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No. Item

100.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Minute 101 - application 18/03287/FUL

 

The Chair announced that Councillors Chapman and Clarkson would not be taking part in the debate as they were precluded from taking part in debate on the application because of their role as part of the shareholder group of the Oxford City Housing Limited company which could give rise to a public perception of bias should they take part in the decision.

101.

18/03287/FUL: Former Murco Service Station, Between Towns Road, Oxford, OX4 3LZ pdf icon PDF 661 KB

Site address: Former Murco Service Station, Between Towns Road, Oxford

 

Proposal: Demolition of existing structures, and the erection of a part 3, 4 and 5 storey apartment block comprising 35 residential flats (Use Class C3) and 3 x 3 storey townhouses (Use Class C3) with associated access, parking and landscape arrangements.

 

Applicant: Oxford City Housing Limited

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning Committee is recommended to:

1.    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

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application for planning permission for the demolition of existing structures and the erection of a part 3, 4 and 5 storey apartment block comprising 35 residential flats (Use Class C3) and 3 x 3 storey townhouses (Use Class C3) with associated access, parking and landscape arrangements at the Former Murco Service Station, Between Towns Road, Oxford.

 

The Planning Officer reported:

·         two corrections to the report: paragraph 10.3 should state 38 dwellings not 9; and in paragraph 11.6 the reference to a S106 agreement should be deleted;

·         a further representation from the Highways Authority confirming they raised no objections; and that consultation on a local controlled parking zone (CPZ)had recently ended; and recommending attaching an informative suggesting that if the CPZ were to be implemented residents in the development should be excluded from eligibility for residents’ parking permits.

·         the applicant had submitted minor changes to the design of the flats: to the bricks on the rear and facing stairwells and to obscure glaze the windows on the NE side.

 

The Planning Officer proposed and the Committee agreed to add

·         a further condition to secure provision of the public open space (referenced in paragraphs 2.3 and 6.4 of the report)

·         the recommended informative to the effect that should a CPZ be implemented the development will be excluded to ensure it remains car-free.

 

Cllr David Henwood (local ward Councillor), Cllr John Sanders (local County Councillor) and Mark Watson (local resident) spoke objecting to the application.

 

Alan Wylde (representing the applicant), Simon Lea (architect), and James Cogan (planning consultant) spoke in support of the application and answered questions from the committee.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered all the information put before it including the officer’s report and presentation; the speakers’ presentations; answers to questions put to the officers and the applicant; and officers’ professional advice.

 

On being proposed, seconded and put to the vote the Committee agreed to approve the application.

 

The East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

1.    approve application 18/03287/FUL for the reasons given in the report and subject to the 29 required planning conditions set out in section 12 of the report, a condition to secure provision of public open space, and an informative regarding exclusion from a future CPZ; and grant planning permission; and

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

102.

17/03101/FUL: Ashlar House, Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2DD pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Site Address: Ashlar House Adjacent 2 Glanville Road, Oxford,

OX4 2DD

           

Proposal: Erection of 4 x 2 bed flats, 2 x 1 bed flats, 2 x 4 bed dwellinghouse, 1 x 3 bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) and associated external works, and provision of amenity space, car parking and bin/cycle stores.

           

Reason at Committee:  The proposal was previously reported to the East Area Planning Committee on 7th March 2018 who resolved to grant permission subject to a S106 Agreement which secured the affordable housing provision.  Since that time, the applicants have confirmed that they are now not willing to enter into the S106 Agreement to secure a contribution towards off site affordable housing provision so the application needs to be reported back to Committee

 

Recommendation: East Area Planning Committee is recommended to:

 

1.    refuse the application for the reasons:

 

The proposal fails to make provision for financial contributions towards the delivery of off-site affordable housing in Oxford or to robustly justify on viability grounds why a lesser financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing provision would be appropriate. Consequently the proposal fails to meet the requirements of Policy HP4 of the Sites and Housing Plan 2011-2026, Policy CS24 of the Oxford Core Strategy 2026 and the principles set out in the Affordable Housing and Balance of Dwellings SPD.

