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 John Sanders (Councillor Damien Haywood)

2.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite

Decision:

Councillor Judy Roberts (Local Member) – Confirmed she had not expressed an opinion on this issue prior to the meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2019 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.

Decision:

Approved and signed.

4.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

5. Dewars Farm – Application MW.0102/18

 

County Councillor Ian Corkin (Local Member)

Martin Layer (Applicant) & Gemma Crossley (Agent)

 

6. Tarmac Asphalt Plant – Application MW.0117/18

 

County Councillor Hannah Banfield (Local Member)

Andy Shepley (for the Applicant)

 

7. Cholsey Primary School – Application R3.0105/18

 

Will Pleeth (OCC)

Heidi McSweeney (Headteacher)

Brendan Quinn (Transport Consultant)

Richard Baker (Construction Manager, Kier Construction)

 

6.

Section 73 application for the continuation of development permitted under 15/01660/CM (MW.0123/15) (for the winning and working of limestone and clay at Dewars Farm as an extension to Ardley Quarry) without complying with conditions 1 and 2, to allow the quarry to continue operating beyond 2020, to permit working until 2028 and restoration by 2029. - Application No. MW.0102/18 pdf icon PDF 455 KB

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

 

This application is for continuation of winning and working of limestone and clay at Dewars Farm without complying with conditions 1 and 2 to allow the quarry to continue operating beyond 2020, to permit working until 2028 and for restoration by 2029. No additional vehicular movements to that originally envisaged are being proposed. There is no routeing agreement associated with the existing permission. The application is being reported to this Committee as objections have been received from the Local Member and Middleton Stoney Parish Council. 

 

The proposal is considered to accord generally with development plan policies.

  

It is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for Application MW.0102/18 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director for Planning and Place but to include matters set out in Annex 2 to the report PN6. 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

 

Chairman to write to the Cabinet Member for Environment requesting that OCC work actively with Cherwell DC to carry out effective air pollution monitoring in Middleton Stoney.

7.

Application to continue the development permitted by CHN.45/90 (permanent consent for coated Roadstone) without complying with conditions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13 and 16 (to remove hours of working for asphalt plant to allow operations at any time of day or night and to update plans to relocate existing office, canteen and WC) - Application No. MW.0117/18 pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN7).

 

This is a Section 73 application to amend certain conditions on an existing consent. The site is an asphalt plant located adjacent to the railway, north of Banbury. Aggregate is imported mainly by rail and used to produce asphalt which is exported by road. These operations currently take place from 4am until 7pm, with overnight working only permitted with the prior approval of the Minerals Planning Authority. The applicant has applied to remove this restriction so that the plant could be operated through the night on any night, without needing to seek additional consent. They have provided a noise assessment to demonstrate that this would not cause unacceptable noise impacts and have proposed an additional noise barrier. It is proposed that overnight working would take place occasionally, rather than every night.

It is also proposed to relocate the existing office and associated buildings within the site. The current consent dates from 2003 and therefore there are some further conditions which are no longer relevant and which the applicant has applied to be removed.

There have been objections from 11 members of the public as well as the County Councillor, Banbury Town Council and Cherwell District Council. The main concern raised is noise. There were also some concerns about HGV movements and trains. However, the applicant has confirmed that there would be no increase in HGV movements and no change to the timing or number of trains. ??

 

Subject to a new routeing agreement first being entered into to secure the existing routeing provisions with additional restrictions to the route for night time HGV movements, it is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for Application MW.0117/18 be approved subject to conditions as set out in Annex 1 as amended by Annex 2 to the report PN7.

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Additional documents:

Decision:

Deferred for further discussions with the Applicant.

8.

New single storey four-classroom teaching block, including withdrawal room, toilets, store rooms, canopy entrance link to existing school building and minor modifications to hard and soft landscaping at Cholsey Primary School - Application No. R3.0105/18 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN8).

 

This is a planning application for a new single storey four classroom teaching block at Cholsey Primary School to be located on an existing hardstanding to the rear of the main school building. The development would help facilitate the expansion of the school from 1.5 form entry to 2 form entry from September 2019. Therefore, it would result in an increase in pupil and staff numbers.

 

There have been no objections to the location or design of the new block. However, objections have been received from two local residents concerned about the impact of additional staff and pupils on parking outside the school gates. Transport Development Control have also expressed concern.

 

The applicant is not proposing any additional staff parking within the school site and have stated that there is inufficient space to provide this. Instead it is proposed to formalise an area which is currently unmarked but used informally for parking. The applicant has also stated that the church car park can be used by parents at school pick up and drop off, to alleviate congestion and parking problems directly outside the school gates.

 

The proposal seeks to expand an existing village school in one of the larger villages in South Oxfordshire where future growth is anticipated. It is in accordance with the NPPF requirement to give great weight to the need to expand schools.

 

Subject to the applicant first providing a Unilateral Undertaking for the payment of the School Travel monitoring fee of £1240, it is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for R3.0105/18 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place, to include the following:

 

i)             Detailed compliance with approved plans, including drainage strategy

ii)           Permission to be implemented within three years

iii)          Submission, approval and implementation of a Construction Traffic Management Plan

iv)          Submission, approval and implementation of details of additional cycle parking

v)           Submission, approval and implementation of details of formalisation of staff parking within school site

vi)          Submission, approval and implementation of details of off-site (church car park) parking arrangements for school pick up and drop off

vii)        Submission, approval and implementation of details of school travel plan

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

9.

Commons Act 2006: In the Matter of an Application to Register Harcourt Hill Field, Harcourt Hill, Oxford as a Town or Village Green pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Report by Director of Law and Governance (PN9).

To consider an application on behalf of the Harcourt Hill Residents’ Association made to the County Council as commons registration authority under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 to register land known as Harcourt Hill field, Harcourt Hill (“the Application Land”) as a town or village green.

 

Having received the opinion of the Inspector set out at Annex 3 to the report PN9 the Committee is recommended to refuse the application for registration as a new town or village green of the plot of land known as Harcourt Hill Field Oxford. 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved