New Student Flats Proposed by King's College

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King's College has unveiled plans to turn fifteen homes and a nursery school into a new development based just off Barton Road in Cambridge.

The plans include student accommodation as well as a new nursery and residential units.

A number of residents have already expressed their concerns over the proposal, particularly in regards to its design, with one resident suggesting that it is very important to ensure that the new building “is entirely in keeping with the character of the surrounding buildings on the Barton Road.”

Another suggested that the proposed buildings were more reminiscent of office blocks than local resident property. In addition, its argued that the number of occupants will increase significantly, thereby negatively impacting the traffic density in the area.

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