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Bath Student Development Put Forward

Posted by Richard Ward in

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A planning application has been submitted to develop the site of Pickfords on Lower Bristol Road, into purpose-built student accommodation.

The plans, submitted by Eagle One Estates to Bath and North East Somerset Council, call for the demolition of the existing Pickfords building, which will be replaced by a two-storey student block able to accommodate up to 204 bedrooms.

Situated on 34-35 Lower Bristol Road, residents have been invited to comment on the proposed development via an online form on the council website. The public consultation is due to close on December 19, at which point the Development Management Committee will consider the application.

A final decision is expected no later than February 9 next year.

So far objections from local residents include the argument there is enough student accommodation in Bath already, and the proposed development would negatively impact traffic flow in the area.