Yoga centre will shatter the peace and tranquility on our quiet street

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A new yoga centre will shatter the peace and tranquility on our quiet residential Oxford street, residents have complained. Proposals have been made to demolish a building which has stood for over 90 years on East Street – a road so quiet residents claim to be able to “hear their clocks ticking”.If given the go-ahead, the plans would see the demolition of a white garage said to have once housed the artworks of late local artist Hugo Powell, in favour of a two-story yoga studio. Before the plans can be given the go-ahead, they will be presented to a planning comittee at Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday. The planning proposal for the studio on Oxford City Council’s website has already gained over fifty comments from members of the public.One resident told the council: “The client/customer intensive nature of a studio business will shatter the calm from morning to night, seven days a week.”On the hour, every hour, during the day, as one class goes and the next one arrives, there could be a 40-person hiatus on the East Street narrow pavement.” Although many residents have voiced grievances about the proposals, for some the yoga studio is a welcome addition to the area. One commenter stated: “Since the Yoga Garden, Summertown closed a couple of years ago, there has been a great need for a dedicated, independent yoga space. “We need a space able to host and support a diverse community of teachers and students.”If approved, the studio will employ two full-time staff and 20 part-time staff. It will also encourage users to cycle to the venue, with bike spaces included in the plans.

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