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Exeter Uni Proposes Huge On-campus Accommodation

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Outline application plans have been put forward to develop brand new student accommodation and associated infrastructure at the University of Exeter's Streatham campus.

The development is to be located at East Park on a large plot of land, south of Higher Hoopern Lane. The site is currently being used as farmland.

The Hoopern Valley Walk runs along part of the western boundary of the site. However, the university has suggested it is a permissive access arrangement and there is no definitive public right of way.

The proposals aim to strengthen the University's commitment to reducing pressure on the city's housing stock by accommodating more of its students on campus.

Director of Estate Services, Hugh McCann said: "We have identified sites for development at the University since the 1970s and our 2010 Masterplan further developed these plans.

"The University continues to be a global success and attract students and staff from around the world, and we are keen to offer additional on-campus accommodation and see these three projects supporting our demand over the next five years, improving both the quality and range of student residences."

According to the University, the institution has already shown its commitment to reducing pressure on local housing stock by investing £130 million into new student accommodation on its Streatham Campus, providing housing for 2,600 students.

If the plan gets the go-ahead it's expected to be operational in September 2019.