Isis House, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames
JPPC has recently secured planning permission from SODC for the conversion extension and alteration of Isis House from office use to seven luxury apartments with a sedum-roofed covered car park to the rear. The site sits in a very prominent location, adjacent to Henley’s main Conservation Area and physically adjoining a Grade II listed building. The scheme’s contemporary ‘make-over’ is respectful of its historic context and will significantly enhance the building’s current fairly mundane form and appearance and become a landmark building.
Developer: The Air Group Ltd. Architect: Lee Masters Architecture. Planning Application P16/S0267/FUL
Career Opportunities at JPPC
JPPC is looking to recruit a new town planner. If you are interested in working for a busy and successful planning consultancy based in Oxford please send us a CV with a cover note for us to consider.
Chartered Membership of the RTPI is not essential but experience in a planning environment will be beneficial.
For more details email email@example.com or call and ask for Henry Venners, Neil Warner and Adrian Gould.
JPPC Appeal Success at Cholsey
JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission at appeal for a development of 60 houses in Cholsey in South Oxfordshire. South Oxfordshire District Council had sought to refuse the scheme but following a local Inquiry the inspector agreed that there would be many advantages to allowing the scheme and given the current lack of a 5-year supply of housing proceeded to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and a S106 agreement.
Landowner: Linden Homes (Chiltern) Ltd
Planning Permission Granted for Redevelopment in Oxford
Oxford City Council have granted planning permission for the redevelopment of the former Adventurer public house on Hollybush Row, Oxford and its replacement with a four storey building compromising 5 x 1-bed and 2 x 2-bed flats, together with the provision of private amenity space, bin and cycle storage.
Officers were satisfied that the building proposed would have an acceptable visual relationship with its surroundings, including the setting of a Conservation Area. It was also agreed that the locality offered a wide range of other public house facilities which would be capable of meeting the same local needs for places to socialise.
Architect: TSH Architects
JPPC Secure Residential Permission in South Oxfordshire Village
JPPC has recently been successful in getting planning permission for a pair of semi-detached dwellings in a rural village in South Oxfordshire – Stoke Talmage – where the last new house was built many decades ago. The number of places where SODC will accept new housing has increased – ask JPPC for details.
Amendment to General Permitted Development Order 2015
Following recent amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order, the ability to convert offices into dwellings under permitted development has been made permanent – originally, the right was a temporary one and was due to expire in May 2016. Under the amendment to the Order, local authorities can consider noise impacts upon the intended occupants of the development. Where prior approval is granted (or where the local authority deems that it is not required) the change of use must be carried out within 3 years.
Planning Permission for new Residential Scheme in Oxford
JPPC have obtained planning permission (in outline at this stage, with only landscaping details reserved for future approval) for a development of 6no. 2-bed flats, along with private amenity space, car parking as well as bicycle and waste storage on land to the rear of Between Towns Road in Oxford. Oxford City Council were satisfied that the development proposed would make an efficient use of an underused site (previously a car park) and that a residential development would be a suitable re-use of the site. The development was judged to provide good standards of internal and external amenity for future occupants, with a suitable level of off-street car parking.