Student flats and shops complex proposed for city centre

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PLANS to demolish a building in Queen Street Oxford and replace it with a five-storey complex of shops and student flats have been lodged by a London property firm.

Some 133 student rooms are included in proposals for the L-shaped development, put forward by Savilles, on behalf of Reef Estates.

The buildings set to be flattened are currently occupied by Swarovski and EAT and the buildings behind Black’s, in St Aldate’s, would be renovated.

In its submission to Oxford City Council for building permission, the developer said that there would be a “need to implement measures to mitigate the impact of construction traffic”. A plan to manage the effects of the building work would be drawn up, the firm added.

Oxford Civic Society chairman Peter Thompson said the group would examine the proposals “very closely”, adding: “This is a very central and prominent location in Oxford, with many nearby buildings being historic ones.”

The plans are open to comments from the public until September 5.

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3:33pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Myron Blatz says...

Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas
sless City of Dreaming Councillors!
Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas sless City of Dreaming Councillors! Myron Blatz
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6:26pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas

sless City of Dreaming Councillors!
Greater Westgate is going to be fantastic. At last we will have a John Lewis in the city.

As to this property development. It's a great idea. Whether or not the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE and their partner-in-protest organisation the Green Party will consent to it is a different matter.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: Does the Oxford Civic Society honestly believe that Labour-led and majority controlled Oxford City Council really cares a groat about what the Society thinks of this proposed development, when we are about to have Westgate 2 thrust upon Oxford, internationally-clas sless City of Dreaming Councillors![/p][/quote]Greater Westgate is going to be fantastic. At last we will have a John Lewis in the city. As to this property development. It's a great idea. Whether or not the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE and their partner-in-protest organisation the Green Party will consent to it is a different matter. Andrew:Oxford
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