8 Hollybush Row Oxford OX1 1JH

2 February 2020

Demolition of existing building. Erection of a four storey building to create 5 x 2 bed flats and 2 x 1 bed flats. Provision of amenity space, bin and bicycle storage.

We cannot support this application to demolish 8 Hollybush Row. This building makes a positive contribution to the character of the Conservation Area whilst the proposed replacement building is bulky, bland, out of scale and entirely characterless. It is not visually attractive, not sympathetic to the local character and history of the area and in no way establishes nor maintains a sense of place. Furthermore the accommodation suggested seems to have limited natural lighting and ventilation and restricted outlook preventing enjoyment of the dwellings. We, therefore, recommend that the application is rejected.