Falmouth University Number of Students
Falmouth University Number of Students, The Falmouth University have applied to raise the student cap from 5,000 enrolled students – a condition attached when the Penryn campus was developed in 2009 – to 7,500 students by 2025. Depending on the number of part time students there could be several hundred more than 7,500.
The universities have already exceeded the maximum number of permitted students this year, by 411 – though no action can be taking while the application is being considered.
The plans will go before Cornwall Council’s strategic planning committee on Thursday, but have already been recommended for approval by planning officer Peter Bainbridge on the condition that more student accommodation is built.
In a report to committee members, Mr Bainbridge said: “Improved access to higher education within Cornwall will help develop a skilled workforce.
“It is acknowledged that an increase in students will have an impact on the area, which without mitigation will have a negative impact.”
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However, he said the phased approach, along with the introduction of Article 4 to control houses in multiple occupancy, a strategy to allocate sites for student housing and a financial contribution from the applicant towards on-street parking measures and improvements to Treliever roundabout and pedestrian and cycle links would be suitable.
The universities said: “This development and investment into the higher education hub that now sits at the heart of Falmouth and Penryn was always conceived of as a long term project designed to create wide reaching benefits for both the immediate campus but also much further afield.
“The universities have ambitious aspirations for their future and are committed to continuing to provide high quality learning, teaching and living environments, but also sustaining and enhancing the opportunities and benefits they provide.”