Minutes 151018



Steering Group Review Meeting No 07

19.00 hrs, Monday 15th October 2018

Council Chamber, Community Pavilion


Present: CPC Planning Committee, Lynn Lloyd, Brian Fagan, Roy Page, Keerpa and Ricardo from SODC, Liz Folley, Jo Wills


Keerpa and Ricardo spoke to the committee regarding the recently updated Ministerial Statement.

The Ministerial statement announces that a 3 year land supply must be identified. SODC have announced they have more than a 5 year land supply.

For the Chinnor Neighbourhood Plan review this means that the emergency to get allocated sites identified is over – but it is still recommended that the review continue and allocated sites be added to the plan.


A number of questions were asked regarding the review:

  • It was agreed that the traffic light colour system could be removed and only the wording remain if the committee agree this is the best route.
  • It was suggested that possible reserve sites could be included in the review, if the committee wish.
  • The recently completed traffic survey could be included if the committee wish for it to be – but it is not a specific requirement.


A number of questions were asked following the Plan being used in recent appeal situations:

  • The need to be more specific about the infill policy is not required.
  • The Plan held fast during the recent appeal which everyone was very pleased about.
  • Sadly 1 appeal was lost for 7 dwellings and this was over the infill and boundary issues – the Secretary of State is unable to help question the decision but SODC do suggest always asking the MP for assistance in these matters.


The CNHP Committee to arrange a committee meeting date soon and progress the plan review forward.


Sign ______________________________________ Date ______________


13.11.2018 17:02

Keith Webley

BTW you say "SODC have announced they have more than a 5 year land supply." However, didn't the appellants claim that SODC didn't even have a 3 year supply? The appeal decision might clarify

13.11.2018 16:58

Keith Webley

4 of 4

Reasons could include inadequate infrastructure, doctors and pharmacy already under severe strain, local roads unable to take additional traffic, a pathetic lack of public transport, etc

13.11.2018 16:57

Keith Webley

3 of 4

Might it not be better to simply state that no additional sites have been identified for developemnt and give reasons why?

13.11.2018 16:57

Keith Webley

2 of 4

Would this not give a developer an excuse to make a planning application for that site. After all, it would have been identified as suitable for development!

13.11.2018 16:57

Keith Webley

Sorry, stupid limitation of 200 characters means this is 1 of 4

I am very concerned regarding the suggestion that "... that possible reserve sites could be included in the review ...".