PLANS to allow horse drawn carriages to carry tourists through the streets of Oxford have been turned down.

Oxford City Council rejected the plan at a full council meeting tonight.

Councillors had concerns about the health of horses in the summer sun, congestion and the safety of other road users.

Ed Turner said: "My concern is around traffic, animal welfare, safety of cyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

"I just don't think Oxford city centre is the right place for this."