Student accommodation provided at St Hilda’s College, Oxford

THE PLANS for new student accommodation and the creation of a solar park are just two of the latest public notices issued by local authorities in Oxfordshire.

These notices often cover road works, in addition to permit and planning applications.

Student accommodation: A request for new student accommodation has been submitted.

The request is for the demolition of the principal’s home at St Hilda’s College in Cowley Place.

The removal of the existing gymnasium, parking, shed and storage units building is also proposed.

In their place are two new student accommodation buildings, consisting of 72 rooms, as well as a replacement gymnasium, health and wellness facilities and offices.

The principal’s accommodation will also be replaced, with space for parking bicycles.

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The college undertook a redevelopment of housing and facilities for students and staff in 2018.

The initial phase at the front of the college site was completed earlier this year.

It includes a new anniversary building (which replaced the old porter’s lodge and the middle common room) and a pavilion.

This last second phase will now tackle the back of the site.

As of October, the college had 657 students.

Maintenance work on the railway bridge: A village road will be closed for up to three weeks while maintenance work will take place on a railway bridge.

Work will begin Thursday at Appleford and is expected to be completed by June 20.

It will see Appleford Road close to traffic, with appropriate signage to display to indicate when the measures will be in effect.

Exemptions are provided for emergency services, for works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of the road.

The alternative route for traffic is via the B4016, Church Street, Harwell Road, Milton Road, A4130, Lady Grove and vice versa.

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Trail closure: Delayed work on a trail is expected to begin a little less than a month after originally scheduled.

As of Monday, “environmental improvement work” will take place, which means the trail northwest of Seacourt Creek Weir, Wytham, will be closed.

It is expected that this work will take five months to be completed.

The original start date was May 10, but that was delayed.

Order exemptions are provided for emergency services and for work.

Appropriate signs will be posted to indicate when the measures will take effect.

There is a proposed parallel detour route signed locally.

Solar park: An application has been filed for a solar park on a landfill site.

Infinis Solar Developments Ltd has applied to Oxfordshire County Council for a building permit to install a solar park / solar park with associated infrastructure at the Sutton Courtenay landfill site.

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Tree reduction: On Tuesday, “work on the aquatic environment and tree reduction” began at Hinton Waldrist.

Scheduled to be completed on December 1, the work will see the closure of a trail (250/1/30) and three bridle paths (250/9/20, 250/9/10 and 114/6/30).

Exemptions are provided for emergency services, for works and for pedestrian access to the property which is only accessible from the closed section of the bridle path.

Appropriate signs will be posted to indicate when the measures will be in effect.

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