Oxford

More time over Oxford student car park flats plan

St Clements car park
Image caption The scheme could provide 128 student accommodation units on the site

People in Oxford have been given more time to comment on controversial plans to sell off part of a car park to build student accommodation.

Developer Watkin Jones Group has put forward three options including a 13-storey tower block for St Clement's car park near Magdalen College.

But traders in the city believe shoppers will be put off by a lack of spaces and profits will suffer.

A consultation on the proposals has been extended until 2 December.

Selling the land off could raise £3.57m for Oxford City Council.

The authority said it was confident the reduced number of spaces would be "sufficient to support future need".

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