Development and Strategy Committee Committee

 

Planning Applications

Most planning applications (although there are exceptions) are made to Cherwell District Council who then have responsibility to ask all interested parties including neighbouring properties, the County Council and the Parish Council for their views on the development.

The Parish Council is, therefore, a consultee.

The issues the Parish Council are able to consider include: 

loss of privacy/impact on residential amenity
overshadowing/overbearing impact
highway safety, traffic and parking issues 
noise
visual amenity/street scene
wildlife
historic buildings and conservation
flooding
design, and materials
appearance of the development
capacity of infrastructure – schools/public transport etc

Issues the Parish Council is NOT able to consider include:

loss of View
effect on property values
private rights
boundary disputes, and construction noise

Planning applications are considered at the next available Development and Strategy Committee meeting (see below for meeting dates) and included on the agenda;  links to the appropriate section of the CDC Planning Portal are also included on the Planning Applications Section of the Website.

Kidlington Parish Council are able to engage with developers of all sizes before an application is submitted to the planning authority (CDC), particularly as local information can often help the developer form their plans. However, the Parish Council has to be very careful not to pre-determine the outcome of any discussions and has to be mindful of all who may be affected by the proposal (not just the applicant) – whether positively or negatively.

Therefore, the Council is not able to ‘support’ an application until it is submitted to the Planning Authority. 

 

The Chair of the Committee is Lesley McLean and the Vice-Chair David Thurling.


The Development and Strategy Committee reviews planning applications submitted from within the Parish to the Planning Authority, Cherwell District Council, for every kind of development proposal. Final decisions are made by District Council Officers under delegation or, if placed before them, the District Council Planning Committee.

 

Terms of Reference

To make recommendations representing the interests of the Kidlington Community as a whole to Cherwell District Council on planning applications received.

Agendas and Minutes of individual meetings can be seen by selecting a year below. Planning applications and associated documents can be viewed on the Cherwell Online Register, where you can find and comment on individual applications using the reference numbers on the agendas published below.

There is a full list of committee members further down on the page.

Please Note: These below meeting dates could be subject to change

Lesley McLean
Chair of the Development and Strategy Committee

Tel: 01865 453442
lesley.mclean@kidlington-pc.gov.uk

11 Jan 24

Agenda

Minutes

14 Mar 24

Agenda

Minutes

11 Apr 24

Agenda

Minutes

25 Jul 24

18:30

29 Aug 24

19:30

26 Sep 24

18:30

31 Oct 24

19:30

14 Nov 24

18:30

12 Dec 24

19:30

Committee Members

David Betts

Orchard Ward

62 The Moors, OX5 2AJ

01865 375613

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Alan Graham

Orchard Ward

01865 453442

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David Thurling

Dogwood Ward

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Linda Ward

St Mary's Ward

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William Easdown Babb

Roundham Ward

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David Robey

St Mary's Ward

101 High St

01865 847140

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Phil Wyse

Dogwood Ward

07918 279 570

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