New planning application at the JR “in Sandfield Road” (sic)


Enlargement of resuscitation area to ground floor front elevation. Formation of ambulance bays. Installation of gantry and flue to roof. Alterations to landscaping. John Radcliffe Hospital Sandfield Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX3 9DU

The neighbourhood expiry date for comments is Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

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Latest planning decisions


210 Headley Way

Erection of single storey rear extension. (Retrospective).

15/03475/FUL Headington Ward PERMITTED



17 Stapleton Road 

Erection of part single, part two storey rear extension and roof extension including raising of ridge height to existing dwelling. Erection of three storey side extension to provide 1 x 4-bed dwelling (Use Class C3). Provision of bin storage and cycle parking.(amended plans)
15/03534/FUL Headington Ward PERMITTED


Latest planning decisions


53 Windmill Road

Change of use from dwelling-house to House in Multiple Occupation




5 Simon House, 2-4 Windmill Road

Change of use of vacant unit to ice-cream parlour (Use Class A1/A3) with provision of seating for 18-24 people and alterations to shop front. Erection of delivery cabin at rear. (Part retrospective)




JR Hospital

Construct new slope to provide level access to existing entrance; replace existing door and repairs to nearby windows (amended plans)



JR Hospital

Construction of new access slope and replacement door. Repairs to windows.


Planning application for energy pipe

Ruth has initiated a call in of planning application 16/00101/FUL to East Area Committee so that the decision is made in public by councillors, and people have the chance to speak for or against the application. The call in was successful so it’s possible that the application will be heard by East Area Planning Committee on 2 March. The closing date for comments by neighbours is Friday 12 February.

A question and answer session will be held on the energy project as part of tomorrow’s Ward Focus meeting:

Tuesday 26th January

6:00 – 7:30 pm

All Saints Church House (Upstairs Room) New High Street, OX3 7AL

***If the venue is not big enough, we shall move the meeting to the church (opposite)

This week’s planning decisions

Erection of enclosure. (Amended plans). John Radcliffe Hospital Headley Way, Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust. 15/03114/FUL PERMITTED

Extension to existing generator building below entrance of Women’s Centre and installation of new flues at roof level. Installation of balustrade and alterations involving raising of pavement height. John Radcliffe Hospital Headley Way. 15/03362/FUL PERMITTED

Erection of boundary wall and gate. (Retrospective). 14 Sandfield Road Oxford. 15/03415/FUL REFUSED





Comments on heat pipe must be in by Friday 12 February

Vital Energi’s retrospective planning application for the energy pipe has been registered by the Planning Authority and is available on Oxford City Council’s website. Its reference number is 16/00101/FUL and related documents will be uploaded during the course of the day.

Comments from residents about the application can be sent to the City’s Planning Dept up until Friday 12 February.

You can see the application here


The Head of Planning and Regulatory Services has sent a letter today to contractors Vital Energi  stating that planning permission is required for the works to install the energy transfer equipment and apparatus on behalf of the Trust.

We asked the City Council to investigate whether this s50 work needed to go through the planning process when details of the project were released.

Our view has always been that the planning process would ensure that residents’ comments were fully taken into account, details of what was proposed would be made clear, and appropriate conditions would be set.

You can see the full letter by clicking this link: vitalenergi final

We are waiting to hear the response from Vital Energi and will update the website when we know more. It appears that an environmental impact assessment may also be needed – that is something else that our residents have asked us to find out more about.

Latest planning decisions

One has been withdrawn and two more have been granted permission, they are in Lime Walk and Langley Close. See details below.

22.  15/03257/CPU Headington Ward PERMITTED

  • Application to certify that the proposed formation of 1No. dormer window to rear roofslope and insertion of 2No. rooflights to front elevation is lawful development.
  • 16 Lime Walk Oxford

23.  15/03349/CPU Headington Ward PERMITTED

  • Application to certify that the proposed formation of hip to gable, 1no. rear dormer, insertion of 2no. rooflights to front roofslope, insertion of 1no. second floor side window, and erection of single storey side extension is lawful.
  • 6 Langley Close Oxford

24.  15/03508/B56 Headington Ward WITHDRAWN

Change of use from office (Use Class B1(a)) to residential (Use Class C3) to provide 2 x studio flats and 1 x 2-bed flat. This application is for determination as to whether prior approval of the Council is required and, if required, whether it should be granted.  This application is assessed solely in respect of transport and highway impacts and contamination and flooding risks

125 London Road Headington