PLANS for a £150 million university building, a new Lidl, and a school extension are just some of the planning applications which have been submitted to Oxford City Council this week.

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•Planning reference: 21/03057/FUL

Where? Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG

In brief: An application for a £150 million University of Oxford building has now been submitted. The building will include a 500-seat concert hall, a 250-seat theatre and a 100-seat Black Box lab for experimental performance. The building, designed by Hopkins Architects, will have solar power generation on the roof and will be all-electric, with heat pumps rather than boilers. The funding has been provided by £150 million donation to the university by Stephen Schwarzman, who reported more than £30 billion.

Read more about this £150 million plan here

•Planning reference: 21/02481/FUL

Where? Oakthorpe House, Oakthorpe Road, OX2 7NN

In brief: The independent boarding and day school, St Edward’s, also known as ‘Teddies’, wants to expand it’s property to house more students. An application has been submitted asking for Oakthorpe House, which currently houses girl boarders, to be extended. The school wants to create a new boarding house, which would contain 11 new student rooms and a self-contained bedroom basement flat.

•Planning reference: 21/02923/FUL

Where? 19 Arthur Street, Oxford

In brief: This application, submitted by the University of Oxford, asks for the existing houses to be converted into offices for a period of one year. In the application, the university states that the houses used to be occupied but are currently vacant. The space would be used as an office in relation to the redevelopment works at the Osney Power Station. Oxford University’s Said Business School are looking to convert the Victorian power station into its new Global Leadership Centre. The centre is intended to support ‘high-level business’ and ‘leadership education’ by creating a number of formal and informal teaching spaces. The centre is planned to open in 2024.

•Planning reference: 21/03064/ADV DEL

Where? Unit 5A, Templars Shopping Park, Between Towns Road, OX3 3JP

In brief: The new branch will be opening in Templars Square Shopping Park, in Cowley, in the empty unit where Matalan used to be. Bosses at Lidl have now applied for planning permission, asking the council to putting up new signs. The three signs will be: a square illuminated sign facing into the retail park’s car park; a poster in front of the store and a non-illuminated sign at the end of T K Maxx, facing Between Towns Road. The budget food store is expected to have a floor space of 1,244sqm. The new store is one of a 1,000 new stores the budget supermarket is aiming to launch by 2022 as part of a £1.3 billion investment.

Read more about the new Lidl store set to open here

•Planning reference: 21/03083/FUL

Where? 36 Garsington Road, Oxford

In brief: This application asks to convert an existing property to form a barber shop on the homes side extension.

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