Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

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54.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

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 those organisations’ discussions or decision making regarding 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 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.

21/02884/CT3

Councillor Hollingsworth stated that as a member of Cabinet he had previously been party to a decision to upgrade this facility as part of the Council’s de-carbonisation agenda. He made this declaration for reasons of transparency. He 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 Upton stated that as a member of Cabinet she had previously been party to a decision to upgrade this facility as part of the Council’s de-carbonisation agenda. She made this declaration for reasons of transparency. 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.

55.

21/00300/FUL: 17, 17A, 17B And 19 Between Towns Road, Oxford, OX4 3LX pdf icon PDF 639 KB

Site address:                      17, 17A, 17B And 19 Between Towns Road, Oxford, OX4 3LX

Proposal:                             Demolition of no's 17 and 17b Between Towns Road and Cowley Conservative Club. Erection of three, four and five storey building incorporating 189 student study rooms, indoor and outdoor communal space, bin and bicycle storage and ground floor space for local community use falling within F2 of the Use Classes Order as amended.

Reason at Committee:      The proposals are 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 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 the 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 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; and

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/00300/FUL) for planning permission for the demolition of no's 17 and 17b Between Towns Road and Cowley Conservative Club, erection of three, four and five storey building incorporating 189 student study rooms, indoor and outdoor communal space, bin and bicycle storage and ground floor space for local community use falling within F2 of the Use Classes Order as amended.

The Planning Officer presented the report and corrected a typographical error at paragraph 10.51: in the second to last line “acceptable” should be deleted and replaced with “unacceptable”.

In response to a specific question from the Committee Nik Lyzba, agent, confirmed that there would be management operating on site at all times to support the residents and to respond to issues or problems. Nevertheless the Committee considered that the scope of Condition 34 (Student Accommodation Management Plan) should be revised to address concerns about potential anti-social behaviour.

The Committee agreed to include an informative relating to the need to provide further highway safety measures for the increased number of cyclists who would be turning right out of St Luke’s Road onto Between Towns Road.

Overall the Committee agreed that this was a welcome development, providing student accommodation through the re-purposing of a poor quality site in a sustainable location.

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, subject to the amendments 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 subject to the revision of Condition 34 and the inclusion of an informative relating to highway safety measures for cyclists 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.    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; 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 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; and

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

 

 

 

 

56.

21/02884/CT3 - Hinksey Outdoor Swimming Pools, Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4RP pdf icon PDF 441 KB

Site address:                  Hinksey Outdoor Swimming Pools, Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4RP

 

Proposal:                        Installation of ground source heat pump comprising slinkies/pipes within lake connected to main building with below ground pipes                 

 

Reason at Committee:    The application is for non-residential development and the site area comprises more than 1 hectare

 

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 subject to no objections being raised by the Environment Agency by Friday 10 December 2021 and grant planning permission; and

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.

·         Negotiate minor amendments to the planning application, if necessary in order to address any comments or objections specifically raised by the Environment Agency if received by 10 December 2021 or prior to the determination of the application.

·         Decide whether to refer the application back to the Planning Committee in the event that any objections raised by the Environment Agency cannot be resolved; or where the need to address any objections raised would necessitate substantial amendments to the scheme as presented to members of the committee.

·         To negotiate measures to secure the compensatory storage of flood water within the application site in order to address volumetric displacement of flood water resulting from the installation of the water source heating coils and supporting pipework and, as a consequence of requiring such measures, to impose any additional conditions on the planning permission if considered necessary by the Head of Planning Services.

·         Issue the planning permission.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered an application (21/02884/CT3) for planning permission for the installation of a ground source heat pump comprising slinkies/pipes within lake connected to main building with below ground pipes.        

The Planning Officer presented the report and made the following verbal updates:

     The Environment Agency (EA) had submitted a response on 6 December 2021 raising no objection to the development. Therefore recommendation 1 should be revised to delete reference to EA objections and recommendation 2 should be revised to remove the 2nd and 3rd bullet points

     Following further negotiations between interested parties the Councils Planning Officers , the Councils Flood Mitigation Officer and the applicant’s consultants and following the receipt of a revised Flood Risk Assessment there was no longer a requirement for compensatory measures for the storage of flood water to be provided and as a result the 4th bullet point of recommendation 2 can be deleted.

     Condition 5: Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) – this had been submitted, reviewed and deemed acceptableed by planning officers and the County Council as Highways Authority. The Condition would be updated to require compliance with the submitted CTMP.

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 subject to the amendments 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 grant planning permission; and

2.   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.

     Issue the planning permission.

57.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 407 KB

Recommendation: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2021 as a true and accurate record.

 

Minutes:

The Committee resolved to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2021 as a true and accurate record.

58.

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

21/01261/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

21/02580/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

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

called in

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

Major

21/02977/FUL: 18 Bradmore Road, Oxford, OX2 6QP

called in

21/02776/RES: Land At Barton, Northern By-pass Road, Oxford, OX3 9SD

Reserved matter

21/03057/FUL: Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG

Major

21/02895/FUL: 226 Godstow Road, Oxford,  OX2 8PH

called in

21/01369/LBC: Headington Hill Campus, Oxford

called in

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the list of forthcoming applications.

59.

Dates of future meetings

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

 

2022

25 January

15 February

8 March

12 April

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee noted the dates of future meetings.