 

2.    agree to delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services to finalise the reasons for refusal as set out in the report (and above) including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Acting Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary and issue the decision notice.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillors Chapman and Clarkson joined the meeting at the start of this item.

 

The Committee considered an application for planning permission for the erection of 4 x 2 bed flats, 2 x 1 bed flats, 2 x 4 bed dwellinghouse, 1 x 3 bed dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) and associated external works, and provision of amenity space, car parking and bin/cycle stores at Ashlar House Adjacent 2 Glanville Road, Oxford, OX4 2DD

 

The proposal was previously reported to the East Area Planning Committee on 7 March 2018. The Committee resolved to grant permission subject to a S106 agreement which secured a financial provision towards off-site affordable housing provision. Since that time, the applicants confirmed that they were now not willing to enter into the S106 agreement to secure a contribution towards off site affordable housing provision. The grant of planning permission being conditional on this agreement, the application was referred back to Committee for redetermination. The matter before the Committee was the S106 agreement, all other matters being unchanged since making the previous resolution.

 

Simon Sharp (the agent for the applicant) spoke in support of removing the requirement for the S106 agreement.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered all the information put before it including the officer’s report and presentation; the speakers’ presentations; answers to questions put to the officers; and officers’ professional advice.

 

The Committee noted that the applicant had not submitted a viability assessment. They noted that in the absence of a viability assessment and the absence of a change in the specific circumstances of Oxford’s housing need or a change in the Council’s policy the application should be refused in the absence of a S106 agreement secure a financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing provision.

 

After debate and on being proposed, seconded and put to the vote the Committee agreed to refuse the application for the reasons set out in the report.

 

 

The East Area Planning Committee resolved to:

 

1.    refuse application 17/03101/FUL for the following reason:

 

The proposal fails to make provision for financial contributions towards the delivery of off-site affordable housing in Oxford or to robustly justify on viability grounds why a lesser financial contribution towards off-site affordable housing provision would be appropriate. Consequently the proposal fails to meet the requirements of Policy HP4 of the Sites and Housing Plan 2011-2026, Policy CS24 of the Oxford Core Strategy 2026.and the principles set out in the Affordable Housing and Balance of Dwellings SPD.

 

2.    agree to delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services to finalise the reasons for refusal as set out in the report (and above) including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the Acting Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary and issue the decision notice.

 

103.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2019 as a true and accurate record.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held

on 6 March 2019 as a true and accurate record.

104.

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.

 

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

Committee level decision

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

Call in

18/02303/RES - Littlemore Park Armstrong Road Oxford OX4 4XG

Committee level decision

18/02442/FUL: 4 Lime Walk, OX3 7AE

Committee level decision

18/02587/FUL: Site Of Blocks C F G H J K L And M Clive Booth Hall, John Garne Way, Oxford OX3 0FN

Committee level decision

18/03330/OUT: Sports Field William Morris Close Oxford OX4 2SF

Committee level decision

18/03405/FUL: Holy Family Church , 1 Cuddesdon Way, Oxford, OX4 6JH

Committee level decision

19/00220/FUL: 1a Mortimer Drive, Old Marston, OX3 0RR

Called in

19/00233/FUL: 60 Mortimer Drive, Oxford, OX3 0RU

Called in

19/00305/OUT: 295-301 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HL

Committee level decision

19/00366/CT3: Green Spaces And Hardstanding, Furlong Close, Oxford

Council application

19/00508/CT3: 2-32 Green Road Oxford

Committee level decision

19/00219/FUL: 4 Woodlands Road, Oxford, OX3 7RU

Called in

19/00518/RES: Land At Barton, Northern By-pass Road, Oxford, OX3 9SD

Committee level decision

19/00211/CEU; 305 Marston Road, Oxford

Called in

19/00472/FUL: 55 Stanway Road, Risinghurst

Called in

18/03180/FUL: 108 Temple Road, Oxford, OX4 2HA

Committee level decision

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of applications.

 

105.

Dates of future meetings

Future meetings of the Committee are scheduled at 6.00pm on

 

2019

2019

2020

1 May

4 September

15 January

5 June

2 October

5 February

3 July

6 November

4 March

31 July

2 December

1 April

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the meeting dates.