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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 Committee Clerk to the meeting, stating the reason for absence.


Standing Order 30(d)(v) permits the appointment of substitute Councillors to a Committee whose role is to replace ordinary  ...  view the full agenda text for item P8


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Temple & A Bailey.



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.


At this point there were no declarations of interest from Members or officers.


Councillors Smith, Aitman and Collins later declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest in Planning Application 23/03169/LBC as they knew the applicant.




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.



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 from West Oxfordshire District Council.


Due to the personal, non-prejudicial interest declarations from three members the Committee was not Quorate for the hearing of application 23/03169/LBC therefore a “no comment” response was submitted.




That, the comments, as per the  ...  view the full minutes text for item P11


Marks & Spencer - Minor Alteration to Premises Licence


The Committee noted the Application for Minor Variation from Marks and Spencer, Unit 5 Marriotts Walk under the Licencing Act 2003.


Given the short statutory timescale for Witney Town Council to respond, by prior agreement of West Oxfordshire District Council, documents were circulated electronically to members of this Committee and  ...  view the full minutes text for item P12


Botley West Solar Farm - Phase Two Community Consultation pdf icon PDF 502 KB

Members are asked to further consider the proposal by Photovolt Development Partners (PVDP) to create a solar farm in West of Oxfordshire called Botley West Solar Farm and submit an additional response, if appropriate.


A second public consultation is being held until 8 February 2024. PDVP’s consultation leaflet is attached  ...  view the full agenda text for item P13


Members recommenced their discussions which had started at the meeting of the Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Advisory Committee of 19 December 2023, having agreed at that meeting to defer the submission of a response to the Phase Two Community Consultation.


A Member expressed strong views against the scheme, while the remainder  ...  view the full minutes text for item P13