10 And 12 Watlington Road Cowley Oxford OX4 6NF

17 March 2019

 Demolition of existing building (Use Class B1). Erection of two storey building to provide vehicle hire facility and ancillary office space (Sui Generis). Associated hard surface and landscaping works.

Oxford Civic Society appreciates the incremental changes experienced in this location towards transport and retail-related uses. However we have reservations regarding the demolition of flexible late 19th/early 20th century quality residential buildings to maximise black-top surface parking for a car hire company housed in a small, short-life pavilion  building. There is also no indication of an intention to move towards more hybrid/electric vehicles for hire.