Appeal success in Wallingford – Portcullis Club
After a prolonged period the appeal submitted in 2018 on behalf of Winslade Investments (Wallingford) in respect of its proposed conversion of the former Portcullis Social Club on Goldsmiths Lane has been successful, with an Inspector’s decision dated 20 April 2020. The Inspector confirmed that the development of fourteen dwellings (houses and flats) would not have a harmful impact upon the convenience and safety of people using the Lane or local road network, despite it having no on-site car parking provision at all. The Inspector also agreed that the other aspects of the scheme which had been somewhat controversial were all acceptable, including removal of old buildings – provided that the latter would be recorded for posterity. A full copy of the decision can be provided on request. A full copy of the decision can be provided on request. Developer Winslade Investments (Wallingford) Ltd Architect: Carroll Architects and Surveyors Highways and Drainage Consultant: Glanville
Covid 19 Update on meetings
Having regard to current Government advice seeking to reduce/delay the spread of Covid-19, please note that JPPC staff are now working from home and will not be attending any meetings or visiting sites at the present time and until further notice. Obviously, we will keep this matter under review should Government advice change in the coming days and weeks.
Covid 19 – Update relating to future meetings
Having regard to current Government advice seeking to reduce/delay the spread of Covid-19, please note whilst JPPC staff are still happy to visit sites and to have open-air meetings with clients, co-consultants and local authority staff (with suitable social-distancing) that we will not be attending office or other indoor meetings at the present time and until further notice. Obviously, we will keep this matter under review should Government advice change in the coming days and weeks.
16th March 2020 We will be reviewing government guidance each day. As of today it is business as usual. Please feel free to email or call as usual. Watch this space or JPPC LinkedIn for JPPC updates.
JPPC Chartered Town Planners are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the erection of a bespoke outbuilding within the heart of the City of Oxford. The proposal provides much-needed ancillary accommodation which assimilates comfortably within the grounds of the host Grade II* Listed Building and avoids damage to the numerous protected trees which enclose the site. If you have any similar proposals, JPPC would be happy to provide advice on the merits if a similar development. Architects: Anderson Orr Architects Heritage Consultants: WORLLEDGE ASSOCIATES LIMITED Arboricultural Consultants: Venners Arboriculture
Planning Permission Granted for Oxford Residential Development
Permission has been granted for a development of three townhouses and six flats in East Oxford.
National planning policy seeks to prevent local authorities from seeking planning contributions from residential developments which are not considered major developments. Although the Council local development plan sets out a policy which seeks a financial contribution towards affordable housing elsewhere in the City on sites of between 4 and 9 dwellings, following recent appeal decisions elsewhere in Oxford (as well as initial comments raised by the Inspectors examining Oxford’s emerging Local Plan 2036), the Council must defer to national planning policy and the guidance which accompanies it. Within the present policy context, Oxford City Council no longer seeks affordable housing contributions from residential developments on sites with capacity for between four and nine homes (where the site is no greater than 0.5ha in size).
Client: Cantay Estates Ltd
Conversion of agricultural buildings in the Oxford Green Belt to a single dwelling
JPPC are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for conversion of agricultural buildings in the Oxford Green Belt to a single dwelling. In addition to green belt policy, the proposal also required flood modelling to be carried out as the site was adjacent to flood zones 2 and 3. The proposal also addressed a number of heritage issues including access across a scheduled monument and the impact on the setting of grade II and II* listed buildings.
Architects: Tyack Architects
Heritage Consultants: edp
New Polo Stables and Training Facility
JPPC has recently secured planning permission for a new private polo yard, including 24 loose boxes, associated storage, horse walker, arena and canter track in the Gloucestershire countryside. The new facility will allow a rising polo star the much-needed facilities to develop their skills as well as bringing a new rural business to the area.
Change of use of vacant offices in Windsor Town Centre to 15 apartments
JPPC has successfully been granted permission for the re-use of vacant upper floor office space in the heart of Windsor Town Centre to provide 15 apartments. The floors had been vacant for a number of years despite extensive marketing. Using permitted development rights we were able to argue that the range of accommodation arranged over the first and second floors would provide much needed accommodation in a highly sustainable location and could be secured as a car-free arrangement. The site is unusual in that the LPA initially refused prior approval on the basis of its physical attachment to a listed building which JPPC, with the assistance of Built Heritage, were able to argue did not fall foul of the criteria that the building is within the curtilage of a listed building. By using the fast-track prior approval process JPPC were also able to avoid the client incurring an affordable housing contribution. If you have any similar sites JPPC would be happy to provide advice on the merits of a similar conversion.
Architect: Veronica Sanchez, Spratley Architects
Heritage Advice: James Weeks, Built Heritage
Contemporary Replacement House in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
JPPC Chartered Town Planners are pleased to announce planning permission has been granted for a contemporary replacement dwelling in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. The proposal ensured a sustainable form of development, assimilating into the Conservation Area and Setting of the Thames. JPPC provided planning input on behalf of HollandGreen Architecture, Interiors & Gardens.