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Bath Council Set to Approve 18 Student Apartments

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Plans to redevelop the Victorian home of the Bath Sea Cadets, which includes the development of new student accommodation have been recommended for approval by Bath & North East Somerset Council officers.

The site, located at 30 St John's Road, backs onto the River Avon and currently has two buildings originally built as homes, however the site has been described as dilapidated and in need of repair.

The proposals put forward call for the demolition of the two existing buildings, replacing them dedicated student housing for postgraduates as well as a purpose built building for the Sea Cadets on the ground floor.

The student development would consist of 18 studio apartments split across two storeys.

According to reports submitted: "There are numerous social benefits arising from the scheme. The Bath Sea Cadets provide an important social and community function through their work, in particular providing opportunities for personal and skills development of young people. In terms of economic benefit to the community, the proposal with support the continued growth and success of the city's universities."

It's understood that the student apartments will fund the development of the Sea Cadets home and would create roughly 60 jobs during construction.

The council's development management committee will vote on whether to approve the scheme at a meeting being held on Wednesday, September 21.