Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1
Contact: Democratic Services
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 27 February 2023.
The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 27 February 2023 were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
Councillor Fenton observed that Pages 9, 10 and 11 of the minutes looked verbatim of text in the original report followed by a few bullet points for the debate, and queried if this was a new way of recording the minutes. The Principal Planner David Ditchett confirmed that because of the strategic large scale nature of the application and that it may be appealed, David Ditchett’s opening speech to Members is in the minutes. This ensures that if the minutes are passed to the inspectorate, it is clear that members had the full picture before making a decision.
The Chair added that it would be more useful to include more of the debate in future minutes.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from Councillors Lysette Nicholls and Charlie Maynard.
Councillor Dan Levy substituted for Councillor Charlie 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:
Pages 17 to 33, 22/01593/FUL Kilkenny Lane Country Park, Elmhurst Way, Carterton, The Chair declared a corporate declaration as members of the Committee knew the applicant.
Pages 113 to 118, 23/00291/FUL Carterton Football Club, Swinbrook Road, Carterton. Councillor Levy declared that the Chair of Carterton Football Club is known to the Liberal Democrat members of the Committee as he is a candidate for this year’s local elections.
Councillor Nick Leverton declared an interest in Carterton Football Club as it is owned by Carterton Town Council, of which he is a Councillor, the Town Council were renegotiating a new lease. Councillor Leverton deemed it was appropriate to abstain from voting and taking part in that application.
Councillor Joy Aitman also declared an interest in Carterton Football Club, as through her role as Executive Member for Stronger, Healthy Communities, she knew of the applicant.
Applications determined under delegated Powers:
Councillor Ted Fenton declared an interest in Delegated Decision 27 on page 124, as he knew of the applicant.
Councillor Andy Goodwin declared an interest in Delegated Decision 44 on page 127, as he knew of the applicant.
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.
The Chair advised that both applications relating to Filkins Methodist Chapel Filkins, would be presented and debated together, then voted on as separate applications.
The Chair also stated that as there were public speakers on some of the applications he would change the order in which the applications would be heard to reflect the following order:
22/03232/FUL Filkins Methodist Chapel, Filkins, and 22/03233/LBC Filkins Methodist Chapel.
Esther Hill, Planning Officer introduced the application for the conversion of former Methodist Chapel to a dwelling with associated works. Internal works to include changes to floor layout and construction of a Mezzanine floor. External works to include the insertion of roof lights.
14:10 Councillor Brooker left the meeting.
Andrew Miles spoke on behalf of the applicant in respect of both applications, adding that the premises had been vacant for 5 years. A copy of the speech is attached to the original copy of the minutes.
Esther Hill continued with the presentation which covered both applications. The Planner confirmed that the officer recommendation is to grant permission to both applications subject to the conditions set out in the Committee Report.
Councillor Poskitt stated that the parking space for two cars looked narrow, and that the applicants would have to Tandem Park. The Planning Officer confirmed that the parking spaces had been measured and were compliant, and that Highways had made no objection.
Councillors requested clarity on the roof lighting and the positioning of windows in terms of neighbouring amenity impacts. The Planning Officer drew the Councillors attention to the relevant slides and pointed out where the roof lights would be, and the direction of where the windows overlooked, towards the allotments, street, and neighbours.
Councillor Leverton remarked that the building had been empty for the past 5 years and subsequently proposed approval of application 22/03232/FUL as per the recommendations in the Officer’s report, this was seconded by Councillor Ted Fenton, was voted on and carried. The vote was unanimous.
Committee Resolved to:
1. Approve application 22/03232/FUL as per officers recommendations in the original report.
Councillor Dingwall asked where the sewage connection would be. The Planning Officer showed Councillors on the map where the sewage connection would be and confirmed it would be underground sealed with a hatch, next to the neighbour.
Councillor Leverton proposed approval of application 22/03233/LBC as per the recommendations in the Officer’s report, this was seconded by Councillor Ted Fenton, was voted on and carried. The vote was unanimous.
Committee Resolved to:
1. Approve application 22/03233/LBC as per officers recommendations in the original report.
22/03370/FUL Land West Of Colt House. Aston Road, Bampton
David Ditchett Principal Planner introduced the application for the erection of six single storey, age restricted dwellings (55 years) for older ... view the full minutes text for item 121.
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.
David Ditchett, the Principal Planner outlined the Appeal Decisions report and provided an update on the current position with each application.