Land Fronting 19 Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HU

2 July 2017

Application for prior approval to install a call box.

We object to the siting of this call box. No evidence is provided that there is any significant need for such a facility at this location. Frideswide Square was dramatically re-configured in recent years, and a significant element of its improvement was the reduction in street clutter and the creation of an attractive open space; it would be counter-productive to reverse this improvement by the installation of new and unnecessary objects of clutter. The reconstruction of the Botley Road bridge as part of the forthcoming station re-development will necessitate re-configuration of street and footway levels in this vicinity in order to increase bridge headroom and accommodate additional rail tracks, and it would be perverse to complicate these works at this juncture by the installation of more and unnecessary equipment.