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No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To consider apologies and reasons for absence.


Committee Members who are unable to attend the meeting should notify the Deputy Town Clerk ( prior to the meeting, stating the reason for absence.


Standing Order 309a)(v) permits the appointment of substitute Councillors to a Committee whose role is  ...  view the full agenda text for item P550


Apologies for their absence were received from Cllrs R Smith, J Aitman, O Collins and A McMahon.


Cllr D Butterfield attended for Cllr R Smith.



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.


Cllr A Prosser notified of non-pecuniary or prejudicial interests in planning items WTC/190, 191 and 196. The latter being erection of 110 dwellings off Hailey Road Witney. Cllr Prosser had campaigned against housing here but was able to consider this application on its planning merits.



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.


The Committee adjourned for this item.


Mr W Wareing of Witney Flood Mitigation Group addressed the Committee concerning flooding in Witney, added as an urgent agenda item with the express permission of the Chair.


The Committee reconvened following this item.




Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 9 KB

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

Additional documents:


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




That the comments, as per the attached schedule, be forwarded to West Oxfordshire District Council.



Lake & Country Park Update pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To consider the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer.


The Committee received and considered the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer concerning vegetation surveys and a potential Forest School at Witney Lake and Country Park.


Members noted the results of the vegetation survey and agreed that further surveys and discussions should take place with experts to inform Land  ...  view the full minutes text for item P554


Flooding in Witney


This item was added at the request of the Chair to allow public participation from the Witney Flood Mitigation Group.


Members advised the queries raised by the group would be passed to officers who had begun work on a Land Management Strategy for the Lake and Country Park and an  ...  view the full minutes text for item P555