- Councillor Sue Hendrie
- Councillor Nigel Hughes (Chairman)
- Councillor Katharine Keats-Rohan
- Councillor Mike Kidley
- Councillor Deborah Whelan
- Luke Whitcomb, Meetings Officer
- 10 members of the public
83/22 MEETING PROTOCOL
The Chairman advised attendees of the protocol for the meeting.
84/22 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN FOR 2022-23
It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, and seconded by Councillor Kidley, and RESOLVED that Councillor Hughes be elected Chairman for the 2022-23 Municipal Year.
It was proposed by Councillor Keats-Rohan, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED that Councillor Hendrie be elected Vice-Chairman for the 2022-23 Municipal Year.
Apologies were received from Councillors Lester and Newcombe, and the Town Clerk/Responsible Finance Officer (RFO)
The District Councillors did not attend.
86/22 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 Whelan, and RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee held on 25 May 2022 are a true record, and the Chairman is authorised to sign them.
88/22 ACTIONS FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
The Committee reviewed progress on the actions agreed at the last meeting. All had been completed.
89/22 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
10 members of the public were present
Three members of the public spoke about two planning matters, P22/S1625/DIS (Site E development) and P22/S1415/FUL (Winterbrook Nursing Home). Other members of the public made supplementary contributions. A representative of Beechcroft Homes also spoke about P22/S1415/FUL.
Comments and concerns relating to P22/1625/DIS were about safety and security, liability and wildlife. Some of the comments related to stylistic issues.
Concern relating to P22/S1415/FUL was a claim that human ashes were buried at the site. The representative of Beechcroft Homes said he was unaware of the issue and undertook to report back to his colleagues and investigate.
In view of the comments about P22/1625/DIS the Chairman decided to bring the discussion of Discharges of Conditions forward.
90/22 DISCHARGES OF CONDITIONS
The Committee reviewed recent discharges of condition by the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC).
It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, and seconded by Councillor Keats- Rohan, and RESOLVED that the concerns of residents about safety and liability regarding P22/1625/DIS be supported and forwarded promptly to SODC and that a meeting be facilitated between Berkeley Homes and the concerned residents.
COMMENT NO. 216182
The Committee NOTED the other discharges that had been made.
Action: Office to facilitate a meeting between Berkeley Homes and the concerned residents
91/22 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
(a) Winterbrook Nursing Home, 18 Winterbrook, Wallingford OX10 9EF
The erection of 23 retirement apartments (age restricted to 55+) including associated communal facilities, parking, access, and landscaping, following the demolition of the existing 35-bedroom nursing home and all associated outbuildings (as amended and amplified by plans and information received 19 May 2022)
Major Amendment: No. 2 – dated 19th May 2022
It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, and seconded by Councillor Kidley, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported and that the issue relating to the possible burial of human ashes be investigated.
Councillors Hendrie and Keats-Rohan voted against supporting the application.
COMMENT NO. 216187
(b) 35 Station Road, Wallingford OX10 0JX
Formation of habitable room in roof space with front and rear Velux roof lights
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Hughes, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 216191
(c) Middle Wharf, Thames Street, Wallingford OX10 0HO
Amendment (No. 2) on application. Additional drawings received 25th May 2022
It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, and seconded by Councillor Kidley, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 216193
(d) St Lucian’s, Lower Wharf, Wallingford OX10 9AA
Discharge of condition 4 (Joinery Details) on applications P19/S2600/HH and P19/S2601/LB. Insertion of additional window to Eastern end gable.
P19/S2600/HH and P19/S2601/LB
The Committee NOTED this discharge of condition.
(e) Screwfix, 10 Verda Park, Wallingford OX10 9TA
Display of 2 fascia signs (non-illuminated)
Amendment No.1 – dated 7th June 2022
It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 216197
(f) 20 Borough Avenue Wallingford OX10 0SP
A single storey infill extension (beneath an existing over-sailing first floor structure) and internal alterations.
It was proposed by Councillor Keats-Rohan, and seconded by Councillor Hendrie, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 216198
(g) 44 Blackstone Road Wallingford OX10 8JL
Single storey front/side extensions
It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, and seconded by Councillor Whelan, and RESOLVED to recommend that this application be supported
COMMENT NO. 216199
92/22 DECISION NOTICES
The Committee NOTED recent planning decisions taken by the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC)
93/22 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
The following items were identified for future meetings:
o Condition of Robert Brooks shop, St Mary’s Street (raised by Councillor Keats-Rohan)
o Upgrade on Cholsey Waste Water – Rolling item
o Site B Representatives to update Members
o Oxford Diocesan Trust Representatives
o Invite a senior enforcement officer to a future Planning meeting
o Update on planned developments in Thames Street
o Site E developers to attend a future meeting
Action: Site B developers to be invited to a future meeting
Site E developers to be invited to a future meeting
The meeting ended at 7.47 pm
Minutes of the Planning Committee
13 June 2022,
signed as a correct record Chairman
2022-06-13 PLA minutes