162-164 Hollow Way Oxford OX4 2NL

9 April 2019

 Construction of 16 student En-Suite study rooms, 3 postgraduate En-Suite study rooms, with communal living/kitchen areas and 1 warden flat. Onsite covered refuse storage and covered/secured cycle parking for 22 cycles.

This application for a well-designed small complex of student housing appears to be entirely speculative, it gives no indication of who will own and manage it in the future or whether the rooms are intended for university or language school students. It is sited in an area in which already has a concentration of student accommodation for Brookes University and many houses in multi-occupancy. Approval of this application will increase the imbalance between private housing and student accommodation in the area and remove a potential site for housing. On these grounds OCS questions whether it should be approved.