Here's our round-up of the latest planning applications that have been submitted in Oxford this week.

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Eight new flats next to Sikh temple

A SIKH temple could soon have eight new flats as its neighbours.

Planners are seeking to build the properties on 295-301 London Road, which would mean demolishing a two-storey building on part of the site shared by offices and flats.

The temple is proposed to be retained, but it would be joined by a new three-storey building of a mix of one-to-three bed flats.

REF: 19/00305/OUT

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Covered Market gets a makeover

THE Covered Market will get a fresh new look if plans to repaint the inside of the centre are approved.

Areas of the historic market to be addressed include all internal exposed metalwork and roof timbers, while the soffit boarding, which can be seen from street level, could be changed from salmon pink to green.

It is hoped this will give a 'calming background for merchandise'.

The purpose of the work is to maintain the market's structure, prevent deterioration of the building elements and to give the area a clean and fresh appearance.

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REF: 19/00140/LBC

Motorcycle training facility

THE next step in a bid to return motorcycle training to Oxford Stadium could see bikers taught at a derelict car park nearby.

Read again: Progress on plans to re-open Oxford Stadium 

The proposed site, which lies north east of Sandy Lane Recreation Ground and next to the Eastern Bypass, would be used for Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) training.

Motorcycle training began at Oxford Stadium in 1987 and has continued in the area to this day, thanks to the work of CSM Rider Training and Lightning Motorcycle Training.

Campaigners have been trying to bring sport back to the stadium for more than five years and it is hoped motorcycle training would be able to use the facility.

REF: 19/00181/FUL 

Oxford Mail: Oxford Stadium, in Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, one of the sites suggested for development by neighbouring councils. Picture: Jon Lewis

Former school turns into housing

A FORMER school that has been vacant for 15 years could be turned into housing.

The building, on Beauchamp Lane, was constructed as St James School back in 1834, before it became the Church Cowley School in 1975.

When this was closed, it was used by the Education Authority as the Pupil Referral Unit until 2004.

The plans are for one house with a single storey extension.

REF: 19/00238/FUL

Read again: Flats plan for 'neglected' Temple Cowley playing fields

Sports club refurbishment

ASBESTOS will be removed from a city centre sports club as part of a first floor refurbishment.

The Frewen Club, on St Aldates, will also receive mechanical, electrical and alarm system improvements, plus upgrades to its existing heating and lighting system.

REF: 19/00177/LBC