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Chichester Student Accommodation Plans Go Before the Public Next Week

Posted by Ross Jones-Morris in

Construction company Osborne is working with the Student Housing Company on plans to convert the former Portfield Depot site in Chichester into student accommodation.

The site borders a 500-home non-student development currently being built, and a public exhibition is being held next week to gauge support levels ahead of a planning application being submitted to the council. The consultation comes on the heels of a planning application by another developer to build 153 student beds on Fishbourne Road.

Osborne and The Student Housing Company had this to say about the plans, “We look forward to welcoming the local community to our public exhibition on Wednesday, April 13, between 2pm and 8pm at the ChiChester Park Hotel to view proposals to redevelop the former Portfield plant yard and UMA House as student accommodation."

“We believe this brownfield site is an ideal location for student dwellings, being located just one mile from the University of ChiChester campus and a short walk from the heart of ChiChester and offering an excellent opportunity to reduce the pressure on ChiChester family housing.”

"A planning application has gone in by another developer to build a three to five storey block offering 153 student beds close to Tesco on Fishbourne Road."

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