Oxford University College has been planning to build student accommodation for more than 100 students. This has finally been approved by the city council’s planning committee.
Hertford College, Kellogg College and Reuben College had a proposal of building a new student hall. This was in North Oxford for almost 136 students which has recently been given the green light. However, there have been several concerns raised by a University of Oxford professor.
Ever since the green light has been given by the council. The college now has permission to build single-study bedrooms, six duplex flats and a pavilion. The pavilion will come with a common room and a Southeast Asian Studies Centre.
In order to build student accommodation, the land will be redeveloped to the rear of Winchester Road, Banbury Road and Bevington Road. This will allow almost 100 plus students to live in.
As has been mentioned above, one professor had an issue with the building of student accommodation. Professor Richard Katz who also lives in Winchester Road has recently raised concerns regarding this news.
At the recent committee meeting, Katz raised some issues where he urged them to reject the proposal. He even claimed that this development could be a failure because of ‘sewage flooding’ and hence did not demonstrate sustainability.
He even mentioned that students may need constant reminders to not carry out noisy parties, litter and public drunkenness.
In the end, he also stated that the step which was taken was right and admitted that the development of student housing will reduce student accommodation issues in the market.
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