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UCLan Receive Approval for Burnley Scheme

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Burnley Council's development control committee has given the green light to a new student accommodation development that will be built on land next to Sandygate Square.

The scheme will be developed in a partnership between the council, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Barnfield Investment Properties.

The new purpose-built student accommodation will come equipped with common rooms, laundry rooms, study/resources room and car parking. The new accommodation fits in with the wider plan to transform Burnley into a university town.

Commenting on the approval, councillor Mark Townsend, said: "This is excellent news and another important step forward in plans to make Burnley a leading university town, attracting students from across the world. It's a key component in UCLan's plans for its long-term growth and the creation of a significant presence in Burnley."

UCLan has already made a significant investment in Victoria Mill, which is just across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal from the accommodation site, and teaching resources in Burnley to deliver its growth.

Tim Webber MBE, chairman and managing director of Barnfield Construction, added: "We're delighted to be delivering the next phase of the iconic On The Banks development in partnership with Burnley Council and UCLan."

"The new project will make a perfect addition to the established and popular development and provides student accommodation to complement the facilities in Victoria Mill. The scheme also incorporates retail elements which we're sure will be popular with the local businesses, students and residents."