University of York's student ‘hub’ plan

DETAILED plans for 620-bed student accommodation at the University of York have been unveiled.

The rooms will be based around a “social hub” at the university’s Heslington East campus and house students attending a new college, that is still to be named.

The scheme is part of the second phase of work on the huge Heslington East expansion and includes eight buildings and a dean’s flat.

A planning statement said it would be designed along the same lines as the new Goodricke and Langwith Colleges but have its own “distinct character”.

The university has already secured outline permission for the block and has now submitted a “reserved matters” application, which covers details such as the design.

Residents in Badger Hill and other nearby communities have called for more student accommodation on the campus to avoid family homes being converted into student houses.

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12:29pm Sat 29 Dec 12

bob the builder says...

Green belt or over a car park again? It will only work if the rent is cheaper than the private sector, but it's also too far from the beckoning bright lights of town.
Green belt or over a car park again? It will only work if the rent is cheaper than the private sector, but it's also too far from the beckoning bright lights of town. bob the builder

3:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12

xtc says...

About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city!
About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city! xtc

4:08pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Paul Meoff says...

xtc wrote:
About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city!
I was just about to say that.
[quote][p][bold]xtc[/bold] wrote: About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city![/p][/quote]I was just about to say that. Paul Meoff

4:45pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Sillybillies says...

xtc says...
3:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12
About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city!

Most of North Leeds is university slum bedsit land, it's what will happen to the Hull Road side of York and beyond.
[quote]xtc says... 3:06pm Sat 29 Dec 12 About time they stopped taking over hull rd side of the city.disgusting anymore and it ll be York uni and not city![/quote] Most of North Leeds is university slum bedsit land, it's what will happen to the Hull Road side of York and beyond. Sillybillies

9:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Digeorge says...

Gosh, 620 flats sounds like a small town in itself. Sounds ruddy awful.
Gosh, 620 flats sounds like a small town in itself. Sounds ruddy awful. Digeorge

3:11am Sun 30 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

bob the builder wrote:
Green belt or over a car park again? It will only work if the rent is cheaper than the private sector, but it's also too far from the beckoning bright lights of town.
Maybe... but Transdev do run a nightbus on certain days of the week to take students back to the campus after a night out - less disturbing to everybody else to just have a bus go gliding past at 3am than a gaggle of drunk students staggering around.
[quote][p][bold]bob the builder[/bold] wrote: Green belt or over a car park again? It will only work if the rent is cheaper than the private sector, but it's also too far from the beckoning bright lights of town.[/p][/quote]Maybe... but Transdev do run a nightbus on certain days of the week to take students back to the campus after a night out - less disturbing to everybody else to just have a bus go gliding past at 3am than a gaggle of drunk students staggering around. Magicman!

4:52pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Sawday2 says...

Perhaps the moaning minnies would prefer another gypsy encampment.

In case you missed it people the plan is to build ON THE CAMPUS. What the **** is wrong with that?
Perhaps the moaning minnies would prefer another gypsy encampment. In case you missed it people the plan is to build ON THE CAMPUS. What the **** is wrong with that? Sawday2

9:58am Mon 31 Dec 12

tobefair says...

I bet the council will include it in their housing figures. 620 new bedsits will mean they don't have to build any more houses for years'
I bet the council will include it in their housing figures. 620 new bedsits will mean they don't have to build any more houses for years' tobefair

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