Decision details

Decision details

19/00410/FUL: Falcon Rowing And Canoe Club, Meadow Lane, Oxford, OX4 4BJ

Decision Maker: West Area Planning Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Demolition of existing boat house and ancillary boat storage. Erection of a two storey clubhouse and boat storage.


The Committee considered an application (19/00410/FUL) for planning permission for the demolition of an existing boat house and ancillary boat storage and the erection of a two storey clubhouse and boat storage at Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club, Meadow Lane.


The Planning Officer presented the report and made two points of clarification and correction:

·       Paragraph 5.4: the building was an irregular shape and so the calculation of the GIA took this into account.

·       Paragraph 9.11: the existing building footprint including storage is 714m2 and the proposed building footprint is 735m2. 


Joelle Darby, agent for the Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club, spoke in favour of the application.


The Committee acknowledged the sensitivities of the site and welcomed the development as a sympathetic and positive contribution.  The Committee discussed the operational arrangements for the Car Parking Management Scheme and sought reassurance about the reasonableness of Condition 19 which would rely on reaching an agreement with the City Council, as owner of the car park. The Legal Adviser suggested that this concern could be addressed by rewording Condition 19 in a negative form.


In reaching its decision, the Committee considered all the information put before it.


After debate and on being proposed, seconded and put to the vote, the Committee agreed with the officer’s recommendation to approve the application subject to the planning officers rewording of Condition 19.


The West Area Planning Committee resolved to:

1.     approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 21 required planning conditions set out in section 11 of the report and the revision of Condition 19 in a negative form and the 2 informatives set out in section 12 of the report and grant planning permission; and

2.     delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services to finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Acting Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary.

Publication date: 12/06/2019

Date of decision: 11/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/06/2019 - West Area Planning Committee

Effective from: 15/06/2019

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