Agenda and minutes
Venue: Committee Room 1, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 1NB
Contact: Democratic Services
Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments
To receive any apologies for absence.
Apologies for Absence were received from the following Members:
Councillors Hugo Ashton, Alaa Al-Yousuf and Rizvana Poole.
Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt substituted for Councillor Hugo Ashton.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations from Members of the Committee on any items to be considered at the meeting.
There were no Declarations of Interest made by Members of the Committee.
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Monday 24 July 2023.
The Minutes of the Previous Meeting, held on Monday 24 July 2023, were approved unanimously by the Committee, and signed by the Chair as a true & accurate record.
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.
23/00536/OUT – Land South of Hit Or Miss Farm, Banbury Road, Chipping Norton.
Joan Desmond, Principal Planner, introduced the outline application for up to 90 residential dwellings, including up to 40% affordable housing, creation of new vehicular access off Banbury Road and provision of public open space with associated landscape planting, infrastructure, drainage measures, earthworks and all other associated works.
The Principal Planner drew the Committee’s attention to comments detailed in the additional representations report, which had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting.
Tim Burden addressed the Committee as the Agent for the application, which raised a point of clarification surrounding affordable housing numbers contained within the site.
The Principal Planner continued with their presentation, which clarified the following points:
The Chair then invited the Committee to discuss the application, which raised the following points:
Councillor Mark Walker proposed that application 23/00536/OUT be approved subject to legal agreement, in line with officer recommendations. This was seconded by Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt and was put to a vote. There were 8 votes in favour, 1 against (Councillor Julian Cooper) and Nil abstentions. The vote carried.
Committee Resolved to:
23/01504/OUT – Land West of London Lane, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.
Joan Desmond, Principal Planner, introduced the outline application with all matters reserved (except for access), for the development of up to 40 residential dwellings (C3 use), including 50% affordable housing, with vehicular access from London Lane.
The application included the provision of associated public open space, alongside landscaping, drainage infrastructure, and associated works.
The Principal Planner drew the Committee’s attention to comments detailed in the additional representations report, which had been circulated to Members prior to the meeting. The Principal Planner further advised the Committee that Refusal Reason 3, contained within the original officer report, was no longer applicable as the information had been submitted ahead of the application being considered.
Councillor Brian Leach, Chair of Ascott-under-Wychwood Parish Council, addressed the Committee in support of the Officer Recommendations for Refusal of the application.
Alan Divall addressed the Committee on behalf of the Agent for the application.
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Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions
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, and decisions taken to appeal, was received and noted by the Committee.
Committee Resolved to:
1. Note the report containing details of application, determined under delegated powers and appealed decisions.