Oxford City Council Covered Market CCTV
Oxford City Council approves the installation of 25 CCTV cameras at Covered Market.
09:17 04 November 2021
Oxford City Council has approved the installation of CCTV cameras at the entrances, avenues and communal areas of the Covered Market.
The scheme aims to increase the security in the market so it can operate for longer hours.
Commenting on the approval of the application for the installation of CCTV, the local council said: “The city council has given great weight and importance to the desirability of preserving this Grade II listed building as a designated heritage asset.
“It considers that any harm that would result from the proposed development is justified by the public benefits that would result, namely the continued use of the historic buildings’ stock.”
Meanwhile, another application was also submitted for the removal and replacement of emergency exit signs around the aisle galleries at Pitt Rivers because they are "outdated, not very visible, and not illuminated". The application document added that the signs are posing a health and safety risk to any potential emergency evacuation in the building.
Meanwhile, plans to open a new KFC at an Oxford retail park have been submitted. If approved, the famous franchise would be located at the former Carphone Warehouse at Templars Shopping Park.