22 Charlbury Road Oxford OX2 6UU

27 November 2017

Demolition of existing extensions. Erection of a basement and two single storey rear extensions. Insertion of 7no. rooflights and alterations to landscaping including formation of a new wall and railings. (Amended plans and description).

Planning permission should be refused for the proposal as originally presented. The revisions to the plans initially submitted are too great for the application to be assessed.

The original application should be withdrawn and a new planning application made.

This is an attractive Edwardian House in the North Oxford Victorian Conservation area. The proposals as originally submitted for a large, inappropriate extension, with a very large greenhouse and garden building, represent over-development.  They would be insensitive to the neighbouring house to the north. The basement garage accessed by hydraulic lift would be an inappropriate development in the Conservation Area. The sound large flowering cherry tree with a burr is a very distinctive and attractive tree that should be preserved.