Local Authority

Oxford City Council

Project Description

Hotel led mixed-use development

EasyHotel, Summertown, Oxford

On behalf of 4Urban Consulting, DPP secured planning permission for a hotel led, mixed-use development in Summertown, Oxford. The scheme will deliver 4 new retail units at ground floor level with a 180-bedroom EasyHotel set above. The top two floors of the scheme will also house 6 new-build apartments and will make a positive contribution to the supply of new homes within the Oxford area. 

The £15m development forms part of the brand’s rapid expansion across several UK cities and will regenerate an under-utilised brownfield site creating 61 FTE jobs alongside associated spin-off benefits for local businesses within Summertown. DPP have since dealt with all pre-commencement conditions and the scheme opened in 2021. 

Working alongside Seven Architecture, DPP submitted plans that will regenerate an under-utilised brownfield site, and create 61 jobs, alongside associated spin-off benefits for local businesses within Summertown. Work started on site in early 2019 and was completed in 2021.

Speaking about the scheme, Managing Director of 4Urban, Paul Lancaster said: 

We were delighted to receive planning consent for this major development in the face of over 400 objections from local residents and protracted discussions with the local Planning and Highways authorities over a 12-month period. This success was in no small part due to the professionalism and tenacity of Michelle Davies and her team at DPP



      • Community Engagement
      • Planning Application preparation and management
      • Planning strategies
      • Project management
      • Submission of planning application
      • S106 Advice
      • Pre-Application Advice