OXFORD North's developer has insisted it has done work to 'conserve the character and views' from Port Meadow.

Oxford Preservation Trust had said it worried it could spoil it.

But a Thomas White Oxford (TWO) spokeswoman said: “TWO is committed to ensuring that Port Meadow’s character and the views from the area are protected.

"Throughout the masterplanning and design process, we have listened to the local community and stakeholders and worked with Oxford City Council’s planning and conversation officers.

"We have carried out extensive studies and assessments to ensure that any concerns are addressed at the design stage to conserve the character and views from this special place.”