Whilst many developments in Coventry have been rejected over the last few months, a development in nearby Kenilworth has had an easier time of it with planners. This week Warwick District Council approved plans to convert an old warehouse in the area, but only after a previous development had to go back to the drawing board in October 2015.
The previous developments was submission for two 3-bed family houses which were rejected due to the 'potential harm to the character and appearance of the area' they would cause. The lack of parking provision was also seen as an issue.
The plans to build a small student development on the site however were met with no such concerns, with Kenilworth Town Council proclaiming the plans 'imaginative'.
As ever though, controversy is not far away. Access to the site will affect a nearby indian restaurant, and if the students do have cars parking provision is still a problem. This has understandably alarmed local residents.