OUR round up of the latest planning applications submitted to Oxford City Council this week includes plans for a flying trapeze school in an Oxford park, a new artisan ice cream shop and a religious community looking to upgrade their monastery.

To look at the plans in full visit the planning portal at Oxford.gov.uk 

WHERE: St Antonys College 62 Woodstock Road Oxford.

Pic: Heritage Statement by architects Purcell.

In brief: St Antony’s college wants to carry out internal and external renovations of its Hilda Besse Building.
The Brutalist Grade II-listed building, which was officially opened in 1973, needs a fair amount of work carrying out including repairs to the walls and roof, and upgrades to cabling, plumbing, and fire safety -  fire regulations at the moment dictate that only 180 people can be in the building at any one time.

Reference: 19/00657/LBC

WHERE: 162-164 Hollow Way, Oxford


Pic: Google maps.

In brief: A DEVELOPER is proposing a new build in East Oxford for up to 19 students and postgraduates.
The building would include 16 student en-suite study rooms and three postgraduate en-suite study rooms and an on-site warden flat.
The site was formerly occupied by a tool-hire company but is now largely vacant.
The developer argues that the former commercial unit was out of keeping with the street scene of Hollow Way which is largely made up of terraced houses.

Reference: 19/00622/FUL

WHERE: 21 High Street, Oxford.


Swoon in Bristol. Pic Google maps.

In brief: An ice cream parlour has submitted plans to overhaul the front of its new store on High Street.
Artisan gelateria Swoon has submitted an application to replace the doorway, and put up a new illuminated sign above at 21 High Street – a Grade II-Listed building.
The application states: “The overall fabric of the building will not be altered. The existing logos and fascias will be altered subject to [listed building consent] and the proposed new illuminations are in keeping with surrounding shopfronts.” 
The premises were previously occupied by clothing store, Aspire.


WHERE: 2a, 2b and 2c Windmill Road, Headington


Pic: google maps

In brief: PLANS have been submitted to Oxford City Council to build flats on top of three shops in the centre of Headington.
The development would see a third storey created above the Sue Ryder shop, Sinclair’s hair salon, and Leader’s Estate Agents to create three flats near to the junction with London Road.
The applicant argues that the new development would make good use of a flat roof while providing three new dwellings within the centre of Headington.


WHERE: Florence Park, Oxford.


Florence Park Bowls Club in 2017. Picture: Ed Nix

In brief: A flying trapeze school is aiming to install a flying trapeze at Florence Park between April and September.
The plans from High Fly Trapeze would see a 10m-high rig erected on the bowling green.
The business will employee three full-time and three part-time staff and be open between 9am and 9pm seven days a week.
Read more about the plans here


WHERE: Convent of The Incarnation, Fairacres Road, Oxford


In brief: A religious community in East Oxford is hoping to renovate its monastery to make it easier for the ageing members to navigate and look after.
The Sisters of the Love of God have applied to demolish some buildings at the Convent Of The Incarnation in Fairacres Road, off Iffley Road, and to build a new wing.
In the application the sisters state: Over the past 100 years the community has experienced much change; we are fewer in number, and now find our buildings too dispersed to enable us to live out our life and our ministry of prayer and hospitality. At present some Sisters are unable to access important areas of the Convent because of distance and steps. 
“In addition, care of an ageing and outdated building spaced over a long area distracts from our primary vocation and ministry.”
The renovation would upgrade the monastery and see the whole site made more easily accessible.