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Building start

The club finally made a start to building by constructing some foundations for the new part of the building near the rear boundary in November 2014. This preserves the planning permission in perpetuity. However going further requires agreements with third parties to allow sufficient access to the site for the practical process of building. It is taking a long period to reach agreements with the various parties concerned.  We hope to provide a further update by the AGM in June 2016.

Club ownership

With the formation of OBC as a charity, the formal ownership of the premises was transferred to Oxford Bridge Club CIO on 30th June 2014.

Planning decision

The application was approved by Oxford City Council.  The decision documents which were published on 14th March 2012 can be read here:


Agreeing a plan and submitting a planning application

A survey about future options for the club was conducted during December 2010 and January 2011.  A further consultation process related to the future of the club premises was started with the AGM in May concluded at the end of June 2011.  

An EGM was held on 20th July 2011 to seek members' agreement on the best way forward on the premises issues. Member selected one of the options presented and the committee developed a detailed plan in conjunction with our architect. 

The formal submission for planning approval was made to Oxford City Council on 16th January 2012 and was given the planning reference 12/00091/FUL.