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Plymouth University Reject 15-storey Student Accommodation Block

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Plans for a new multi-storey block of student flats has been rejected by Plymouth University for being too large.

In March this year an application was put forward to turn the former Good Companions bar in Mayflower Street into a 15-storey student accommodation block.

However, the plans were criticised by the university because it would potentially lead to too much student accommodation in one very small area. Two other purpose built student flats have been approved in recent years, including 78-metre high Beckley Court and Mayflower House.

Other concerns raised related to the construction noise that would result from the development being approved, which it is feared will make it harder to retain students at the university.

Developers have reportedly been trying to turn the site into a student block for a number of years, which has been targeted in the past by vandals.

A final decision on the application will be made after a public consultation ends on July 5.