It seems that the planning application by UNITE to convert the Old Building into their own HQ and a medical school, and build 742 student units on the lower portion of the site is SLIPPING UNDER THE RADAR
To date there is only 1 objection to the application (from KCG) and 2 neutral comments to be found on the Planning Portal. I think the general consensus is that the Old Building refurbishment and the retention of Fripps Chapel is positive, but the proposed student accommodation to the south is FAR too high and will completely dominate the surrounding streets and buildings
I have negotiated a short time extension for comments to the 15th June with Charlotte Sangway ….. and I’d like to encourage you all to look at the application and comment (as you see fit) before the deadline. A lot of people have spent a lot of time in Pre App discussions with UNITE and I think the submission flies in the face of most objective comment at those meetings.
Please forward this to friends and neighbours who you think might also wish to comment
Sec Kingsdown Conservation Group