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Nunnery Into Flats

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Sell My House Quickly found another interesting article about Oxford. Plans to convert Oxford nunnery into flats could see home prices ‘jacked up’

Plans to convert a former convent in Oxford into flats is facing huge backlash from neighbours fed up with new residential developments in the area.

Nunnery Into FlatsThe controversial scheme would see the Rose Hill nunnery turned into eight flats.

In addition, the application to Oxford City Council made last month includes the erection of a single storey rear extension, changes to windows and doors, and ‘the provision of amenity space’ as well as bin and cycle storage.

However, people in Rose Hill say the development would create unwanted extra noise and disturbance, traffic and pollution.

Oakthorpe Road resident Susan Hargreaves objected to the planning application because of potential effect on the character of the area, the existing community facilities and on-street parking.

Even though the former nunnery has stood empty for years, Abbey Road local Caroline Lesemann-Elliott said it was an ‘unacceptable’ proposal for a property that could be converted into a housing refuge, for example.

She added: “I strongly oppose the influx of landlords who are invading our city to sweep up valuable property and, whatever their promises may be, jack up prices.

“Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, it is difficult to argue that buildings like convents have long stood as places seeking to provide refuge and a quiet place to live for those who did not feel a calling to participate in the endless onslaught of capitalism.

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