Agenda and minutes
Venue: Council Chamber
Contact: Democratic Services
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2023.
The minutes of the meeting held on 14 August 2023 were approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.
Apologies for Absence
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for absence were received from:
Councillors Godfrey and Dingwall.
Councillor Dan Levy substituted Councillor Godfrey
Councillor Liam Walker substituted for Councillor Dingwall
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:
- pg 75 item 10, 23/01278/FUL Church Farm, Church End, South Leigh.
- pg 81, item 44, 23/01755/HHD Old Crossing, Station Road, South Leigh.
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.
23/00794/OUT Land South of 1 New Yatt Road, North Leigh, Oxfordshire.
David Ditchett, Principal Planner, presented the application for an outlined planning application (with all matters reserved except for means of access) for the erection of up to 43 residential dwellings, including affordable housing, public open space, landscape planting, sustainable drainage system and new access arrangements for New Yatt Road (amended plans).
Councillor Sarah Veasey, North Leigh Parish Council, spoke in objection to the application.
Jonathan Jeffs, North Leigh resident, spoke in objection to the application.
The Committee asked for clarification on the height of a fence requested. The speaker explained that currently there was a 2-strand fence, and they would want a more suitable fence for privacy.
Martin Andrews spoke on behalf of the applicant.
The Committee asked for clarification on the following points:
Martin Andrews confirmed that trees and planting would not happen over the water mains.
The Principal Planner continued with the presentation which clarified the following points:
The Principal Planner recommended approval of the application in line with the conditions set out in the report.
The Chair invited the Committee to discuss the application, which raised the following clarification points.
Councillor Charlie Maynard proposed the application be refused against the Officer’s recommendations. ... view the full minutes text for item 28.
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, Principal Planner outlined the Appeal Decisions report and provided an update on the current position with each application.
The Committee asked for clarification for delegated powers, pg 75, item 8. 23/01172/LBC, Eynsham Hall, North Leigh. The Principal Planner explained that the item was minor design change but would review the item and come back to the Committee with the reasons for this.
App/D3125/W/22/3312615 The Double Red Duke (Plough Inn) Black Bourton Road, Clanfield, Bampton.
The application was for construction of external bar, (retrospective). The bar was erected during the Covid period which allowed, with a licence, the use of outdoor entertainment facilities. Now the Covid restrictions no longer applied, and the licence had been discontinued the bar was in breach of planning as it was built without planning permission. The appeal was dismissed as it was found to be harmful to the listed building and not of sufficient public benefit. The Enforcement Team aimed to have the bar removed by October 2023.