23 South Parade Oxford OX2 7JN

15 January 2021

Structural repairs and strengthening to the external walls.

The address is misleading as this concerns the Barn in the grounds of no.23, which is Northern House School. The building abuts The Library. We would be less concerned with this application if the Conservation Officer had submitted a comment. It would be helpful if the Method Statement could relate to specific areas of work recommended in the Heritage Statement and Structural Report, if details of base fixings to stanchions were supplied, if the drawings were annotated to show “proposed” and “existing”. We recommend that existing mortar be analysed to ensure that a successful match is achieved and deferral of consideration of the application to allow for a Conservation Officer’s appraisal and the above areas of concern to be addressed.