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Nottingham Council Reject Development Plans

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Plans to build a student accommodation development on the Former Red Cross building site on Gregory Street, Lenton have been refused by councillors.

Nottingham City Council refused planning permission on the grounds that it would "unbalance the community".

The proposal called for the development of the site into a student scheme consisting of 43 one-bedroom student studio apartments. According to the design and access statement submitted as part of the application by Rayner Davies architects, the existing setting does not provide a welcoming or attractive environment.

However, the architects said: "There is the potential to greatly improve the visual amenity of the area with a well-designed new build project."

Nottingham City Council did not agree and turned down the proposal put forward by Sajaid Mahmood.

In regards to their decision the Planning Committee said: "The proposed development would exacerbate the existing high concentration of students within this area and further contribute to an unbalance community and associated enmity issues such as noise and disturbance and those associated with a demographic imbalance and a high level of residential turnover."

The developers now have six months to appeal the decision.