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39 Student Flats Get the Green Light at Plymouth University

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Developers have won their appeal to build a block of 39 flats right next to Plymouth University.

In March this year the city council had rejected plans to demolish an office building at Reservoir Court and build student flats in its place.

However, a decision has been made by the Planning Inspectorate to allow the plans put forward by GE Developments Ltd.

It's expected that the new flats would reduce the pressure on existing housing stock, which would result in a more integrated community.

According to a 14 page reported produced by Stephen Hawkins, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, there are no adverse impacts that would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposal.

In addition, it was understood that the proposal would achieve environmental benefits due to its high standard of design, which would enable the site to integrate well with the surrounding development.