Flat 3 And Flat 4 40 James Street Oxford OX4 1ET
11 August 2021
Formation of a loft conversion. Insertion of 6no. rooflights to front elevation, 6no. rooflights to rear elevation (Amended Plans and amended description)
The proposed loft conversion would provide an unacceptably-poor standard of accommodation, since 77% of the floor area of each new bedroom would have headroom of less than 1800mm, 47% less than 1200mm and only narrow, 900mm wide areas of the floor space would have headroom greater than 1800mm. The additional accommodation implies a requirement for additional amenity space and cycle storage, for which no details are supplied. We would urge refusal of the application.