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New Student Village Proposed in Oxford

Posted by Richard Ward in

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A significant purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) project has been submitted in Oxford.

The development consists of the demolition and replacement of the existing accommodation at Oxford Brookes University's Clive Booth Student Village.

The village is currently home to around 1,300 students, with the new development containing at least 1,800 bedrooms.

Put forward by the university, the institution describes the project as an exciting opportunity to create a unique living and learning environment close to the main campus.

The proposed development contains 12 accommodation blocks and aims to provide a net gain to biodiversity, enhance habitats, and maintain tree canopy in the long term.

However, residents have voiced their concerns, citing the environmental impact and the need for the development.

The university argues that it was not looking to increase the overall number of students and the project would help reduce the number required to live in privately rented accommodation.

The council is due to hold a public consultation on the proposals in the coming months.