Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Homes approved before sale

TWO houses are set to be created at a former coaching inn on Peppard Common, subject to sale.

RG9 Living has been granted permission by South Oxfordshire District Council’s planning committee to convert the former Dog Inn off the B481 into a three-bedroom house.

The developer already had permission for a new three-bedroom, two-storey house next to the former pub, which was the Daisy’s at the Dog café until that closed last year. 

Outbuildings would be demolished to make way for the house and two parking spaces in a courtyard at the front of the property would be created. 

However, both sites are listed for auction in London on February 22. The former pub has a guide price of £450,000 and the adjacent site £315,000.

The decision on the conversion was delayed after concerns were raised about access to the site from the loop road off the B481, known locally as a lay-by.  The developer has increased the parking area to allow for better manoeuvring and has proposed better vision splays.

Governors at Peppard Primary School were concerned about the safety of children and parents walking and driving to the school as they will also be using the loop road when the school moves from its current site in Church Lane to a site nearby.

The road also serves as the entrance to Greys Green Golf Club and two cottages. 

In a report to the committee, planning officer Marc Pullen said: “The proposal complies with the relevant development plan policies and, subject to the attached conditions, would not be harmful to the character and appearance of the site and surrounding area, the local highway network or the amenities of those occupants living in neighbouring properties.”

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