Agenda and draft minutes
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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 August 2021.
RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 23 August 2021, copies of which had been circulated, be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.
Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments
An apology for absence was received from Councillor Ted Fenton.
Councillor Elizabeth 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 from Members or Officers relating to matters to be considered at the meeting.
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:
The Sub-Committee received the report of the Business Manager – Development Management, giving details of applications for development, copies of which had been circulated.
RESOLVED: That the decision on the following applications 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:-
21/01126/HHD Lansdowne Cottage East End, Swerford, Chipping Norton
The Interim Development Manager, Abby Fettes introduced the part retrospective application for the erection of a rear conservatory and detached greenhouse.
The following people addressed the Committee:
A member of the public, Mr Wengraf, had been registered to speak however he confirmed that he was only observing and would not address the Committee.
Mrs Fettes continued with the presentation and outlined the reasons that officers felt the application was considered to be acceptable, along with the policies it complied with. She advised that the recommendation was one of approval, subject to the conditions outlined in the report
Councillor Beaney confirmed he had no issue with the conservatory, however, he raised a concern relating to light pollution within the greenhouse, at night, and therefore requested that permitted development rights be removed.
Councillor Haine asked the planning officer if this request would be in order and she confirmed this would be acceptable.
Councillor Wilson confirmed he was in the same mind set as Councillor Beaney.
Councillor Postan proposed that the Officers recommendation should be accepted with an additional condition removing permitted development rights.
Councillor Beaney seconded the proposal.
Councillor Jackson confirmed he was content with the oak framing and could not see an issue with the application.
The Officers’ recommendation of approval, subject to an additional condition relating to the removal of permitted development rights, was put to the vote, and carried unanimously.
21/01189/FUL Old Rectory Cottage, Church Street, Kingham
The Planning Officer, Stuart McIver introduced the application for a change of use of land to increase the domestic curtilage; removal of garden structures and walls; erection of a pool house and gym, garden store, greenhouse, art studio and an outdoor pool along with associated landscaping.
The following people addressed the Committee:
Amy Powell, speaker on behalf of applicant.
Councillor Poskitt requested clarification of the landscaping regarding the obscurity of the swimming pool. Miss Powell confirmed the pool would be enclosed with two sets of Cotswolds stone walls, which were two metres high.
Mr McIver continued with the presentation and stated the archaeology report which is a prerequisite for the start of works if approved is still outstanding.
Councillor Beaney noted that condition seven in the report related to planting and future planting. He also asked for clarification as to whether the archaeological report needed to be a condition.
Mr McIver advised that the application would not be determined until the information regarding the archaeological scheme of investigation had been received and deemed acceptable by Oxfordshire County Council Archaeological Services.
Councillor Beaney therefore proposed approval as per Officers recommendation ... view the full minutes text for item 28.
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.
There were no Appeal decisions.
Councillor Beaney thanked the planning officers for all their hard work and commented that there were not many housing sites coming through. A short discussion ensued between Councillors and Mr Shaw, regarding potential larger housing sites that may be forthcoming.