Agenda and decisions

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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 Dan Sames (Councillor Nicholas Field-Johnson)

Councillor Mike Fox-Davies (-)

Councillor Richard Webber (-)

2.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite

Decision:

7. Councillor John Sanders (Local Member)

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 December 2019 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.

Decision:

Approved and signed.

 

48/19 – Progress Report on Minerals and Waste Site Monitoring Enforcement

 

Officers confirmed that the December report had set out targets for 31 March 2020.  As there might have been some misunderstanding at that meeting officers those targets were now expected to be met due to a lot of effort from the enforcement team particularly in the light of the problems they had faced over the year.  Members acknowledged that confirmation.

 

Councillor Handley also apologised if comments he’d made at the December meeting in respect of this report had caused offence. He assured officers that had not been his intention.

4.

Petitions and Public Address

Decision:

6. Faringdon Quarry

 

Glen Yarwood (Little Coxwell Parish Council)

County Councillor Judith Heathcoat

5.

Chairman's Updates

Decision:

Serving of the Prohibition Order for the Review of the Mineral Planning permission (ROMP) at Thrupp Farm and Thrupp Farm, Radley

 

No further information received to date from the owners and operators. Confirmed to proceed on basis of earlier decision to serve the Order.

6.

Planning application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) to Vary Condition 2 of the Prior Approval Letter (under Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (as amended), Part 17 Class B) for the Installation and Use of a Concrete Batching Plant to produce Ready-mixed Concrete for sale (OCC ref MW.0068/19), to amend HGV movements from 22 to 44 per day - Land at Faringdon Quarry, Fernham Road, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 7LG - MW.0107/19 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Report by Director for Planning & Place (PN6).

 

The report considers whether permission should be granted to vary condition 2 relating to permitted HGV movements in connection with planning permission MW.0068/19, for a concrete batching plant to produce ready-mixed concrete at Faringdon Quarry. This is a section 73 application to amend a Prior Approval letter, issued 07 October 2019.

The application is being reported to committee because the local County Councillor, Little Coxwell Parish Council and sixteen third party objections to the application have been received. The objections are to the number of HGV movements per day to be permitted and the need to increase this, the impacts of slow-moving vehicles on an already busy road network, increased risk to other users of Fernham Road and the safety implications of traffic turning onto the A420, including against the traffic flow.

The report outlines further comments received and the 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. The proposal would not increase the overall number of HGVs associated with the existing quarry site when at full operation where the batching plant is located. The parity in movements between the quarry and concrete production operations will contribute to the processing of the extracted minerals, which will ensure the quarry is worked out and restored in a timely manner.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that subject to a routeing agreement being signed to require all HGVs to turn right onto Fernham Road and then left onto the A420 and the amendment of condition 2 of the Prior Approval (MW.0068/19) as set out in Annex 2 to this report that Application no. MW.0107/19 be approved.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

subject to:

 

·           a routeing agreement being signed to require all ready mix concrete HGVs to turn right onto Fernham Road and then left onto the A420,

 

·           the amendment of condition 2 of the Prior Approval (MW.0068/19) as follows:

 

“The number of HGVs entering and leaving the site, in connection with the mobile batching plant and all other operations at the quarry, shall be limited to 44 per day (22 movements in/ 22 movements out”; and

 

·            an additional condition that “No heavy goods vehicles under the control of the operator shall turn right on to the A420 from Fernham Road”

 

that application no. MW.0107/19 be approved along with any necessary minor changes to the wording to ensure they were precise and enforceable..

 

7.

Proposed retention and continued use of prefabricated units T1 and T3 for a further temporary period of five years - Church Cowley St James CE Primary School, Bartholomew Road, Cowley, Oxford - R3.0105/19 pdf icon PDF 349 KB

Report by Director for Planning & Place (PN7).

 

This report considers whether permission should be given to allow for the retention and continued re-use of temporary, prefabricated units T1 and T3 at Church Cowley St James CE Primary School, Oxford for a further period of five years. This is a renewal of temporary permission for the buildings, which was last granted 17 December 2012.

The application is being reported to committee because Oxford City Council has objected to the application. The objection is due to the application being contrary to policy CP25 of the Oxford Local Plan (2000-2016). This policy applies to temporary buildings, defined as 'short-term' of up to five years. As this is an application to renew a planning permission for a further temporary, five-year period, this cannot be supported by Oxford City Council.

The report outlines further comments received and the 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 in line with the Letter from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) to the Chief Planning Officers dated 15th August 2011, to support the development of sate funded schools via the planning system. There would not be an increase in the number of pupils and staff as a result of this application, above the projected pupil figures to 2025 and this application is based on policy and need.

 

It is RECOMMENDED that Application R3.0105/19 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place, to include the following:

i. Detailed compliance;

ii. Temporary 5 year consent.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved

8.

Commons Act 2006: In the Matter of an Application to Register Land at Wilding Park Road, Wallingford as a Town or Village Green pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Report by the Interim Director for Community Operations (PN8).

 

This report concerns an application to register land at Wilding Park Road, Wallingford as a Town or Village Green (TVG) under section 15 of the Commons Act 2006. The County Council is required to process applications to register land as a TVG acting in its capacity as the Commons Registration Authority and must apply the legislative tests contained in section 15 (2) (a) and (b) of the Commons Act 2006. The Application was made by Mr Anthony Hurford of 1 Sinodun Road, Wallingford. The Application was accompanied by a supporting statement and 8 evidence questionnaires that had been completed by users of the Application Land.

 

The application was received in February 2018 and advertised in June 2019 in accordance with the applicable Regulations. One objection was received during the consultation period from the landowner, South Oxfordshire District Council. The report considers the evidence provided by both the applicant and the landowner in light of the legislative tests that have to be applied. Counsel’s opinion was also obtained on some of the matters raised in this case. The Council's Scheme of Delegation requires that decisions on applications where there is an outstanding objection are referred to the Planning and Regulation Committee for a decision.

 

The Planning & Regulation Committee is RECOMMENDED to reject the Application, for the reasons outlined in Counsel’s Opinion dated 29 November 2019 and included at Annex 3 to this report.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved