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88.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Councillors Cook and Upton stated that as Council appointed trustees for the Oxford Preservation Trust and as members of the Oxford Civic Society, neither had taken part in those organisations’ discussions or decision making regarding any of the applications before the Committee and that they were 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.

 

19/00316/FUL

Councillor Upton stated that although she had been a signatory to the call in of this application she would be approaching the application with an open mind, would listen to all of the arguments and weigh up all of the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

Councillor Harris said that the owners of the neighbouring property at 6 Warnborough Road were known to him. He was not aware if they had objected to the proposal but he had had no contact with them in relation to this application and so, for the avoidance of doubt, he declared he would be approaching the application with an open mind.

 

 

89.

19/00316/FUL: 5 Warnborough Road, pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Site address:                      5 Warnborough Road, Oxford, OX2 6HZ

 

Proposal:                             Demolition of garage and erection of a two storey side extension  and single storey rear extension at basement level. (amended plans) (amended description)               

 

Reason at Committee: The application was called in by Councillors Fry, Munkonge, Upton and Pressel because of concerns about the possible harm to the Conservation Area.

Recommendation:

 

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.

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.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (19/00316/FUL) for the demolition of a garage and erection of a two storey side extension  and single storey rear extension at basement level (amended plans) (amended description).

 

The application had been called in by Councillors Fry, Munkonge, Upton and Pressel because of concerns about the possible harm to the Conservation Area.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report, drawing particular attention to the reduction of the proposal from a three to a two storey extension and speaking to the previously distributed presentation, some slides of which had been improved for purposes of clarity. He provided the following updates to the report as published.

 

Paragraph 10.7 of the officer report referred to the PPG. The report should  have stated that “as provided for by the Conservation Areas (Application of Section 74 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990) Direction 2015”.

 

Paragraph 10.10 of the officer report referred to paragraph 196 of the NPPF. This was only relevant where it is considered that the proposals would give rise to less than substantial harm to the Conservation Area. Officers had made the assessment, as required by the NPPF, and concluded that there would be no harm caused by the proposals. In reaching this view, officers had placed great weight on the importance of the significance of the Conservation Area as a designated heritage asset as required by Paragraph 193 of the NPPF.

 

The application was recommended for approval subject to conditions as set out in Section 12 of the officer report.

 

Mr Neil Warner and Mr Dominic-Brooke Read (Agent and Architect for the applicant) spoke in favour of the application and answered questions, mentioning, among other things, that the extension when viewed from the street would not have the appearance of a two storey addition because of differences in ground level.

 

The Committee was reminded that the extension would be of red brick as the rest of the house. The officers’ view was that the proposed extension would preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. The proposal maintained a visible gap between it and the neighbouring property.  The slope of the roof of the extension was noted to echo that of house. The Committee considered that the proposal was a sympathetic development, similar to others in Warnborough Road and the result of good liaison between officers and applicant. The view was expressed that the proposal  was an example of good design in a conservation area.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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.

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

·         finalise the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 89.

90.

16/02689/CND11: Unither House, 15 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1, 1LD (was Cooper Callas) pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Site address:                       Unither House, 15 Paradise Street                      

 

Proposal:                             Details submitted in compliance with condition 24 (Public Art) of planning permission 16/02689/FUL                       

 

Reason at Committee:        Application 16/02689/FUL was approved on 9th May 2017 subject to conditions. It was agreed that approval of the details required by condition 24 (public art) should be brought back to Committee and not delegated to the Head of Planning to approve.     

Recommendation:

West Area Planning Committeeis recommended to:

Approve the submitted public art in compliance with Condition 24 of planning permission 16/02689/FUL and agree a revised installation timescale of within 6 months following occupation of the hotel for the reasons given in the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered details submitted in compliance with condition 24 (Public Art) (16/02689/CND11) of planning permission 16/02689/FUL.

