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Minutes of the Meeting of the Planning Committee on 12th January 2022 at 7.00pm at Wallingford Town Hall

 

Those Present: The Chairman, Councillor Hughes, Councillors Hendrie, Kidley, Lester, Newcombe and Whelan

In attendance: The Administration Officer, Miss Emilie J. Perry

Public Attendance: There was one member of the public present

7.00pm – The Meeting Commenced

478/21.TO ADVISE THOSE IN ATTENDANCE OF THE PROTOCOL FOR THE MEETING

The Chairman to advise attendees of the protocol for this meeting:

The Chairman reminded attendees of the protocol for the meeting

479/21.APOLOGIES

To receive apologies for absence:

  •  Councillor Keats- Rohan

480/21.DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

A councillor with voting rights who has a disclosable pecuniary interest or another interest as set out in our Council’s Standing Orders code of Conduct (Item 13) in a matter being considered at a meeting is subject to statutory limitations or restrictions under code of conduct and his right to participate and vote on the matter (guidelines are available at the meeting and all councillors have received a copy prior to the meeting):

No interests were declared

481/21.MINUTES

To resolve that the minutes from the Planning Committee meeting on the 22nd December 2021 as set out on pages 167-172 of the minute book are a true record of the meeting and authorise the Chairman to sign them (previously circulated to Members):

It was proposed by Councillor Lester, seconded by Councillor Whelan and RESOLVED THAT that the minutes from the Planning Committee meeting on the 22nd December 2021 as set out on pages 167-172 of the minute book are a true record of the meeting and the Chairman is authorised to sign them

482/21.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (NOTIFIED)

From Wallingford Town Council’s Standing Orders:

E) Members of the public may make representations, answer questions and give evidence at a meeting which they are entitled to attend in respect of the business on the agenda.

F) The period of time designated for public participation at a meeting in accordance with standing order 3(E) above shall not exceed 15 minutes unless directed by the chairman of the meeting.

G) Subject to standing order 3(F) above, a member of the public shall not speak for more than10 minutes.

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting please email the Senior Administrator at senioradmin@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

There was no public participation

483/21.PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 (i) Application Reference: P21/S5220/HH

Type: Other (Householder)

Proposal: Removal of existing conservatory and replacement with single storey rear extension

Address: 37 Chiltern Crescent Wallingford OX10 0PG

Councillor Hughes reported that this application had support from the neighbours, was not controversial, and had support from an archaeological point of view.

It was proposed by Councillor Hughes, seconded by Councillor Lester and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208489

(ii) Application Reference: P21/S5110/FUL

Type: Full (Minor)

Proposal: Proposed canopy and alterations to doors / windows

Address: Wallingford Sports Park Hithercroft Road Wallingford Oxon OX10 9RB

Councillor Hendrie reported that this was an architecturally undistinguished building, and that the alterations would likely improve the building’s appearance.

It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, seconded by Councillor Whelan and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208490

(iii) Application Reference: P21/S4881/HH (Amendment)

Type: Other (Householder)

Proposal: Single storey extension and replace two existing front hall windows with one larger window. (As updated with amended plans received 21 December 2021)

Address: The Elms 16 Castle Street Wallingford OX10 8DL

Councillor Whelan noted that a planning notice had been placed at the property since the previous meeting and an archaeological caveat implemented. Councillor Newcombe raised concerns over a window that may alter the character of the building. It was established that it was not on the street scene, however the Conservation Officer should be made aware of this particular proposed alteration.

It was proposed by Councillor Whelan, seconded by Councillor Newcombe and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application with comments of concern surrounding the window on the amended plans for the elevation.

Comment ref: 208552

(iv) Application Reference: P21/S5093/HH

Type: Other (Householder)

Proposal: Proposed new two storey side extension, to the full depth, plus a new rear extension and new porch/front extension at ground floor level

Address: 89 Brookmead Drive Wallingford OX10 9BH

Councillor Kidley reported that he had visited the neighbours who had no objections.

