Book Depository Decision Delayed

first_imgA bid by Oxford University to build a £29m book depository will now be decidedin early May, pending a planning inquiry. Permission for the depository, which could store up to eight million volumes, was refused in November. City councillors rejected the application on several factors, including the potentiallandscape intrusion and the failure to meet energy efficiency standards. Colin Cook, Labour city councillor, said: “The inquiry will give both sides the chanceto go through the arguments in greater detail.” By Clare Barnardlast_img