A COLOURFUL double decker bus in a school yard, a housing estate north of Cutteslowe Park and new Oxford University staff accommodation are just some of the building projects in the city this week.

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A MULTI-coloured double decker bus could be given a long term parking ticket for the playground of a school.

The bus would be parked on a tarmac area to the rear of the Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, so a charity could use it as a base to provide art therapy to kids.

The charity, At the Bus, eventually hopes to 'provide a mobile resource for taking to schools in the Oxford area'.

But for now it plans to park up at the Cherwell School site while 'the charity establishes itself and builds a partnership with the school'.

The bus is painted in bright block colours and patterns, a design created by an artist called Camille Walala, who has recently designed the shop for the London Design Museum.

According to planning documents, the bus’s appearance was 'intended to be colourful and playful as a way of engaging the pupils'.

The former Oxford Bus Company vehicle could be used for seven pupils to take part in activities at any one time when up and running, if plans are approved.

Planning reference: 21/01445/FUL

A farmer's field north of Cutteslowe Park could be transformed into 134 homes if plans are given the go ahead.

St Frideswide's Farm, also opposite Jordan Hill business park, could become a housing estate including a 'community pavilion, seating and children's play areas'.

The farm is one of many sites on the edge of Oxford which has been allocated to become homes in the city council's new local plan, agreed last year.

Design drawings of the site appear to show the 134 new homes spread out across seven blocks of flats and a series of detached and semi-detached family houses.

A statement attached to the plans says the developer, Croudace Homes Limited, wants to create a 'garden village' at the site.

Currently a Tudor farmhouse sits on the site, which used to belong to a wealthy family.

Outside of Oxford's city limits to the north of the farm, there are separate plans to build homes on the North Oxford Golf Club.

Planning reference: 21/01449/FUL

OXFORD University accommodation wedged between the River Thames and Rose Hill could be knocked down to make way for an even larger set of student and staff homes.

Oxford University plans to redevelop Court Place Gardens, demolishing the current 36 homes at the site and replacing them with 71 homes.

The University has set up a joint venture company with the insurer Legal and General to carry out property works in the city.

Court Place Gardens will be the first project for this company, called Oxford University Development Ltd or OUD.

The new homes would be arranged into three courtyard areas of terraced homes, arranged to the east of the site.

The University aims to preserve as many of the trees which are currently growing on the site as possible and to avoid building near the river so new homes are not flooded.

Planning reference: 21/01388/FUL

A HUGE new building containing research facilities, classrooms and offices could be built at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Global Health.

The Old Road Campus in Headington, near the Churchill Hospital, could soon be home to an extra building.

The University wants to build a three-storey building at an empty plot on the campus, which has previously been used as a car park.

Planning reference: 21/01347/FUL

BELLA Italia on George Street wants to place a hanging sign on the front of the restaurant.

The new sign would replace a fixed sign to 'create a more coherent façade to the building'.

The building is not listed, but sits in a conservation area within the centre of Oxford, meaning that there are special heritage protections in place which planning chiefs need to consider.

Planning reference: 21/01436/FUL