Betting shop approved

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford East MP Andrew Smith Oxford East MP Andrew Smith

A controversial application for a betting shop in Rose Hill has been approved.

Councillors passed the bid to change the use of the shop in Courtland Road to a bookmakers at the East Area Planning Committee last night.

There had been local objections to the scheme, with some senior city councillors and Oxford East MP Andrew Smith raising concerns.

The parade, which has a number of empty shops, already has a Ladbrokes.

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