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Oxford City Council receive plans for new bar


Aug 31, 2022

Plans have been submitted to the city council to transform a retail unit into a brand new bar.

The plans were submitted Oxford City Council by Strutt & Parker on behalf of Oxfordshire Drinks Limited.

The applicant seeks permission to change the use of Prama House at 267 Banbury Road in Summertown from an Class E retail unit into a wine bar with ‘sui generis’ use.

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Sui generis is Latin for ‘of its own kind’. It is a term used to categorise buildings that do not fall within any particular use class for the purposes of planning permission.

The unit was previously occupied by Laura Ashley and is currently home to a Forces Support charity shop on a temporary basis.

Oxford Mail: The proposed floorplan submitted with the applicationThe proposed floorplan submitted with the application

The applicant believes the new establishment would fit into the area and notes the unit has struggled previously as a retail venue but could do well as a bar.

In the application, they stated: “We believe it would make a positive contribution to the character of this area.

“There is a shortage of quality drinking establishments within this vibrant district centre, particularly following the change of use of the former wine bar, El Rincon, into a tapas restaurant.”

If plans are approved, there would be a bar in the centre of unit and a wine tasting room to the rear of the building.

The new bar would have the following proposed hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11am-11pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 11am-12am
  • Sunday: 11am-10pm

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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