Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Old Library, Town Hall

Contact: Jennifer Thompson, Committee and Member Services Officer  email:  democraticservices@oxford.gov.uk tel: 01865 252275

Items
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117.

Election of Chair for the remainder of the municipal year

To elect a Chair for this meeting and for the remainder of the term of office.

Minutes:

Councillor Henwood as Vice-Chair started the meeting.

 

Councillor Taylor was proposed, seconded and elected as Chair of the Committee by a majority vote.

 

118.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

None.

 

119.

16/02997/OUT: Land Adjacent , 2 Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3LA pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Site Address: Land Adjacent 2 Rymers Lane

Proposal: Application for outline planning permission for the provision of development comprising a purpose built student accommodation facility of 39 study bedrooms with ancillary facilities for use during academic term time and vacation periods, including means of access and scale.

Officer recommendation: to grant outline planning permission, and delegate to officers the issuing of the notice of permission following the completion of a legal agreement in the terms outlined below and subject to conditions set out below:

1       Time limit for commencement.

2       Approved plans and documents.

3       Submission of Reserved Matters.

4       Samples.

5       Landscape hard surface design - tree roots.

6       Landscape underground services - tree roots.

7       Tree Protection Plan (TPP) 1.

8       Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) 1.

9       Student Accommodation - F/T students only.

10    Student Accommodation - No Cars.

11    Student Accommodation - Management Plan.

12    Student Accommodation - out of term use.

13    Student Travel and Information Pack.

14    Construction Traffic Management Plan.

15    Drainage Strategy.

16    Details of Cycle and Refuse Storage.

17    Noise Insulation.

18    Details of Sustainability Measures.

19    Biodiversity enhancements.

20    Contaminated Land Remediation Strategy.

21    Contaminated Land Validation Report.

22    Method statement for Piling of foundations.

Legal Agreement: Affordable Housing Contribution in accordance with Sites and Housing Plan Policy HP6 and the Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations SPD.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Clarkson arrived just before the start of this item and took part in the decision. Councillor Lloyd-Shogbesan arrived during the debate and took no part in the debate or decision.

 

The Committee considered an application for outline planning permission for the provision of development comprising a purpose built student accommodation facility of 39 study bedrooms with ancillary facilities for use during academic term time and vacation periods, including means of access and scale (with all other matters reserved) on land adjacent to 2 Rymers Lane.

 

Roger Smith, representing the agent, spoke in support of the application. In answer to questions he said he was of the view that the applicant would be willing to consult with officers and the ward councillors on the management plans relating to students.

 

The Committee resolved to grant outline planning permission for application 16/02997/OUT, and delegate to officers the issuing of the notice of permission following the completion of a legal agreement in the terms outlined below and subject to conditions set out below:

 

1.    Time limit for commencement.

2.    Approved plans and documents.

3.    Submission of Reserved Matters.

4.    Samples.

5.    Landscape hard surface design - tree roots.

6.    Landscape underground services - tree roots.

7.    Tree Protection Plan (TPP) 1.

8.    Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) 1.

9.    Student Accommodation - F/T students only.

10. Student Accommodation - No Cars.

11. Student Accommodation - Management Plan.

12. Student Accommodation - out of term use.

13. Student Travel and Information Pack.

14. Construction Traffic Management Plan.

15. Drainage Strategy.

16. Details of Cycle and Refuse Storage.

17. Noise Insulation.

18. Details of Sustainability Measures.

19. Biodiversity enhancements.

20. Contaminated Land Remediation Strategy.

21. Contaminated Land Validation Report.

22. Method statement for Piling of foundations.

Legal Agreement: Affordable Housing Contribution in accordance with Sites and Housing Plan Policy HP6 and the Affordable Housing and Planning Obligations SPD.

 

120.

17/00522/FUL: 24 Ambleside Drive, OX3 0AQ pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Site Address: 24 Ambleside Drive, OX3 0AQ

Proposal: Demolition of existing bungalow. Erection of three storey building to provide 4 x 1-bed flats and 2 x 2-bed flats (Use Class C3). Erection of 2 x 2-bed semi-detached dwellings (Use Class C3).  Provision of car parking and amenity space.

Officer recommendation: to refuse planning permission for the reasons set out in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the demolition of the existing bungalow; erection of three storey building to provide 4 x 1-bed flats and 2 x 2-bed flats (Use Class C3); erection of 2 x 2-bed semi-detached dwellings (Use Class C3); and provision of car parking and amenity space at 24 Ambleside Drive, OX3 0AQ.

