Planning Roundup: Bingo Hall, Expanded Homes and Renovations

PLANS to expand homes, create new recreation space and a bingo hall, and general repairs are just a few items in this week’s planning roundup.

To view the plans in full, please visit the planning portal at Oxford.gov.uk.

• Planning reference: 22/00138/VAR

•Or? Bingo Hall Ozone Leisure Park, Grenoble Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire

•In Brief: This application is requesting planning permission to alter the general use of the old bingo hall so that other commercial businesses can also operate on the site.

The applications want to change the use of a bingo hall to “bingo hall and/or recreational use”.

Buzz Bingo at Ozone Leisure Park, opposite Kassam Stadium, has closed as the business has become ‘unviable’.

Now Firoka (Oxford Leisure) Ltd has submitted an application to convert the bingo hall into a bingo hall with potential recreational use.

• Planning reference: 22/00110/FUL

•Or? Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DP

• In short: This application has been submitted by Oxford University Press for its Tier II building on Great Clarendon Street.

The application aims to convert the existing ground floor into a new flexible workspace.

This includes the introduction of four new arched openings in the quad.

• Planning reference: 21/02431/FUL

•Or? Larkins Meadow, Larkins Lane, Oxford, OX3 9DW

•In short: This application asks for permission to renovate and create an extension of an existing house.

It would include a partial demolition and reconstruction of the existing single storey stable conversion.

It is a Grade II listed building.

The application will be presented to the city council’s planning committee this week.

He was called into the meeting because he understands the alteration of the use of a historic orchard to form a ‘residential short’ which results in the loss of a ‘heritage asset’ and demolition of historic farm buildings in the Old Headington Conservation Area.

It is recommended that Council approve the application, subject to the required planning conditions.

• Planning reference: 22/00046/FUL

•Or? 5-7 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3EX

•In short: It is a question of forming a rear skylight above the shop below.

This includes creating two new windows and modifying a window at the back of the property.

• Planning reference: 22/00058/FUL

•Or? Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NF

•In brief: Modifications to the exterior steps, landscaping and creation of the access ramp formation.

He also wants to create the modifications to the front door at Worcester Street.

• Planning reference: 22/00153/LBC

•Or? Mansion, Sandford Road, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4PX

•In Brief: This request calls for demolishing the existing shower room and creating a front porch.

He also asks to create a rear extension on one level to form a new kitchen/dining room.

For information on other planning requests that have been made across the county, please visit:

• Oxford City Council: public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications

• West Oxfordshire District Council: westoxon.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-permission/view-planning-applications

•Vale of the White Horse District Council: whitehorsedc.gov.uk/vale-of-white-horse-district-council/planning-and-development

• Cherwell District Council: planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display

• Oxfordshire County Council: oxfordshire.gov.uk/residents/environment-and-planning

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