A planning application for The Ox Pub, 15 Oxford Road, Abingdon, has been published on the Vale of White Horse Distrct Council (VWHDC) system, pending a decision in November.
The plans show illuminated signs, enlarged front window, and cash machine, instead of the Ox’s former horns.
In the narrative the application states that planning permission is not required to change a pub to a shop. However some justification is given … the Tesco Express will be in line with the VWHDC Local Plan published in 2006 as it will keep shopping facilities in a designated VWHDC shopping area on the Oxford Road.
They go on to say that the new shop will be next to a Chinese Restuarant, Off Licence, Laundrette and Motor Spares company.
The Off Licence could also be better described as a family run convenience store if you look inside.