Beechwood House The Beeches Oxford OX3 9JZ

2 November 2016

Conversion of loft to form additional 2 x 2-bed flats (Use Class C3). Erection of two storey extensions to north elevation, with increase in roof height to existing north extensions and formation of 3No. dormer windows and insertion of 5No. rooflights. Alterations to windows and doors. Formation of 1No. dormer window and insertion of 1No. rooflight to west elevation and 3No. dormer windows and insertion of 2No. rooflights to south elevation.

We would comment that Flat 1 has the potential to be used as a House in Multiple Occupation, and, particularly if this were to materialise, the bathroom accommodation (one bathroom and one separate w.c.) would be inadequate. Likewise, the common living room space appears inadequate for the potential occupancy. No details of the covered cycle parking are provided. We would advise refusal of this application on the grounds of the poor quality of accommodation provided in Flat 1.