Saturday, 21 October 2017

Bus shelter ‘looks like cheese grater’

A BUS shelter which could be installed in Reading Road, Henley, has been likened to a cheese grater.

A BUS shelter which could be installed in Reading Road, Henley, has been likened to a cheese grater.

The shelter, which would be opposite the Jet garage, is part of £25,000 worth of improvements for the road suggested by Oxfordshire County Council.

Town councillors criticised the design and suggested the shelter would block sunlight to a neighbouring flat.

Speaking at a meeting of the town council’s town and community committee, Councillor Will Hamilton said: “It will be an improvement on what is currently there but in my view the cheese grater looks horrible.”

Deputy Mayor Martin Akehurst called the design “ludicrous” and suggested that clear glass should be used instead.

“The back of the bus shelter is 4ft from the window of the flat,” he said. “It would be like an extension of the balcony on the first floor. This should never have been put forward.”

The county council has also suggested moving two bus stops,installing three new shelters and replacing the shelter opposite Newton Gardens.

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