Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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47.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

General

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 thoseorganisations’ discussions or decision making regarding the applications before the Committee.  He stated that he and his wife were both employees of Oxford University but that their employment had no bearing on the applications before the Committee. He said that he was approaching all of 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 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 applications before the Committee.  She stated that was an employee of Oxford University but that her employment had no bearing on the applications before the Committee. She said that she was approaching all of the applications with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

 

21/01347/FUL

Councillor Abrishami stated that she was employed at the Warneford Hospital, which was adjacent to the application site. She said that she was approaching all of the applications with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

 

21/01388/FUL

Councillor Pegg stated that she worked for The Wildlife Trusts at the national level and that, whilst she was aware that a local trust: BBOWT (Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust) had submitted an objection to the application, she had not been involved in that and she had not made her mind up on the matter, and approached it with an open mind.

 

21/02384/RES

Councillor Cook stated that he had spoken to a constituent regarding this application but that his remarks had been limited to advice on the planning process and committee procedures.  He had not commented on the details of the application and he was approaching all of the applications with an open mind, would listen to all the arguments and weigh up all the relevant facts before coming to a decision.

48.

21/01388/FUL: 1 Court Place Gardens, Oxford, OX4 4EW pdf icon PDF 681 KB

Site address:                  1 Court Place Gardens, Oxford, OX4 4EW

Proposal:                        Demolition of 36 existing residential dwelling and erection of 71 dwellings including associated earthworks, hard and soft landscaping, bin storage and cycle and car parking. 

Recommendation:

The Oxford City Planning Committee is recommended to:

1.     Resolve to 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, 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 the report;

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;

·       complete 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 the report (including to dovetail with and where appropriate, reinforce the final conditions and informatives to be attached to the planning permission) as the Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary;

·       issue the planning permission.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/01388/FUL) for planning permission for the demolition of 36 existing residential dwelling and erection of 71 dwellings including associated earthworks, hard and soft landscaping, bin storage and cycle and car parking.

The Planning Officer presented the report and advised the Committee that:

  • The development site had been allocated for graduate student accommodation or residential accommodation in the Oxford Local Plan (Policy SP34).
  • There had been no objections from the statutory consultees
  • The reference to “U” quality trees in paragraphs 10.164 and 10.166 should be corrected to reference “C” quality trees.  The error didn’t have any impact on the assessment of the trees.

·       In respect of Biodiversity Net Gain,the reference to the “poor” condition of the woodland habitat in Paragraph 10.167 was a general statement. Planning officers accept the formal classification of “moderate” for that area of woodland habitat as stated in the Biodiversity Net Gain metric. Planning officers were satisfied that the report addressed all of the points made in the correspondence circulated to the Committee by the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford and from the Friends of Iffley Village

·       No objections had been received from Environmental Health Officers concerning Noise

 

The Planning Officer informed the Committee that she proposed to include additional  conditions to restrict permitted development rights and to address noise.

 

Local residents Chris Rust, and Phil Hart and Julia Falconer representing Friends of Iffley Fields spoke against the application. 

 

Anna Strongman, representing the University spoke in favour of the application.

 

The Committee asked questions of the officers about the details of the application.

 

In discussion the Committee noted the following points:

  • Environment Act 2021 – although this had received Royal Assent Part 6 on Biodiversity was not yet the law and until such time the existing biodiversity net gain target of 5% as set out in the Local Plan carried greater weight.
  • Materials for roads and pavements – this would be covered by Condition 3
  • As detailed in the report the potential hydrological impacts on the Lowland Fen habitat and the Rivermead Nature Reserve (designated as a SLINC - Site of Local Importance to Nature Conservation) had been fully assessed and planning officers were satisfied that the proposed SUDS would restrict run-off from the site to greenfield rate

·       The Sun Study assessment considers the loss of light to 1 Eastchurch and notes that the existing trees already have a considerable impact on daylight and sunlight in the rear garden and that the impact of the new development, although different in form, would not, on balance, materially exacerbate that impact.

 

In reaching its decision, the Committee considered all the information put before it and agreed with the conclusions set out in the officer report.

 

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 the addition of further conditions regarding the restriction of permitted development rights and noise.

 

The Oxford City Planning Committee resolved to:           

  1. approve  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

21/01347/FUL: University Of Oxford Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, OX3 7FY pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Site address:         University Of Oxford Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford         

Proposal:               Construction of 4552 square metres of office, research and teaching space (F.1 Use Class) for the Institute for Global Health. Provision of an outbuilding to provide cycle parking, bin storage and associated sprinkler system with associated hard and soft landscaping works.

