Agenda item

P23/S1226/FUL - Land Adjacent to 55 Broadway Didcot, OX11 8AJ

Erection of a three-bedroom detached dwelling with parking space.


The committee considered planning application P23/S1226/FUL for the erection of a three-bedroom detached dwelling with parking space, on land adjacent to 55 Broadway Didcot, OX11 8AJ.


Consultations, representations, policy and guidance, and the site’s planning history were detailed in the officer’s report, which formed part of the agenda pack for the meeting.


The planning officer introduced the report and highlighted that the application was recommended for approval subject to the conditions outlined in the report. He went on to advise that the application was referred to committee following an objection from Didcot Town Council. The town council’s objection cited highway safety concerns as vehicles would have to reverse out onto the highway.


The planning officer informed the committee that the site was located within the Didcot conservation area to the west of 55 Broadway and benefitted from vehicular access from the north via Broadway. The proposal benefitted from one parking space. The planning officer highlighted that the applicant had taken advice following a previous application which had sought to erect two dwellings on the site. The planning officer went on to state that the roof and ridge height would be below that of neighbouring properties, the garden would be of a similar size to nearby dwellings and the construction materials would match those of nearby dwellings.


The planning officer advised that the local highways authority had raised no concerns subject to suggested conditions. The proposal benefitted from onsite driveway which other properties in the area did not have. The planning officer confirmed the vision splays were adequate. The planning officer concluded that the site had a high level of accessibility, being within walking distance of the town centre, and that as there were local parking restrictions in place, the proposal was unlikely to have a significant adverse impact on the local highway network.


The planning officer confirmed there were no technical objections to the application from specialist officers and that the benefits outweighed any harm.


Jane Leadbetter, the applicant, spoke in support of the application.


The committee asked if the planning officer was of the view that a single parking space was sufficient for a three-bedroom property. The planning officer confirmed that no objection had been raised from the local highways authority on the basis there was only one parking space for the proposal. He went on to advise that the parking arrangement was typical of that of other properties in the area where vehicles are driven onto the drive and must be reversed off. The planning officer also confirmed that the parking arrangement was already in existence at the site.


A motion, moved and seconded, to approve the application was carried on being put to the vote.

The committee noted that whilst the road was narrow for wider vehicles such as buses, the site before them was opposite Travis Perkins with no roadside parking directly opposite the site and therefore there would be more space for vehicles entering and leaving the site than for other properties in the area. The committee did not believe the proposal to be unreasonable or there to be any grounds for refusal.


RESOLVED: to approve planning application P23/S1226/FUL, subject to the following conditions:


1. Commencement 3 years - Full Planning Permission

2. Approved plans

3. Energy Statement Verification

4. Cycle parking

5. Plan of Car Parking Provision

6. Vision splay protection

7. Electric Vehicle Charging Points

8. Materials

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