- Brian Leach
- Pauline Plant
- Sarah Russell
- Keith Ravenhill
- Sue Richards
- Angela Barnes
Members of the Public
CCllr Leffman (report sent)
2. Minutes of the Last Meeting
The Minutes recorded from the meeting held on 8 February 2022 were approved as a true record, duly signed, dated and filed.
3. Declarations of interest
4. Financial Report
11 Feb BACS Ascott Pre-School (grant for fencing) £500.00
27 Feb BACS WOCT Bus Grant £500.00
28 Feb CHGS HSBC Bank Charges £9.00
BACS OALC Annual Subscription £150.00
BACS The Ascott Grape Vine Annual Grant £450.00
10 Mar BACS Angela Barnes Salary £279.27
31 Mar Chq 200237 HMRC PAYE £70.00
The bank reconciliation and financial report were emailed separately.
Cllr Leach proposed a donation to the Grapevine of £450. This was seconded by Cllr Plant and agreed unanimously.
5. Reports from County and District Councillors
CCllr Leffman’s report: A pilot of a small area of central Oxford has begun to test out the technology that will be used for the Zero Emissions Zone. The full ZEZ will come into force in 2023 (subject to a public consultation) This is one of the measures we are taking to transform Oxford into a zero-carbon transport city over the next few years. A major issue at the present time is government funding for buses. Throughout the pandemic the bus companies have been supported financially but that is due to finish at the end of March. The number of people using the buses is about 65-70% of pre Covid numbers which means that unless the government continues to support them the bus companies will have to axe a number of routes.
Like many other county leaders, I have written to the government requesting that they continue to support the bus companies and we have heard that they are prepared to continue funding till October 2022
The ban on HGVs on Burford bridge was recently lifted and the county is now going to look at a county wide strategy for HGV movements. There was a lot of concern expressed by some of the surrounding villages, in particular Leafield because of the displacement of lorries and this was taken into account when making the decision.
There has been a lot of media coverage in the past few weeks of the decision by the council to approve a motion for plant-based food to be served at County Hall. This was because one of the Conservative councillors got a group of farmers together to protest and Jeremy Clarkson then jumped on the bandwagon. As a result I did several interviews with TV and radio, and it was also picked up by all of the national newspapers! I am on BBC Oxford tomorrow morning at 12.45 on the same subject!
No report was received from DCllr Acock and he has not attended a parish council meeting since May 2021.
6. Public Time
No public time to report.
Land North West of 18 London Lane
Deadline: Please send me your comments by: 25th November 2021.
APPLICATION NO: 21/03570/S73
PROPOSAL: Variation of condition 2 and removal of condition 8 of planning permission
17/01067/FUL to allow conversion of area over garage into a home office (plots 2 and 4) and changes to fenestration (plots 1 and 5) whilst still maintaining all amendments relating to design changes, repositioning of access road and alterations to boundary treatments as previously approved under 21/00542/S73.
LOCATION: Land North West Of 18 London Lane Ascott Under Wychwood
APPLICANT: Kingerlee Homes Ltd
REGISTERED: 1st November
GRANTED: (for reference)
12-18 London Lane 17/01067/FUL Appeal Ref: APP/D3125/W/17/3179654
Construction of four dwellings and associated works at Land North West of 18 London Lane
WODC Address Management have received an application to address 4 properties at site on London Lane. Planning Application 17/01067/FUL .
