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24.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Henwood declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in relation to item 11 (18/00012/FUL) as he was the owner of 3 David Nicholls Close and the Applicant for the planning application. He said he would leave the room whilst that item was being considered.

25.

18/00872/FUL: Helena Kennedy Centre, Headington Hill, Oxford, OX3 0BT pdf icon PDF 503 KB

Site Address: Helena Kennedy Centre, Headington Hill

 

Proposal: Demolition of existing Helena Kennedy building, and erection of replacement academic building for the Faculty of Technology, Design, and Environment

           

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 11 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the demolition of the existing Helena Kennedy building, and erection of replacement academic building for the Faculty of Technology, Design, and Environment for Oxford Brookes University at Helena Kennedy Centre, Headington Hill.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.
  • Corrections to the report:
    • para 1.1a delete words ‘subject to’
    • para 9.35 insert the word “not” in the last sentence before the words “be significantly harmed ….”
    • para 10.11 should reference section 11
    • para 10.12 should be deleted entirely

 

Helen Wilkinson, representing Oxford Preservation Trust, summarised OPT’s general support for and specific concerns about the application.

 

Sue Holmes, Chris Pattison, and James Roach (representing the applicant and advisers) spoke in support of the application.

 

After questions to the officer and speakers, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

·         approve application 18/00872/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 20 required planning conditions set out in section 11 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

26.

18/01329/FUL: Land South Of Oxford Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX4 2DQ pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Site Address: Land South of Oxford Road, Horspath, Oxford

 

Proposal: Construction of two-storey building for training purposes and associated external works such as creation of access road, car park and means of enclosure.

           

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the 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)  agree to delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to:

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 a partially retrospective application for planning permission for the construction of a two-storey building for training purposes and associated external works such as creation of access road, car park and means of enclosure at Land South of Oxford Road, Horspath, Oxford.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.
  • Corrections to the report:
    • delete references to S106 agreement in paragraph 1.1(a) and  all of paragraph 11.2 as there was no such agreement.
    • In paragraphs 14.1 and 15.1 change ‘refuse’ to ‘approve’.

 

The Planning Officer recommended and the Committee agreed an additional condition to extend the footpath to the training building to avoid the need for pedestrians to use the access road.

 

After questions to the officer, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report with the additional condition.

           

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/01329/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 8 required planning conditions (7 set out in section 12 of the report and an additional condition to require extension of the footpath to the building) and grant planning permission; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the conditions as set out in the report and added above including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

27.

18/01385/VAR: Land South Of Oxford Road Horspath Oxford OX4 2DQ pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Site Address: Land South of Oxford Road, Horspath, Oxford

 

Proposal: Variation of condition 2 (Develop in accordance with approved plans) of planning permission 16/03078/FUL (The change of use of land for purposes within Class D2 'Assembly & Leisure' of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) including the development of: a new vehicular access; an internal road and vehicle parking area; grass and floodlit artificial sports pitches;  a pavilion building including changing facilities; cycle tracks; drainage infrastructure including surface water storage; means of enclosure; & the creation of wildlife habitat) to allow changes to the pavilion design including an alternative ground floor layout.

           

Reason at Committee: The proposals are a variation to a scheme which constituted major development.

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the variation of condition 2 (Develop in accordance with approved plans) of planning permission 16/03078/FUL to allow changes to the pavilion design including an alternative ground floor layout at Land South of Oxford Road, Horspath, Oxford.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.
  • Corrections to the report:
    • delete all references to S106 agreement as there was no such agreement.
    • in paragraph 15.1 change ‘refuse’ to ‘approve’.

 

After questions to the officer, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/01385/VAR for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 14 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

28.

18/01390/FUL: 104 Fern Hill Road OX4 2JP pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Site Address: 104 Fern Hill Road, Oxford, OX4 2JP

 

Proposal: Erection of single storey rear extension. Formation of raised patio and steps with guard rail to rear.

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the erection of single storey rear extension and formation of raised patio and steps with guard rail to rear at 104 Fern Hill Road, Oxford, OX4 2JP.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.

 

On being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/01390/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 3 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

29.

18/01239/FUL: 19 Ferry Road, Marston, OX3 0ET pdf icon PDF 189 KB

Site Address: 19 Ferry Road, Oxford, OX3 0ET

 

Proposal: Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of 2x 4 bed dwellings (Use Class C3). Provision of amenity space, bin and cycle storage.

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission.