 

Application 16/02689/FUL had been approved on 9th May 2017 subject to conditions. It was agreed that approval of the details required by condition 24 (public art) should be brought back to Committee and not delegated to the Acting Head of Planning to approve.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report, reminding the Committee of why this element of the previous proposal had been referred back for decision.  He provided the following update to the report as published. Paragraph 6.5 of the officer report included  two references to section 16 of the 1990 Act which should have referred to section 66 of that Act.

 

It was recommended to approve the details of Condition 24 of the planning permission and agree a revised installation timescale of within six months following occupation of the hotel.

 

The Committee noted the importance of the artwork being easy to clean in the event that it was subject to graffiti. The proposed material for the artwork was anodised aluminium which was understood to resist paint etc and so be easy to clean if necessary. The location of the artwork being in a public area and the  likely presence of CCTV) was likely to act as a disincentive to anyone tempted to apply graffiti.

 

On being put to the vote, the Committee agreed with the officer’s recommendation to approve the application.

 

           

West Area Planning Committee resolved to:

Approve the submitted public art in compliance with Condition 24 of planning permission 16/02689/FUL and agree a revised installation timescale of within 6 months following occupation of the hotel for the reasons given in the report.

 

 

91.

19/00867/FUL: Riverside Court, Long Ford Close, Oxford, OX1 4NG pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Site address:                      Riverside Court , Long Ford Close, Oxford, OX1 4NG  

                                              

Proposal:                              Replacement of communal entrance doors and insertion of 1no. communal door.                           

 

Reason at Committee: The application is made by Oxford City Council and must therefore be decided by a planning committee.

 

Recommendation:

 

West Area Planning Committeeis recommended to:

1.    approve the application for the reasons given in the report subject to no additional public comments being received that raise objections relating to matters that have not already been considered and subject to planning conditions set out in section 12 of this 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 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 (19/00867/FUL) for the replacement of communal entrance doors and insertion of 1no. communal door.     

 

The application had been made by Oxford City Council and had, therefore, to be decided by a planning committee.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and clarified that authority was  being sought for  the Acting Head of Planning to consider any new material planning considerations that may be received during the consultation period that didn’t expire until 9 May 2019 and to decide whether the application needed to be referred back to committee. He provided the following updates to the published report. 

 

The wording of the recommendation in Paragraph 1.1.1. should be clarified to read as follows “Approve the application for reasons given in the report subject to no additional public comments being received through the consultation period which expires on 9th May 2019 that raise objections relating to matters that have not already been considered and subject to planning conditions set out in Section 12 of this report.”

 

Paragraph 1.1.2 should include 2 additional bullet points. One before and one after the existing bullet point:

 

·         consider and deal with any new material planning considerations that may be raised through public consultation including deciding whether it is necessary to refer the application back to committee prior to issuing the permission

 

·         and issue the planning permission

 

The proposals were subject to consultation and no representations had been received at the time of the Committee.  The consultation period expired at the end of the following day and  the report’s recommendations would allow the Acting Head of Planning Services to consider and deal with any new material considerations that were received following the meeting including deciding whether to refer the application back to committee.

 

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

 

West Area Planning Committee resolved to:

1.    Approve the application for reasons given in the report subject to no additional public comments being received through the consultation period which expires on 9th May 2019 that raise objections relating to matters that have not already been considered and subject to planning conditions set out in Section 12 of this report; and

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

·         consider and deal with any new material planning considerations that may be raised through public consultation including deciding whether it is necessary to refer the application back to committee prior to issuing the permission

·         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.

·         and issue the planning permission

 

 

 

92.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 April 2019 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 09 April as a true and accurate record.

 

93.

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, OX2 8BJ

Called in

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

Committee decision

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

Committee decision

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

Committee decision

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

Called in

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

Called in

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

Committee decision

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

Committee decision

18/02982/FUL: Old Power Station, 17 Russell Street, Oxford, OX2 0AR

 

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

Major development

19/00867/FUL: Riverside Court, Long Ford Close, Oxford, OX1 4NG

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

94.

Dates of future meetings

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

2019

11 June

19 June - New        

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.