2 February 2023 – AONB Country House Success
JPPC has today secured planning permission for a new 7-bedroom country house and garaging – with a combined floor area in excess of 2,020 sq. m (22,000 sq ft) – in the Chilterns AONB in South Oxfordshire.
The new house will provide accommodation over four floors – including an extensive leisure and recreation area at basement level – and has an elegant Arts and Crafts design and form as designed by Anderson Orr Architects. The new house will sit within attractively landscaped grounds designed by Portus+Witton and will provide a range of biodiversity enhancements as formulated by Windrush Ecology. Other key consultants involved in securing the permission were Venners Arboriculture, MH Energy Consultants and GIS (Southern) Ltd.
Time Extension Granted by SODC to Temporary Sculpture Park at Little Milton
We are pleased to note that our client Michael Hue-Williams’ proposal for a time extension to the temporary sculpture park that he established at Little Milton after the first year of covid lockdowns has now been granted by SODC. The sculpture park- known as Albion Fields- is set on scenic grassland with an attractive woodland backdrop to the west of the village and provides many interesting works and is well worth a visit. Alas it is closing for this season at the end of October and will re-open next spring/summer. One of the artworks appears on our projects page; the image to the left is of a work by Adel Abdessemed titled Cheval de Turin that has now been removed, pieces will change from time to time. A link to the client’s website is here:
ANOTHER APPEAL SUCCESS!!
JPPC has recently won an appeal for the replacement of an existing bungalow with a two-storey dwelling of contemporary design and form in Wokingham (Wokingham BC Application ref: 211134/PINS ref: APP/X0360/W/21/3286979)
The Council had refused planning permission for a variety of design, landscape and environmental reasons but the Appeal Inspector agreed with us that the new dwelling would add significant design quality to the area and bring about a wide range of sustainability, landscape and biodiversity benefits.
Project team: JPPC, Anderson Orr Ltd (architects), Portus+Witton (landscape), Windrush Ecology (ecology), Venners Arboriculture (trees) and Infrastruct CS (drainage)
Manser Medal Shortlist
A recently constructed, contemporary new build home in the Chilterns AONB for which JPPC helped to secure planning permission has recently been shortlisted for a prestigious architectural award. Hill+View at Ipsden in South Oxfordshire is one of eleven nominees for the 2022 Manser Medal. Designed by Spratley & Partners and built by the Barr Group, more information about the scheme can be seen by clicking on the link below:
Appeal Success – Padel Tennis Court near Thame
After something of a long wait, one of JPPC’s clients who lives near Thame is delighted to have had success on appeal in relation to a padel tennis court. This is a fast growing sport and Bucks Council had refused planning permission for the retention of the court- which about a third the size of a traditional tennis court- and had been erected just outside our client’s garden. The Inspector agreed with JPPC that the impact of the court despite its location outside the garden would not cause harm to the character or appearance of the Brill-Winchendon Hills Area of Attractive Landscape. Our client’s neighbours will also be pleased as they also like to play on the court and are keen to help to grow the sport. More details on padel tennis can be found here:
Appeal Allowed for 9 Dwellings at Jack Straws Lane, off Marston Road, Oxford
We have just received an appeal decision for the redevelopment of an existing outworn industrial development for 9 dwellings at Jack Straws Lane, off Marston Road in Oxford. Oxford City Council had refused planning permission for two main reasons. Firstly that the Council felt that the 9-home scheme was an underdevelopment of the site, but the Inspector agreed with us that the development proposal was well thought out, offering family sized homes and gardens and space for planting, and sense of place. The Inspector also agreed that allowing some parking on site for residents would be acceptable as it would not unduly encourage car use as had been alleged in the second refusal reason, and people could easily use nearby public transport or walking or cycling. Given these considerations the appeal was allowed, subject to a suite of conditions.
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