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Plan to turn Oxford music venue into student flats WITHDRAWN

The Wheatsheaf, off High Street, is the city centre's last real gig venue.

The Save the Sheaf campaign is celebrating today as the planning application to convert the upstairs of The Wheatsheaf Pub to student flats has been withdrawn by the applicant. 

Last month Indie-pop band Glass Animals backed the campaign.

More than 1,500 objections were lodged against the application. 

People were concerned about things like the loss of the venue and the quality of accommodation proposed.

Those behind Save the Sheaf think the owners will submit another planning application though; and say the campaign must continue.

There's reaction on Twitter about the news too:

 

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