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Venue: Council Chamber

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2022.


The minutes of the meeting held on 7 February 2022 were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ted Fenton; and Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt substituted for Councillor Nathalie Chapple.


Declarations of Interest

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


Councillor Andrew Beaney declared a pecuniary interest in application 21/03948/FUL, Burford Comprehensive School, Cheltenham Road, Burford as he was a teacher at the school.  He left the room whilst the item was discussed.


Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 418 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.



Application Number



9 - 20                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                



Land West Of Greenacres Churchill Road

James Nelson                                                                                                          

21 - 26



Jasmine House The Green

Kirk Denton

27 – 30


Jasmine House The Green

Kirk Denton


31 – 34


Ground Floor 112 High Street

Naresh Kajoo

35 – 41


Lower Court Farm Green End

James Nelson

42 – 52


Burford Comprehensive School Cheltenham Road

James Nelson




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Application 21/02570/FUL – Land West of Greenacres, Churchill Road, Kingham


The Planning Officer, James Nelson introduced the application for the construction of a dwelling together with associated outbuildings and landscaping, close existing and formation of a new vehicular access in revised position (as per amended plans).

The following people addressed the Committee:

Ms Dawn Brodie, on behalf of the applicant, supporting.

Information contained in the follow on report advised that one additional letter in opposition to the scheme had been received, relating to the ecological assessment and a disregard for the environment.

Following a question from Councillor Poskitt, Ms Brodie confirmed that the barn at the front of the development would be used for garaging and a workshop.

The Planning Officer then presented his report containing a recommendation of approval.  He outlined the planning principles and advised that officers felt the application adhered to Local Plan Policy H2, relating to the development of new dwellings.  Mr Nelson referred to the Burford-Charlbury Sub-Area Strategy which advised that delivery of homes should reach 774 by the end of the plan period.  The applicant had received pre-application advice and following negotiations with officers and the Conservation Officer, amendments had been made to reduce the height of the property. 

Therefore, officers were of the opinion that the application accorded with the Local Plan Policies listed in paragraph 5.22 of the report and was recommended for approval subject to the proposed drainage matters being resolved by officers using delegated authority.

Councillor Beaney addressed the meeting, and having requested the image of the street scene be displayed, he advised that he did not see how the proposal complied with policy OS2.  He felt that there was extensive glazed units and was concerned about light spill.  In addition, he did not feel that sufficient ecological mitigations were being requested. 

Councillor Beaney therefore proposed that the application be deferred to allow a site visit to take place.  This was seconded by Councillor Davies.

Councillor Davies agreed with the comments made, thought the size of the development was too large and could not see how it would fit with surrounding properties.

Councillor Jackson also welcomed a site visit.

Councillor Postan queried if details of the stonework and lintels could be more detailed.  In response, Mr Nelson advised that this was covered in Condition 3 and the details would be agreed in consultation with the Conservation Design Architect.

Following a question from Councillor Poskitt regarding the single dormer, Mr Nelson advised that this fitted with the local characteristic and was in accordance with the design guide.

The proposal that the application be deferred to allow a site visit to take place was put to the vote and was carried.



Application 21/03602/HHD – Jasmine House, The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton

The Interim Development Manager, Abby Fettes introduced the application for alterations to the external rear elevation and alterations to the ground floor internals.

This application was taken in conjunction with 21/03603/LBC which dealt with the Listed Building  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 151 KB


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


That the reports be noted.

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Members received a report outlining the decisions taken under delegated authority and officers responded to questions.


Mrs Fettes then outlined the appeals that had taken place since the last meeting.


Resolved that the report be noted.


Prior to the conclusion of the meeting, Mrs Fettes took the opportunity to introduce two new members of the Planning team and advised that another member of staff would be re-joining towards the end of the month.