18/03370/FULĀ 

Simon House 1 - 5 Paradise Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 1LD

19 July 2019

Demolition of existing building and construction of 30 apartments (16 x 1 bed, 14 x 2 bed) and associated works (amended plans and additional information)

 

Oxford Civic Society has reservations about this proposal.

While agreeing in principle that this is an excellent location for much needed housing near to the city centre, the design as submitted, at least a storey higher than the existing building and with a long, un-punctuated frontage at street level, suggests a potentially overbearing presence in a rather narrow street.

With regard to the plans as presented, many of the illustrations were blurred to the point of illegibility.