News

April 2024

JPPC have been successful in securing planning permission for eight units of short-stay guest accommodation to support an existing hospitality venue in the Cotswolds National Landscape Area. The scheme proposes a well-designed complex of single storey and one-and-a-half storey buildings. These take their design cues from local vernacular buildings and have been the subject of extensive pre-application and post-submission dialogue with the local planning authority’s planning and conservation team, as well as with Gloucestershire County Council as the local highway authority.

JPPC persuaded the local planning authority that the scheme would support an existing business including subsidising local wet-led trade at the venue whilst having a negligible impact upon the Cotswolds National Landscape and upon the setting of a Conservation Area. The local highway authority were satisfied that guest accommodation was intended for existing visitors to the venue (coming for events or dining) and as such, the number of vehicular movements would not be materially affected. Councillors resolved to follow a positive recommendation from Officers at a planning committee meeting, accepting the value of a predictable stream of income for a diversified rural business and recognising the value of tourism stays to the local economy in the Cotswolds.

Client: The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote

Architect: AD Studio

Transport Consultant: Paul Basham Associates

Landscape Design and Arboriculture: Austin Design Works

Landscape Visual Impact Assessment: Portus and Whitton Landscape Architects

Ecology: Enzygo Environmental Consultants

 

 

Sept 2023 – Motor Museum Gets Green Light

JPPC is pleased to announce that full planning permission has now been granted on the development proposals for the exciting project at the former Driving Centre, at Enstone, north Oxfordshire to bring forward a new museum to house cars from the Mullin collection and other iconic cars, which has been known in short as the Mullin Museum Project.  Acting for the Mullin Automotive Museum Development Company, JPPC worked with a large team of people to make the submission and liaise with West Oxfordshire District Council, local people including Parish Councils and Oxfordshire County Council.  Businessman and Philanthropist Peter W Mullin has a collection of several hundred of the most beautiful classic cars in the world, including the most comprehensive selection of early Bugattis.  The scheme will transform this presently run down area of former WWII airfield, and in due course, visitors to the Museum will have the chance to see the impressive collection of cars and displays on the past, present and future of automotive engineering in brand new high quality display buildings, including an elegant crescent shaped main building and exhibition building which will have evolving displays.  Purpose built new workshops will be built to allow maintenance of these special vehicles and so that this is a living museum visitors will also be able to see the cars in motion on a car exercise track newly laid out in attractively landscaped grounds on this area of former airfield.  In addition, consent has been granted for some second homes on the site, again set amongst newly landscaped grounds, mainly to the west of the site.  To view the plans and scheme please go to https://www.themullinproject.co.uk/ where progress of the project will be updated as things progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client: Mullin Automotive Museum Development Company Ltd

Main team:
Development Director: Michael Ergatoudis, Emma Kirby Design Ltd
Architect: 3d Reid
Landscape Assessment and design layout: Portus + Whitton
Biodiversity: Windrush Ecology
Public Consultation Lead: CommCommUK ltd
Highways and Transport: Motion
Arboriculture: Tree Frontiers
Archaeology: John Moore Heritage Services
Acoustics: Sharps Redmore
Legal: Withers LLP

August 2023 Youth and Community Facility Project in South Oxfordshire

JPPC has been part of a multi-disciplinary team that has secured planning permission for a new community facility at the Southern Road Recreation Ground in Thame – the new facility provides enhancements to an existing Scout Hut, as well as replacing outdated sports changing facilities with new changing, WC and shower facilities that are fit for purpose. The development also seeks to provide a purpose-built multi-function event space, designed to accommodate up to 200 people as well as delivering dedicated space for local youth groups.

The new buildings have been designed to high standards of energy efficiency, following input from the planning authority at the pre-application design stage. The proposed development was also the subject of a comprehensive scheme for landscaping and the re-provision of children’s play facilities, as well as appropriate levels of car parking. The new buildings are of a design which reflects local vernacular building traditions in this part of South Oxfordshire.

 JPPC has been part of the planning process, having sought pre-application advice from South Oxfordshire District Council. JPPC was also responsible for preparing the planning submission (including the preparation of a supporting statement) and managing the planning application through its determination by the local planning authority.

Client: Thame Town Council

Architect: Acanthus Clews

Landscape Architecture: JCLA

Biodiversity: Ecology by Design

Arboriculture: Sylva Consultancy

Transport: David Tucker Associates

Sustainability: Blewburton Ltd

Drainage: Taylor Consulting Engineers