Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Democratic & Legal Services Officer 

Note: Environment/Climate Meeting 

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Apologies for Absence

To consider apologies and reasons for absence.


Committee Members who are unable to attend the meeting should notify the Democratic & Legal Services Officer ( prior to the meeting, stating the reason for absence.


Standing Order 309a)(v) permits the appointment of substitute Councillors to a Committee whose role  ...  view the full agenda text for item P641


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors O Collins and A McMahon.


Councillor T Ashby attended for Councillor McMahon.



Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in any of the items under consideration at this meeting in accordance with the Town Council’s code of conduct.


There were no declarations of interest from members or officers.



Public Participation

The meeting will adjourn for this item.


Members of the public may speak for a maximum of five minutes each during the period of public participation, in line with Standing Order 42.  Matters raised shall relate to the following items on the agenda.


There was no public participation.


The Chair, with the agreement of the Committee, took agenda Item No. 6 - 20mph Speed Restrictions before Agenda Item No. 4


20mph Speed Restrictions

At the meeting of the Policy, Governance & Finance Committee on 22 November it was resolved that the Town Council supported a town-wide 20mph speed restriction scheme with certain exemptions. The extent of the scheme and exemptions being delegated to the Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee.


The Committee welcomed Tim Shickle, Group Manager Traffic & Safety from Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) who provided an outline of the 20mph Zones scheme being implemented in the county.


It was noted that the matter had been considered by the Policy, Governance & Finance Committee who had agreed that a town-wide pilot  ...  view the full minutes text for item P644

Councillor Aitman left the meeting at this juncture


Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 14 KB

To receive and consider a schedule of Planning Applications from West Oxfordshire District Council.

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The Committee received and considered a schedule of planning applications received from West Oxfordshire District Council.


At the request of the Chair the Committee considered Application No. 20/02654/OUT – Land South-East of Oxford Hill first.


Members were pleased to see requests, made in the previous application included on the amended  ...  view the full minutes text for item P645


Notification of Planning Appeal, 12 Early Road pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To receive a notification of Planning Appeal APP/D3125/D/21/3283707. Original application number 21/01662/HHD. Site address 12 Early Road, Witney. The appeal will be proceeding under the Householder Appeals Service, there is no opportunity for Witney Town Council to submit comments.


The Committee received notification of a Planning Appeal APP/D3125/D/21/3283707 in respect of 12 Early Road, Witney.




That the notification of the Planning Appeal be noted.



Active Travel Update pdf icon PDF 588 KB

To consider the report of the Deputy Town Clerk.

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The report of the Deputy Town Clerk updating on a number of schemes and progress against the Town council Active Travel Infrastructure Plan 2020 was received.


Members welcomed the update and confirmation was given that the provision of new cycle racks and pumps was being progressed.


The Committee noted that  ...  view the full minutes text for item P647


Future Meetings of the Committee


The Democratic & Legal services Officer reminded the Committee that the next meeting was scheduled for 4 January 2022.


With the express permission of the Chair to add this as an urgent item, Members were requested to consider if they wished that meeting to be held in person or virtually and  ...  view the full minutes text for item P648