Log in | Register
08/03/2016

Appeal: Substantial student housing approved for former hospital site

Words:

Peveril Securities has been granted permission to convert the former County Durham Hospital to accommodate 82 student studios and to build two blocks to contain 281 student flats after an inspector ruled that the scheme would not harm the Durham (City Centre) Conservation Area (CA).

Inspector Yvonne Wright noted that the hospital building is noted as a key landmark of high architectural value in the council’s emerging Durham City Centre Conservation Area Character Appraisal, and was identified as a non-designated heritage asset.

Wright found that the prominence of the hospital site as a “green and spacious area” would remain, and gave great weight to the fact t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • The forthcoming environment bill will enshrine in law the concept of biodiversity net gain – but while the principle is widely supported, there are concerns about its implementation, as Matt Moody finds out. 

  • It might not have a glamorous image, but Swindon – home to the spitfire, the nationwide building society, and birthplace of screen sirens Diana Dors and Billie Piper – has led a revolution in house design over the past five years, as Neil Holly explains.

  • A snapshot of planning in Wales, looking at key planning themes, major projects, skills requirements and RTPI activities in the region