Uplands Planning sub-committee decisions 02/03/15

This afternoon the West Oxfordshire District Council Uplands Area Planning Sub-committee met to decide the future of 2 planning applications that impact on the village of Long Hanborough.

Thank you to all who attended this meeting. c.160 members of the public were in attendance, breaking all previous records(!) and leaving Councillors, planning officers  and the developers in no doubt about the strength of local feeling.

The decisions of the Committee were as follows:

In the case of planning application 14/1102/P/OP the erection of up to 64 dwellings, public open space and ancillary enabling works together with access from Church Road on land to the East of Church Road, Long Hanborough. Submitted by Savills on behalf of Corpus Christi College.

Despite the initial motion to approve the application being defeated, Councillors were unable to agree on the reason for refusal. Following a proposal from the chair (who holds the casting vote), the committee voted to DEFER a decision on this application for one month. 

In the case of planning application 14/1234/P/OP Erection of up to 169 dwellings; with new Doctors’ Surgery, to be up to 740 sq metres in size, with around 27 car parking spaces; with access from the Witney Road, plus open space, and associated works on land South Of Witney Road Long Hanborough. Submitted by Pye Homes on behalf of the Blenheim Estate.

The committee unanimously voted to REJECT this application.