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37.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillor Cook stated that as a Council appointed trustee for the Oxford Preservation Trust and as a member of the Oxford Civic Society, he had taken no part in those organisations’ discussions or decision making regarding the application before the Committee and that 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.

 

Councillor Upton stated that as a Council appointed trustee for the Oxford Preservation Trust and as a member of the Oxford Civic Society, she had taken no part in those organisations’ discussions or decision making regarding the application before the Committee and that she 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.

 

Councillor Clarkson stated that she had been an undergraduate at St John’s College, the applicant in this case, had had no contact with the college about this application, approached it with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

 

Councillor Donnelly stated for transparency that although he did not have a disclosable pecuniary interest, he was currently studying at St John’s College but had had no discussion with college about this application,  approached it with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

 

Councillor Simmons stated that he was aware that the Oxford North & West Green Party had made a representation about the application but confirmed, for the avoidance of doubt, that although he was a member of Oxford East Green Party he was not a member of Oxford North & West Green Party and had taken no part in submitting the representation. 

 

 

38.

18/02065/OUTFUL: Oxford North (Northern Gateway) Land Adjacent To A44, A40, A34 And Wolvercote Roundabout, Northern By-Pass Road, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8JR pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Site address:                   Oxford North (Northern Gateway) Land Adjacent to A44, A40, A34 And Wolvercote Roundabout, Northern By-Pass Road, Wolvercote, Oxford,              OX2 8JR

 

Proposal:                        Hybrid planning application comprising:

(i)      Outline application (with all matters reserved save for "access"), for the erection of up to 87,300 m2 (GIA) of employment space (Use Class B1), up to 550 m2 (GIA) of community space (Use Class D1), up to 2,500 m2 (GIA) of Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 floorspace, up to a 180 bedroom hotel (Use Class C1) and up to 480 residential units (Use Class C3), installation of an energy sharing loop, main vehicle access points from A40 and A44, link road between A40 and A44 through the site, pedestrian and cycle access points and routes, car and cycle parking, open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure works. Works to the A40 and A44 in the vicinity of the site.

(ii)     Full application for part of Phase 1A comprising 15,850 m2 (GIA) of employment space (Use Class B1), installation of an energy sharing loop, access junctions from the A40 and A44 (temporary junction design on A44), construction of a link road between the A40 and A44, open space, landscaping, temporary car parking (for limited period), installation of cycle parking (some temporary for limited period), foul and surface water drainage, pedestrian and cycle links (some temporary for limited period) along with associated infrastructure works. Works to the A40 and A44 in the vicinity of the site. (Amended plans and additional information received)                  

 

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 appendix 3 of the report and grant planning permission, subject to:

·         the receipt of a formal response from Highways England raising no objection to the application;

·         the satisfactory completion of a legal agreement under Section 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;

·         the agreement of appropriate arrangements with Oxfordshire County Council and the applicant about the use of Community Infrastructure Levy payments; and

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

·         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;

·         finalise the recommended legal agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and other enabling powers as set out in this report, including refining, adding to, amending and/or deleting the obligations detailed in the Heads of Terms set out in this 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;

·         complete the Section 106 legal agreement referred to above; and

·         issue the planning  ...  view the full agenda text for item 38.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a Hybrid planning application  (18/02065/OUTFUL) comprising:

(i)     Outline application (with all matters reserved save for "access"), for the erection of up to 87,300 m2 (GIA) of employment space (Use Class B1), up to 550 m2 (GIA) of community space (Use Class D1), up to 2,500 m2 (GIA) of Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 floorspace, up to a 180 bedroom hotel (Use Class C1) and up to 480 residential units (Use Class C3), installation of an energy sharing loop, main vehicle access points from A40 and A44, link road between A40 and A44 through the site, pedestrian and cycle access points and routes, car and cycle parking, open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure works. Works to the A40 and A44 in the vicinity of the site.

(ii)    Full application for part of Phase 1A comprising 15,850 m2 (GIA) of employment space (Use Class B1), installation of an energy sharing loop, access junctions from the A40 and A44 (temporary junction design on A44), construction of a link road between the A40 and A44, open space, landscaping, temporary car parking (for limited period), installation of cycle parking (some temporary for limited period), foul and surface water drainage, pedestrian and cycle links (some temporary for limited period) along with associated infrastructure works. Works to the A40 and A44 in the vicinity of the site. (Amended plans and additional information received).

 

Councillor Gotch observed that the summary he had requested prior to the Committee meeting for one of the affordable housing options of the application had only been made available within the previous 24 hours. This was an important application and he considered that more time was needed to understand this summary  fully. He therefore proposed that the matter be deferred. Officers noted that sufficient information was contained in the substantive report to enable the Committee to make an informed decision. The proposal was seconded.  On being put to a vote the proposal to defer was lost (5:3).

 

The Planning Officer introduced the report. This was a hybrid application and its approval would give permission for the detailed part of the application to proceed.  The rest of the site was just in outline with access details; detailed proposals for those sections of the site would come forward as reserved matters applications in due course.

 

She provided two verbal updates

 

1.    Page 62, paragraph 10.47 – the offer of 30% affordable  overall was based on a tenure split of 60:40 not 70:30

 

2.    Page 86, paragraph 10.179 – the two measurements (92.85 and 91.75) refer to heights above sea level. The Red Hall is actually proposed to be 24.35m in height from ground level and the Workspace buildings 23.5m.

 

It had yet to be decided whether certain requirements in the report  would be best secured by condition or legal agreement. The Committee was therefore being requested to delegate the ability to take that decision to officers. 

 

Highways England had now submitted its final comment on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.

39.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2019 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September as a true and accurate record.

40.

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.

 

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

Called in

19/00608/FUL: Jurys Inn, Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8AL

Committee level decision

18/03133/FUL: Linton Lodge Hotel, 11-13 Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UJ

Committee level decision

19/00481/FUL: 367 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 4DP

 

19/01205/FUL: 327 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NX

Committee level decision

19/01005/FUL: 61 Godstow Road, Oxford, OX2 8PE

Called in

19/01456/FUL: The Eagle And Child, St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LU

Called in

19/01704/VAR: Unit 1 Toys R Us And Car Park, 219 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0HA

Committee level decision

19/01696/FUL: Unit 1 Toys R Us And Car Park, 219 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0HA

Committee level decision

18/03370/FUL: Simon House, 1 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX1 1LD

Committee level decision

18/03369/FUL: Site Of Gibbs Crescent, Oxford, OX2 0NX

Committee level decision

19/01389/CT3: The Roundabout, The Plain, Oxford

Council application

19/01662/FUL: 75 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0EZ

Called in

19/01821/FUL: 159-161 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UT

Major development - Committee level decision

18/02989/FUL: 269 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 2AJ (Bartlemas Nursery)

Committee level decision

19/02032/FUL: Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building, Long Ford Close, Oxford, OX1 4NJ

Committee level application

19/02141/FUL: 42 Park Town, Oxford, OX2 6SJ

Called in

19/02142/LBC: 42 Park Town, Oxford, OX2 6SJ

Called in

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

41.

Dates of future meetings

Future meetings of the Committee are scheduled at 6.00pm on:

2019

8 October

12 November

10 December

2020

21 January

11 February

10 March

7 April

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.