Land To The Rear Of The University Club 11 Mansfield Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 3SZ

14 June 2017

 Erection of a research and administrative modular building for the department of Zoology (Use Class D1) for a temporary period of 5 years.

OCS accepts the operational necessity of finding a temporary site for the continuation of the important work of the Zoology department. With some reluctance, therefore, we raise no objection to the erection and planned dismantling of this monstrously large modular building on a playing field site.  We support the ecological recommendations made in the documents provided on line. However, we are dubious about the necessity of the proposed 5 year period. We recommend that the grant of permission should be for a more limited period, say, 3 years. At that time the possibility of an extension of the temporary period could be considered in the light of the then position of obtaining a permanent replacement for this facility.