16 Northmoor Road Oxford OX2 6UP

23 March 2019

Sub-division of existing building to create 4 x 2-bed and 2 x-1 bed flats (Use Class C3). Demolition of existing rear extension and erection of a three storey extension to north elevation with external staircase and bin and cycle store (amended plans)

This application proposes to increase the number of flats on the site from five to six, the total number of bedrooms by one and the number of occupants from 15 to 20. The increase in the size of the rear extension, particularly at the second floor level, further destroys the design of the original house that was a mirror image of the adjoining house. This also increases the impact of the development on the privacy of 14 Northmoor Road. It clearly does not enhance the housing and visual environment of this Conservation Area. The Oxford Civic Society believes that it is not acceptable to increase the size of the development, and that the application in its current form should be rejected.