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Oxford approves college mixed-use scheme

December 4, 2019 by NSC in Weekly News
Oxford City Council has approved the planning application submitted by Thomas White Oxford, the development company of St John’s College, for its Oxford North mixed-use scheme.

Oxford North will be a new innovation district for Oxford with sustainability at its heart providing: 4,500 new jobs, 480 new housing for circa 1,500 people, of which 168 will be affordable homes, small shops, bars and restaurants, an hotel and around 23 acres of open spaces.

Thomas White Oxford Director William Donger said: We have reached a milestone in Oxford North’s project which has been nearly 10 years in the making dating back to the early draft stages of the Core Strategy, adopted in 2012, and the Northern Gateway Area Action Plan, adopted in 2015.

“We believe this project will be a truly transformational and positive addition to one of the world’s greatest cities. It will deliver high-quality workspace for start-ups such as high-tech university spin-outs and businesses, much-needed housing including 168 affordable homes, investment in infrastructure for all forms of transport, new green spaces and a new sustainable community for Oxford in which we can all be proud. This project will help the City Council to secure the £15.9 million government infrastructure funding. We will now turn to working with the City Council in order to secure planning permission.”

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