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 Stefan Gawrysiak (no temporary appointment)

Councillor Peter Handley (no temporary appointment)

Councillor Damian Haywood (no temporary appointment)

 

2.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite

Decision:

None received

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2019 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.

Decision:

Approved and signed.

 

Minute 31/19 - Extraction Of Sand, Gravel And Clay Including The Creation Of New Access, Processing Plant, Offices With Welfare Accommodation, Weighbridge And Silt Water Lagoon System With Site Restoration To Agriculture And Nature Conversation Including Lakes With Recreational Afteruses And The Permanent Diversion Of Footpath 171/15 And Creation Of New Footpaths At Land At Fullamoor Plantation, Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, Ox14 3dd  - Application Mw.0074/18

 

Mr Periam advised that as no further material comments had been received the refusal notice had been issued.

 

4.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

Item 6 Radley ROMP

 

Roger Thomas (Friends of Radley Lakes)

Richard Dudding (Radley Parish Council)

Douglas Symes (Agent)

 

Item 7. Wallingford School – Application R3.0143/18

 

Kevin Griffin – OCC

Matthew Richards (Ridge & partners)

Lynne Harrison (Wallingford School)

County Councillor Lynda Atkins

 

Item 8 – Faringdon Quarry – Application MW.0068/19

 

Glen Yarwood (Little Coxwell Parish Council)

County Councillor Judith Heathcoat

 

Item 9 – Dix Pit – Application R3.0059/19

 

Suzi Coyne (Agent)

County Councillor Charles Mathew

 

5.

Chairman's Updates

Decision:

No updates

6.

Serving of the Prohibition Order for the Review of the Mineral Planning Permission (ROMP) at Thrupp Farm and Thrupp Farm, Radley pdf icon PDF 315 KB

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

 

This report brings to Committee the issue of serving a Prohibition Order for the Review of the Mineral Planning Permission (ROMP) at Thrupp Farm and Thrupp Farm, Radley having first set out the issue to be considered which is whether the minerals development has permanently ceased or not and, therefore, the duty to serve a Prohibition Order or not.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that it be determined that mineral working on the site has permanently ceased and that accordingly there is a duty on the Mineral Planning Authority to serve a Prohibition Order of the mineral permissions covering areas DD1 (Plan 1) and DD2 (Plan 2).

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed

7.

Provision of a new 64 space carpark, comprised of a 43 space formally laid out paved parking area with an overflow grass-protected area providing the additional 21 spaces. Works include the adaption of the existing site opening and installation of an access barrier at field area directly to the West of St Georges Road and North of Millington Road, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HL - Application R3.0143/18 pdf icon PDF 380 KB

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

 

The report considers whether permission should be granted for the provision of a new 64-space car park, 43 spaces formally laid out and 21 spaces in an overflow grass protected area. Works are to include the adaption of the existing site entrance and installation of an access barrier (planning permission no. R3.0143/18). It is a full application to allow the creation of staff-only parking, in connection with the planned expansion of Wallingford School, St Georges Road, Wallingford (an Academy school) and is required as the development for the extension of Wallingford School will remove some of the existing parking currently provided.

The application is being reported to Committee because Sport England, South Oxfordshire District Council and ten third party objections to the application have been received, during the first consultation phase. Those objections were based on loss of playing field provision, noise and visual impacts of additional traffic, increased air pollution and the requirement for a car park there, or at all. A second consultation on a reduction in car parking spaces from 100 to 64 is still ongoing ending on 6 September. The objections over loss of playing field space and impact on air quality have not been removed. Officers will update the Committee orally on any comments received subsequent to this report being published.

 

This report outlines comments received together with a recommendation by the Director for Planning and Place.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that the Director for Planning and Place be authorised to EITHER:

 

A       i) should planning permission to application no. P19/S0191/FULbe approved by South Oxfordshire District Council and this application first being referred to the Secretary of State to provide the opportunity for the application to be called in for his own determination, as required under the Town and Country Planning (Consultation) (England) Direction 2009 and the Secretary of State not calling in the application for his own determination following referral to him,  APPROVE application no. R3.0143/18 subject to conditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place including those set out in Annex 2 to this report.

 

          ii) should South Oxfordshire District Council be minded to approve P19/S/0191/FUL, that they are advised that the County Council considers a condition should be attached, that the school extension shall not be brought into use until a car park has been provided for additional staff parking in the vicinity of the school and such car park is available for use;

 

OR

 

B       should planning permission to application no. P19/S0191/FULbe refused by South Oxfordshire District Council to REFUSE planning permission for application no. R3.0143/18 for the following reasons:

 

1.               The proposed development would lead to significant impacts on amenity, including air quality and would be contrary to policies CSWAL1 of the SOCS and policies EP1, WAL1, and ENV12 of the ESOLP.

