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celebrating today as the planning application to convert the upstairs of The Wheatsheaf Pub to student flats has been withdrawn by the applicant.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:
Today's news that the planning application to redevelop The Wheatsheaf has been withdrawn is excellent news but please don't think this will be the end of the matter. Remain vigilant and expect more battles to come. #savethesheaf pic.twitter.com/uyxvQtk4uR— Nightshiftmusicmag (@NightshiftMag) April 12, 2021
Finally some good news - it sounds like the #SaveTheSheaf campaign worked and so central Oxford's last remaining gig venue is *not* going to be turned into student flats (though am under no illusion that this will be the last of these kind of battles...). pic.twitter.com/iBfUvrV8ch— Jennifer Wallis (@harbottlestores) April 12, 2021