PLANS to build a new pavilion and basement at one of Oxford's oldest colleges are set to be approved.

Oriel College also wants to replace its kitchen facilities and add a social dining space to the new basement as part of its 'Brewhouse Yard' project.

The college said the project would help cater for its 700-strong community, which it said was greater than it had been designed to hold.

Oxford City Council's west area planning committee have been recommended to approve the plans when it meets on Monday.