Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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61.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

18/02255/FUL:Councillor Tanner stated that although he was a signatory to the call in he was approaching the application with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

18/02255/FUL and18/02899/CT3: Councillor Cook stated that as a Council appointed trustee for Oxford Preservation Trust and a member of Oxford Civic Society he had taken no part in those organisations’ discussions or decision making regarding any of the applications before the Committee and that he was approaching the applications with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

18/02255/FUL and18/02899/CT3: Councillor Upton as a Council appointed trustee for Oxford Preservation Trust stated that she had taken no part in that organisation’s discussions or decision making regarding any of the applications before the Committee and that she was approaching the applications with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

62.

18/02255/FUL: 13 East Street, Oxford, OX2 0AU pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Site address:                   13 East Street, Oxford, OX2 0AU

 

Proposal:                        Erection of a single storey rear extension and erection of outbuilding (amended plans) (amended description)    

 

Reason at Committee:     The application was called in by Councillors Fry, Rowley, Tanner and Pressel because of concerns about the possible overbearing impact of the development on the neighbours and possible overdevelopment of a small house.

 

Recommendation:

The West 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, subject to:

a.         the satisfactory completion of a legal agreement under section106 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 the report.

2.     agree to delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services to:

a.         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; and

b.         Finalise the recommended legal agreement under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other enabling powers as set out in the report, including refining, adding to, amending and/or deleting the obligations detailed in the heads of terms set out in the report (including to dovetail with and where appropriate, reinforce the final conditions and informatives to be attached to the planning permission) as the Acting Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary; and

c.         Complete the section 106 legal agreement referred to above and issue the planning permission.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (18/02255/FUL) for planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear extension and erection of outbuilding (amended plans) (amended description).         

 

The application was before the Committee as it had been called in by Councillors Fry, Rowley, Tanner and Pressel because of concerns about the possible overbearing impact of the development on the neighbours and possible overdevelopment of a small house.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and summarised the planning history for the site. He referred the Committee to the written objections raised by Mr Andrews, a neighbour, regarding the design of the development and the impact on the amenity of the neighbours, the conservation area and flooding.  He commented on each of these issues and referred the Committee to the relevant sections of the officer’s report.

 

Mr Andrews, neighbour, spoke against the application. 

 

Mr Mellor, agent, spoke in favour of the application.

 

The Committee discussion focussed on, but was not limited to, issues relating to the height of the boundary walls, the application of the 45/25o access to light test, whether the proposed development would give rise to an unacceptably overbearing impact on neighbours and flood risk.

 

The Committee noted that the planning officers considered the application plans to be an accurate representation of the site and existing extension. It was for the objector to report any concerns about the height of the walls of the existing extension to Planning Enforcement.

 

The Planning Officers explained that the 45/25o test outlined in HP14 was a guideline for assessing access to sun/daylight and should be considered in conjunction with other material factors.  They referred the Committee to the arguments presented at paragraph 10.13 of the report: The application did not meet the 45/25o access to light test due to the proposed development impinging on the daylight received by the, rear facing ground floor window of 14 East Street. However, as the room is served by other unobstructed windows and 14 East Street is situated south of 13 East Street, it is considered that there would not be a materially harmful impact on daylight and sunlight conditions for that property.

 

The Planning Officers reiterated the arguments detailed at paragraph 10.11 of the report that the cumulative impact of reducing the length of the extension, including a low, flat roof in addition to pulling the proposed smaller outbuilding entirely off of the boundary meant that the proposal would not cause an unacceptable impact in terms of overbearing.

 

Planning Officers acknowledged that the Committee had concerns about the cumulative impact of successive developments on the flood plain but explained that only the specific flood impact of the current application could be considered.  This would result in a total additional floor area of 5m2 against the approved or built out applications which equated to approximately 2.9m3 of additional displaced water.A full flood assessment had been submitted as part of the application.  Due to the specific topography of the site and the wider location  ...  view the full minutes text for item 62.

63.

18/02899/CT3: 6 White House Road, Oxford, OX1 4NA pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Site address:                   6 White House Road, Oxford, OX1 4NA

 

Proposal:                         Erection of a single storey rear extension and extension of existing front store with the insertion of 1no. window to front.         

 

Reason at Committee:     The application is before the Committee because the applicant is Oxford City Council.

 

Recommendation:

The West 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

 

2.     Agree to delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services to:

a.     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.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (18/02899/CT3) for planning permission for the erection of a single storey rear extension and extension of the existing front store with the insertion of 1 window to front.         

 

The application was before the Committee because the applicant was Oxford City Council.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report.

 

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

 

On being put to the vote the Committee agreed with the officer recommendation.

 

The West Area Planning Committee resolved 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:

a.   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.

64.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Recommendation

To approve as a true and accurate record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018.

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2018 as a true and accurate record.

65.

Forthcoming applications

Items for consideration by the committee at future meetings are listed for information. They are not for discussion at this meeting.

 

17/02537/CND2: St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY

 

18/02065/OUTFUL: Oxford North (Northern Gateway) Land Adjacent To A44, A40, A34 And Wolvercote Roundabout, Northern By-Pass Road, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8JR

Major application

18/02480/FUL: SS Mary And John CE Primary School, Hertford Street, Oxford, OX4 3AJ

 

18/02644/FUL: Site Of Millway Close, Oxford, OX2 8BJ

Call in

18/02645/FUL: 5 Chadlington Road Oxford OX2 6SY

Call in

18/02742/FUL: 12 Fyfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6QE

 

18/02774/OUT: Land Forming The Site Of Former Cold Arbour Filling Station, 281 Abingdon Road,  OX1 4US

 

18/02809/POM: Millbank, Mill Street, Oxford

Committee level application

18/02974/VAR: Greyfriars Court, Paradise Square, Oxford, OX1 1BE

 

18/02989/FUL: 269 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 2AJ

Call in

18/03024/FUL: 37 Duke Street, Oxford, OX2 0HX

Call in

18/03071/FUL: 116 Hurst Street, Oxford, OX4 1HG

Call in

18/03113/FUL: 122 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7BP

Call in

18/03146/FUL: 36 Duke Street, Oxford, OX2 0HX

Call in

18/03201/FUL: 8 Arthur Street, Oxford, OX2 0AS

Call in

18/03322/FUL: 16 Northmoor Road, Oxford, OX2 6UP

Call in

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

66.

Dates of future meetings

The Committee is scheduled to meet at 6.00pm on the following dates:

 

2019

2020

15 January

9 July

21 January

20 February

6 August

11 February

12 March

10 September

10 March

9 April

8 October

7 April

8 May – new date

12 November

 

11 June

10 December

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.