Two applications for student accommodation in Oxford go before councillors on Tuesday (May 23), both of them recommended for approval.

The University of Oxford plans to create 130 rooms for post-graduate students on land where a number of existing buildings stand on land it owns in Winchester, Banbury and Bevington roads.

Students at Hertford, Kellogg and Reuben colleges will use the rooms (pictured) which will be in six new buildings and a refurbished villa at 43-45 Banbury Road.

In a separate application the University of West London plans to develop the 24-room Bowen Building at its Ruskin Hall campus in Dunstan Road for two new buildings, one with 65 rooms and one with 30.

A similar application has already been approved for the site but the university is seeking some minor changes.

Both applications will be considered by Oxford City Council’s planning committee.

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