Issue - meetings

Land East of Larsen Road, Heyford Park

Meeting: 13/01/2022 - Planning Committee (Item 117)

117 Land East of Larsen Road, Heyford Park pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:


Approved, conditions to be set out in the minutes


The Committee considered application 15/01357/F for the erection of 89 dwellings, creation of new access arrangement from Camp Road, creation of open space, hard and soft landscaping, associated ancillary works and infrastructure at Land East of Larsen Road, Heyford Park for Pye Homes Limited.


Nigel Pugsley, agent for the applicant, addressed the Committee in support of the application.


In reaching its decision the Committee considered the officer’s report and presentation, the written updates and the address of the public speaker.




(1)      That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director for Planning and Development to grant permission for application 15/01357/F subject to:


i)        The completion of a planning obligation under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, to secure the following (and any amendments as deemed necessary):


Affordable Housing:

• 27 units to be delivered

• Affordable mix to be agreed with CDC

• 50% of the affordable rented units must meet the Building Regulations Requirement M4(2) Category 2: Accessible and Adaptable Dwellings requirement. Additionally, 100% of the affordable housing units are to be built

the government's Nationally Described Space Standard (Technical Housing Standards). The wheelchair unit should conform to M4 (2) Category 3 of building regs accessibility requirement.

• The selection of the RP who will take on the affordable units should be agreed with the Council.

• The Council are currently reviewing its Affordable Housing Policies following the Governments initiative on First Homes and the Ministerial Statement 0n 24th May 2021.


Household Waste Recycling Centres

• Expansion and efficiency of Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)- a contribution of £8,362


Apprenticeships & Skills

• The submission of an Employment Skills and Training Plan which would state the target number of apprenticeships within it and will require that it also sets out the arrangements through which the apprenticeships will be provided.

• Provision of 4 apprenticeships


Conservation of heritage interests - financial contribution in the region of £300,000


Biodiversity enhancement towards and/or provision of off-site ecological mitigation measures to an agreed specification and quantum;-Financial contribution in the region of £225,000


Support Improvement of local primary care infrastructure (OCCG) based on OCCGs adopted policy to use a calculation of 2.4 x number of dwellings x £360 for contributions to health infrastructure.-£76,896.


Contributions towards community infrastructure and open space:

• Indoor Sports Provision-£73,414.96

• Outdoor Sport Provision-£179,515.67

• Community Hall Facilities-£118,260

• Public Art/Public Realm-£19,936

• Community Development Worker-£6,243.38.

• Allotments-£64,856 capital sum to build out allotments and £4,888.00

           maintenance sum

• Cemetery Provision - tbc

• POS-maintenance for 15 years at £20.49 m2

• Tree/hedgerow maintenance for 15 years-£198.82 per tree/£20.49m2  hedge (to be measured)

• Combined LAP/LEAP with 3 pieces of equipment provided. Commuted  maintenance/inspection sum for 15 years-contribution of £138,352.65

• Commuted sum for maintenance of watercourse and swales (for 15 years)-   Total length of watercourse to be measured and multiplied by £116.98/m2/Swales £97.71 per m2

• Attenuation Pond-To be measured - £50.98 m2


Library-Funding of Bicester  ...  view the full minutes text for item 117