Agenda and decisions

Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford

Contact: Graham Warrington  Tel: 07393 001211; E-Mail:  graham.warrington@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

Decision:

Councillor Alan Thompson (Councillor Liam Walker)

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 29 October 2018 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.

Decision:

Approved and signed

 

Minute 42/18 – Chairman’s Updates – Wicklesham Quarry

 

 

4.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

Item 6. Shipton on Cherwell Quarry

 

Marian Fox (Resident)

Gemma Crossley (for the Applicant)

 

Item 7 – Goulds Grove, Ewelme

 

Veronique Bensedou (for the Applicants)

 

Item10 – Benson CE School

 

County Councillor Mark Gray (Local Member)

5.

Chairman's Updates

Decision:

None

6.

Proposed extraction of mineral and restoration by infilling with imported inert materials to agriculture on land to the south east of Shipton on Cherwell Quarry - Application No. MW.0046/18 pdf icon PDF 678 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN6).

 

This is a planning application to allow extraction of limestone as an extension to the existing Quarry at Shipton on Cherwell. The site would be restored to agriculture and biodiversity use.

 

The report outlines the relevant planning policies, along with the comments and recommendations of the Director for Planning and Place.

 

The main issues with the application are need for the mineral extraction, the case for Very Special Circumstances for inappropriate development in the Green Belt, the effect on local amenity, and the effect on the local landscape.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for application no. MW.00046/18 be refused on the grounds that:-

 

1          The site is situated neither within the principal locations for aggregates minerals extraction nor the mineral safeguarding areas. The development is therefore contrary to policies M3 and M5 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy;

 

2          The development would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt for which Very Special Circumstances have not been demonstrated. It is therefore contrary to policy C12 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy and policy ESD14 of the Cherwell Local Plan 2031; and

 

3          The development would cause harm to the local amenity of residents on Jerome Way through noise, dust and visual intrusion contrary to policy C5 of the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved as amended by strikethrough text and bold italics

 

 

 

Approved

 

 

 

Approved

7.

Open storage area for empty containers, bins and packaging equipment, including the retention of the old Lab Smalls building for the storage of equipment - Application No. MW.0025/18 pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN7)

 

This application is retrospective and seeks the permanent retention of the former Hazardous Waste Transfer Station for use as an open storage area for empty containers, bins and packaging equipment. It also seeks the retention of the old lab smalls building for the storage of equipment.

 

The report outlines the relevant planning policies, along with the comments and recommendations of the Director for Planning and Place.

 

The main issues for the site are: landscape, local amenity, biodiversity, rights of way, economic development and design.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for application no. MW.0025/18 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director for Planning and Place but to include the following:

 

1)        The development shall be carried out strictly in accordance with the particulars of the development, plans and specifications contained in the application (and letters/e-mails of amendment) except as modified by conditions of this permission. The approved plans and particulars comprise:

·      Application form dated 16/03/2018

·      Planning application supporting statement dated March 2018.

·      Drawing no 3A 9740 – Lab Smalls Building plan and elevations.

·      Drawing no DG/Est/EWE1/HWTS/Ext/01 – Location Plan

·      Drawing DG/Est/EWE1/HWTS/Ext/02 – Application and Ownership Plan

·      Drawing no DG/Est/EWE1/HWTS/Ext/03 – Site Plan.

 

2)        The site shall be used only for storage related to the adjoining hazardous waste transfer station.

 

3)        Operations authorised by this permission, including vehicles entering or leaving the site, shall only take place:

 

07: 00 to 18.00 Mondays to Fridays

07:00 to 13:00 Saturdays.

 

No operations shall take place on Sundays, Bank or Public Holidays.

 

4)        No mud or dust shall be deposited on the public highway.

 

5)        No external lighting shall be erected on the site uncles first approved in writing by the Waste Planning Authority. The lighting shall be implemented in accordance with the approved scheme.

 

6)        All vehicles, plant and machinery operated within the site shall be fitted with and use effective silencers.

 

7)        The noise levels arising from the development shall not exceed 55 dB (LAeq) (1 hour), freefield at The Cottage and Goulds Grove Farm.

 

8)        No reversing bleepers or other means of audible warning of reversing vehicles shall be fixed to, or used on, any vehicle owned or leased by the operator of the site, other than those which use white noise.

