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Bristol Development Likely to Go Ahead

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The proposed redevelopment of an area close to Bristol's former marketplace look likes it will be given the go-ahead.

The plans include residential and commercial space as well as student accommodation consisting of beds for over 200 students.

The application has been submitted by Harmsworth Pension Fund in collaboration with Alaska Development Consultants.

The development of the area would involve converting several existing buildings into retail, restaurant and office space whilst demolishing the remaining buildings to make way for two blocks of between two and six storeys.

These two units will be able to accommodate 202 students, whilst the residential properties will consist of 29 private homes and 19 affordable units within a shared ownership scheme.

The plans also outline the development of a public landscaped area as well as a new road that would replace Hawkins Street, which would be closed as part of the development.

Despite some objections from the general public and stakeholders, local planning officers have recommended the approval of scheme, subject to the signing of a section 106 agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.