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82.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

18/03322/FUL:Councillor Landell Mills 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.

19/00249/FUL:Councillor Hollingsworth 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.

Councillor Cook stated that he was a Council appointed trustee for Oxford Preservation Trust and a member of Oxford Civic Society.  However, 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.

Councillor Upton stated that she was a Council appointed trustee for Oxford Preservation Trust.  However, she had taken no part in those organisations’ 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.

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18/03322/FUL - 16 Northmoor Road, Oxford, OX2 6UP pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Site address:                   16 Northmoor Road, Oxford, OX2 6UP  

 

Proposal:                         Sub-division of existing building to create 4 x 2-bed and 2 x-1 bed flats (Use Class C3). Demolition of existing rear extension and erection of a three storey extension to north elevation with external staircase and bin and cycle store (amended plans).

 

Reason at Committee:     The application was called in by Councillors Harris, Roz Smith, Landell-Mills, Wade and Goddard due to concerns about overbuilding and damage to the character of the Conservation Area.

                                      

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 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 (18/03322/FUL) for planning permission for the sub-division of the existing building to create 4 x 2-bed and 2 x-1 bed flats (Use Class C3); the demolition of the existing rear extension and erection of a three storey extension to north elevation with external staircase and bin and cycle store (amended plans).

 

This application had been called in by Councillors Harris, Roz Smith, Landell-Mills, Wade and Goddard due to concerns about overbuilding and damage to the character of the Conservation Area.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and referred the Committeeto a dormer window proposed to be located on the rear elevation of the existing building as it was not referred to explicitly within the assessment in paragraphs 10.17 and 10.28 of the report. The Planning Officer explained that the dormer was considered to form a visually appropriate relationship with the property, would be in keeping with the design of the existing dormers on the building, and would not give rise to unacceptable levels of overlooking or loss of privacy.

 

James Wyman, local resident, spoke against the application. 

 

Mark Utting, agent, spoke in favour of the application.

 

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

 

The Committee acknowledged that this was a sensitive site within the conservation area but on balance agreed with the Planning Officer’s judgement that the application would lead to less than substantial harm due to the position of the extension to the rear of the site and the relationship with the existing Church extension. The Committee concluded that the less than substantial harm was outweighed by the benefits of the proposal, in particular the removal of the garage to the front and the staircase to the side, the provision of an additional dwelling and improved quality of space for future occupiers of the site. 

 

After debate and on being proposed, seconded and put to the vote, the Committee agreed with the officer’s recommendation to approve the application.

 

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:

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.

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19/00249/FUL: 16 East St, Oxford, OX2 0AU pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Site address:                   16 East St, Oxford, OX2 0AU

 

Proposal:                        Demolition of existing workshop (Use Class B1) to erect a two storey yoga workshop (Use Class D2). Provision of cycle spaces. (Amended description)

 

Reason at Committee:     The application has been called-in by Councillors Pressel, Fry, Tanner and Hollingsworth on the ground that there is a massive concern locally about the possible change of use to D2 in the middle of a residential area and the design of the proposed building.

 

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 this report and grant planning permission; and

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

a.   consider and deal with any new material planning considerations that may be raised through public consultation, which expires on the 11th April 2019 including deciding whether it is necessary to refer the application back to the committee prior to issuing the permission;

b.   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

c.   issue the planning permission.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (19/00249/FUL) for planning permission for the demolition of the existing workshop (Use Class B1) to erect a two storey yoga workshop (Use Class D2) and provision of cycle spaces (amended description).

 

The application had been called-in by Councillors Pressel, Fry, Tanner and Hollingsworth on the ground that there is a massive concern locally about the possible change of use to D2 in the middle of a residential area and the design of the proposed building.

 

The Council’s Planning Lawyer addressed the Committee on the points raised in the Counsel’s Opinion which had been circulated by Mr Orr a local resident, to the Planning Officer and members the Committee prior to the meeting.

 

The Planning Lawyer informed the Committee that the arguments in the opinion were not, in her view, persuasive and she did not consider that they could form the basis of a successful legal challenge to any decision to grant permission based on the content of the Planning Officer’s report.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and reported that:

  • an additional 8comments had been submitted in relation to the application (7 objections and 1 supporter) since the publication of the agenda but all of the material planning considerations raised were addressed in the Planning Officer’s report;
  • paragraph 10.5 of the report should refer to policy CS28 not CS18;
  • the wrong certificate of ownership had been submitted with the application; a  revised certificate had been now been submitted but this would require a 21 day consultation period. To address this it was proposed that the first bullet point at paragraph 1.1.2 of the report should be revised as follows (additional text in italics):

“Consider and deal with any new material planning considerations that may be raised through public consultation, which expires on the 11th April 2019 and consider and deal with any representations that may be made as a result of the notice which has now been served on the ownerwhich expires on the 29th April 2019, including deciding whether it is necessary to refer the application back to the committee prior to issuing the permission”.

 

Vernon Orr and Bianca Elgar spoke against the application. 

 

In discussion the Committee noted the following points:

·       that the Article 4 Direction did not apply to the application site as it was not a residential dwelling

·       that the proposed restriction to D2 use only as a yoga studio (proposed Condition 10) would prevent the use of any permitted development rights to change the use of the site

·       the concerns raised by local residents about potential increase in footfall and/or traffic were not limited to the proposed change of use to D2; the existing B1 designation could also result, without the need for any further planning permission, in a use of the site within that Use Class which could involve increased footfall and/or traffic

·       advice from the Conservation Officer that the heritage significance of the application site related primarily to its use as a light industrial  ...  view the full minutes text for item 84.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2019 as a true and accurate record.

86.

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.

 

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

Major development

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

Called in

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

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

18/03325/FUL: Old Toll House, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB

Called in

18/03326/LBC: Old Toll House, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4LB

 

19/00140/LBC: Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford

Committee level decision

18/03254/OUT: 263 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SJ

 

19/00301/FUL: The Lion Brewery, St Thomas Street, Oxford

Called in

19/00410/FUL: Falcon Rowing And Canoe Club, Meadow Lane, Oxford, OX4 4BJ

Committee level decision

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

Committee level decision

19/00316/FUL: 5 Warnborough Road, Oxford, OX2 6HZ

 

19/00436/FUL: Convent of the Incarnation, Fairacres Road, Oxford, OX4 1TB

Major development involving listed building

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

87.

Dates of future meetings

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

2019

8 May          

11 June       

9 July

6 August      

10 September

8 October

12 November

10 December

2020

21 January

11 February

10 March

7 April

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.