SNN2022001 Development London Lane
The plan is to allocate a new court name to the development and number the properties onto the court. The developer has proposed the following name: “Gamekeepers Court”
ONGOING: (PC replied)
BLUE CEDAR HOMES Land North West of 18 London Lane
Please send me your comments by: 15 April 2021
APPLICATION NO: 21/00506/FUL
LOCATION: Land North West of 18 London Lane Ascott under Wychwood
PROPOSAL: Erection of 7 one storey age restricted dwellings for older people (65 years) with access, landscaping and associated infrastructureREGISTERED: 12 Feb 2021 Planning Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
GRANTED (PC replied objected)
Land North East of 51 High Street
Deadline: Please send me your comments by: 15 September 2021
APPLICATION NO: 21/02804/RES
PROPOSAL: Reserved matters application for the erection of two detached dwellings with associated works including detached garaging and vehicular and pedestrian accesses to both properties. Town and Country Planning Act APPLICATION NO: 20/01592/OUT PROPOSAL: Residential development of two dwellings and revised agricultural access
(Outline application with some matters reserved)
LOCATION: Land North East of 51 High Street Ascott Under Wychwood
APPLICANT: Bloombridge LLP REGISTERED: 17th August 2021
WODC Graduate Planning Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUSED: (PC replied)
BLOOMBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT LLP Land North East Of 53 High Street Ascott Under Wychwood
Deadline: Please send me your comments by: 30th April 2021.
APPLICATION NO: 21/00651/OUT
PROPOSAL: Outline Planning Application (with some matters reserved except access) for the demolition of existing building and construction of up to seven dwellings and new open space/Memorial Garden of approximately 0.6ha.
LOCATION: Land North East Of 53 High Street Ascott Under Wychwood
APPLICANT: Bloombridge Development LLP
REGISTERED: 5th March 2021
Planning Officer: email@example.com
NOTIFICATION OF PLANNING APPEAL
Land North East of 53 High Street Ascott under Wychwood
ORIGINAL APPLICATION No. 21/00651/OUT
APPEAL REF: APP/03125/W/21/3281901
APPEAL START DATE: 17.12.2021
Outline Planning Application (with some matters reserved except access) for the demolition of existing building and construction of up to seven dwellings and new open space/Memorial Garden of approximately 0.06ha.
8. Neighbourhood Plan
Cllr Leach reported that the Steering Group will reconvene later this month to begin work on the draft policies. Work has been delayed by the appeals that are in progress.
Pippa Carter has begun collecting evidence for the Amenities and Employment section.
9. Matters Arising
(a) 5 Shipton Road
Cllr Leach reported that Ms Longshaw has received a higher offer and is getting impatient with the lack of progress: however, the PC has been waiting for a response from her solicitors for over a month. The financier has visited the site to decide whether or not to make an offer. If this is not forthcoming, it will go to the open market.
(b) Road signage – Ongoing
(c) OALC 2050 Consultation – Ongoing
(d) Annual Parish Meeting – please refer to Item 14 Elections
(e) Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations June 2022
This will be celebrated by holding a BBQ at The Tiddy Hall on Friday 3rd June
10. Risk Assessment and Ground Maintenance
Cllr Plant reported that more ground/ivy clearing had taken place at the playing field, with the help of parishioner Mary Barnes and Geherd Niebuhr. Geherd was hoping to start work on the repairs shortly.
Cllr Leach reported that following a meeting of the Sports Club, it had been confirmed that they have offered to cover bills in relation to running costs this year from COVID related grants as opposed to them being shared with the PC.
11. Community Emergency Plan
Cllr Leach reported he was waiting for confirmation of a date and time to meet up with Shipton and Milton (The Wychwoods working together). The village had survived that latest storms without damage or the need to invoke the plan, and the PC had spent time cleaning up the debris to ensure the watercourses were clear.
Nothing to report
Cllr Russell advised that she had reported a further three potholes on Fix my street.
The Clerk reported all documentation for the Allotment rents had been sent out.
The election packs had been received by the Clerk and delivered to each councillor for them to complete and hand deliver to WODC.
Annual COUNCIL Meeting (election of Chair and Vice)
Must be held between Monday 9th and Monday 23rd May 2022 (PC meet Tuesday 10 May)
Annual PARISH Meeting
Must be held between 1 March and 1 June 2022 (PC need to decide date and format of meeting)
16. Reports from Organisations
(a) Sports Clubs
(b) Village Charity – noting to report
WODC Town & Parish Council Forum
WODC Address Management
18. Any Other Business
Tree on the Village Green – the Clerk was asked to add this Matters Arising to be discussed at the April meeting.
There being no further business, Cllr Leach declared the meeting closed at 9.10pm
Cllr Brian Leach (Chairman)
Date: Tuesday 12 April 2022