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Plans Submitted to Develop Student Flats on Coventry Garages

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The site of former garages in Coventry could be developed into luxury student accommodation.

Proposals have been submitted to transform the area in Terry Road into 11 cluster flats that could accommodate 42 students.

Currently owned by the council, the site is situated just one mile away from Coventry University.

Developers behind the plans have called for the demolition of the 27 garages and replacing them with four three storey buildings with on-site parking for up to eight cars.

The student flats will come equipped with a communal kitchen and living space, and rooms will have single beds, desk space and en-suite bathrooms.

Developers argued the buildings will be designed sympathetically to the surroundings and will provide modern, practical buildings for students, which don't disrupt the current street elevation.

The developers have also suggested the building will help residents in the area to feel safer, as the street is currently unprotected.

The planning application said: "Using the site to create an overlooking building would increase the protection of the street as well as the usability of the alley way and improving the social context of the area."

The plans have already undergone a substantial redesign after a pre-application response from planning officers stated the buildings would "appear incongruous in the street scenes".

Concerns were also raised in regards to the expected increase in people and vehicles in the area as well as the potential for an increase in anti-social behaviour.