 

2.               The proposed development would lead to pollution emissions, noise and vibration, and would therefore be contrary to saved policies EP1 and EP2 of  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Authorisation agreed as set out in the recommendation in the addendum for the item which contained additional conditions.

 

8.

Request for Prior Approval of the installation and use of a concrete batching plant to produce ready-mixed concrete for sale at land at Faringdon Quarry, Fernham Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7LG - Application MW.0068/19 pdf icon PDF 285 KB

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

 

This report considers whether Prior Approval should be granted for the installation and use of a concrete batching plant to produce ready-mixed concrete at Faringdon Quarry (planning permission no. MW.0068/19). It is an application for Prior Approval of Permitted Developmment under Part 17, Class B of the General Permitted Development (England) Order (As Amended) 2015.

The application is being reported to Committee because the local County Councillor, Little Coxwell Parish Council, Faringdon Town Council and three third parties have objected to the application on the grounds of use of the planning system, traffic, local amenity and need citing that the application has been submitted in a mis-application of the planning system, there is no need for the development as there is no indigenous materials to be used, the amenity of local residents will be impacted by noise dust and visual intrusion and that the increase in HGV movements will be dangerous and the highways network is already at and above capacity.

The development accords with the provisions of the General Permitted Development (England) Order (As Amended) 2015; Part 17, Class B as an installation of plant that is ancillary to the existing mining operations using indigenous material from the existing quarry. However, prior approval is required from the Mineral Planning Authority on the siting, design, and external appearance of the plant to be installed under Permitted Development. There is limited scope for the council to condition or refuse the application.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that the prior approval is granted for the installation and use of a mobile Concrete Batching Plant to produce ready-mixed concrete for sale under Part 17, Class B of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended), and in accordance with the detailed proposals for the location, height, design and appearance of the plant, as contained within the application and listed in the Schedule of Approved Plans and Documents.

 

Schedule of Approved Plans and Documents

 

(i)     Request letter dated 09.07.19

(ii)   Location Plan – Drawing No. DG.EST.FAR.CBP.01

(iii)  Concrete Batching Plant Location Plan – Drawing No. DG.EST.FAR.CBP.02

(iv)  MCM60 & MCS50 Silo Layout Plan – Drawing No. Wiltshire MCM60 Layout

(v)   MCM60 & MCS50 – Silo Elevation Plan – Drawing No. Wiltshire MCM60 Elevation Layout

(vi)  Technical Note dated 29.05.19

(vii)   Faringdon CBP Technical Note Addendum Noise 21.08.19

 

On condition that the submission of a screening planting scheme is submitted to and approved in writing by the Minerals Planning Authority and implemented prior to the installation of the mobile batching plant.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved as amended in bold italics subject to additional conditions (under Part 17, Class B.2(2) of the GDPO) to protect the amenity of the neighbourhood to :

 

·                     Limit the number of vehicle movements to 22 per day

·                     Robust dust and noise monitoring

·                     Use of wheelwashing facilities

9.

Use of land for manufacture of recycled aggregate and soils at D & M Plant Hire Ltd, Dix Pit, Linch Hill, Stanton Harcourt, OX29 5BB - Application R3.0059/19 pdf icon PDF 643 KB

Report by the Director for Planning & Place (PN9).

 

This application is for the temporary use of 0.32ha of land for the manufacture of recycled aggregate and soils and the local member has requested that the application be determined by the Planning & Regulation Committee.

 

Objections have been received from Northmoor Parish Council due to the transport, dust and noise impacts.

 

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

 

The development accords with the Development Plan as a whole and with individual policies within it, as well as with the NPPF. It is considered to be sustainable development in terms of environmental, social and economic terms. The proposed development would be beneficial in terms of contributing towards Oxfordshire’s supply of recycled aggregate material and that potential impacts can be adequately addressed through planning conditions and the routeing agreement prohibiting HGVs associated with the site passing along the B4449 through Sutton during peak hours.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that subject to a routeing agreement first being entered into planning permission for Application MW.0059/19 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director for Planning and Place including the matters set out at Annex 3 to the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved subject to an informative on the consent stating that the reason that a security deposit was not sought for the routeing agreement was that the applicant did not have a poor track record of complying with routeing agreements.

 

10.

Relevant development Plan and Other Policies pdf icon PDF 505 KB

Paper by the Director for Planning & Place (PN10).

 

The paper sets out policies in relation to Items 6, 7, 8 & 9 and should be regarded as an Annex to each report.

Decision:

No decision required