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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 46 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2021.


The minutes of the meeting held on 15 November 2021 were approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.



Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Andrew Beaney.

Councillor 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


There were no declarations of interest received.


Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 755 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



11 - 33


Bladon Chains Caravan Park,  Bladon

Joan Desmond

34 - 61


Land East Of Barns Lane, Barns Lane, Burford

Joan Desmond


62 - 73


The Bungalow, Wilcote, Chipping Norton

Stuart McIver

74 - 83


Land North East of 51 High Street, Ascott Under Wychwood

James Nelson

84 – 94


Kantara, Woodstock Road, Charlbury

Stuart McIver

95 – 101


Land North Of Wilcote Riding, Finstock

Kim Smith

102 - 106


The Pentacle, Enstone Airfield North, Enstone

Kim Smith


Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee received the report of the Business Manager – Development Management, giving details of an application for development, copies of which had been circulated.

RESOLVED: That the decision on the following application be as indicated, the reasons for refusal to be as recommended in the report of the Business Manager – Development Management, subject to any amendments as detailed below:-


20/02600/FUL - Bladon Chains Caravan Park, Bladon

The Principal Planner, Mrs Desmond, introduced the outline application for the re-organisation and upgrade of the existing Caravan Club Site to include the removal of 92 touring caravan pitches, demolition of existing site buildings, construction of replacement facilities and maintenance/housekeeping buildings, with provision of static accommodation in the form of 36 Holiday Lodges.

Ms Elle Cass addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant, and a copy of her submission is attached as an appendix to the original copy of the minutes.

Following a question from Councillor Poskitt, relating to water and sewage arrangements for the site, Ms Cass clarified that a full drainage system was in place.

The Principal Planner presented her report and in noting the late representation report, highlighted that there were no archaeological constraints to the proposal. The proposal was therefore recommended for approval, subject to the conditions listed in the full report.

Councillor Cooper addressed the meeting and referred to the planning policies listed on page 20 of the report. He noted that the site was located in the middle of Bladon and Woodstock and within a World Heritage site, and advised that he would like to view the site to judge its proximity to these locations. Councillor Cooper proposed that the application be deferred to enable a site visit to take place and this was seconded by Councillor Poskitt.

Councillor Postan addressed Members and commented on the proposed pitch of the roofs.

In response to comments made, Councillor Jackson was not sure what benefit a site visit could be, and the Chairman advised that it may give a sense of the area.

Councillor Davies agreed that the site should be visited when the caravans were in place.

Having been proposed and duly seconded, the deferral to allow a site visit to take place was put to the vote, and was lost.

Councillor Postan proposed that the application be approved as per the officers’ recommendation.

Councillor Cooper reiterated his original concern that the site lay between Bladon and Woodstock and could bring the communities too close together in a similar way to developments between Ducklington and Witney, and Carterton and Brize Norton.

Councillor Poskitt raised a concern that the lodges would be turned into houses and holiday homes, as they would not be deemed as permanent residence, then queried if conditions could be added. Mrs Desmond advised that it was not reasonable to limit the time as it was a rental.

Councillor Jackson felt that the removal of the caravans and the introduction of lodges would be a greater landscape enhancement, especially when it  ...  view the full minutes text for item 43.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 161 KB


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.


The following query was raised by the Chairman:


Page 114, Application 21/02811/LBC Eynsham and Cassington

It was noted that this application fell into the Lowlands Planning Sub-Committee area.


Progress on Enforcement Cases pdf icon PDF 117 KB


To inform the Sub-Committee of progress on Enforcement Cases.


That the reports be noted


The report providing details of progress on enforcement cases was received and noted.


Prior to the end of the meeting Councillor Postan stated that he wished to thank the Planning Team for their continued hard work and commitment.