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- Cllr Mike Acreman
- Cllr Mahmood Ebrahimjee
- Cllr Sue Hendrie (Chairman)
- Cllr Mark Hoskins
- Cllr Nigel Hughes (Vice-Chairman)
- Luke Whitcomb, Meetings Officer
- 0 members of the public
- 0 members of the press
218/23 MEETING PROTOCOL
The Chairman read out the protocols that should be followed in the conduct of the meeting.
Apologies were received from Councillor Lester and District Councillors Barlow and Keats-Rohan.
220/23 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
No interests were declared.
It was proposed by Councillor Ebrahimjee, and seconded by Councillor Acreman, and RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 7 August 2023 be approved as a correct record and the Chairman is authorised to sign them
222/23 ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
The Committee reviewed progress on ‘open’ actions agreed at previous meetings.
223/23 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Committee had received an email from the resident of Chiltern Crescent who had spoken at the previous meeting (Minute 212/23(a)) regarding the Reserved Matters application P23/S0748/RM relating to Land to the West of Wallingford (Site B) Wallingford, OX10 0ND. The developer Berkeley St Joseph’s had apparently committed themselves at the very minimum to the erection of an acoustic fence between the vehicular parking court in the north-east corner of the Highcroft housing development and the gardens of Numbers 51 and 53 Chiltern Crescent.
224/23 PLANNING AND TREE WORKS APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered the following applications:
(a) Land North Of A4130, Wallingford Bypass, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 9EJ
Free standing panel.
It was proposed by Councillor Hughes, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RECOMMENDED that this application be granted
COMMENT NO. 250834
(b) 38 Wantage Road, Wallingford, OX10 0LP
Enlargement of roof dormer to north-west elevation (material amendment to P22/S1755/HH).
It was proposed by Councillor M Hoskins, and seconded by Councillor Ebrahimjee, and RECOMMENDED that this application be granted
COMMENT NO. 250835
(c) 12 Thames Street, Wallingford, OX10 0HD
The entire building, including the historic, solid walled parts of the property, is currently pointed in inappropriate cementitious mortar; it is proposed to rake out the cementitious mortar (to a depth no less than 2x the height of the joint), and repoint using non-hydraulic hot mixed lime mortar.
It was proposed by Councillor Acreman, and seconded by Councillor Hughes, and RECOMMENDED that this application be granted, subject to an appropriate method be used to extract the existing cementitious mortar
COMMENT NO. 250836
(d) 1 St Martin’s Street (Car Park), Wallingford, OX10 0EF
Silver Birch – Prune back all trees that are obstructing the CCTV cameras by approx 1m. The crowns of the trees will not be reduced.
It was proposed by Councillor Ebrahimjee, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RECOMMENDED that this application be approved
This work appeared to have already been granted on the basis of no objection.
225/23 OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL (OCC) CONSULTATION
There were no matters to consider.
226/23 PLANNING DISCHARGES
There were no matters to consider.
227/23 PLANNING DECISIONS
The Committee NOTED recent decisions taken by the South Oxfordshire District Council and the Planning Inspectorate which were in line with the Committee’s recommendations.
The Committee also NOTED that Planning Inspectorate had dismissed an appeal relating to application P21/S3606/FUL, Land at rear of 99 High Street, Wallingford, OX10 0BW, on the basis of the threat to the Western Red Cedar Tree.
228/23 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
The Committee identified the following items for future meetings:
- Highcroft – new primary school: further meeting with County Council, Diocese and St Joseph Limited (a division of Berkeley Homes) regarding a safe travel plan for the new primary school
- Update on enforcement action by SODC (District Councillor Keats-Rohan had circulated a video produced by SODC)
The meeting ended at 7.17 pm
Minutes of the Planning Committee, 23 August 2023, signed as a correct record
2023-08-21 PLA minutes PUBLIC