Noise reduction measures proposed for bar roof terrace

OBJECTIONS: Craig Simmons

OBJECTIONS: Craig Simmons

First published in News

AN OXFORD bar’s controversial plans for a roof terrace are being recommended for approval.

The Art Bar, formerly the Bullingdon Arms, in Cowley Road, has applied to Oxford City Council to convert the existing first floor flat into a bar and roof terrace.

Residents in nearby roads, including Crown Street, have raised concerns about extra noise and drinkers being able to see into homes.

But council planning officer Lisa Green has recommended that councillors should approve the planning application and said conditions could limit extra noise.

She said: “There are concerns regarding the likely noise from patrons using the terrace which could adversely impact on the residents of Crown Street.”

Her report added that the impact of the terrace would be “minimal” if features such as an acoustic fence and a “sound lobby” at the entrance of the terrace were included.

Thee objections were received from Crown Street residents, with others coming from James Street and Rectory Road.

St Mary’s ward councillor Craig Simmons has also objected on behalf of residents in the area.

Members of the council’s west area planning committee will make a decision when they meet at the Town Hall, in St Aldate’s, at 6.30pm tomorrow. The public can attend the meeting.

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7:05pm Mon 21 Jul 14

The New Private Eye says...

Thankfully Craig now has no say because being a member of an extreme party he will be voted down by the democratically elected council.
Thankfully Craig now has no say because being a member of an extreme party he will be voted down by the democratically elected council. The New Private Eye
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8:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Objectivity is key says...

Councillor Simmons made more noise during their election campaign but I suppose that was all acceptable because they're elected now.. Councillor Simmons is advised to visit the garden of the pub where he normally drinks and socialises which incidentally is situated in a predominantly residential area and has a garden overlooked by many residents but which is unlikely to have any complaints because Mr Simmons and his councillor friends station themselves there.
Councillor Simmons made more noise during their election campaign but I suppose that was all acceptable because they're elected now.. Councillor Simmons is advised to visit the garden of the pub where he normally drinks and socialises which incidentally is situated in a predominantly residential area and has a garden overlooked by many residents but which is unlikely to have any complaints because Mr Simmons and his councillor friends station themselves there. Objectivity is key
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