Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Main Hall, The Corn Exchange, Witney. View directions

Contact: Democratic & Legal Services Officer 

Note: Environmental/Climate meeting 

Items
No. Item

P426

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 (democracy@witney-tc.gov.uk ) 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 P426

Minutes:

Apologies of absence were received from Cllrs O Collins and A McMahon.

P427

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.

Minutes:

There were no interests declared, at this juncture, by members at the meeting.

P428

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.

Minutes:

The Committee adjourned for this item.

 

Mrs E Green and Mrs C Mckinley of U3A addressed the Committee on each of their respective treen planting requests, covered under agenda item 12.

 

Mr P Wilkinson of the Rotary Club of Witney addressed the Committee on a prospective Forest School at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item P428

P429

Tree Planting Requests pdf icon PDF 342 KB

To receive and consider the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer concerning a tree planting request at Witney Lake & Country Park and by U3A.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chair this item was moved up the agenda.

 

The Committee received and considered the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer concerning tree planting requests from U3A and a resident.

 

Members were sympathetic to both requests but agreed the Lake & Country Park was not suitable  ...  view the full minutes text for item P429

P430

Forest School

To consider an offer from the Rotary Club of Witney to contribute towards and help establish a Forest School at Witney Lake & Country Park.

Minutes:

With the permission of the Chair this item was moved up the agenda.

 

Members considered an offer from the Rotary Club of Witney to help establish a Forest School at the Lake & Country Park.

 

The Committee agreed this was a good idea in principle, but further detailed information was required  ...  view the full minutes text for item P430

P431

Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 14 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Resolved:

 

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

Council.

P432

Oxfordshire County Council Planning Applications MW.0081/21 and MW.0083/21 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive and consider two Oxfordshire County Council planning applications by Ubico Ltd; MW.0081/21 and MW.0083/21 at Units F&G, Supergas Industrial Estate, Minster Lovell, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 0SY.

 

MW.0081/21 Section 73 Application

Section 73 application to continue development (change of use of parking/ industrial area to a recycling/ distribution  ...  view the full agenda text for item P432

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered two planning applications received from Oxfordshire County Council.

 

Resolved:

 

That the comments, as below, be forwarded to Oxfordshire County Council;

 

Witney Town Council have no objections to these applications and support all efforts to continue excellent recycling in West Oxfordshire.

 

P433

Application for Variation of Premises Licence - W/21/00532/PRMV pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To receive and consider a Variation of Premises Licence for Pizza Express, 6 Market Square, Witney.

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered an application for a premises licence variation at Pizza Express, 6 Market Square, Witney.

 

Resolved:

 

That, no objection be raised to the application for a premises licence variation at Pizza Express, 6 Market Square, Witney.

P434

Licensing Application W/21/00563/PRMA - Little Maham's Ltd, 9 Market Square, Witney pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To receive and consider a premises licence application – W/21/00563/PRMA – Little Maham’s Ltd, 9 Market Square, Witney

Additional documents:

Minutes:

At this juncture Cllr A Prosser declared a non-prejudicial interest in the application due to a family member being an employee of the applicant.

 

The Committee received and considered an application for a premises licence at Little Maham’s Ltd, 9 Market Square, Witney.

 

Resolved:

 

That, no objection be raised  ...  view the full minutes text for item P434

P435

Licensing Application W/21/00487/PRMA - Newzlink, 24 Corn Street, Witney pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To receive and consider a premises licence application – W21/00487/PRMA – Newzlink, 24 Corn Street, Witney.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered an application for a premises licence at Newzlink, 24 Corn Street, Witney.

 

Resolved:

 

That, no objection be raised to the application for a premises licence at Newzlink, 24 Corn Street, Witney.

P436

Application for a Minor Variation to a Premises Licence - W/21/00609/PRMMV Unit 2-4 Eagle Industrial Estate pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To receive and consider a minor variation of Premises Licence at Unit 2-4 Eagle Industrial Estate, Witney

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered an application for a minor variation of premises licence at Unit 2-4 Eagle Industrial Estate, Witney.

 

The committee discussed the implications of an extension to the opening times to allow extra drinking up time. Members were concerned that by extending the closing time, the potential  ...  view the full minutes text for item P436

P437

Committee Work Plan

To discuss the Committee priorities following adoption of the Open Spaces Strategy at the Full Council meeting held on 28th June (To follow)

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Town Clerk outlining the priorities for Climate, Biodiversity & Planning Committee from the recently approved Open Spaces Strategy.

 

The Deputy Town Clerk advised that the later report on wildflower planting should be considered separately to priority PO4, this would be a wider issue considered  ...  view the full minutes text for item P437

P438

Thermal Imaging Camera pdf icon PDF 366 KB

To consider the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer

Minutes:

The committee received and considered the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer concerning the purchase and use of a thermal imaging camera.

 

Members were supportive of the camera, having already agreed its purchase at a previous meeting. There was discussion on how best hire of the equipment could be  ...  view the full minutes text for item P438

P439

Suspension of Standing Order no 48(a)

Minutes:

Resolved:           

 

That, Standing Order 48 (a) be suspended to allow the meeting to continue as it had now passed two hours in length.

P440

Great Big Green Week - 18-26 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider the Council’s participation in the Great Big Green Week that runs from 18-26 September 2021

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered the report of the Communications & Community Engagement Officer concerning the Great Big Green Week 2021.

 

Members were supportive of the proposed events for the week 18 – 26 September which were in budget and the capacity of officers. The week would help promote and encourage  ...  view the full minutes text for item P440

P441

Wildflower Planting at Recreation Grounds pdf icon PDF 364 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee received and considered the report of the Maintenance & Environmental Services Officer concerning wildflower planting at the Town Council’s recreation areas.

 

This item had been referred from the Council’s Parks & Recreation Committee and members were supportive of further wildflower planting. There was some concern on the biodiverse benefits of  ...  view the full minutes text for item P441