Agenda and decisions

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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Councillor Anda Fitzgerald-O’Connor (Councillor Nick Carter)

Councillor Mike Fox-Davies (Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles)


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note opposite


None declared


Minutes pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2019 (PN3) and to receive information arising from them.


Approved and signed


Petitions and Public Address


Item 6 – Fullamoor Plantation – Application MW.0074/18


Ian Mason (Bachport & Fullamoor Residents)

Suzi Coyne (Clifton Hampden & Burcot Parish Council)


County Councillor Lynda Atkins

County Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale


Alan Pardoe (Hills Quarry Products Limited) 

Pete Andrew (Hills Quarry Products Limited)

Lucy Binnie (Environmental Consultant)

Katherine Evans (TLT Solicitors)   


7. Shellingford Quarry – Application MW.0104/18 


Fiona Wright (local resident)  

Mike Wright - Shellingford Parish Meeting   

Gemma Crossley (Agent for the applicant)



Chairman's Updates


Worton Farm, Cassington – Appeal upheld


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 pdf icon PDF 457 KB

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


This is an application for extraction of 2.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel from an area north of the River Thames between Clifton Hampden and Culham, in South Oxfordshire. The land would be restored to a mixture of agriculture, lakes and mosaic wetland. No imported waste would be needed to achieve the proposed restoration. Clay would also be extracted for onsite engineering operations.  Permission is sought for a 12.5 year period. There would also be a new plant site and a new access onto the A415. The site is currently in agricultural use.

The application is being reported to this Committee because it is a resubmission of an application that was previously refused by the committee, contrary to officer advice (application MW.0039/16). Additionally, a large number of objections have been received, including from local Parish Councils, South Oxfordshire District Council and CPRE as well as over 300 letters of objection from local residents.

The report provides a factual update for members and invites the committee to consider whether the reasons for refusal of the previous application have been overcome.


That members consider whether the application overcomes their previous concerns and so reasons for refusal with regard to application No. MW.0039/16 and EITHER


  a)      if not, refuse for one or more of the following reasons:


i)       The additional vehicle movements arising from the development would lead to severe highways impacts contrary to paragraph 109 of the National Planning Policy Framework; would not maintain the safety of road users and the efficiency of the road network contrary to the Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy policy C10 and would contribute to congestion, disruption and delays on the road network, contrary to Local Transport Plan policy 02.


ii)     The additional vehicle movements arising from the development would worsen queuing at local junctions leading to stationary vehicles with associated air emissions, causing unacceptable adverse impacts on environmental amenity, contrary to Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy policies C5 and C10.


iii)    The development would prejudice the future development of a new link road and Thames crossing along one of the routes safeguarded by policy TRANS3 of the emerging South Oxfordshire Plan 2033 and core policy 18 of the adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 1 contrary to these policies.


iv)       The development is inappropriate in the Green Belt contrary to Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Core Strategy policy C12, South Oxfordshire Local Plan policy GB4 and National Planning Policy Framework paragraphs 143, 144 and 146 and no very special circumstances exist to justify making an exception to these policies.




b)      if so,


i)       subject to the consultation period closing without any new material considerations arising following consultation with the committee Chairman and deputy Chairman; and,


ii)     if members conclude the development is inappropriate development in the Green Belt, the application first being referred to the Secretary of State to provide the opportunity for the application to be called in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

Additional documents:


Application MW.0039/16 refused subject to deletion of printed reason for refusal (iii) in the officer report PN6 and replacement with the text in bold italics in the recommendation column of this document.




Proposed extraction of mineral and restoration by infilling with imported inert materials to agriculture and nature conservation at Land to the west of Shellingford Quarry, Stanford Road, Stanford-in-the-Vale, Faringdon, SN7 8HE - Application MW.0104/18 pdf icon PDF 620 KB

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


This is an application for a western extension to an existing quarry near Shellingford in south west Oxfordshire. It is proposed to extract limestone and soft sand from a 30-hectare area over a 22-year period. The site would be progressively restored to agriculture using imported inert waste. Under the current consent the quarry would need to be restored by 2029. This proposal would extend the end date for restoration to 2044. The western extension area would bring the extraction closer to Shellingford village. The application is supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).


There have been no objections from any other consultees, including no objections from Vale of White Horse District Council or their Environmental Health Officer, the Environment Agency, OCC’s ecology, landscape, highways, or rights of way teams.


However, there have been objections from 21 local residents and from Shellingford Parish Meeting. Concerns raised include impacts on residents including from noise, dust and visual impacts arising from the proximity of the workings to the village.


Technical assessments submitted with the application demonstrate that impacts on amenity could be effectively mitigated and the proposal is considered to accord with relevant policies relating to amenity, minerals, waste, landscape, rights of way, flooding and water, the historic environment, biodiversity and soils and agriculture.


Subject to the applicant signing a Section 106 agreement for the matters outlined in Annex 2 to this report it is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for MW.0104/18 be approved subject toconditions to be determined by the Director of Planning and Place, to include those set out in Annex 1 to the report PN7.


Additional documents:




Regarding Condition 23 officers confirmed that a detailed dust management plan would come back to Committee for final approval before work commenced having first been submitted to the public health and the environmental health teams and reflecting the comments raised by members to secure a robust and meaningful scheme.



Full permission for the development of a new 1FE primary school including nursery and SEN provision with details of vehicle access, hard and soft landscaping, car parking, cycle and scooter parking, external play areas, external lighting and boundary treatments at Land of Southam Road, Banbury, OX16 1ST - Application R3.0034/19 pdf icon PDF 633 KB

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


This application seeks permission for the construction of a new 1FE primary school to complement the new housing development, Hanwell View. It is anticipated that the new school will provide places for 270 pupils (60 nursery places and 210 places in reception - year 6) with 30 pupils per class.

The application is being reported to this Committee as an objection has been received from the local member and from Cherwell District Council. The report describes the planning proposal and outlines the consultation replies and objections to the application. Relevant planning policies are included along with the comments and recommendation of the Director for Planning and Place on the proposal.


Subject to the applicant first providing a Unilateral Undertaking for the payment of the Travel Plan monitoring fee of £1240, it is RECOMMENDED that planning permission for Application R3.0034/19 be approved subject to conditions to be determined by the Director for Planning and Place but to include matters set out in Annex 3 to the report PN8. 



Approved with an additional condition 15 for provision of secure cycle storage