Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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29.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

However, for reasons of transparency the Committee noted that the applicant, Councillor Ajaz Rehman, was known to them as an elected member of the city council and a fellow member of the committee but that this, in itself, did not constitute an interest that would affect the ability of the members of the committee to determine the application.

30.

21/01989/FUL: 75 Langley Close, Oxford, OX3 7DB pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Site address:                    75 Langley Close, Oxford, OX3 7DB    

Proposal:                          Change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a house in multiple occupation (Use Class C4). Provision of bin and bike stores.         

Reason at Committee:      The applicant (Mr A Rehman) is an elected Councillor for the Lye Valley Ward.

Recommendation:

The Oxford City 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 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 Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/01989/FUL) for planning permission for a change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a house in multiple occupation (Use Class C4) and the provision of bin and bike stores.

The application was before the Committee as the applicant, Mr A Rehman, is an elected councillor for the Lye Valley Ward.

The Planning Officer presented the report and informed the Committee that since the publication of the agenda one further objection had been received from a member of the public. The number of representations listed at paragraph 9.5 of the report should be changed from 10 to 11. Planning Officers had considered the issues detailed in the additional objection and were satisfied that no new matters had been raised and that all of the issues were addressed in the officer report.

The Committee discussion covered the following points:

·       Cycle storage – reservations were expressed about the level of security and the practicality and convenience of the proposed design for the storage of 4 or more bikes.  The Committee agreed that Condition 4 should be revised to require the submission and approval in writing of detailed plans for the cycle store prior to occupation.

·       Doubts that the provision of facilities (e.g. toilets and bins) were sufficient given the potential number of occupants.   The Committee was advised that the proposed plans complied with the City Council’s HMO Landlord guidance and were reminded that ultimately these were matters that would be addressed by the HMO Licensing team when inspecting the property prior to issuing any licence.

·       Concerns were raised over the possibility of visitors to the HMO being allowed parking permits. Officers advised the Committee that Condition 3 excluded the site from eligibility for both resident and visitor parking permits.

·       The calculation used to determine whether the proportion of buildings used as a HMO within 100 metres of street length either side of the application site was queried. Officers advised that the calculation followed the methodology set out within the Local Plan under Policy H6 and Appendix 3.7.

  • Although there was already a garage and hard standing at the site, these did not meet minimum space dimensions for a parking space and consequently the site was considered to be “car free”. Officers, in response to a suggestion that the existing sub-standard parking provision should be prevented from being used, were advised that it may not be considered reasonable to impose conditions to secure this in these circumstances.   

 

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 with an amendment to Condition 4 as detailed above.

The Oxford City 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 with an amendment to Condition 4 (to require the submission and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2021 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2021 as a true and accurate record.

32.

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.

 

19/02601/FUL: Frewin Quad, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH

 

20/00549/LBC: Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX

 

20/00934/FUL: Land To The Rear Of The George Inn, 5 Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4PU

 

20/01276/FUL: Land At Jericho Canal Side And Community Centre, 33A Canal Street, Oxford, OX2 6BX

 

20/01277/LBC: Land At Jericho Canal Side And Community Centre, 33A Canal Street, Oxford, OX2 6BX

 

20/01535/FUL: McDonalds, 298 London Road, Headington OX3 8DJ

Called in

20/02450/FUL: Meadow Larkins, Larkins Lane, Oxford, OX3 9DW

 

20/02455/LBC: Meadow Larkins, Larkins Lane, Oxford, OX3 9DW

 

21/00110/FUL: The Clarendon Centre, Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3JD

 

21/00300/FUL: 17, 17A, 17B And 19 Between Towns Road, Oxford, OX4 3LX

 

21/00335/FUL: Aldi, Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0HA

 

21/00672/FUL: 4 Bladon Close, Oxford, OX2 8AD

Called in

21/00676/VAR: Site Adjacent Randolph Court, Churchill Drive, Oxford, OX3 7NR

 

21/01185/FUL: Site Of Blocks C F G H J K L And M, Clive Booth Hall, John Garne Way, Oxford, OX3 0FN

 

21/01261/FUL: St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY

 

21/01217/FUL: Land To The West Of Mill Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0QA

 

21/01347/FUL: University Of Oxford Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FY

 

21/01388/FUL: 1 Court Place Gardens, Oxford, OX4 4EW

 

21/01405/FUL: 1 & 3 Jack Straw's Lane and 302 304 & 312 Marston Road, Oxford

 

21/01449/FUL: Land South West Of St Frideswide Farm, Banbury Road, Oxford

 

21/01743/VAR: Rhodes House, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3RG

 

21/01695/FUL: Thornhill Park, London Road, Headington,Oxford, OX3 9RX

 

21/01176/FUL: Former Dominion Oils Site, Railway Lane, Oxford, OX4 4PY

 

21/01989/FUL:  75 Langley Close, Oxford, OX3 7DB

 

21/01884/FUL: 10 East Street, Oxford,OX2 0AU

Called in

21/01645/FUL: 472-474 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7RG

 

21/02120/OUT: Plot 18 And Plots 23-26, Oxford Science Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4GB

 

21/02160/VAR: Site Of Former Lucy Faithfull House, 8 Speedwell Street, Oxford, OX1 1PX

 

21/02007/PA18: Oxford Railway Station

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

33.

Dates of future meetings

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

 

2021

2022

12 October

25 January

9 November

15 February

7 December

8 March

 

12 April

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.