- Councillor Sue Hendrie
- Councillor Nigel Hughes (Chairman)
- Councillor Katharine Keats-Rohan (joined the meeting from Minute 458/22 onwards)
- Councillor Mike Kidley
- Councillor Deborah Whelan
- Michelle Taylor, Town Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)
- Luke Whitcomb, Meetings Officer
- 4 members of the public were present
- 0 members of the press were present
454/22 MEETING PROTOCOL
The Chairman advised attendees of the protocol for the meeting.
Apologies were received from Councillor Lester and Newcombe.
The District Councillors did not attend.
456/22 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
No interests were declared.
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2022 be approved as a correct record and the Chairman is authorised to sign them
Councillor Keats-Rohan joined the meeting
458/22 ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
The Committee reviewed progress on the actions agreed at the last meeting and uncompleted actions from previous meetings.
459/22 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Four members of the public attended and expressed concern about different aspects of the current development of Highcroft (Site B) by St Joseph Homes Limited.
460/22 HIGHCROFT (SITE B)
The Development Director of St Joseph Homes Limited was not present to update the Committee.
461/22 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
The Committee considered the following applications:
(a) Unit 11 Verda Park Wallingford OX10 9SJ
Minor external alterations comprising installation of plant, fence enclosure, skip, storage unit and associated works.
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be granted
COMMENT NO. 238261
(b) 23 Market Place Wallingford
Change of use of first floor commercial office space to residential flat.
Amendment No. 1
Contaminated Land Questionnaire received 24 November 2022
The Committee had previously considered this and confirmed their continuing opposition (Minute 366/22(i))
(c) Calleva House, 6 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BP
Amendment No. 1
As clarified by Protected Species Survey Report received on 31 October 2022
It was proposed by Councillor Keats-Rohan, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application continue to be supported
COMMENT PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED
(d) St John the Evangelist Church, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EJ
Repairs to front boundary wall; erection metal railings and gate.
It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be granted
COMMENT NO. 238263
(e) Winterbrook Close, 8 Winterbrook, Wallingford OX10 9EA
New bathroom in former store room on the 2nd floor.
It was proposed by Councillor Hughes, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that this retrospective applications be supported
COMMENT NO. 238265
(f) Winterbrook Close, 8 Winterbrook, Wallingford OX10 9EA
Installation of ‘endless pool’ & associated heat pump & composite decking
It was proposed by Councillor Hughes, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that this retrospective application be supported
COMMENT NO. 238266
(g) 22 St Leonard’s Lane, Wallingford OX10 0EZ
Erection of pitched roof over existing flat roofed rear projection, with parapet wall alongside boundary
It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be granted
COMMENT NO. 238267
(h) Albert’s, 39 Wood Street, Wallingford OX10 0AX
Proposed fireplace alterations (retrospective)
It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, and Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED that this retrospective application be supported
COMMENT NO. 238268
462/22 OXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL (OCC) CONSULTATION
The Committee considered and NOTED proposals by Oxfordshire County Council to introduce Resident Park Areas in Castle Street, Croft Road, Reading Road and St John’s Road. The primary purpose was to improve traffic flow. Residents were being consulted.
463/22 PLANNING DISCHARGES
The Committed NOTED recent discharges by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC).
464/22 PLANNING DECISIONS
The Committee NOTED recent planning decisions by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) which were all in line with the Town Council’s recommendations.
465/22 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
The following items were identified as future agenda items:
- Highcroft (Site B) – update by developers
- Upgrade on Cholsey Waste Water – rolling item
- Oxford Diocesan Trust Representatives – applications for primary schools
- Update on planned developments in Thames Street (Nos. 5-7), adjoining the Boat Club
- Neon signage used by retailers in the town, especially the Market Place (Cllr Hendrie)
The meeting ended at 7.21 pm
Minutes of the Planning Committee, 7 December 2022, signed as a correct record
2022-12-07 PLA minutes PUBLIC