5 Additional homes at the former farmyard site, Upthorpe Farm in Aston Tirrold, South Oxfordshire
We are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the construction of a further 5 homes to the edge of the very well received Sweetcroft Homes development scheme at the former farmyard previously known as Upthorpe Farm in Aston Tirrold, South Oxfordshire. As an addition to an existing scheme of 8 new build houses, there was a need for the scheme to make a contribution to local affordable housing but this has been addressed via a financial payment, secured via a s106 planning obligation, which took some months to complete. Work is due to commence on the scheme soon via demolition of the former farm buildings.
College Farm, Hempton – New Dwelling
JPPC successfully secured outline planning permission for a new dwelling within the village of Hempton within Cherwell district after it was allowed at appeal. The Council considered the development to be located outside of the built limits of the village and refused the application under delegated powers. JPPC set out a case at appeal to demonstrate that the development was located within the built limits of the village and that Hempton was an appropriate place for residential development. This view was agreed with by the Planning Inspector and planning consent was gained for a client who is a local farmer, which will provide a much-needed dwelling within the village
23rd May 2022 – Appeal Success
Planning permission has been granted on appeal for the conversion of an existing stables building to a 4-bed house on a site at Weedon, near Aylesbury.
Buckinghamshire Council had refused planning permission in June 2021 on the basis that the proposal would conflict with national guidance and Local Plan policies relating to development in the countryside. In allowing the appeal, the Inspector agreed with JPPC that the proposed works would enhance the rural character and appearance of the site and surrounding area and would comprise a sustainable form of development.
Architects: Flint Architects
Photos of existing front elevation
Proposed front elevation
Five New Dwellings Approved at Former Kennels
Clients at Lockinge in the Vale of White Horse are delighted that JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission for a scheme for 5 new build dwellings on a site in the open countryside, in place of carrying out a conversion scheme that was previously approved. The existing buildings which were formerly used as kennels and cattery buildings would have needed significant attention to make them as thermally efficient as a new build property. The newly approved scheme displays a ‘new rural’ style of building employing significant areas of timber boarding and has been designed to place rooms in appropriate positions for optimal solar gain, and the angle of roof has also been selected to maximise the opportunity for solar gain.
Project architect Woodfield Brady
Challenging Scheme Approved in North Ascot Green Belt
Bracknell Forest Council has just granted planning permission for the Rectory Homes scheme for the demolition of the former Winkfield Manor at North Ascot and its replacement with a large new building seeking to replicate the glamour of the original Manor but will actually provide four houses. Additionally, 14 additional dwellings have been allowed in a mews style development and lodge to the side which will honour the site’s history but turn the site around so that it faces the modern entrance drive from Forest Road. This was a challenging scheme involving Green Belt, local buildings of historic interest, drainage, ecology and access issues which the team has successfully managed, to produce a handsome and sustainable design. JPPC worked with the following to deliver the approval for Rectory; BHP Harwood Architects, Sylva Consultancy (trees), Glanville drainage and transport consultants, Windrush Ecology, Donald Insall Associates (Heritage), Thames Valley Archaeological Services and Richards Partnership (landscape).
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.