THE FORMER college of Prime Minister Boris Johnson will become more accessible for disabled people, if plans are approved by Oxford City Council.

As one of Oxford University's oldest hubs, Balliol College has been 'maintained and preserved as is as practically possible in its original state'.

But now, to 'ensure the building is fit for purpose for the next generation', the Grade II listed building on Broad Street could have a ramp installed.

The ramp, which will be built in the entrance, will make it compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act.

It will give step-free access to the college's quad and porters lodge.

In the plans, developers said: "With the construction of this ramp, Balliol College will have level access into the porters lodge and college grounds that will be the same for disabled and able-bodied visitors alike.

"We trust the proposals are received and welcomed as an earnest attempt to develop a design directly addressing the concerns expressed by the local authority and other stakeholders to arrive at an elegant and appropriate solution."

Plans can be found in full on the Oxford City Council planning portal, using the reference code 19/02590/LBC