PLANS for new student accommodation and the creation of a solar park are just two of the latest public notices issued by local authorities in Oxfordshire.

These notices often cover roadworks, in addition to both licensing and planning applications.

Student accommodation: An application for new student accommodation has been submitted.

The application seeks the demolition of the principal’s lodgings at St Hilda’s College in Cowley Place.

The removal of the existing gym building, car park, shed and storage units is also proposed.

In their place will be two new student accommodation buildings, consisting of 72 rooms, in addition to replacement gym, health and welfare facilities, and offices.

The principal’s lodgings will also be replaced, with space for cycle parking.

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The college embarked on a redevelopment of accommodation and facilities for students and staff in 2018.

The initial phase at the front of the college site was completed earlier this year.

It includes a new anniversary building (which replaced the old porters’ lodge and middle common room) and a pavilion.

This latest second phase will now address the rear of the site.

As of October, the college had 657 students.

Rail bridge maintenance work: A village road will be closed for up to three weeks while maintenance work takes place on a rail bridge.

Work will begin in Appleford on Thursday, and is set to be completed by June 20.

It will see Appleford Road close to traffic, with appropriate traffic signs to be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

Exemptions are included for emergency services, for the works and for access to premises which are only accessible from the closed section of road.

The alternative route for traffic is via the B4016, Church Street, Harwell Road, Milton Road, A4130, Lady Grove and vice versa.

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Footpath closure: Delayed work on a footpath is set to start just under a month after initially planned.

From Monday, ‘environment improvement works’ will be taking place, meaning the footpath north west of the weir at Seacourt stream, Wytham will be closed.

It is anticipated these works will take five months to be completed.

The original start date was May 10, but this was delayed.

Exemptions to the order are included for emergency services and for the works.

Appropriate signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

There is a proposed parallel diversion route signed locally.

Solar park: An application has been submitted for a solar park at a landfill site.

Infinis Solar Developments Ltd has applied to Oxfordshire County Council for planning permission to install a solar photovoltaic array/ solar park with associated infrastructure at Sutton Courtenay landfill site.

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Tree reduction: On Tuesday, ‘water environment work and tree reduction’ began in Hinton Waldrist.

Expected to be completed by December 1, the work will see a footpath (250/1/30) and three bridleways (250/9/20, 250/9/10 and 114/6/30) close.

Exemptions are included for emergency services, for the works and for pedestrian access to property which is only accessible from the closed section of bridleway.

Appropriate traffic signs will be displayed to indicate when the measures are in force.

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