A POSH area of Oxford will see two flats restored into a single home in the near future.

Two flats at 42 Park Town will be returned to use as a single house, Oxford City Council's west area planning committee decided on Tuesday night.

Though the committee was satisfied with it, one nearby resident was not.

Caroline Grange, who lives at a neighbouring home, spoke against the application, and said a new extension planned for the building would loom over her garden.

She added other residents living nearby were worried about the plans.

A team of planning agents, architects and conservation experts spoke in favour of the application.

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Patrick Maguire, a building consultant, said the grade-II listed Victorian townhouse would be restored with original features.

Councillors on the committee were largely in favour of returning the building to use as a house.

The committee had to discuss the application because it was 'called in' by councillors due to overdevelopment worries.

Those councillors were James Fry, Chewe Munkonge, Susanna Pressell, John Tanner, and committee member Louise Upton.

In a report to the committee, council officers said the basement flat at 52 Park Town would not be given planning permission if it was being made in 2020, so returning it to use as part of a bigger house was a good use.

Park Town was designed by Samuel Lipscombe Seckham and built in 1853.

It is a planned Victorian housing estate made up of four groups of homes, some of which are terraced and others semi-detached.