A council is considering proposals to open a new charity store as it "wants to see more people shopping" in the area.

Plans were outlined at a Botley and North Hinksey Parish Council meeting last week to bring the new store to the west Oxford area.

The council noted at the 7.30pm meeting that there were "various empty properties in the West Way shopping area" and that an earlier consultation revealed "a strong desire for a local charity or second-hand goods shop".

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It added: "We want to see more people shopping in Botley."

Proposals were put forward at the Seacourt Hall meeting by councillor Chris Church and suggested "approaching Savills and Mace" to get them to offer a short-term lease for a pop-up charity shop.

Consultation with various charities operating charity shops in Oxfordshire to discuss feasibility of one of them operating a shop in Botley was another idea put forward.

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The West Way Square in Botley is a multi-million-pound mixed-use area which was completed in 2020 to replace the 1960s shopping precinct.

The development includes a central public piazza with restaurants and cafes that aims to offer a community focal point for Botley residents.

More than 200 locals objected to plans to add 30 extra flats to a tower block planned for the area in 2020 which were subsequently refused in December.