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
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
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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