 

The Committee resolved: to refuse planning permission for application 17/00522/FUL for the following reasons:

 

  1. The proposal, because of the amount of accommodation, number of units proposed, together with their form, site coverage and location to the rear of the site, as well as the design and location of the proposed parking area, amenity area and landscaping, represents a cramped form of development and poor quality design which would be uncharacteristic in its suburban residential context and would therefore harm the character and visual amenity of the wider area, contrary to policy CS18 of the Oxford Core Strategy, policies CP1, CP6, CP8, CP9 and CP10 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001 to 2016 and policies HP9 and HP13 of the Sites and Housing Plan.
  2. The proposal does not provide an appropriate housing mix for the location and includes the net loss of a family dwelling.  It therefore fails to ensure that a balanced mix of housing is provided for the City and is contrary to Policy CS23 of the Oxford Core Strategy and the Balance of Dwellings SPD.
  3. The application fails to provide any contribution to affordable housing and no evidence has been provided to indicate that on-site provision or a financial contribution towards affordable housing would make the scheme unviable. As a result, the development fails to neither provide an appropriate mix of housing nor contribute to the wider housing needs of the City, and is contrary to Policy HP4 of the Sites and Housing Plan (2013) and Policy CS24 of the Core Strategy (2011).
  4. The proposed arrangements for waste and cycle storage for the proposed units would be unacceptable as there is not sufficient space to meet all waste and cycle storage needs in safe, discreet and conveniently accessible way. As a result the provision of cycle parking for the dwellings is inadequate and the proposed development would be unacceptable in the context of Policy CP10 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001-2016 and Policy HP13 and HP15 of the Sites and Housing Plan (2013).
  5. The proposed parking area does not have sufficient space to enable vehicles to turn and manoeuvre within the site and cannot all be used concurrently. The proposed arrangement would therefore be detrimental to highway safety. The development is therefore contrary to Policy CP10 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001-2016 and Policy HP16 of the Sites and Housing Plan (2013).
  6. The application fails to provide any details of how sustainable design and construction methods would be incorporated nor an energy statement to show how energy efficiencies have been incorporated into the development have been provided. The proposal therefore does not comply with policy HP11 of the Sites and Housing Plan 2011-2026  ...  view the full minutes text for item 120.

121.

17/00557/FUL: 114 Leiden Road, OX3 8QU pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Site Address: 114 Leiden Road, OX3 8QU

Proposal: Change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4). Provision of bin and cycle stores.

Officer recommendation: to grant planning permission subject to the conditions below:

1       Development begun within time limit.

2       Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3       Bicycle and bin storage.

4       SuDs.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4) and provision of bin and cycle stores at 114 Leiden Road, OX3 8QU

 

Jim Driscoll, the architect, spoke in support of the application.

 

The Committee resolved to grant planning permission for application 17/00557/FUL subject to the conditions below:

1.            Development begun within time limit.

2.            Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3.            Bicycle and bin storage.

4.            SuDs.

 

122.

16/02017/FUL: 14 Holyoake Road, Oxford, OX3 8AE pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Site Address: 14 Holyoake Road, OX3 8AE

Proposal: Demolition of existing side extension. Erection of 2 x 4-bed semi-detached dwellinghouses (Use Class C3). Provision of new access with car parking for 2No. vehicles, private amenity space and bin and cycle store.

Officer recommendation: to grant planning permission subject to the conditions below:

1       Development begun within time limit.

2       Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3       Materials.

4       Obscure glazed side windows.

5       Boundary treatments.

6       Removal of PD rights.

7       Variation of local traffic order.

8       Cycle storage.

9       Vision splays.

10    Drainage details.

11    Refuse and Recycling Storage.

12    Landscaping.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the demolition of existing side extension; erection of 2 x 4-bed semi-detached dwellinghouses (Use Class C3); provision of new access with car parking for 2 vehicles, private amenity space and bin and cycle store at 14 Holyoake Road, OX3 8AE.

 

This had been deferred from the meeting of 8 February to allow for the submission of accurate plans which were now before the committee for consideration.

 

Jane Ferguson, local resident, spoke objecting to the application and the effect of this on her privacy and amenity.

 

The Committee asked questions of the officers to clarify matters such as design, impact on Linden court, access to the rear of the house and the lifetime homes standards on adaptability and accessibility. As a result the Committee agreed to add a further condition to require obscure glazing to the upper windows on the rear elevation to a minimum height of 1.7m measured from the floor level to prevent the overlooking of rooms in Linden Court, and a condition to require compliance with appropriate optional building regulations standards to ensure accessibility of the development.

 

The Committee resolved to grant planning permission subject to the conditions below:

1.    Development begun within time limit.

2.    Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3.    Materials.

