We are proposing the construction of a new multi-storey car park south of University House in the western part of campus.
The University is allowed a maximum of 5,422 car parking spaces on campus as a legal condition of its 2009-approved Masterplan and related Travel Plan which governs new development over a 10 year period to 2019. The Travel Plan has seen major investment in new infrastructure, including the upgrading of a number of junctions on local roads as part of a Congestion Relief Scheme delivered with the City Council, a major increase in the number of bus services and a new Bus Interchange, new cycle and pedestrian routes, a cycle hire scheme and the development of a successful car sharing scheme.
The University remains strongly committed to sustainable travel. It also recognises the need for additional car parking to provide for changing needs of the campus. These pages explain why we need a new multi-storey car park, how it will operate, what it will look like, and what its impact will be.
The outline planning application (ref OUT/2017/0260) has been approved.