76 Bartholomew Road Oxford OX4 3QJ

2 August 2020

Change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4). Provision of car parking, bin and bicycle stores.

This application presents a number of issues that the Council should investigate. Local comments indicate the work has already started and that the applicant has provided unauthorized access to/from the property via the playing field at the rear of the property. The site at 76 is subdivided – 76 and 76a and it is possible to access the rear of 76 via 76a. There is no indication of any development at 76a, but it would be wise for the planners to put this question to the applicant. The application should be referred back so these concerns can be addressed.