Agenda and decisions

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Councillor Anda Fitzgerald-O’Connor (Councillor Lawrie Stratford)

Councillor Dan Sames (Councillor Ted Fenton)

Councillor Mike Fox-Davies (Councillor Ian Hudspeth)


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite




Minutes pdf icon PDF 530 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2020 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.


Approved and signed.


Minute 5/20 – Chairman’s Updates (Thrupp Farm and Thrupp Lane, Radley)


Officers confirmed no further information received from the operators/owner’s agent.


Petitions and Public Address


6. Controlled reclamation Site Landfill Site, Dix Pit – Application MW.0126/19


Susan Hughes – Agent for the Applicant

Councillor Charles Mathew (Local Member)


Chairman's Updates


Congratulations to Mary Hudson (Planning Officer) on the birth of her son.


Section 73 application for the continuation of development of Planning Permission no. 16/04159/CM (MW.0141/16) (engineering operations for the restoration of former landfill and temporary provision of an area for topsoil recycling) without complying with conditions, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 13, in order to revise levels of the approved landform to reflect final contours; to provide for additional time to complete final planting and grass seeding to complete final restoration and landscaping of the site; and for consequential amendment to the aftercare details. Application No. MW.0126/19 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Report by Director for Planning & Place (PN6).


The report considers whether permission should be granted to vary conditions 1, 3 and 4 and delete conditions 2 and 13 in order to regularise the land form that has been created contrary to the approved land form under planning permission MW.0126/19, prior to the previously approved seeding and final planting being completed.

The application is being reported to Committee because an objection from the County Councillor Charles Mathew has been received and the County Council’s recent enforcement action in relation to the application site. Councillor Mathew is concerned about the request for a second revised landform when the first has not been implemented as previously approved, which was also a revision of the original restoration as approved. This was also the subject of the County Council’s recent, quashed enforcement action.

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 lead to any further engineering works or deposits of inert waste or top soils. The proposals are to regularise the contours as engineered prior to final seeding and planting to enable the site to be entered into the five-year after care period.


It is RECOMMENDED that the Director for Planning and Place be authorised to approve application no. MW.0126/19 subject to conditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place including those set out in Annex 2 to the report PN6.



Additional documents:


Approved subject to the following additional condition:


No later than three months from the date of this permission a detailed scheme for enhanced planting (to include a belt of beech trees) in addition to that shown on approved drawing no. 187CRLR/12 rev D shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Waste Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be implemented no later than 31 March 2021.





Relevant Development Plan and Other Policies pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Paper by the Director for Planning & Property Place (PN7)


The paper sets out policies in relation to Item 6 and should be regarded as an Annex to that report.


No decision required.