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Gormley's Iron Man causes debate at Oxford Council

Date uploaded: February 5, 2009

Plans to erect a nude statue on the roof of an Oxford shop have run into trouble 10 days before an eagerly awaited unveiling ceremony.

Councillors have pointed out the 7ft sculpture by Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley does not have planning permission.

The half-tonne iron statue is due to be lifted on to the roof of Blackwell’s Art and Poster shop, in Broad Street, on February 15.

Exeter College said it wanted to display the statue, worth more than £250,000, in a public place because of the huge interest in Gormley’s work.

But it has emerged planning permission is unlikely to be secured until March 17.

Follow this link to read the full article on the Oxford Mail website