Victoria Hotel 178 - 184 Abingdon Road Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 4RA

16 November 2021

Demolition of existing hotel. Erection of a three storey 38no. bedroom hotel (use class C1) and creation of 1no. 2 bedroom maisonette (use class C3). Provision of plant room, soft landscaping, vehicular and cycle parking and bin storage.

The OCS wish to compliment the planners for their refusal on 18 November of the application for this site and setting out in detail their reasons for taking this decision. Now OCS also wish to compliment the applicants for their positive response to the reasons for the refusal and for their incorporating measures in the current application which are intended to overcome these earlier objections.  In our view the current state of the buildings on this site are an eyesore. We conclude that the proposed buildings will present a greatly enhanced frontage to the Abingdon Road as well as providing needed welcome facilities for the tourist business in Oxford.