Monday, 23 November 2020

Dog Inn house plan approved

A HOUSE is to be built in the grounds of a former coaching inn in Peppard.

A HOUSE is to be built in the grounds of a former coaching inn in Peppard.

RG9 Living, of London, has been granted planning permission by South Oxfordshire District Council to build a three-bedroom, two-storey property next to the former Daisy’s at the Dog café, which closed last year.

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

The house will be accessed by the lay-by off the B481. 

Peppard Parish Council had opposed the plans.

It said the new house would be out of character with the area and would harm the Peppard conservation area and there would be insufficient parking.

Five neighbours also objected, saying there would be no garden and the house would have an overbearing effect on their homes.

Neighbour Ian Heriot, of Church Lane, has called for the former pub to be listed by Historic England to protect it from development.

He is concerned the owners may want to convert it into a house.

District council planning officer Marc Pullen recommended the application was approved.

He said: “The proposed location would meet the definition of infill.

“In the absence of the existing structures on site, the site would contribute to a small gap along the built frontage. Therefore the principle of residential development is considered to be acceptable.

“The design of the proposed dwelling includes a number of traditional features which lend themselves to this area of the Chilterns AONB and to the conservation area.

“The design and scale of the proposal would be relatively non-invasive.”

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