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Castle Leazes Redevelopment


Castle Leazes Redevelopment

Castle Leazes halls of residence opened in the mid-1960s. It is our second largest student accommodation site with more than 1000 bedrooms.

The buildings and their surroundings are approaching the end of their designed life so we are beginning a redevelopment project that will:

  • meet the needs of our future students
  • consider nearby residents and businesses
  • improve the appearance of buildings and their surroundings
  • deliver the highest levels of sustainability
  • meet the requirements of a world class University

A phased approach to planning permission

We're proposing a phased approach to the planning application process. This means we would submit two different planning applications.

The first application would be for demolition of the existing buildings.

The second application would would be for the redevelopment of the site.

A third planning application may also be submitted to change road access to the site from Fountains Row to Holland Drive. This is dependent on agreement with key stakeholders and discussion is underway.

Feedback we have received and our responses

We received many responses in the first consultation rounds for the proposal. These responses have been collated and analysed with several key topics identified. We set out below our response to these key topics.


General Matters


Sustainability and Design


Highways and connectivity


Ecology and Landscape


Impact on amenity

We want to hear your views

To redevelop the Castle Leazes site successfully we want to listen to local knowledge, views and opinions.

Before we submit a planning application we plan to hold consultation sessions. These sessions are in addition to the statutory consultation process for a scheme of this type.

Comments and suggestions can also be submitted using the form below.