- Councillor Sue Hendrie
- Councillor Nigel Hughes (Chairman)
- Councillor Katharine Keats-Rohan
- Councillor Mike Kidley
- Councillor Rosslyn Lester
- Luke Whitcomb, Meetings Officer
- 0 members of the public were present
- 0 members of the press were present
245/22 MEETING PROTOCOL
The Chairman advised attendees of the protocol for the meeting.
Apologies were received from Councillors Newcombe and Whelan.
The District Councillors did not attend.
247/22 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
No interests were declared.
The Committee considered the minutes of their last meeting.
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Lester, and RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 8 August 2022 are a true record, and the Chairman is authorised to sign them.
249/22 ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
The Committee reviewed progress on the actions agreed at the last meeting. Most had been completed or were in progress. However the action relating to enforcement continued to be unaddressed by the District Council.
Action: Office (LW) to invite either District Councillor to attend the Committee to report on how enforcement cases were being progressed
250/22 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Committee received a written representation from Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group broadly supporting application P22/S2819/FUL, the creation of new footway links, knee rail fence and associated infrastructure.
This was considered alongside the specific item and minuted as 251/22 (c) below.
251/22 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered the following planning applications.
(a) Land North Of A4130 Wallingford Bypass Wallingford
Application for full planning permission for the erection of a single storey building with associated parking, landscaping and vehicular access to be used on a temporary basis for 5 years as a Marketing Suite in association with the Outline Planning Permission P16/S4275/O (granted on 09/08/2019) for residential development of up to 502 dwellings (including an extra care facility), a primary school and access
It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, and seconded by Councillor Lester, and RESOLVED that this application be supported and that Berkeley Homes be asked to provide bicycle racks and details of (a) how the land will be restored after the Marketing Suite has served its usefulness, (b) the car park and (c) path lighting
COMMENT NOS. 219941 and 220028
(b) 34 Wantage Road, Wallingford OX10 0LP
Construction of two-storey and single-storey rear extensions and new front porch with internal alterations. Removal of existing rear conservatory, carport and chimney.
It was proposed by Councillor Lester, and seconded by Councillor Kidley, and RESOLVED that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 219942
(c) Public Open Space, Radnor Road, Wallingford OX10 0PH
Creation of new footway links, knee rail fence and associated infrastructure
The Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group had indicated their broad support for the application, but had raised questions about the specifications of the solar-powered lighting.
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED that this application be warmly welcomed and supported, but that the bridge – which has been part of the Wallingford landscape for at least 80 years and which is named on older maps of Wallingford – be retained and the design and operation of the solar-powered lighting be carefully considered, for example mounting on tall lamp posts or knee-high bollards and operation from dusk to dawn or through movement sensors. Ideally the Planning Committee would like to see examples of preferred lighting before final selection and installation
COMMENT NO. 219943
(d) 37 Wantage Road, Wallingford OX10 0LR
Proposed ground floor rear extension (as amended by drawings received 10 August 2022).
It was proposed by Councillor Lester, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 219946
(e) 23 Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0DY
Change of first floor commercial office space to a residential flat
It was proposed by Councillor Keats-Rohan, and seconded by Councillor Lester, and RESOLVED that this application be supported, but in view of the prominent location, careful thought be given to, and further information provided on, waste collection
COMMENT NO. 219948
(f) Land At Rear Of 99 High Street Wallingford OX10 0BP
As amended drawing no 20123-10D and revised arboricultural report received 12 August 2022
It was proposed by Councillor Keats-Rohan, and seconded by Councillor Lester, and RESOLVED to recommend strongly that this application be rejected on the basis of (a) the proposed development is wholly unsympathetic to the setting, and (b) the scale of the building in relation to the size of land is oppressive. The Planning Committee believes the neighbour and their architectural advisers have amply demonstrated these points. The Planning Committee of the Town Council requests that the scheme is radically rethought.
COMMENT NO. 219950
(g) 111 Wantage Road Wallingford OX10 0LT
Demolition of existing conservatory, replace with new single storey rear extension and alterations.
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Lester, and RESOLVED that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 219951
Since the previous meeting, the Committee had supported the following applications which required comment before the date of the meeting.
(h) 8 St Martin’s Street, Wallingford, OX10 0AL
Replacement facia sign and hanging sign (as amended by drwgno 3 Rev B to remove trough lighting received 05/08/22)
The Committee NOTED that the following application had been withdrawn:
(i) Middle Wharf, Thames Street, Wallingford OX10 0HD
Second floor extension over existing flat roofed area
252/22 DISCHARGES OF CONDITIONS
There had been no discharges of conditions by the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC).
253/22 DECISION NOTICES
The Committee NOTED recent planning decisions taken by the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC). All were in line with the recommendations of the Committee.
254/22 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
The following items were identified for future meetings:
- Potential development on site of Purely Nurseries (better known as Busy Baskets)
- Upgrade on Cholsey Waste Water – rolling item
- Highcroft (Site B) representatives to update Members at a future meeting (arranged for November)
- Oxford Diocesan Trust Representatives
- District Councillor/s to attend future meeting to update on planning enforcement action
- Update on planned developments in Thames Street (Nos. 5-7), adjoining the Boat Club
- Katharine Pearce, Senior Planning Officer, SODC, to attend a future meeting to talk about Winterbrook Meadows (Site E) applications (awaiting confirmation of date)
The meeting ended at 7.27 pm
Minutes of the Planning Committee, 30 August 2022, signed as a correct record
2022-08-30 PLA minutes