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University of Exeter Plans 1,300-bed Student Accommodation Project

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The University of Exeter has revealed plans to develop new on-campus student housing.

The university will submit its planning application soon, which will consist of new student accommodation at East Park, located on its Streatham Campus. The scheme will provide around 1,300 beds for students.

Two additional planning applications will also be put forward for the redevelopment of the Moberly halls of residence and redevelopment of Spreytonway, both of which are also located on the Streatham Campus.

These two sites will provide enough accommodation for nearly 300 students.

The development is expected to be completed by September 2019, and fits in with the university's commitment to reducing the pressure on the city's housing stock by providing accommodation for students on its campuses.

The university will be holding a two-day exhibition to help drive engagement with the local community, which will provide an opportunity for residents to put forward any queries they may have on the project.

In addition, there will be a website that stakeholders can view and provide feedback online, which will also be taken into account in the next stage of the design process.