Isisbridge

Isisbridge

Posted on 05/30/2014


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Thames Wharf
Roger Dudman Way
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Fiddlers Island
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proposed site for more uni blocks

proposed site for more uni blocks
Thames Wharf, Fiddler's Island, Oxford

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Isisbridge
Isisbridge
www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-Port-Meadow-from-Oxford-University/398006173618837?ref=stream

June 11 ***Fiddlers Island Update***

Good news for all those who opposed the proposed development on Fiddlers Island. The Planning Inspector has turned down the appeal of the would-be developer, and upheld the decision of Councillors not to grant planning permission. The Planning Inspector concluded that allowing a 3 storey building there would have an "unacceptable impact on the character and appearance of its surroundings"

Very interesting to see what the Planning Department in Oxford does after this latest humiliation - the proposed development was recommended by the same Council Officer who handled and recommended the University's Port Meadow flats and described their location as "not in a sensitive area". Extraordinary it takes a National Planning Inspector to determine that these sites in Oxford are precious and sensitive, and to protect them from the judgement of our own planning officers!
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Howard Somerville
Howard Somerville
Sorry, what are "uni" blocks? Is that an architectural term?
3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
Here in Oxford, I'm afraid it is. Oxford University's new buildings are generally ugly blocks that are quite out of keeping with the older more inspired architecture.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
Yes, they usually are ugly and out of keeping. But what are uni blocks - are they (like bricks or breeze blocks) what these university buildings are made of? I cannot find uni blocks in the builders' merchant's catalogue.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
I'm none the wiser. Is "uni" (I cannot find the word in the dictionary) a type of construction, e.g. unitary or monolithic?
3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
Never mind. You can't help being mentally challenged.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
Who can?

I'm still none the wiser.
3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
Well, try not to worry about it too much. We can't all be wise.
3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
No, but you seem to worry about these uni blocks, whatever they may be.

If you could just explain what they are, we might be able to help.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Isisbridge has replied to Howard Somerville
As previously explained, they look like this:
www.ipernity.com/doc/isisbridge/20969633/in/album/426939

You could help with a few fireworks.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Howard Somerville has replied to Isisbridge
To me those look like office blocks, council blocks, or (to Oxford's shame) university accommodation blocks.

But what "uni" blocks are, it seems that I'll never know.
3 years ago.