Ox Tesco Express Planning Application Published

Tesco Plans
A planning application forย  The Ox Pub, 15 Oxford Road,ย  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.
Tesco Plans
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.
Tesco Plans
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.

7 thoughts on “Ox Tesco Express Planning Application Published

  1. Hester

    Yes that’s a term you don’t hear much these days! I was explaining it to my son recently – a completely different world where supermarkets didn’t really exist and if after the shops closed (at 5.30) you wanted to buy alcohol to drink at home you had to go to the little window at the Boundary House! But only beyween 6.00 and 10.30 p.m!

    Aaah those were the days….

  2. Concerned Resident

    I have heard many stories of residents objecting to major supermarket chains moving into their towns. Residents in Brighton couldn’t stop a Sainsbury’s local on their doorstep, but did object to their alcohol license being granted. The shop existis but with greatly reduced business. Can I suggest someone instigates the same thing towards Tesco, lets keep the “local off license” in business!


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