13/01/2021 Little Milton - Open Air Sculpture Park
Sometimes it is good to deal with something a little bit different. We are pleased to report that we have achieved a planning permission for an open air sculpture park at Little Milton in South Oxfordshire. The park is not ready to open yet, but we will report when it is, as this is an exciting first for Oxfordshire so far we are aware. The operator will be Michael Hue-Williams a well-respected art dealer and gallery director including the well known Albion Gallery in London.
03/12/2020 Replacement of Green Belt hotel with five dwellings consented
Vale of White Horse District Council has granted permission for the demolition of the Westwood Hotel at Boars Hill outside Oxford and its replacement with five dwellings. The hotel had closed just before lockdown and redevelopment will see the provision of detached dwellings replacing the sprawling hotel. The scheme has been designed to respect the surrounding woodland which is designated as ancient woodland. Each dwelling will have an attractive aspect into the woods and glade area south of the former hotel. JPPC co-ordinated a team of people to ensure the success of the scheme. Architect: TSH Architects Oxford Arboriculture: Sylva Consulting Highways: Glanville Ecology: Arbtech Landscape: Adams Habermehl Drainage/Flood risk: Flow Drainage Design
03/11/2020 Appeal success for new office building on land in Ewelme, South Oxfordshire
Planning permission had been refused by South Oxfordshire District Council as they stated the proposal was contrary to Local Plan policies which resist new offices in rural areas. JPPC argued this local policy was outdated and inconsistent with current national planning policy, and the Council's own economic strategies, which acknowledge the need for new business space in rural areas. The Inspector accepted there was a need for new employment premises, including in rural areas, and that the proposed office would not harm the appearance of the site or the amenity of the area. The appeal was allowed with planning permission granted subject to conditions.
Architect: Matthew T Young
09/10/2020 New Overnight Accommodation Approved at South Oxfordshire Golf Club
South Oxfordshire District Council has granted permission for a development comprising 20 units of overnight accommodation along with ancillary spa and staff facilities at Badgemore Park, just outside of Henley on Thames.
As well as the 18 hole golf course and clubhouse, the Estate also benefits from gym facilities and provides a venue for conferences and weddings as well as office accommodation. The provision of sensitively designed overnight accommodation will help to supplement existing revenue streams and help the Estate to diversify, whilst improving the offer of short-stay accommodation in and around Henley for which there is high demand, particularly in the summer months.
The new buildings have been designed to be sensitive to their surroundings (the site is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), to ensure the protection of existing trees of high amenity value and to incorporate high levels of sustainability within their design.
Planning Consultancy: JPPC
Architect: Alistair Downie Studio
Highways: Glanville Consultants
Drainage: Infrastruct CS
Trees: Fulford-Dobson Associates Ltd
13/08/2020 Provision of affordable housing in Oxford
JPPC are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of two sites in Oxford City centre to provide 170 dwellings. The schemes will secure an additional 97 units of affordable accommodation which will make a valuable contribution to the supply of much needed affordable housing within the city. Sensitive issues such as heritage impact, traffic generation, landscape impact and the impact of the development on views into and out of the city centre were carefully considered and the resultant schemes will provide good quality accommodation in highly sustainable locations.
Architect: Yurky Cross Architects
Heritage: The Built Heritage Consultancy Ltd
Landscape: Adams Habermehl Landscape Architects
Highways: Paul Basham Associates
13/08/2020 Provision of employer linked affordable housing in Oxford
JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission for a scheme to provide 431units of employer linked affordable housing across the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospital sites In Oxford making better use of previously developed land. JPPC worked alongside a range of consultants dealing with issues such as heritage, landscape impact, highways impact and affordability. The schemes will provide much needed affordable accommodation for keyworkers in the city. Architect: MEPK Architects Heritage: Asset Heritage Landscape: Adams Habermehl Landscape Architects Highways: Paul Basham Associates
17/07/2020 - Appeal success in Drayton
JPPC has been successful in obtaining planning permission at appeal for a garage extension and loft conversion in Drayton, South Oxfordshire. South Oxfordshire District Council had sought to refuse the scheme due to the suggested effect of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the site and the surrounding area, but following a local Inquiry the inspector agreed that the proposal would in fact not harm the character and appearance of the site and its locality and proceeded to grant planning permission, subject to conditions.
