University plans for Keele village to be discussed at public consultation


Posted on 22 October 2010
The development, on the site of Hawthorns hall of residence in Keele village, is set to create 80 full-time and part-time jobs for local people and see the university accommodation rebuilt at the heart of the main campus.

Residents are invited to a consultation about plans to build high quality housing and a retirement community on the site of a university hall of residence.

The development, on the site of the Hawthorns in Keele village, is set to create 80 full-time and part-time jobs for local people and see the university accommodation rebuilt at the heart of the main campus.

The scheme also includes the development of around 70 homes and a retirement village with a choice of accommodation for older people.

Representatives from Keele University and Seddon Homes will be available to answer questions at a public consultation on Wednesday, October 27, from 4pm to 7pm in Keele Management Centre in Keele village.

Phil Butters, assistant director of Keele University’s Commercial and Facilities Management directorate, said:  “Following our last consultation event in June, we updated the proposal and it has now been lodged with the Planning Department at Newcastle Borough Council.

“We would like to invite residents to a further consultation to discuss the proposals now that they have had the opportunity to look at the detailed application and the associated documents.”