A NEW public defibrillator is to be installed in a historic telephone box.

Wantage Town Council has applied for planning permission to install the lifesaving device in a cubicle at the east end of the market place.

The council also submitted a heritage statement about the type 6 telephone kiosk, a historic brand designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.

Member of public can see the full application online at whitehorsedc.gov.uk using planning application reference number P18/V2574/LB.