Success – Approved Application and Parking Survey in Oxford

Oxford City Council approve a retrospective planning application for large House in Multiple Occupation in Oxford.

The application was supported by Kronen’s on-street parking surveys carried out in accordance with “Oxford Locality Parking Survey Methodology” (Oxfordshire County Council, n.d.).

In March 2018 an application at the site due to a shortfall in off-street parking and on-street parking impacts.

Kronen was appointed to support a resubmission of the application later in 2018.

The on-street parking surveys found well parked streets as such, in the context of Policy HP16 of Sites and Housing Plan 2011 – 2026 (Oxford CC, 2013), robust transport planning justification using detailed local Census and Development Plan analysis was required.

The Oxford City Council planning reference was 18/02698/FUL.

Details below:

Site – 59 White Road, Oxford, OX4 2JL.

Description – “Change of use of dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a large House in Multiple Occupation (Sui Generis) with a self-contained bedroom. Provision of bin and cycle storage. (Retrospective)”.

Oxford City Council’s December 2018 Delegated Report noted the following about parking impacts and stress:

“The applicant has undertaken and presented a parking survey to show on-street parking capacity, this shows that, as expected, White Road is relatively high stress (87% in the week). However, the survey shows some capacity within 200m distance (generally accepted as walkable). With these locations added an overall parking stress of 69% is shown. The property will retain 2 off-street parking bays, whilst this is 2 below the standard as stated in Policy HP16, the parking survey shows that there is an acceptable level of capacity to facilitate an increase generated from this development.”

Our client was satisfied with the outcome:

“Just wanted to let you know that the planning application for 59 White Road has been passed by Oxford City Council. It was quite a fight to get there, but thanks to your parking survey I got the result I wanted. I just wanted to express my appreciation for your work in conducting such an extensive survey”.

Contact Kronen Limited using either or 020 8541 1139 if your Oxford project requires similar parking survey support.