A POPULAR pizza shack will be housed outside a pub for at least another year.

West Oxfordshire District Councillors granted 12 months of planning permission to the shack and oven at The Queen's Head, in Queen Street, Eynsham, on Monday.

The landlord, Mark Crocker, told the meeting the pizza oven and takeaway service was 'integral' to the business, while 206 people signed a petition to keep the oven.

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Officers said the retrospective plans should be refused as it does not fit the Eynsham Conservation Area.

The council’s Lowlands Area planning committee opted for temporary permission so the landlord can talk to the pub's owner about alterations.