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the demolition of the existing dwelling and erection of 2x 4 bed dwellings (Use Class C3); and provision of amenity space, bin and cycle storage at 19 Ferry Road, Oxford, OX3 0ET.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.
  • Corrections to the report:
  • In paragraphs 14.1 changing ‘refuse’ to ‘approve’.
  • The last sentence of para 6.1 referred to ‘car free development’: this was incorrect as it was recommended that each house be eligible for one residents’ parking permit.

 

Paul Dale-Harris (the applicant) and Darren Aspinall (the architect) spoke in support of the application.

 

The Committee noted that concerns about weather damage to the brickwork in the small gap between houses would be addressed through building regulations and building control; and that the houses would not be excluded from applying for visitor parking permits. Clarification was sought on how the development would be constructed prior to committee. The applicant informed the LPA that the dwellings would be built on land entirely within their ownership and would not be physically attached to neighbouring dwellings.

 

After questions to the officer and speakers, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/01239/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 11 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

30.

18/01403/FUL: 63 Waynflete Road, Oxford, OX3 8BJ pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Site Address: 63 Waynflete Road, Oxford, OX3 8BJ

 

Proposal: Erection of a single storey rear extension (retrospective).

           

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission.

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 retrospective planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear extension at 63 Waynflete Road, Oxford, OX3 8BJ.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.

 

The Planning Officer recommended and the Committee agreed a condition imposing the standard 3 year time limit for the start of the development: noting that as a retrospective permission compliance with the condition was immediate.

 

After questions to the officer, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report with the addition of the condition.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/01403/FUL for the reasons given in the report with the addition of a standard  condition to impose a time limit on commencement and grant planning permission; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the condition including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

31.

18/1180/FUL 12 Bleache Place, Oxford, OX4 2JD pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Site Address: 12 Bleache Place, Oxford, OX4 2JD

 

Proposal: Erection of a 1 x 3-bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3). Erection of a garage, provision of bin and cycle storage.

           

           

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the erection of a 1 x 3-bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3); erection of a garage; and provision of bin and cycle storage at 12 Bleache Place, Oxford, OX4 2JD

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.

 

Graham Hopes (the architect) spoke in support of the application.

 

After questions to the officer, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report.

           

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/1180/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 16 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

32.

18/00757/FUL: 3 Green Ridges Oxford, OX3 8LY pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Site Address: 3 Green Ridges, Oxford, OX3 8LY

 

Proposal: Erection of two storey extension to front; increase in ridge height and insertion of rooflights to east and west elevations.

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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 planning permission for the erection of a two storey extension to front; increase in ridge height; and insertion of rooflights to east and west elevations at 3 Green Ridges, Oxford, OX3 8LY.

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there were no additional implications to consider and the recommendations were unchanged from the published reports.
  • Corrections to the report:

para 10.5: in the last sentence replace No 1 with No3.

para 10.7: replace ‘onto 3 Green Ridges’ with ‘onto 5 Green Ridges’.

 

Antoni Bajowski, local resident, spoke against the application.

 

Luke Skiffington and Eleanor Skiffington (the applicants) spoke in support of the application.

 

After questions to the officer and speakers, on being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the recommendation in the report, noting that obscure glazing had to meet an acceptable standard to fulfil the condition requiring this.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)  approve application 18/00757/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 5 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report and grant planning permission; and

 

(b)  delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the conditions as set out in the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services considers reasonably necessary.

 

33.

18/00012/FUL: 3 David Nicholls Close, Oxford, OX4 4QX pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Site Address: 3 David Nicholls Close, Oxford, OX4 4QX

 

Proposal: Change of use from current annexe (Use Class C3) to 2 bed independent dwelling house. Introduction of amenity space. Relocation of kitchen from ground to first floor.

           

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning 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 the report and grant planning permission; and

 

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

 

finalise the recommended conditions as set out in the 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:

Councillor Henwood, having declared that this application affected his disclosable pecuniary interest, left the room for the duration of this item and took no part in the debate or decision.

 

The Committee considered an application for planning permission for the change of use from current annexe (Use Class C3) to a 2-bed independent dwelling house; introduction of amenity space; relocation of kitchen from ground to first floor at 3 David Nicholls Close, Oxford, OX4 4QX

 

The Planning officer reported updates:

  • The key changes as a result of the new NPPF published on 23 July were set out in a tabled paper: there the recommendation was unchanged from the published report.
  • In the report the recommended condition 8 was not enforceable and should be deleted.

