation;
? Parking provisions;
? Noise impacts;
? Temporary consent;
? Traffic impacts.
The Chair then invited the Committee to discuss the application, which raised the following clarification points:
? Provisions for further, permanent planning permission;
? Monitoring of usage within allotted permitted hours;
? Management of noise impacts;
Councillor Richard Langridge proposed that the application be approved in line with officer recommendations, with an informative to bring back to Committee should the application be resubmitted, and to delegate the decision back to Officers to issue a decision with amended plans, and to allow for the noise impact assessment to be considered.
This was seconded by Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt, and was put to a vote.
There were 9 votes in favour, 2 votes against (Councillors Joy Aitman and Michael Brooker), and Nil abstentions. The vote carried.
Committee Resolved to:
22/03370/FUL, Land West Of Colt House, Aston Road, Bampton, Oxfordshire.
David Ditchett, Principal Planner, introduced the application for the erection of six single storey, age restricted dwellings for older people (55 years of age or more) with access, landscaping and associated infrastructure. David Ditchett also drew the Committee’s attention to the late representations report, circulated prior to the meeting.
Simon Tofts and Luke Johnson spoke in favour of the application. A copy of the joint speech is ... view the full minutes text for item 126.
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 and noted by the committee.
Committee Resolved to:
1. Note the report containing details of application, determined under delegated powers.