Student flats at former County Hospital

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Added by Matthew Phillips

The planning application has just gone in for conversion of the former County Hospital on North Road to student accommodation, demolition of outbuildings and erection of more buildings to provide a further 367 student bedrooms.

The plans include provision for cycle parking. The travel plan for the site assumes walking and cycling to be the main means of travel for the inhabitants. Interestingly the travel plan cites the existence of DBUG as supporting the viability of cycling to the University.

The travel plan includes maps showing recommended cycle routes in the area. We know that many of these have limitations.

Points for discussion:
a) is the quantity of cycle parking sufficient?
b) can we put pressure on the Council, via this application, to enhance the cycle routes to the University campuses?

To view the application, go to the Council's planning portal:


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