A PROPOSAL to list Oxford’s historic buildings so they can be saved and preserved has been supported by city councillors.

Councillors praised the plan for a Heritage Assets Register for Oxford at Oxford City’s full council meeting on Monday.

The project also focuses on saving iconic views of the city.

At the meeting, councillor Elise Benjamin said: “I do endorse it, it is more than welcome.”

But added: “It is a shame that it is particularly too late to protect the heritage aspect of Port Meadow.”

As reported in the Oxford Mail on Wednesday, 1,666 people have signed a petition claiming that accommodation being built by Oxford University is destroying views from Port Meadow.

The list of heritage assets will help give weight to current planning policies and will end up as part of the city’s local development framework.

It will need to be considered as part of every planning application.