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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2022.


The minutes of the meeting held on 12 December 2022 were approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record, subject to correction on item 37 line seven last word should read “predisposed”.


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Temple.

Councillor Al-Yousuf was also absent.


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:

Agenda item 4 - 22/02693/FUL Glyme Bank Lidstone, Chipping Norton

The Chair, Councillor Poskitt, advised of past dealings with the applicant many years ago and decided to excuse herself from this application, and therefore she would leave the room and that Vice-Chair Councillor Poole would take over as Chair during this item.

Councillors Beaney and Wilson both declared that they had been present when this application had been heard during the local Parish Council meeting, and had also decided that they would leave the room whilst this application was being heard. 

Councillor Arciszewska also mentioned that she knew the applicant in the past but would stay as she was not pre-determined on the application.


Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 378 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 No.

Application No.


Planning Officer

11 - 27



1 Rye Grass Woodstock

Joan Desmond

28 – 36


Netherby Farm

Banbury Road


Chipping Norton

James Nelson

37 - 46


Glyme Bank Lidstone

Chipping Norton

James Nelson

47 - 51


Cumbrae Church Road, Milton Under Wychwood

Chipping Norton

Emile Baldauf-Clark



Additional documents:


22/01768/FUL 1 Rye Grass Woodstock

The Principal Planner, Joan Desmond, introduced the application for the demolition of existing retirement dwellings. Construction of 37 new replacement age restricted. Apartment units, contained in 4 new apartment blocks, together with associated works, amenity spaces and parking (Amended).

The Principal Planner brought members attention to the late representation report and the late letter received. The late letter in summary reiterated the previous letter, including overlooking, privacy loss and requesting members visit the site during school commuting hours. The Principal Planner added that conditions 12 and 14 deal with noise during and after construction.

Councillor Julian Cooper, speaking as a ward Councillor, concluded that he thought a site visit was worthwhile, especially at the beginning or at the end of the day.

The following points of clarification were raised following Councillor Cooper’s address to the Committee:

  • Reasons and policies for suggested site visit
  • Height and aspects of the proposed build


Giles Brockbank of Ridge and Partners LLP (Limited Liability Partnership), spoke on behalf of the applicant, in support of the application.

The following points of clarification were raised with the applicant spokesperson and discussed by Councillors:

  • Objections put forward from Thames Valley Police that had been addressed
  • Existing site unviability to new site being sustainable
  • Fit for purpose, modern standards and sustainable construction methods
  • Mobility scooters storage
  • Lifts
  • Demolition phases
  • Bin storage and kerbside collection
  • Construction following latest building regulations
  • Efficient heating solutions that are cost viable
  • Grey water recycling
  • Juliet balconies


Copies of the speeches of those that addressed the Committee are attached to the original copy of the minutes.

14:30 Councillor Graham left the meeting.

The Principal Planner continued with the presentation showing photographs of the site, concluding that planners advised approval of the application as per recommendations in the original report.

Following the presentation, the Chair Councillor Poskitt proposed a site visit, this was seconded by Councillor Jackson, was put to the vote and was unanimously carried.

Resolved application was deferred for a site visit to assess the privacy concerns.

The site visit was set for Thursday 2 February at 09:30am.


22/02330/FUL Netherby Farm, Banbury Road. Swerford, Chipping Norton

The Senior Planner, James Nelson, introduced the application for change of use of land to allow for two bell tents and an amenity block for glamping (part retrospective).

14:37 Councillor Cooper left the meeting.

Jeremy Sealey spoke as the applicant, in support of the application.

The following queries and points of clarification were raised with the applicant and discussed by Councillors:

  • Scale and size of the farm, 3 fields and 34 acres
  • Glamping tents distance from the farm house
  • Redundant farm buildings
  • Use of the Glamping tent throughout or part of year
  • Ablutions
  • Septic tank
  • Solar panel electrical provision and generator
  • Walkway lighting


Copies of the speeches of those that addressed the Committee are attached to the original copy of the minutes.

The Senior Planner continued with the presentation, concluding that planners advisedapproval of the application as per recommendations in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 45.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 133 KB


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


That the reports be noted.

Additional documents:


The report giving details of applications determined under delegated powers was received and noted.


Appeals were summarised by the Principal Planner Joan Desmond and noted by the committee.