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Old Snooker Hall in Plymouth Set for Redevelopment

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Plans to turn an old snooker club into student accommodation look like that will be given the go-ahead by Plymouth City Council.

The former snooker club dates back to 1908 and had originally been used as a cinema before being converted.

Under the plans the current property will be demolished and replaced with a student accommodation block that will consist of 43 flats spread over five storeys. Originally the developers, JMP Integrations, had planned to build a property that could have housed 47 flats, but this was reduced to the current figure after a consultation period last year.

The council's planning committee will vote on the application on July 7, with a report prepared ahead of the meeting recommending its approval.

The report stated that the current use of a snooker hall is no longer viable and that the proposal for student accommodation will meet the needs of the city.

The development looks like it will go ahead subject to the signing of a section 106 agreement.