48-bed Coventry Development Approved

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Despite objections, plans to build student housing in Coventry's Broad Lane have been given the go-ahead.

Two semi-detached houses at numbers one to three Broad Lane will be developed into a 48-bed student accommodation block.

One of the two existing buildings is already being used as student housing, however the other house will be converted to student bedrooms. An additional extension will also be built, increasing the total number of rooms available to 48.

Council planners approved the plans despite there being 17 objections ahead of the planning meeting.

Concerns included the lack of parking spaces, noise and possible anti-social behaviour as well as the loss of privacy for neighbours.

Despite the objections planning officers argued the concerns were not serious enough to refuse planning permission.

They also praised the high-quality design which has been developed by London-based architects Fraser Brown MacKenna.