PLANS to build an extension on a pub for bedrooms, knock down a timber church building and make a park more wheelchair friendly are among the applications on Oxfordshire's planning registers this week.

Here are the key details about the developments that could be going up in your area.

Garden studio

A garden studio could be built in the back garden of a house in Kingston Road, Oxford

It would have a pitched roof to reflect the existing extension to the rear of the house and this would be green to help it blend into its green surroundings.

One velux window would be installed to the roof to allow natural light into the studio.

Reference: 20/02843/FUL

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Pub could build extension for bedrooms

The Mad Hatter on Iffley Road, Oxford wants to build second and third floor extensions to provide four guest bedrooms.

The rooms would all have ensuite facilities and the plan has been proposed in light of the pandemic which has resulted in making it difficult for the pub to generate enough income.

The rooms would be let on a nightly basis.

Reference: 20/02743/FUL

Substation for bus company headquarters

Energy provider Pivoted Power LLP wants to develop a high voltage substation at Oxford Bus Company in Watlington Road, Oxford.

The application seeks permission for a Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) structure that will house high voltage switch gear and a transformer (substation).

It would provide high voltage power within the site, enable a high voltage cable to continue to Redbridge Park and Ride and provide power to future Pivot Power customers in the local area.

Reference: 20/02738/FUL

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Group of barns could be knocked down for houses

Moorlands Farm in Murcott, near Kidlington, wants to demolish five ‘prominent and unsightly’ metal clad barns on its site.

The applicant then plans to replace them with three new houses and a barn, taking the form of a traditional farmyard.

The houses would be two-storeys high and be made of natural stone with natural slate roofs.

Reference: 20/02669/F

Old hotel could get bar refurbished

The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford is a Listed Grade 2 building and the owners want to renovate its historical bar area.

The existing bar front panelling was originally installed as stained oak sections and has since been painted over.

The new proposal would be to remove the paint ‘as sympathetically as possible’, so as to maintain the existing timber construction.

The existing granite counter would be removed and replaced with a solid oak top and the painted mural to the rear of the bar counter would also be removed and replaced with an antique upper dresser section.

Reference: 20/02716/LBC

Church could be demolished and replaced with new building

St Andrews Church in Orchard Road, Oxford could be knocked down so that a new church can be built in its place.

The current building is made out of timber and opened in 1962.

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It has fallen into disrepair and so plans have been submitted to build a single-storey, spacious building with better natural lighting and improved acoustics.

Reference: P20/V2829/FUL

Upgrades to park ground

Boundary Park Pavilion in Greenwood Way, Didcot could become more accessible for wheelchair users.

Plans have been submitted to convert a currently bumpy grassed area between the park and the fence to the rugby pitch into a level paved area.

The area would also have wheel chair accessible picnic benches installed to provide a seating area.

Reference: P20/V2578/FUL

Solar panels for laboratory

The Diamond House at the Harwell Science & Innovation campus in Didcot could get solar panels on its roof to be more eco-friendly.

The panels would generate and save 2,067 MWH/year with an estimated reduction of 642 tonnes of C02 annually.

Reference: P20/V2884/FUL