Agenda and minutes

Agenda and minutes

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51.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

21/01695/FUL

Councillor Upton stated that as a member and trustee of the Oxford Preservation Trust, and as a member of several of the other organisations which had responded to the consultation (including Cyclox and the RSPB), she had taken no part in those organisations’ discussions regarding the application. Councillor Upton said that she 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 Clarkson stated that she was a member of Cyclox, which had responded to the consultation, but that she had taken no part in that organisation’s discussions regarding the application. Councillor Clarkson said that she 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.

52.

21/01695/FUL: Thornhill Park, London Road, Headington,Oxford, OX3 9RX pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Site Address:

Thornhill Park, London Road, Headington, Oxford

Proposal:

Demolition of The Cottage. Partial demolition and alterations to Forest Lodge. Erection of 402 apartments (Class C3), a 133 bed hotel (Class C1), employment provision in the form of offices, with additional mixed use accommodation to include gym, café and restaurant (all within Class E), public open space, associated landscape, bicycle and car parking and the provision of a new vehicular access onto the A40 (amended plans, description and supporting information).

Reason at Committee:

The proposals are a major development.

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 this 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 this report; and

2.  Agree to delegate authority to the Acting Head of Planning Services (Development Management) 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 this 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.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/01695/FUL) for demolition of The Cottage; partial demolition and alterations to Forest Lodge; erection of 402 apartments (Use Class C3) and a 133-bed hotel (Use Class C1); employment provision in the form of offices, with additional mixed use accommodation to include gym, café and restaurant (all within Use Class E); public open space; associated landscape, bicycle and car parking and the provision of a new vehicular access onto the A40.

The Planning Officer gave a presentation and highlighted the following:

·       The quantum of housing development had been requested by the Local Plan examining Inspectors within their main modifications report during the examination process.  The main modifications report had been subject to public consultation, during which time local residents had had an opportunity to comment on the proposal;

 

·       The proposal sought to erect 10 blocks of residential flats, varying in height from 3 storeys to 6, providing a total of 402 build to rent units, 50% of which would be affordable.  A four storey hotel would be located to the north, comprising café and gym facilities on the ground floor.  The Forest Lodge building would be altered internally, and partially demolished, to provide flexible office use with accommodation available for use by the local community (referred to within the application as ‘The Innovation Centre’).  A new main vehicular access would be created from London Road between the proposed hotel and the Innovation Centre, with the existing access open only to pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles;

 

·       The site would provide private amenity space for residents, and public open space which would be accessible 24 hours a day;

 

·       The application proposed a low level of car parking across the site, with 95 unallocated spaces for the 402 residential units (including 20 accessible bays and 2 car club bays).  The hotel, with 133 bedrooms, would be served by 26 parking bays including 2 accessible bays.  25% of all parking bays would be fitted with EV charging points (with potential to provide additional charging points in the future).  The Innovation Centre would be car-free;

 

·       The proposal would provide 928 cycle parking spaces for residents, which was in excess of the Local Plan requirement.  Sufficient spaces would be provided for the non-residential uses and for visitors;

 

·       The internal roads would not be offered for adoption by the County Council, and in order to ensure that the low level of parking provision would not lead to informal parking within the site a parking enforcement plan would be conditioned.  The applicant would deliver, and contribute towards, improvements to sustainable transport infrastructure.  The site was anticipated to become the subject of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) from 2025, as part of the commitment to city-wide CPZs within the Local Plan.  In the interim, double yellow lines would be laid within the vicinity of the site access, subject to public consultation.  It was considered that these mitigation measures would be sufficient to address overspill parking in surrounding streets and unauthorised parking within the application site;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2022 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 2022 as a true and accurate record.

54.

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.

 

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

Major

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

Called-in

22/00410/LBC: Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HG

Major

22/00409/FUL: Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG

Major

22/00841/FUL: Cotswold House, 110C Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JU

Called-in

22/00962/FUL: Ruskin Hall, Dunstan Road, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Major

22/01842/FUL: 17 and 19 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS

Major

22/01843/LBC: 17 and 19 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS

Major

22/02168/FUL: Plots 23-26, Oxford Science Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford OX4 4GB

Major

22/01554/FUL: Land at Elizabeth Place and Westlands Drive, Oxford, OX3 9QS

Major

22/02555/FUL: Plot 27, Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GA

Major

22/02661/FUL: 472-474 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7RG

Major

22/01660/FUL: 36 Feilden Grove, Oxford OX3 0DU

Called-in

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

55.

Dates of future meetings

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

 

24 January 2023

21 February 2023

21 March 2023

18 April 2023

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.