Student Accommodation at Former BT Site, Holloway, Oxford
Oxford City Council has issued a decision to grant planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings at the former BT Site off Hollow Way/the former Cowley Barracks site to allow the erection of new student accommodation comprising 3, 4 and 5 storey blocks with a total of 885 student rooms. When complete the scheme will help Oxford Brookes University to reduce the number of students in private housing and there will be communal space, a cafe and small shop on site that will be available to local residents too. With Unite JPPC and team collated a large number of technical inputs and undertook extensive local public engagement.
The site will be an attractive addition to the local area and will be car free, except for essential staffing and disabled parking. The developer Unite hopes to commence work soon to have the site available for the start of the 2019 academic year.
Developer: Unite Students
Architect: Broadway Malyan
Technical Advice: Ramboll
Archaeology: John Moore Heritage Services
Landscaping: LDA Design
PR: Tristan Fitzgerald Associates
Aston Tirrold – 2 Listed Barns
Planning permission has been granted for the conversion to two dwellings of two listed barns in Aston Tirrold a small village in South Oxfordshire. The scheme will see the renovation of the buildings and removal of some somewhat insensitive modern buildings that sit between the buildings. The simple yet attractive design employed allowed SODC to grant planning permission without requiring any amendments to the drawings and without an extension of time.
Architect: Woodfield Brady
Ecology: Quantock Ecology
Historic Building Structural Advice: Clive Hudson Associates
JPPC has recently secured planning permission for the provision of an additional 55 hotel guest rooms with associated structures at Soho Farmhouse, Great Tew. These will all be new buildings and comprise 5 Cook House Rooms, 10 Walled Garden Cottages, and Ten pod type structures housing 4 units each that base their architecture on upscaled traditional farmers Pig Arcs set within an extension of an existing woodland landscape. The developments have been carefully designed to integrate successfully within the existing site, with significant benefits to ecology and the local West Oxfordshire economy.
Walled Garden development
Michael Ergatoudis, Development Director, Soho Farmhouse
Client: Soho House Group
Architect: In-House Build Ltd
Transport Consultant: PFA Consulting
Landscape Architect: Portus+Whitton
Arboricultural Consultant: Lockhart Garratt
New housing site approved at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
Planning permission has been granted for the development of a greenfield site on the edge of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell in South Oxfordshire for the erection of up to 31 houses. The scheme was supported by Brightwell Parish Council which is holding a referendum into its proposed Neighbourhood Plan on 14 September. JPPC will soon be meeting adjoining residents to discuss proposals for the reserved matters submission.
Developer/Owner: Kingerlee Homes
Architect: Oxford Architects
Technical input: Glanville
Ecology, trees and landscapes: Lockhart Garratt.
Resolution to Grant Permission for Residential Scheme in Reading
Reading Borough Council has recently resolved to grant permission for eighty new apartments, subject to the completion of an agreement to secure on-site provision of affordable housing, on a site within 350 metres of Reading town centre. When complete, the development will comprise a mix of 1-bed, 2-bed and 3-bed apartments, with underground car and cycle parking.
Client: Thomas Homes
Architect: Woodfield Brady
Highways Consultant: Glanville Consultants
New Development at Cholsey
Reserved matters approval was given at South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee this week for 60 houses on land at Celsea Place in Cholsey. The site is currently subject of extensive archaeological examination. Client Linden Homes wants to be able to start building by the Autumn. Approval was given in the face of opposition from the Parish Council but the Committee was able to see the advantages of the scheme, and its good design.
Architects: OSP Architecture
Archaeologist: Foundations Archaeology
Ecology: Bioscan UK
Landscape: Adams Habermehl
Permission granted for agricultural machinery showroom
Planning permission has been granted on a greenfield site outside Byfield in Daventry District for a new build premises for Farol a John Deere franchise that entails a large new building comprising workshops and offices and a sales area for agricultural and horticultural machines and equipment.
Anderson Orr Architects
Permission Secured for Student Accommodation
JPPC have secured a planning permission for the provision of 78 new student study rooms together with private amenity space, ancillary facilities and bin and cycle storage at the junction of Reliance Way and Cowley Road in Oxford. The proposal seeks to convert three existing former office buildings in order to provide 48 of the student study rooms, whilst the remainder would be provided within a new three-storey landmark building on a vacant plot fronting Cowley Road, with private open space, landscaping and some disabled car parking provided to the rear. The new building has been carefully designed to integrate successfully within a varied streetscene.
Client: Cantay Estates Ltd
Architect: Andrew Spurring
Transport Consultant: JD Transport
Landscape Architect: Adams Habermehl
Major Residential Development Approved at Bayswater Road, Oxford
Planning permission has recently been granted for a residential development of 52 dwellings (40% affordable), together with the creation of new access roads, the provision of open space, parking garages and landscaping at Bayswater Farm, on the north eastern flank of Oxford. The application for permission fell to be determined by both Oxford City Council and South Oxfordshire as a “cross-boundary” application a small part of the overall site fell within the City Council and the City Council was given nomination rights to two of the dwellings within the scheme to mitigate the loss of two vacant semi-detached properties within the City’s boundary. South Oxfordshire’s Core Strategy specifically allocates the larger portion of the site for development, albeit it was silent as to the number of units to be provided. Permission was granted subject to a s106 agreement, to ensure the provision of affordable housing and contributions in respect of play space and bin provision.
Developer: Cala Homes (Chiltern) Ltd