It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, seconded by Councillor Whelan and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208553

(v) Application Reference: P21/S5278/PDH

Type: Other (PD Household Lge Ext)

Proposal: The proposed works include a rear extension to the existing detached property and a canopy extension to the front of the existing property

Address: 127 Wantage Road Wallingford OX10 0LT

Councillor Lester reported to Members that she had visited the neighbours at number 129 Wantage Road and there were no objections; the applicants have in fact agreed to a particular type of glazing in the higher-up windows.

It was proposed by Councillor Lester, seconded by Councillor Whelan and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208559

(vi) Application Reference: P21/S5253/FUL

Type: Full (Minor)

Proposal: The addition of four external light fittings to illuminate the carpark after dark. The light fittings will be fixed to the fence posts of the boundary fence that runs along St George’s Road. The lights will be set on a timer to come on at 6:55am when the carpark opens and to turn off at 7:10pm when the carpark closes. The fittings will also have a daylight sensor to automatically turn the lights off when daylight levels are               sufficient

Address: Wallingford School Car Park St. George’s Road Wallingford OX10 8HL

Members discussed concerns around using floodlights and were of the opinion that this development is in breach of Policy HD5 of the Neighbourhood Plan.

It was proposed by Councillor Newcombe, seconded by Councillor Hendrie and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to object to this application as it stands due to the direct breach of Policy HD5: Avoidance of Light Pollution

Comment ref: 208560

(vii) Application Reference: P21/S5295/LB

Type: Other (Listed Bldg Consent)

Proposal: Refurbishment of the Commercial Premises

Address: 1 Market Place Wallingford OX10 0EG

It was noted that there was no historical features left in the property as it had all been stripped out previously; the applicant wanted to put in sound and fire barriers in between the ground floor and the apartments above.

It was proposed by Councillor Hendrie, seconded by Councillor Lester and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208562

(viii) Application Reference: P21/S5324/HH

Type: Other (Householder)

Proposal: Construction of part single storey, part two storey rear extension

Address: 45 Station Road Wallingford OX10 0JX

It was proposed by Councillor Kidley, seconded by Councillor Hughes and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this straightforward application

Comment ref: 208565

(ix) Application Reference: P21/S4932/LDP

Type: Other (Law. Dev. (proposed))

Proposal: Proposed installation of a window in the rear elevation

Address: 1A St Johns Road Wallingford OX10 9AD

It was proposed by Councillor Lester, seconded by Councillor Newcombe and RESOLVED THAT this Committee recommends to support this application

Comment ref: 208566

484/21.DECISION NOTICES RECEIVED – TO BE NOTED

(i) Application Reference: P21/S2127/RM

Site Location: Land to the West of Wallingford (Site B) Wallingford OX10 0ND

WTC Comment: Support

Decision: Planning Permission granted

(ii) Application Reference: P21/S4577/FUL

Site Location: Unit 2 Hithercroft Road Wallingford OX10 9DG

WTC Comment: Support

Decision: Planning Permission granted

Noted by Members

485/21.DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS TO BE NOTED

(i) Reference: P21/S5165/DIS

Address: Cornerstone Cottage 1 St Peters Street Wallingford OX10 0BQ

Description: Discharge of Conditions 3 (Submission of details) and 4 (Sample panels of facing brickwork) on Planning Application P21/S3398/HH (Careful taking down of existing free- standing west flint & brick boundary garden wall between No. 1 and Nos. 2 & 3 at the rear which is structurally unsound and leaning dangerously and re-construction with new foundations)

Noted by Members

486/21.ENFORCEMENT CASES

To note updated Enforcement Case list; previously circulated:

It was noted by Members that the South Oxfordshire District Council website was presenting technical difficulties meaning the Enforcement Cases were not accessible.

It was noted by Members that the issues with the property held on the Enforcement Case list on Andrew Road had been rectified

487/21.FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  •             – Upgrade on Cholsey Waste Water – Rolling item
  •             – Monitoring the delivery of the Neighbourhood Plan (next meeting)
  •             – Site E Representatives to give update
  •             – Site B Representatives to return with Oxfordshire Dioceses
  •             – Riverside plans including mooring poles
  •             – Thames Water discharging in the river

           7.22PM   – The Meeting Closed