Permitted – 791 bed student village in Pittville, Cheltenham

Pittville CampusPlainview Planning are delighted with the decision by Cheltenham Borough Council Planning Committee to approve an exciting scheme to redevelop a dilapidated  university teaching site into an attractive Student Village.

The scheme will involve the erection of 577 new-build bedrooms, the refurbishment of the existing media centre, a gym, study space, mixed use games area and the refurbishment of the existing 214 student bedrooms already on site.

Our planning consultants have been providing full planning consultancy support to U Living and the University of Gloucestershire on this scheme and we are delighted with the decision at Committee last night, which saw the scheme approved by 9 votes to 6.

Pittville_view-of-long-courtyard-from-the-South-endThe project team have been working hard since the deferral in January to ensure that the scheme answered the questions raised by the planning committee and responded to the feedback from stakeholders.  The approval last night is testament to the hard work of all involved.

This decision means that the University of Gloucestershire can meet increasing demand for places and improve their student offer, providing a high quality and safe living and learning environment for their students. The proposed development will regenerate a run down site for the benefit of all and It will also ensure that Cheltenham continues to enjoy the long term economic benefits of having such a vibrant student population.

Plainview Planning have solid of experience of providing planning consultancy support to mixed use development schemes and those within the education sector.  If you have a project you feel might benefit from professional planning consultant input, then feel free to contact us at:, to see how we may best assist.