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71.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Cook, as a Council appointed trustee for Oxford Preservation Trust; and as a member of the Oxford Civic Society, stated that he had taken no part in any discussions or decision making by those organisations that may have taken place regarding these applications.

72.

17/02923/FUL: Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 7TD pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Site Address: Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford

 

Proposal: Removal of temporary classrooms and erection of a new art school and extension to adjoining dining hall, landscaping and ancillary works.         

           

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and subject to no objection received from Sport England; and

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary and issue the planning permission.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the removal of temporary classrooms and erection of a new art school and extension to adjoining dining hall, landscaping and ancillary works at Headington School, Headington Road, Oxford.

           

The Planning Officer reported that Sport England had formally stated they had no objections. She proposed and the Committee agreed to add a further condition to ensure the proposed energy efficiency and renewable energy contribution was delivered. She noted that the roof was not a green roof as indicated in the report.

 

Richard Couzens, school bursar, spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the committee. He confirmed that the roof was structured to allow light into the studio spaces below.

 

The Committee resolved to:

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 18 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and an additional condition to secure energy efficiency and renewable energy provision.

 

2.    delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary and issue the planning permission.

73.

17/02813/FUL: Land adjacent to 2 Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3LA pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Site Address: Land adjacent 2 Rymers Lane

 

Proposal: Erection of a 37 bedroom supported living facility with ancillary uses and amenity space

 

 

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and grant planning permission subject to:

 

The satisfactory completion of a legal agreement under s.106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other enabling powers to secure the planning obligations set out in the recommended heads of terms which are set out in this report; and

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the erection of a 37 bedroom supported living facility with ancillary uses and amenity space on land adjacent to 2 Rymers Lane, Oxford, OX4 3LA.

 

The Planning Officer reported that no legal agreement was necessary; and that the Oxfordshire County Council Highways had now withdrawn their objections.  He confirmed the bed spaces were a replacement for the loss of city council funded spaces.

 

Dawn Brodie and Jim Smith and Ben Kiley, representing the applicant, spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the committee.

 

The Committee in discussion agreed to add an informative that ward councillors should be appropriately involved in the agreement of the Construction Travel Management Plan given the difficult and busy location of the site. They noted the applicant’s agreement to provide a noticeboard to display community events and notices to encourage residents in the development to become involved in the community.

 

The Committee is resolved to:

 

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 19 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and one informative as agreed above and grant planning; and

 

2.    delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

74.

17/03177/FUL: Ark T Centre, Crowell Road, Oxford pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Site Address: Ark T Centre, Crowell Road, Oxford,

 

Proposal: Demolition of existing sheds and erection of 2No. cabins.

 

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the demolition of existing sheds and erection of 2 cabins at Ark T Centre, Crowell Road, Oxford.

 

Councillor Gant, in his capacity as a trustee of the Ark T Centre, attended to answer questions of the committee if necessary.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the three required planning conditions and one informative set out in section 12 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

2.    delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

75.

17/03064/CT3: Land on the East Side of Field Avenue, Oxford pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Site Address: Land on the East Side of Field Avenue, Blackbird Leys, Oxford

 

Proposal: Creation of 13no car parking spaces and 11no cycle stands. Insertion of 15no bollards and alterations to landscaping.

 

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 10 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the creation of 13 car parking spaces and 11 cycle stands, insertion of 15 bollards, and alterations to landscaping at land on the East Side of Field Avenue, Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

 

The Planning Officer reported receipt of a further objection re-iterating previous objections in more detail since publication of the agenda. She reported that there had apparently been confusion created by the applicant sending a letter to residents after the close of the formal consultation period asking them to comment on the planning application; comments in letter or email form however were accepted up until the determination of the application. She confirmed the application had been correctly advertised.

She recommended and the Committee accepted a further condition requiring a landscaping scheme to be agreed.

 

A local resident spoke objecting to the application and raised concerns about the consultation carried out by the applicant in particular a letter sent at the end of the planning consultation period; the design and layout; the need for the scheme; and whether this was the most suitable location.

 

Members of the Committee raised concerns about:

·         The apparent lack of formal engagement with residents by the Great Estates team and of adherence to the spirit of the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement in this case;

·         The potential for confusion caused by the letter from the applicant after the close of the statutory consultation period;

·         Whether an analysis of parking needs had been undertaken and shown that this scheme was required;

 

They noted that there were no irregularities with the process followed in advertising or accepting comments on the planning application.

 

They agreed to defer consideration until the applicant had confirmed if they wished to proceed with this application or wished to redesign it to take account of residents’ comments and concerns and submit a revised proposal, and to ask that the applicant carry out further consultation with residents and provide an evaluation of the need for the spaces and of alternative sites nearby.

 

The Committee resolved to defer consideration of the application for the reasons given above and request that the application be brought back for determination once the applicant had completed further consultation and analysis and confirmed a final scheme.

 

76.

17/02971/CT3: 20 Girdlestone Road, Oxford, OX3 7LZ pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Site Address: 20 Girdlestone Road,  Oxford,  OX3 7LZ

 

Proposal: Erection of a single storey rear extension (Amended plans)

 

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 12 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the erection of a single storey rear extension (amended plans) at 20 Girdlestone Road, OX3 7LZ

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the five required planning conditions and two infomatives set out in section 12 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

2.    delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

77.

17/02930/CT3: Land at Briar Way, Oxford pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Site Address: Land at Briar Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford

 

Proposal: Provision of 17 parking spaces and 18 cycle spaces on existing green space area with landscaping. Alterations to landscaping.

 

Recommendation

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a) approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the required planning conditions set out in section 10 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

(b) delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for the provision of 17 parking spaces and 18 cycle spaces on existing green space area with landscaping and alterations to landscaping on land at 2-14 Briar Way, Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

 

The Committee resolved to:

 

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report and subject to the five required planning conditions set out in section 10 of this report and grant planning permission.

 

2.    delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

Finalise the recommended conditions as set out in this report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

78.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes from the meeting of 17 January 2018

 

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018are approved as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2018 as a true and accurate record.

79.

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.

 

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

Non-delegated application

17/01338/OUT: 23 And Land To The Rear Of 25 Spring Lane, Littlemore, OX4 6LE

Called in

17/01480/FUL: 4 Lime Walk, OX3 7AE

Called in

17/01519/FUL: 55 Collinwood Road OX3 8HN

Called in.

17/02068/VAR: 70 Glebelands, , OX3 7EN

Committee-level decision

17/02386/FUL: Stoke House, 7 Stoke Place, Oxford, OX3 9BX

Major development

17/02387/FUL: Ruskin Hall, Dunstan Road, OX3 9BZ

Committee application

17/02657/VAR: Royal Mail, 7000 Alec Issigonis Way, OX4 2JZ

Committee-level decision

17/02717/FUL: 2A Ramsay Road, OX3 8AX

Called in

17/03050/FUL: Land North Of Littlemore Healthcare Trust, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XN

Major development

17/03380/FUL: The Iffley Academy, Iffley Turn, OX4 4DU

Major development: listed building

17/03382/FUL: 8 Cranmer Road, OX4 2QD

Called in

17/03419/FUL: The Magdalen Centre, 1 Robert Robinson Avenue, OX4 4GA

Major development

17/03426/CT3: Bullingdon Community Centre, Peat Moors, OX3 7HG

Council application

18/00012/FUL: 3 David Nicholls Close, OX4 4QX

Councillor application

18/00095/FUL: 9 Union Street, OX4 1JP

Council employee

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

80.

Dates of future meetings

The dates of future meetings are:

 

7 March 2018

4 April 2018

23 May 2018

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates.