Three applications in Headington ward this week:
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Just the one this week, converting a stable into accommodation on Larkins Lane: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QHKC0RMFKYG00
A few recent applications in the Headington and Headington Hill & Northway wards:
- An application to remove trees at 6 Staunton Road: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QGC9F9MFKM300
- A porch alteration at 7 Woodlands Road: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QGHFL7MFKNU00&activeTab=summary
- An alteration to the development at 99 London Road, including attempting to remove building regulation, energy and water efficiency stipulations made in the original planning permission: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QGQOUJMFKQD00
- A request to allocate an extra parking space to a development at 5 Lime Walk: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QG2PJRMF17N00&activeTab=summary
- Replacing a garage with flats at 75 Headley Way: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QG4H4DMFKKA00&activeTab=summary
- A loft conversion at 9 & 11 Derwent Avenue: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QG4H94MFKKG00&activeTab=summary
- A preliminary application to turn the Barclays at 105 London Road into flats: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QH23PLMF17N00&activeTab=summary
Just one application in Headington Ward this week: an application to alter the roof and convert the loft at 117 Staunton Road: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QGDQ8BMFKMA00
The City Council has issued updated advice:
The number of coronavirus cases in Oxfordshire is continuing to rise.
In the 7 days up to 21 August, there have been 86 confirmed cases in Oxfordshire, which is an increase from 65 cases in the previous week.
The majority of the new cases are in Oxford, where the number has risen from 28 to 41. The increase is predominantly among young people in the 18-29 age bracket. The increase can be partly attributed to people returning from holidays in Europe, where cases of the virus are rising, and partly to lower levels of adherence to social distancing.
The weekly rate for Oxford currently stands at 26.9 cases per 100,000 population, which means the city is moving ever closer to figures in parts of the country that have been labelled by central Government as areas of concern or that require intervention. Oxfordshire’s Public Health Surveillance Unit is monitoring the situation very closely. If cases continue to rise, then local control measures may be introduced.
Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council’s Director for Public Health, said: “My appeal to everyone in Oxford is to remember what got us out of lockdown. Do we really want to end up with the kind of local control measures we have seen introduced in various parts of Lancashire, Yorkshire, Leicester and Aberdeen?
“At the minute it feels like we are moving in that direction. People need to be aware their behaviour is putting themselves and others at risk. If you’re young and catch COVID-19, you’re absolutely not guaranteed to get away with the mildest symptoms. Even mild symptoms are a struggle, while longer-term symptoms can include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and memory loss.
“Equally you may well pass this onto older or more vulnerable people. How would you feel if you knew that someone was in hospital in a ventilator with their life under threat because you’d passed COVID-19 on to them?
“Now is the time to act to #stopthespread. I’ve said it over and over – this whole situation is in our own hands. We all need to act responsibly and follow the very simple advice. If we do that collectively, we will reverse this upward trend that we are seeing in Oxford. If we don’t bring the infection rate under control then measures will be introduced of the kind we’ve seen elsewhere in the country. It’s that simple.”
No. 7 Rock Edge: removing a garage, extending the house to the side and rear: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QE0JLOMFK2Q00
No. 51 Staunton Road: removing a garage and conservatory, extending the house to front and rear and adding a parking space: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=QFLY6PMFKGX00
The application having been previously denied, a recent appeal was dismissed and the original decision upheld. Details: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/appealDetails.do?keyVal=QDPKHZMF14300&activeTab=summary
For information: an application has been filed to install telecoms equipment atop the JR hospital. Information can be found on the Oxford planning applications website: https://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QFBBWBMF17N00&activeTab=summary
As we move towards reopening the city centre, the City Council has introduced measures including pedestrian one-way systems to help people to remain socially distanced while in the centre.
You can find out details on their website.