 

Decision:

Approved

8.

Sutton Wick Quarry pdf icon PDF 826 KB

Application MW.0098/18: Planning Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to continue the development permitted by permission no P16/V3191/CM (MW.0139/16) (for the progressive extraction of sand and gravel, importation of inert waste material with restoration to nature conservation and an agricultural reservoir) varying conditions 1, 20 & 23 and removing condition 21 to allow the development to be accessed via a temporary haul road in place of the existing required vehicle access route

 

 

Application MW.0099/18: Planning Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to continue the development permitted by permission no P13/V2763/CM (MW.0124/13) (to retain and operate the processing plant and ancillary operations) without complying with by varying conditions 11, 12, 16 & 18 and removing conditions 17, 19 and 20 of to allow the development to be accessed via a temporary haul road in place of the existing required vehicle access route

 

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN8)

 

These two applications are Section 73 applications to amend the conditions on existing consents. Planning permission (MW.0010/18) was granted in August 2018 for a new haul road to access the mineral extraction and processing areas at Sutton Wick Quarry. The new haul road would provide a more direct route from the highway network to these areas and remove HGVs from the existing route which is also used by cyclists and pedestrians. The existing permissions for the mineral extraction area and the processing area are subject to conditions setting out that the longer route must be used, as the new haul road had not been proposed at the time that those applications were determined. Therefore, these conditions must be updated if the new haul road is to be used.

 

The original application for the haul road was approved under delegated powers as there were no objections. There have been objections to these applications from the owner and occupier of a property in close proximity to the new haul road. They are concerned that the use of the new road would have amenity impacts including noise, pollution, dust and odour. However, there have been no objections from the Environmental Protection team and it is considered that conditions could be used to adequately mitigate the impact on nearby properties. There would also be amenity benefits from HGVs not using the long route at the front

 

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for:

 

(a)         application MW.0098/18 be approved subject to the existing conditions on consent MW.0139/18, amended as set out in Annex 1 to this report;

 

(b)         application MW.0099/18 be approved subject to the existing conditions on consent MW.0124/13, amended as set out in Annex 2 to this report.

 

Decision:

Approved

 

 

 

Approved

9.

Progress Report on Minerals and Waste Site Monitoring and Enforcement pdf icon PDF 211 KB

 

Report by Director for Planning & Place (PN9).

 

The report updates members on the regular monitoring of minerals and waste planning permissions for the financial year and on the progress of enforcement cases.

It is RECOMMENDED that the Schedule of Compliance Monitoring Visits in Annex 1 and the Schedule of Enforcement Cases in Annex 2 to the report PN10 be noted.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

10.

New single storey three classroom teaching block, including withdrawal room, toilets, stores, ancillary rooms together with minor modifications to hard and soft landscaping and modified parking arrangements. - Application No. R3.0114/18 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN10)

 

The application proposes a new single storey three classroom teaching block, including withdrawal room, toilets, stores, ancillary rooms together with minor modifications to hard and soft landscaping and modified parking arrangements. The site lies in a conservation area and there would be a loss of school playing field. Various objections have been received including on these issues but also including the impact on the local highway network of additional associated vehicle movements. The application is considered against development plan policies and other material considerations and recommended for the grant of conditional planning permission subject to the completion first of a unilateral undertaking to secure the payment of a School Travel Plan monitoring fee.

 

Subject to the applicant first providing a Unilateral Undertaking for the payment of the School Travel Plan monitoring fee of £1240 it is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for R3.0114/18 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place, to include the following:

 

i.          Detailed compliance;

ii.         Permission to be implemented within three years;

iii.       Provision of a School Travel Plan prior to the first occupation of the development;

iv.       Provision of additional scooter and cycle parking;

v.         Submission, approval and implementation of a Construction Management Plan;

vi.       Provision of external lighting scheme;

vii.      Provision of bird boxes.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred to a future meeting (possibly January or March) to enable further discussion.

11.

Relevant Development Plan and Other Policies pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Paper by the Director for Planning & Place (PN11).

 

The paper sets out policies in relation to Items 6, 7, 8 and 10 and should be regarded as an Annex to each report.

Decision:

No decision required.