Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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5.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors Altaf Khan and Roz Smith stated that although they were signatories to the call-in of this application they were 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.

6.

Election of Vice-Chair

To elect a Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year.

Minutes:

Councillor Munkonge was elected as Vice-Chair of the committee for the remainder of the municipal year.

7.

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 267 KB

Site address: Oxford North (Northern Gateway) Land Adjacent to A44, A40, A34 and Wolvercote Roundabout, Northern By-Pass Road.

 

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)

 

Reason at Committee: Major application. Called in to the Planning Review Committee by Cllrs Wade, Goddard, Gotch, Henwood, Harris, Gant, Landell Mills, Haines, Simmons, Wolff, Roz Smith, Garden and Altaf-Khan.

 

 

Recommendation:

 

The Planning Review 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 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 appendices 4 and 10 of the 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 Head of Planning Services to:

·         finalise the recommended conditions as set out in appendix 3 of the report including such refinements, amendments, additions and/or deletions as the 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 the report, including refining, adding to, amending and/or deleting the obligations detailed in the Heads of Terms set out in in appendices 4 and 10 of the report (including to dovetail with and, where appropriate, reinforce the final conditions and informatives to be attached to the planning  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a hybrid planning application for the site at Oxford North (Northern Gateway) Land Adjacent to A44, A40, A34 and Wolvercote Roundabout, Northern By-Pass Road 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)

 

 

The Planning Officer introduced the report. She reminded the Committee that the application had been debated at the West Area Planning Committee meetings on 24 September and on 27 November 2019.

 

The application was unusual in that it was a hybrid application. Approval would be in full for the detailed element and for the principle of development and access to the outline part of the site. If approved, detailed proposals for parts of the site would come forward as reserved matters applications in the usual way. Northern Gateway was allocated as a strategic employment-led site in the Core Strategy. The Northern Gateway Area Action Plan (AAP) was subsequently developed and adopted by the Council in 2015. The AAP sets out the vision and policies for the area to support this strategic site coming forward.

 

In her presentation of the application the Planning Officer reported updates following publication of the agenda:

·         Receipt of a joint comment from the Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum and the Wolvercote Commoners explaining their opposition to the current planning application (circulated to councillors and the planning case officer by the Forum’s Chair);

·         The draft minutes of the 27 November 2019 West Area Planning Committee were included in Appendix 12. The final minutes are published on the website;

·         She reminded the committee that Appendix 7 (the report to West Area Planning Committee on 24 September) included minor factual corrections which did not impact the recommendations.

·         She noted that the application included three of the viewpoints in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2019 are approved as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting of 28 November 2019 as a true and correct record.

9.

Date of Future Meetings

The Committee noted that future meetings are scheduled at 6.00pm on

 

2020

30 January

26 February

12 March

9 April

 

Meetings will be cancelled if not required, or may be rearranged.