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Oxford Schemes Granted Approval

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Two student accommodation developments in Oxford have been granted planning permission.

Brasenose College was granted approval to refurbish and extend buildings within Frewin Quad off New Inn Hall Street, whilst St Peter's College has been given permission to build a brand new block of PBSA on the site of Castle Hill.

Both projects were approved by Oxford City Council's West Area Planning Committee.

Documents submitted as part of both applications argued that the new flats would take students out of private rental homes in the city.

In total, 30 new bedrooms will be built at Frewin Quad, whilst the project will also include refurbishing existing accommodation at Frewin Hall.

The plans for Castle Hill House will result in the demolition of the building, alongside a former Conservative club. The building will be replaced by a new block of 54 student flats.

According to Judith Buchanan, master of the college, the new accommodation would help attract students from less wealthy backgrounds.