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 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 the report; and

2.     agree to delegate authority to the 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 Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary; and

·                 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 this report (including to dovetail with and where appropriate, reinforce the final conditions and informatives to be attached to the planning permission) as the Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary; and

·                 complete the section 106 legal agreement referred to above and issue the planning permission.

·                 receive confirmation that the deed of variation to the S106 agreement (under application 12/02072/OUT) with the County Council has been completed to cover this application.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/01347/FUL) for planning permission forthe construction of 4552 square metres of office, research and teaching space (F.1 Use Class) for the Institute for Global Health. Provision of an outbuilding to provide cycle parking, bin storage and associated sprinkler system with associated hard and soft landscaping works.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report and advised that Paragraph 9.102 should be corrected to state that “no hedgehog holes would be required.”

 

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.

 

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 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 the report; and

2.     agree to delegate authority to the 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 Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary; and

·                 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 this report (including to dovetail with and where appropriate, reinforce the final conditions and informatives to be attached to the planning permission) as the Head of Planning Services considers reasonably necessary; and

·                 complete the section 106 legal agreement referred to above and issue the planning permission.

·                 receive confirmation that the deed of variation to the S106 agreement (under application 12/02072/OUT) with the County Council has been completed to cover this application.

50.

21/02384/RES: Latent Logic, 8 Hollybush Row, Oxford pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Site address:                       Latent Logic, 8 Hollybush Row, Oxford

Proposal:                              Details of reserved matters (appearance and landscaping) for the redevelopment of Public House (The Adventurer) with four storey building comprising office space, short stay (hotel) accommodation and 1 x 1 bedroom and 1 x 2 bedroom apartments (including private amenity space, bin storage and cycle parking).    

Reason at Committee:     Application referred to Committee at request of Head of Planning Services due to concerns regarding rights to light and loss of privacy to neighbouring properties.

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 a reserved matters application (21/02384/RES - details of reserved matters (appearance and landscaping)) for planning permission for the redevelopment of Public House (The Adventurer) with four storey building comprising office space, short stay (hotel) accommodation and 1 x 1 bedroom and 1 x 2 bedroom apartments (including private amenity space, bin storage and cycle parking).

 

The application had been referred to the Committee at the request of the Head of Planning Services due to concerns regarding rights to light and loss of privacy to neighbouring properties.

 

The Planning Officer presented the report.

 

Angie Malcomson, local resident, spoke against the application. 

 

Neil Warner, agent, spoke in favour of the application.

 

The Committee noted the concerns raised by the objector but recognised that these were matters which had been considered when planning permission was granted in 2018 (18/02103/OUT) and 2019 (19/03013/FUL). The Committee noted that those concerns had no bearing on the reserved matters application before them.

 

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.

 

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 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.

51.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2021 as a true and accurate record.

 

The minutes will be circulated as a supplement to this agenda.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2021 as a true and accurate record.

52.

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.

 

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

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

Major

21/02580/FUL: Marston Paddock, Butts Lane, Oxford, OX3 0QN

Major-

21/02431/FUL: Meadow Larkins,  Larkins Lane, Oxford,  OX3 9DW

called in

21/02432/LBC: Meadow Larkins, Larkins Lane, Oxford, OX3 9DW

called in

21/02639/FUL: Land West Of 75 Town Furze, Oxford, OX3 7EW

called in

21/02581/FUL: 1 North Street, Oxford, OX2 0AY

called in

21/02884/CT3 - Hinksey Outdoor Swimming Pools, Abingdon Road, Oxford,  OX1 4RP

Oxford City Council

21/01369/LBC: Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill, Oxford

21/02941/FUL DEL - 11 Masons Road, Oxford, OX3 8QL

called in

21/02513/FUL: Victoria Hotel, 178 - 184 Abingdon Road, OxfordOX1 4RA

Major

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

53.

Dates of future meetings

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

 

2021

2022

7 December

25 January

9 December – provisional

15 February

 

8 March

12 April

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.

 

The Committee agreed to schedule a provisional meeting on 9 December 2021 to consider applications relating to the development of land at Jericho Canal Side And Community Centre. The requirement for this additional meeting would be confirmed on 1 December 2021.