Library plans turned down

A proposal for a book depository for the Bodleian Library in Oxford has been turned down this week after it went before the full council.

Twenty-six members of Oxford City Council voted against the plan, which was granted permission by the planning committee by six votes to five in September.

But 14 councillors called for the application to be decided by the full council. Reasons for the rejection include the impact on views of Oxford's skyline, height and a lack of renewables.

Councillors also felt that the University of Oxford could have found a site that is not on a flood plain.

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