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Leeds Council Approve 376-bed Scheme

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Leeds City Council planners have approved Vita Student's proposal to develop a student accommodation scheme on land between St Alban's Place and Belgrave Street.

The development will consist of 376 apartments along with social spaces, and the building will be up to 18 storeys tall.

Vita Student, which is owned by Select Property Group, also plans to create a small park at the New Briggate site and there will be enough space for a new bar and restaurant.

Commenting on the application, Lee McLean, managing director of Vita Student, said: "We are thrilled to be launching our first development in Leeds.

"The location at New Briggate will enable us to improve current public areas and revitalise the site, whilst still retaining the green features and mature trees the area currently benefits from."

Planning consultants Deloitte argued the development would raise the bar for student accommodation in Leeds city centre.

Peter Gleave, senior planner at Deloitte, also said: "As well as new residential units, Vita Student will create extensive commercial space and residents will benefit from comprehensive redevelopment of the adjoining park. This development will create an outstanding hub for students and, having successfully worked with Select on a number of major schemes in recent years, it is pleased to see this exciting development move one step closer to realisation."