The long-awaited plans to redevelop the Oxford station and the surrounding land will go out to consultation this week, after councillors agreed to support the latest scheme.
The Thames Valley Property article reports: "The Oxford Station Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), proposing a revamp of the station, a new bus interchange, multi-storey car park, housing, offices and a hotel was approved by Oxford City Council’s executive board on Tuesday, June 20. Earlier plans have existed for over a decade.
But now councillors’ approval means the SPD will be a material consideration in determining planning applications. It will also form a framework for its own planning application.
The proposed station rebuilding will incorporate a public square modelled on that at King’s Cross and an additional platform. The mission of the masterplan, set out in the document is: “To develop a rail hub and interchange for Oxford, reflecting its status as a world class city and a global centre for innovation and learning, and responding to its internationally recognised heritage assets.”
The council hopes it will form a catalyst for wider regeneration around Oxford’s West End and help meet the city’s rapid growth expected over the next 30 years. The consultation period starts on Friday, June 30 and lasts until Friday, August 25."
The full document can be seen here.