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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2022.


The minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2022 were approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record, subject to amendments agreed by the committee from Councillor Beaney:

1.    Applications for development - 21/02024/FUL - Netherby Farm Banbury Road, Swerford, Chipping Norton Last three paragraphs to be amended to

Councillor Beaney advised that he had recently looked after animals which had smart technology to support them. He thought this could be used when not in the lambing season.

The Chairman asked if there were any more points to be raised, as there were none, The proposal from Councillor Saul that the application be approved, seconded by Councillor Postan was put to the vote and resulted in a tie. The chairman used his casting vote to vote against - the proposal was lost.

It was proposed that the application be refused as he felt it was contrary to Policies EH2, H2, OS2 and EH13. Councillor Cooper seconded the proposal and on being put to the vote the motion was passed on the Chairman’s casting vote.  


2.    Following Appeal decisions enter the following sentence:

Councillor Beaney also queried if there were also checks carried out on enforcements. Some of the applications being passed were for agricultural sites and these had not been checked for 4 years.




Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


There were no apologies for absence received.

The Chair thanked Councillor Jeff Haine for all the years of grace and wisdom he had led the Committee.

The Chair also welcomed everyone to the committee and asked for all members and officers present, to introduce themselves.


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:


Councillor Beaney advised the Committee that he lived in Milton Under Wychwood and knew some of the objectors of the High Ridge, 46 High Street application, but not well enough to exclude him from having an objective view of the site.


Councillor Al-Yousuf informed the Committee that he planned to speak on application 21/02627/OUT, after he had submitted his statement he would leave the Council Chambers until the application had been decided upon.


Councillor Arciszewska informed the Committee that she planned to speak on application 21/02627/OUT, after she had submitted her statement she would leave the Council Chambers until the application had been decided upon.




Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 581 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 Number







Land Of The West Side Of Wroslyn Road




Joan Desmond




St James Close




OX29 8PP


James Nelson




High Ridge

46 High Street

Milton Under Wychwood

Chipping Norton



Alex Clarke




49 Lower End



OX29 9QH


James Nelson




10 Blackberry Way


OX20 1FQ


Sarah Hegerty




Additional documents:


21/02627/OUT           Land Of The West Side Of Wroslyn Road, Freeland

The Senior Planning Officer Joan Desmond introduced the application for outline planning for the erection of a retirement community of up to 160 extra care units (C2 use class), with associated communal facilities and open space, with access from Wroslyn Road, (all matters reserved except access) and retention of veterinary practice in the coach house.


The following addressed the Committee:

Councillor Al-Yousuf spoke against the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of the minutes.

Councillor Arciszewska spoke against the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of the minutes.

Dawn Brodie of Savills spoke in support of the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of the minutes.

Amy Jackson spoke as an objector against the application.

Councillor Al-Yousuf and Councillor Arciszewska left the Council Chambers.

Joan Desmond continued with her presentation, referring members to the late representations report, and concluding that planners were recommending refusal of the application, in accordance with the local plan.

Councillor Temple agreed with officers recommendations, adding we need to follow the rules laid out in the local plan, there is no affordable housing planned, and Thames Water comments are concerning.

Councillor Jackson also agreed with officers recommendations, although he did agree there was a need for this particular type of accommodation, and thought the facilities were grand, but had to note the Parish Councils comments were well thought out.

The extra traffic, clinical demands and sewage were all issues that could not be ignored. Councillor Saul thought the application was contrary to provisions of the local plan, and also supported officers recommendations. This was echoed by Councillor Haine who thought officers reports were spot on. Councillor Beaney agreed too.

Councillor Temple proposed refusal as per officers recommendation, this was seconded by Councillor Jackson. The proposal was put to the vote which was unanimous, and therefore

Resolved the application was refused as per officers recommendation in the original report.    .


The Chair announced that the second application 21/03290/FUL will be heard last as there were no speakers registered, allowing the public to leave if they wished after the applications with speakers.


22/00524/HHD - High Ridge, 46 High Street, Milton Under Wychwood,

Chipping Norton


The planning officer Alex Clarke introduced the planning application to repair and rebuild an outbuilding to provide a home working and recreational space (amended plans).

Natasha Early addressed the committee in support of the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of these minutes.

Charles Hugill addressed the committee as an objector to the application, a copy of the submission is attached to the original copy of these minutes.

The planning officer continued with the presentation, stating that the Air Bed and Breakfast side of the business was not part of this application and that members need to ensure that the application before them today were for minor changes, which  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 220 KB


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


That the reports be noted.



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


Councillor Beaney asked what “FDO” meant on number one on page 87.

Planning officers confirmed that this application refers to a retrospective 2019 application which has not progressed and therefore unless there was further movement it would be filed, and would not remain open on the planners current workload list (i.e. Finally disposed of).


Councillor Ashton stated that the planners reports were very helpful.


Public Path Diversion Land at Harcomb Farm Chastleton pdf icon PDF 51 KB


1.1  To seek authority for Officers to make a Public Path Diversion Order under Section 257 the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and carry out the required statutory consultation upon it.

1.2  The diversion is necessary to enable development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission applied for under Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 namely: Construction of an extension to the existing agricultural building.

1.3  The path will remain accessible and enjoyable to the public as a consequence of the diversion.



That the Business Manager Development Management be authorised

(i)to make the Order and carry out public consultation, consistent with the drafted Order attached to this report; and

(ii) to confirm the Order if it is unopposed





The planning officer introduced the application to divert a public way.

Planner had consulted with the Councils legal department and had come up with a diversion solution for the path to ensure public continued to have safe access.

Planners were asking the committee to approve the diversion.

Councillor Beaney proposed that the committee approved the diversion as per recommendation from planning. This was seconded by councillor Wilson. The application was duly put to the vote and was carried unanimously, therefore the diversion application was

Approved as per officers recommendation.