New theatre plans for vet campus

PUBLISHED: 19:43 04 May 2014

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A UNIVERSITY campus will grow in size, if expansion plans are given the go-ahead.

The Langford-based School of Veterinary Sciences could undergo renovation work to increase the number of facilities it offers.

The site is owned by The University of Bristol and it wants to build a new building containing an animal theatre and MRI scanner.

A planning application was submitted this week by the university and North Somerset Council must decide whether to grant permission for the development.

Planning documents show that to create the new centre an existing building must be demolished, which was previously used for storage by the university’s service team.

However the current building is not up to the required standard to be used as a theatre or to store a new MRI machine.

No extra parking spaces will be required and the current entrance routes to Langford House in Stock Lane, will not be altered.

The proposed development is the latest expansion and follows the building of a new small animal surgery and an intensive care unit, which opened in 2012 and cost £13million.

As the Mercury went to press, no letters of objection against the new plans had been received by the council.

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