4.    Obscure glazed side windows.

5.    Obscure glazed rear windows - – to be obscure glazed to a minimum height of 1.7m measured from the floor level.

6.    Boundary treatments.

7.    Removal of PD rights.

8.    Variation of local traffic order.

9.    Cycle storage.

10. Vision splays.

11. Drainage details.

12. Refuse and Recycling Storage.

13. Landscaping.

14. Houses to be constructed in accordance with the optional building regulations relating to accessibility.

 

123.

16/02624/FUL: 17 Kestrel Crescent pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Site Address: 17 Kestrel Crescent, OX4 6DY

Proposal: Erection of a two storey side extension to form 1 x 2-bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3). Provision of private amenity space, car parking and bin and cycle store. Erection of a two storey rear extension to existing dwellinghouse.

Officer recommendation: to grant planning permission subject to the suggested conditions, and to delegate the issuing of the permission to officers following the satisfactory completion of a legal agreement for the matters set out in the report.

1       Development begun within time limit.

2       Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3       Materials – matching.

4       Car Parking Provision.

5       Visibility Splays.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the erection of a two storey side extension to form 1 x 2-bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3); provision of private amenity space, car parking and bin and cycle store; and erection of a two storey rear extension to existing dwellinghouse at 17 Kestrel Crescent, OX4 6DY.

 

The Committee resolved to grant planning permission subject to the conditions below, and to delegate the issuing of the permission to officers following the satisfactory completion of a legal agreement for the matters set out in the report:

 

1.    Development begun within time limit.

2.    Develop in accordance with approved plans.

3.    Materials – matching.

4.    Car Parking Provision.

5.    Visibility Splays.

 

 

124.

S 247 TCPA - footpath diversion re Windrush Tower pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Site Address: Windrush Tower, Blackbird Leys.

Proposal: Proposed diversion of a public path under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Officer recommendation: that an order be made providing for the diversion of part of the public footpaths, as shown on the plan at appendix 2. If after making the order objections are received that cannot be resolved, it shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for a decision. In the event that no objections are received, the order shall be confirmed.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report setting out a proposed diversion of a public path under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Windrush Tower, Blackbird Leys required as a result of implemented planning permissions.

The Committee resolved that an order be made providing for the diversion of part of the public footpaths, as shown on the plan at appendix 2 of the report.

And noted that if after making the order objections are received that cannot be resolved, it shall be submitted to the Secretary of State for a decision. In the event that no objections are received, the order shall be confirmed

 

125.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minute from the meetings of 8 March 2017.

The April meeting did not take place.

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017 are approved as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2017 as a true and accurate record.

 

126.

Forthcoming applications

Items currently expected to be for consideration by the committee at future meetings are listed for information. This is not a definitive list and applications may be added or removed at any point. These are not for discussion at this meeting.

 

16/03006/FUL: Templars Square, Between Towns Road, Oxford

Major application

16/02998/FUL: 7 And 9 Leys Place, Oxford, OX4 3DE

Non-delegated application

15/03342/FUL: 16 Clive Road

Called in

16/03034/FUL 44 Town Furze

Called in

17/00390/FUL: 22 Merewood Avenue, Oxford, OX3 8EF

Non-delegated decision

17/00586/FUL: 3 David Nicholls Close, Oxford, OX4 4QX

Councillor application

16/01049/FUL: 474 Cowley Road, OX4 2DP

Major application

17/00617/CT3: Oxford City Council Depot, Marsh Road, OX4 2HH

Council application

16/01894/FUL and 16/01895/LBD: Grove House, 44 Iffley Turn, Oxford, OX4 4DU

Called in

17/00218/FUL: 9 Sandfield Road, Headington, OX3 7RG

Call in

17/00690 FUL: 26 Horspath Road Oxford OX4 2QS

 

17/00692/FUL: 28 Horspath Road Oxford OX4 2QS

 

17/00740/FUL: 4 Marshall Road Oxford OX4 2NR

 

16/02549/FUL: Land Adjacent 4 Wychwood Lane, OX3 8HG

Non-delegated application

17/00584/FUL: Cotuit Hall Old House, Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0DA

 

17/00770/FUL: Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice, Old Road, Headington, OX3 7LE

Major application

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of applications.

 

127.

Dates of future meetings

The Committee will meet at 6.00pm on the following dates:

31 May 2017 (for Templars Square development) – with briefing on 24 May

5 June 2017 (note change of date)

5 July 2017

2 August 2017

6 September 2017

4 October 2017

8 November 2017

6 December 2017

17 January 2018

7 February 2018

7 March 2018

4 April 2018

23 May 2018

Minutes:

The Committee noted the meeting dates including changes.