PLANS to build 11 student rooms on a residential street in East Oxford have been scrapped.

An application was submitted earlier this year to knock down an extension of Neil Fraser-Bell House in Stanley Road, owned by Oxford University's Linacre College, and create new accommodation.

The proposal would have seen the annexe building behind the main block demolished and replaced with a part single, part two storey stand-alone building.

But this has now been withdrawn, according to Oxford City Council's planning portal, with no reason given for the decision.

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Nine student rooms are already located in the main building, with another two in the annexe.

The plans would have provided 11 en-suite rooms, with shared kitchen and social space, plus shared laundry facilities and covered cover cycle storage.

Linacre is one of the university's post-graduate colleges and has more than 550 students.

Neil Fraser-Bell House has been used for student accommodation since 1987 and was previously owned by Regent’s Park College.

It was bought by Linacre College in 2012.