126 High Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 4DF

3 August 2018

Installation of new shop signage and window display to front elevation. Internal alterations to the shop floor, walls, lighting and ceilings.

This lovely building deserves every care in preserving and enhancing its aesthetic and historic value and commercial concerns should not be allowed to cause significant harm. We query whether black is the most appropriate colour for the exterior paintwork and it is unclear just what exactly is proposed by the illuminated window display. We doubt that what is proposed is in keeping with the context of the historic High Street, and would urge refusal of this application, pending reconsideration of the external elevation, shopfront, signage and window displays.