Nielsen’s Site – Thornhill Park Development

Public meeting 29th July 6.15pm online: Planning Application Thornhill Park Oxford 21/01695/FUL

This long-awaited planning application by Shaviram for further development at Thornhill Park In Risinghurst has been validated and is open to consultation now. The developers designs and plans can be seen and commented on at

Meet the developer: Following advice from Public Health Oxford, a physical meeting to look at the plans and discuss them has been cancelled. A leaflet to nearby residents has been delivered, you can view it here Thornhill Park leaflet to residents. An online public meeting will be held on Thursday 29th July at 6.15pm to attend this please email [email protected]

Comment to the Planning Authority: To register a formal comment to the planning authority at Oxford City Council please login in to and search for planning application 21/01695/FUL and there is an online form to complete. The deadline for public comment is 11th August 2021.

July 2021:

Shaviram Group met with the Parish Council and explained they have adapted the designs for the development in response the feedback they received from Councillors and residents. A meeting was due to be held for residents to view the designs, but due to Covid-19 this has been cancelled. A leaflet has been sent to households in Sandhills and Risinghurst North to encourage residents to view the plans online and comment. An online public meeting has been planned for the opportunity to question the developers and design team. They will also be meeting members of the Parish Council to discuss any concerns.

November 2020:

Now that the conversion of the old Nielsen Buildings has been completed into 134 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for rent, the site behind the buildings has now been identified for development as indicated in the Oxford City Local Plan. A presentation was made at the last Parish Council meeting by a team from the owners/developers and architects. The proposal is for 426 dwellings and a 167 room hotel. The development team are planning to have an open event at which residents will be able to see the plans and make their comments. 

Due to the current Pandemic, the development team have instead produced a consultation web site for the new Thornhill Park Development