A POPULAR Cowley pub wants to create a 'pavement cafe' seating area outside its front doors.

Wetherspoon has applied for tables and chairs to be allowed outside The William Morris at Templars Square shopping centre.

The Oxford United fan pub was threatened with closure last year as part of a proposed £60m regeneration of the shopping centre.

But the Yellow Army were celebrating earlier this year when developer NewRiver clarified the pub would not be demolished as part of the revamp.