The local authorities resolved to grant planning permission in August 2012 and this was formalised with the signing of the Section 106 agreement in February 2013. 

Outline planning consent has been granted for the 150 hectare site which will include 1500 homes for University and College key workers, 1500 homes for sale, accommodation for 2000 post-graduate students, 100,000 square metres of research facilities (including 40,000 square meters for research institutes and private research facilities linked to the University), and a wide range of community facilities.  

Around one third of the site will be used as public open space for sports, informal recreation and ecological use. 



The masterplan is a long-term project and the delivery will in phases outlined in detail in the sections. 

The full outline planning application can be found in our document archive.