P18/V0112/RM

Headline

Reserved Matters application re: P17/V0348/O for layout, landscaping at Long Reach, Didcot Road (19 homes)

Detail

Reserved Matters application following Outline Approval P17/V0348/O for details of the layout, scale, and appearance of the buildings, the means of access thereto and the landscaping of the site. Outline planning application for the demolition of existing dwelling, and residential development (Class C3) of up to 19 no. dwellings; with associated car parking, turning, public open space, landscaping, and access arrangements – External access not reserved.
Location
Long Reach Didcot Road Harwell DIDCOT OX11 6DW

P18/V0112/RM

Reserved Matters application re: P17/V0348/O for layout, landscaping at Long Reach, Didcot Road (19 homes)

Status No Objection - comments
Major application? Major
Registration Date January 19, 2018
Consultation Start Date January 26, 2018
Consultation End Date February 21, 2018
Target Decision Date April 20, 2018
PC Meeting Date February 6, 2018
PC Comments No objections but council asked for the following points to be given consideration: sole access/exit is at Didcot Road - the council has previously expressed concerns about this but those concerns have not been addressed (please see original comments at the end of this submission). There is no cycle path left of the exit onto Didcot Road travelling towards Harwell, and visibility is not ideal when turning right towards Didcot. Footpath and cycle paths need to be improved for this sole access/exit from the site to be made safer. Please confirm boundary treatments potential for cross-boundary footpath and cycle access to sites on either side of the application site to give safe connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists - at present it is proposed to provide only 1 shared surface access from Didcot Road into the site - Didcot Road does not have good footpath or cycleways along its whole length (see comments above). Please also re-think the shared surface itself as recent local experience has found they do not slow traffic allocation of affordable homes should be restricted to people with Harwell connections drainage issues - if the ditch which is currently in existence just outside the north-east boundary is for surface run-off from that section of Great Western Park, please ensure capacity/flood risk is given careful consideration council is pleased that some open space has been provided within the site Comments on original outline application P17/V0348/O - The Council has concerns over access and highway safety and does not want to see lots of roads accessing small developments from the B9943 betweeen the UTC junction and the new Harwell Link Road. A site of this size should be accessed from GWP or Valley Park, and not the the main road, and east-west integration should be sought. Access to the B4493 is close to the existing GWP exit and a bus stop. If it was considered dangerous to have a right turn into GWP when approaching from Harwell, then this access will be just as dangerous. If allowed, a suitable highway design (integrated with Valley Park plans) is needed to ensure safe movement along the B4493 for cyclists and pedestrians and horses.
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