Uni back site plans

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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.