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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

To receive any apologies for Absence from Members of the Committee.


Apologies for Absence were received from Councillors Alaa Al-Yousuf, Mark Walker and David Jackson.


Councillor Elizabeth Poskitt substituted for Councillor David Jackson.


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 Sub-Committee.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2023.


Councillor Julian Cooper proposed from the Chair that the minutes of the previous meeting, held on Monday 13 November 2023, be agreed by the Sub-Committee as a true and accurate record.


This was seconded by Councillor Dean Temple and was put to a vote.


There were 6 votes in favour, 0 votes against, and 2 abstentions. The vote was carried.


The Sub-Committee Resolved to:

1.    Agree the minutes of the previous meeting, held on Monday 13 November 2023, as a true and accurate record.


Applications for Development pdf icon PDF 368 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 No.


Planning Officer

9 - 33


Land North of End Green

James Nelson

34 - 49


Land And Building (E) 439518 (N) 226211 Enstone Airfield North


James Nelson

50 - 56


19 Park Lane Woodstock


Sarah Hegerty

57 - 60


19 Park Lane Woodstock

Sarah Hegerty



Additional documents:


Ahead of the Applications for Development being considered by the Sub-Committee, the Chair advised that there would be a meeting of Development Control taking place on Monday 5 February 2024 at 10.00am. Members were asked to note this in their diaries. The Chair also advised that further information regarding the meeting would be cascaded by Democratic Services when available.


The Chair also advised the Sub-Committee that applications 23/02619/HHD and 23/02620/LBC (19 Park Lane, Woodstock), would be presented, debated and considered together by the Sub-Committee, and voted on as separate applications.


22/01147/FUL – Land North of Green End, Chadlington, Oxfordshire.


James Nelson, Planning Officer, introduced the application, for a proposed Single Dwelling (Para 80e house), detached gatehouse, garage, office and pumphouse building, landscape enhancements, SuDs/ephemeral ponds, landscaped mounds and associated works (Amended Plans).

Phil Dobson addressed the Sub-Committee as the applicant, which raised points of clarification surrounding structural designs in-keeping with the local area and pre-application discussions regarding sustainability.

The Planning Officer advised the Sub-Committee of an amendment to Condition 8, whereby following discussions between officers and the applicant, references to off-site biodiversity net gain would be removed, as it would be covered in a Section 106 agreement.

The Planning Officer continued with their presentation, which clarified the following points:

  • Local Plan Policies OS2 and H2, and Para 80e of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – The proposed site and dwelling would need to meet specific criteria contained within the policies surrounding ‘outstanding design’, and stated that the dwelling would need to be in keeping with set standards of buildings in isolated settings;
  • Structural Designs of the Application – The proposed dwelling would re-use materials from the existing site, and had been overseen by the Council’s Conservation and Design Architect;
  • Stages of Design Review – The application had gone through four stages of design amendments with officers, ensuring that area characteristics and features of the proposed dwelling meet aforementioned policies;
  • Biodiversity Enhancements – The proposed Section 106 agreement would fall outside of the application site, which would, in turn, help with the biodiversity net gain within the local area. The Development Manager stated that Members would receive further training on Biodiversity in early 2024 owing to new legislation that would be introduced.
  • Wider Landscape Settings – Paragraph 80e states that the design would be required to be in keeping with the local area. The proposals were deemed to be sufficient in restoring local area characteristics, whilst also providing mitigation measures against artificial lighting.

The Chair then invited the Sub-Committee to discuss the application, which raised the following points:

  • Implications on local wildlife – It was deemed that the proposed dwelling would not be in keeping with Local Plan policy OS2 and would have impacts on wildlife within the area of the proposed site;
  • Proposed Dwelling Design and Design Review Panel – Concerns were raised that the plans were not in keeping of other sites and building within the immediate local area, and stated that whilst the designs  ...  view the full minutes text for item 114.


Applications Determined under Delegated Powers and Appeal Decisions pdf icon PDF 23 KB


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


That the reports be noted by the Sub Committee.

Additional documents:


The report giving details of applications determined under delegated powers, and decisions taken to appeal, was received and explained by Planning Officers, and noted by the Sub-Committee.


The Planning Officers stated they would update Members on Delegated Decisions in Chipping Norton regarding numbers of dwellings associated with applications following the Sub-Committee meeting.


Progress on Enforcement Cases pdf icon PDF 122 KB


To provide an update on progress in respect of priority enforcement investigations.


Kelly Murray, Principal Planner (Enforcement and Appeals), introduced the report, which provided an update on progress in respect of priority enforcement investigations.


The Principal Planner gave the Sub-Committee an overview of the recent workload of the Enforcement and Appeals Team and numbers of priority cases and detailed the progress and nature of the outstanding enforcement investigations as listed on the report contained within the agenda reports pack.


Members of the Sub-Committee raised various questions regarding the outstanding enforcement investigations as listed on the report contained within the agenda reports pack. The Principal Planner confirmed that requests would be met where local ward Members requested regular updates to progress on cases within their individual wards.


The Sub-Committee noted the content of the report and thanked the enforcement team for their continuing work.