Site Opposite New College Sports Ground St Cross Road Oxford Oxfordshire
6 July 2020
Application for prior approval to install a Phase 8 Monopole C/W wraparound cabinet at base and associated ancillary works.
Oxford Civic Society considers that to allow this application to proceed as a permitted development would be an abdication of the City Council’s legal obligations to protect the development would be an abdication of the City Council’s legal obligations to protect the historic centre of Oxford. It would be an eyesore wherever it was to be located, in the city centre or elsewhere. Approval would create a precedent allowing similar structures to appear without the proper planning scrutiny. The application lacks information on why this Monopole, which is twice as high as the trees along the road, is needed at this location. Have the alternatives been considered? We urge rejection of the application.