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Oxford student accommodation appeal dismissed on heritage grounds

DATE: 04 Dec 2017

The Inspector has dismissed an appeal by McLaren and Merton College, Oxford against Oxford City Council’s refusal of planning permission for student accommodation at Manor Place, Oxford. The Inspector concluded that the scheme’s impact on heritage assets, including Magdalen College Grove (Deer Park) would not be outweighed by its public benefits.

Reuben Taylor QC and Andrew Byass acted for the Appellants.

Timothy Corner QC and Admas Habteslasie appeared for Magdalen College and the Oxford Preservation Trust. Please click here for the decision.