 

Sue Stewart, representing Littlemore Parish Council, spoke against the application.

 

The Committee on asking questions and in debate concluded that

 

·         the internal accommodation was poor quality principally because of the inadequacy of natural light to upstairs rooms and hence contrary to policy.

·         having regard to the amount of living accommodation and the scale of the proposed independent dwelling the amenity space was deficient: the layout was contrived, encroached upon by the amenity space of no3, and inadequate for use by a separate 2-bed dwelling;

·         the amenity space was out of character with the generally larger suburban rear gardens of the surrounding area;

 

Notwithstanding the officer’s recommendation of approval, on being put to the vote the Committee decided to refuse planning permission. The planning officer proposed and the planning committee agreed reasons as set out below.

 

East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

(a)       refuse application18/00012/FUL for the following reasons:

 

1.         The change of use of the annex into a separate self-contained dwelling would be unacceptable as a result of the poor quality of internal living accommodation provided. Specifically the deficiency of natural light would make the development unacceptable and the development is therefore contrary to Policies CP1 and CP10 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001-2016 and Policy HP12 of the Sites and Housing Plan (2013).

 

2.         The deficiency of outdoor amenity space for a two bedroom dwelling would be unacceptable have had regard to the amount of living accommodation in the dwelling and the scale of this building. The outdoor amenity space provided would also be contrary to the established suburban pattern of residential development in this area which is characterised by plots with larger gardens. The development is therefore contrary to Policies CP1, and CP10 of the Oxford Local Plan 2001-2016 and Policies HP9, HP10 and HP13 of the Sites and Housing Plan (2013)

 

(b)       and delegate authority to the Head of Planning, Sustainable Development and Regulatory Services to finalise the wording of the refusal reasons in accordance with policies in the adopted Local Plan (after consultation with the Chair) and issue the decision notice.

34.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2018 are approved as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2018 as a true and accurate record.

35.

Forthcoming applications

Items currently expected to be considered 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.

 

18/00877: car wash and cafe in Peterley Road

Called in

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

Called in

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

Called in

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

Committee decision

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

Committee decision

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

Major development

17/03064/CT3: Land On The East Side Of Field Avenue, Oxford

Council application

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

Major development: listed building

17/03425/FUL: Land to the Rear of 2 and 4 Fern Hill Road, OX4 2JN

Called in

18/00217/CT3: Site of (cons), 1 - 36 Brome Place, Oxford

Council application

18/00433/FUL: Beechwood House, The Beeches, Oxford, OX3 9JZ

Called in

18/00571/FUL: 11 Horseman Close, Oxford, OX3 0NR

Called in

18/00591/VAR: 255A Marston Road, Oxford, OX3 0EN

Committee decision

18/00686/OUT: 1 Gurl Close

Called in

18/00688/FUL: 20 Osler Road, Oxford, OX3 9BJ

Called in

18/00713/VAR: Littlemore Priory

Called in

18/00770/VAR: British Telecom , James Wolfe Road, Oxford, OX4 2PY

Committee decision

18/00837/FUL: 28 Sandfield Road, Oxford, OX3 7RJ

 

18/00870/FUL: 1 Pullens Lane, Oxford, OX3 0BX

Committee decision

18/01081/FUL: 75 Bartholomew Road, Oxford, OX4 3QN

Committee decision

18/01091/FUL: The Stadium Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Called in

18/01153/FUL: 9 Binswood Avenue

 

18/01173/FUL: St Nicholas Primary School, The Harlow Centre, Raymund Road, Oxford, OX3 0PG

Committee Decision

18/01468/VAR: 138-142 Tm Rana Court, Hollow Way, OX4 2NL

 

18/01477/VAR - John Radcliffe Hospital, Sandfield Road OX3 9DU

Committee decision

18/01555/FUL - 5 Colwell Drive Oxford OX3 8XD

Called in

18/01654/FUL - Littlemore Mental Health Centre OX4 4XN

Committee level decision

18/01789/FUL - Street Record, Amory Close (creation of 18 residents parking spaces)

Committee decision

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of applications.

36.

Dates of future meetings

Future meetings are at 6.00pm on

 

1 Aug 2018

16 Jan 2019

5 Sep 2018

6 Feb 2019

3 Oct 2018

6 Mar 2019

7 Nov 2018

3 Apr 2019

5 Dec 2018

22 May 2019

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates.