DURHAM University bosses have signed up to a multi-million pound city development that would include new student accommodation.
Durham-based Banks Property has submitted plans for a £2million development on a golf club site.
Plans for the Mount Oswald site include 16 self-design homes, accommodation for up to 1,000 Durham University students, up to 56 executive homes, up to 250 family homes, converting the Grade II-listed Mount Oswald Manor into apartments and building more on its car park, as well as creating a community facility.
The outline application’s allocation for student accommodation will see the university working with Banks on the feasibility of including a collegiate presence on the north east corner of the site.
University bosses have submitted a letter of support to Durham County Council.
The site is identified as an area for development.