06/07/2020 Conversion of farm buildings to Four Residential Units
JPPC are pleased to have achieved permission for four new dwellings at Alkerton. The site comprises some traditional and modern barns and the scheme permitted will provide four new dwellings from the conversion of the traditional barns, conversion and extension of a more modern barn and the erection of a new dwellinghouse, in a similar style to complete the courtyard. The proposals used the historic form of the farmyard for inspiration and combines both traditional and contemporary architectural features. Architects: MJCT
29/06/2020 Conversion of farm buildings to residential and holiday lets in Cotswolds AONB
JPPC Chartered Town Planners has been granted planning permission for the conversion of redundant farm buildings to provide residential & holiday let accommodation and associated garaging & storage within the Cotswolds AONB. The proposal retains the vernacular of these traditional farm buildings, whilst introducing modern elements to enhance the proposed residential accommodation. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits. Architects: Anderson Orr Architects Structural: BTA Structural Design Ecology: Cotswold Wildlife Survey
29/06/2020 Demolition of agricultural building and erection of building for B1 Use
JPPC Chartered Town Planners are pleased to announce that planning permission has been granted for the demolition of a remote defunct agricultural building and erection of a building for B1 use. A preceding planning application to relcad the existing building and a prior approval application to change the use of the existing building to flexible commercial use, ensured the replacement application adhered to development plan policies. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits.
Architects: MJCT Architects Ltd
29/06/2020 - Change of Use in Faringdon
JPPC has been granted planning permission for the change of use & alterations of a small number of agricultural buildings to provide two dwellings and associated works to the south of Faringdon. JPPC took necessary actions to ensure the amenity of proposed occupants would not be affected by the adjacent working farm.
If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits.
Architects: Tyack Architects Ltd
Ecologist: Windrush Ecology
Transport: mode transport planning
31/06/2020 Agricultural Conversions to C3 Use south of Faringdon
JPPC has been granted planning permission for the change of use & alterations of a small number of agricultural buildings to provide two dwellings and associated works to the south of Faingdon. JPPC took necessary actions to ensure the amenity of proposed occupants would not be affected by the adjacent working farm. If you have any similar sites, JPPC would be pleased to advise on the planning merits.
Architects: Tyack Architects Ltd
Ecologist: Windrush Ecology
Transport: mode planning
21/04/2020 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.
Developer Winslade Investments (Wallingford) Ltd
Architect: Carroll Architects and Surveyors
Highways and Drainage Consultant: Glanville
23/03/2020 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.
18/03/2020 - 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.
16/03/2020 - Covid-19
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.
16/01/2020 - Bespoke Outbuilding
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 of a similar development.
Architects: Anderson Orr Architects
Heritage Consultants: WORLLEDGE ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Arboricultural Consultants: Venners Arboriculture
09-01-2019 Planning Permission Granted for Oxford Residential Development
21/11/2019 - Conversion of agricultural buildings in the Oxford Green Belt to a single dwelling
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
20/11/2019 - New Polo Stables and Training Facility
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
18/10/2019 - Change of use of vacant offices in Windsor Town Centre to 15 apartments
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.
Architect : MJCT
01/10/2019 - Contemporary Replacement House in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
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 New House in Chilterns AONB in South Oxon DC
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.
28/06/2019 - Re-development of the Gladiator Club at 263 Iffley Road, Oxford
Sept 19 -
JPPC has recently secured planning permission for the erection of a
contemporary new house in an extremely sensitive ridge-top location within the
Chilterns AONB in South Oxon DC. Working closely with the project
architects, Spratley & Partners and landscape architect, Jon Uglow,
permission was granted for an elegant part two storey/part single storey
replacement house which, at 446 sq. m (GIFA), is more than twice the size of
the existing single storey house.
Application Reference: P19/S2090/FUL
Following a recent approval by
Oxford City Council planning permission has now been granted for the
redevelopment of the Gladiator Club at 263 Iffley Road, Oxford to re-provide a
smarter ground floor club provision but with two-new upper floors to provide 17
rooms of student accommodation. The building is inspired by the Victorian
architecture of the conservation area nearby but does not seek to copy other
buildings. The architect has deployed a subtle new style to help the
building make a better contribution at this important entry to the City and the
adjoining new Wadham College facilities. There is as yet no student
occupier identified and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to
contact Henry Venners at JPPC.