The Planning Review Committee of Oxford City Council voted unanimously on 26th June 2013 to grant planning permission (with conditions) for Emmaus Oxford’s new-build Secondhand Superstore in Barns Road. This is a hugely important step forward in a process of hard work, discussions and negotiations over a four-year period.

The building process is now expected to begin in March 2014 with the building hopefully completed by early 2015.

The new build, which will become Oxfordshire’s largest charity shop, will have better designed retail space and significantly more space for the processing of donated furniture behind the scenes.