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New Overnight Accommodation Approved at South Oxfordshire Golf Club

South Oxfordshire District Council has granted permission for a development comprising 20 units of overnight accommodation along with ancillary spa and staff facilities at Badgemore Park, just outside of Henley on Thames. As well as the 18 hole golf course and clubhouse, the Estate also benefits from gym facilities and provides a venue for conferences and weddings as well as office accommodation. The provision of sensitively designed overnight accommodation will help to supplement existing revenue streams and help the Estate to diversify, whilst improving the offer of short-stay accommodation in and around Henley for which there is high demand, particularly in the summer months. The new buildings have been designed to be sensitive to their surroundings (the site is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), to ensure the protection of existing trees of high amenity value and to incorporate high levels of sustainability within their design. Planning Consultancy: JPPC Architect: Alistair Downie Studio Highways: Glanville Consultants Drainage: Infrastruct CS Trees: Fulford-Dobson Associates Ltd

Provision of affordable housing in Oxford

JPPC are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of two sites in Oxford City centre to provide 170 dwellings. The schemes will secure an additional 97 units of affordable accommodation which will make a valuable contribution to the supply of much needed affordable housing within the city. Sensitive issues such as heritage impact, traffic generation, landscape impact and the impact of the development on views into and out of the city centre were carefully considered and the resultant schemes will provide good quality accommodation in highly sustainable locations. Architect: Yurky Cross Architects Heritage: The Built Heritage Consultancy Ltd Landscape: Adams Habermehl Landscape Architects Highways: Paul Basham Associates

Provision of employer linked affordable housing in Oxford

JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission for a scheme to provide 431units of employer linked affordable housing across the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospital sites In Oxford making better use of previously developed land. JPPC worked alongside a range of consultants dealing with issues such as heritage, landscape impact, highways impact and affordability. The schemes will provide much needed affordable accommodation for keyworkers in the city. Architect: MEPK Architects Heritage: Asset Heritage Landscape: Adams Habermehl Landscape Architects Highways: Paul Basham Associates

Appeal success in Drayton

JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission at appeal for a garage extension and loft conversion in Drayton, South Oxfordshire. South Oxfordshire District Council had sought to refuse the scheme due to the suggested effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the site and the surrounding area, but following a local Inquiry the inspector agreed that the proposal would in fact not harm the character and appearance of the site and its locality and proceeded to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.

Conversion of farm buildings to Four Residential Units

JPPC are pleased to have achieved permission for four new dwellings at Alkerton. The site comprises some traditional and modern barns and the scheme permitted will provide four new dwellings from the conversion of the traditional barns, conversion and extension of a more modern barn and the erection of a new dwellinghouse, in a similar style to complete the courtyard. The proposals used the historic form of the farmyard for inspiration and combines both traditional and contemporary architectural features. Architects: MJCT

Conversion of farm buildings to residential and holiday lets in Cotswolds AONB

JPPC Chartered Town Planners has been granted planning permission for the conversion of redundant farm buildings to provide residential & holiday let accommodation and associated garaging & storage within the Cotswolds AONB. The proposal retains the vernacular of these traditional farm buildings, whilst introducing modern elements to enhance the proposed residential accommodation. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits. Architects: Anderson Orr Architects Structural: BTA Structural Design Ecology: Cotswold Wildlife Survey

Demolition of agricultural building and erection of building for B1 Use

JPPC Chartered Town Planners are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the demolition of a remote defunct agricultural building and erection of a building for B1 use. A preceding planning application to reclad the existing building and a prior approval application to change the use of the existing building to flexible commercial use, ensured the replacement application adhered to development plan policies. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits. Architects: MJCT Architects Ltd

Change of Use in Faringdon

JPPC has been granted planning permission for the change of use & alterations of a small number of agricultural buildings to provide two dwellings and associated works to the south of Faringdon. JPPC took necessary actions to ensure the amenity of proposed occupants would not be affected by the adjacent working farm. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits. Architects: Tyack Architects Ltd Ecologist: Windrush Ecology Transport: mode transport planning

Agricultural Conversions to C3 Use south of Faringdon

JPPC has been granted planning permission for the change of use & alterations of a small number of agricultural buildings to provide two dwellings and associated works to the south of Faringdon. JPPC took necessary actions to ensure the amenity of proposed occupants would not be affected by the adjacent working farm. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits. Architects: Tyack Architects Ltd Ecologist: Windrush Ecology Transport: mode planning