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View and comment on revised designs for the student accommodation at Plot 6 of the Silverthorne Lane development

Our project team has been hard at work making preparations to make a start on delivering the long-awaited regeneration of Silverthorne Lane since planning approval was finally confirmed by the Housing Minister in April. Site remediation works will be getting under way this Autumn to prepare the site for development. This will include demolition and decontamination work as the site is cleared ready for building work to start.

Since planning permission was received, new development partners led by Studio HIVE have come on board to deliver Plot 6, the student accommodation element of the Silverthorne Lane development. With a new design team in place, the development partners have taken the opportunity to take a fresh look at the plans for Plot 6 and now propose a number of changes to deliver an improved scheme of student accommodation which respond positively to feedback on the previously consented scheme.

The extent of the changes being proposed means that a new planning application is required for Plot 6. It is important to stress that the new planning application only relates to Plot 6 and that the wider Silverthorne Lane development is unaffected, with site preparation works starting imminently.

The new Plot 6 team has extensive experience and involvement in the wider Silverthorne Lane development, with Studio HIVE, along with their appointed architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, having led on the proposals for Plots 2 – 4.

Before submitting a revised planning application for Plot 6, Studio HIVE has established a website providing an overview of the changes being proposed to the student accommodation scheme, and an opportunity for members of the public to provide feedback. Please do take a moment to visit the website, view the proposed changes to Plot 6, and provide your feedback here.