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 Hundreds of objectors fail to halt Oxford hotel scheme

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Hundreds of objectors fail to halt Oxford hotel scheme

Amy Williams

The recent article published by TV Property confirmed that councillors have approved a plan for a new hotel in an Oxford conservation area despite hundreds of objections. 

It said: "More than 300 people objected to the plans by Dominvs Project Company 3 Ltd to demolish existing Unither House in Paradise Street and replace it with the hotel.

The developer’s hospitality division owns a number of hotels in major cities and bought the Oxford site in October 2014 with plans to build another. Dominvs also owns neighbouring Brewery Gate which it has converted from a pub to residential.

In October 2015 Dominvs applied to build a 145-bedroom hotel with deli, restaurant, bar and micro-brewery but the site is within the Central (University and City) Conservation Area and close to many heritage buildings.

Dominvs withdrew the application prior to determination.

The new application for a hotel with 140 bedrooms with associated cycle parking, servicing area, plant works and landscaping, was passed by councillors by five votes to three at west area planning committee of Oxford City Council on Tuesday, May 9. The new hotel will have six floors and a roof terrace.

But many locals remain unhappy about the scale of the building which they say is too tall for the conservation area. Many argued the changes between the previous application and the latest did not address their concerns. The Environment Agency had also objected on grounds of flood risk."

Read the full article here

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