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Falmouth Rejects Plans for 270 Student Beds

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Two separate planning applications for student housing in Falmouth have been rejected by council officers.

The student accommodation scheme for 117 beds on the site of the former Rosslyn Hotel in Kimberley Park Road, and the development on the Four Winds site in Grenville Road for 153 student beds have both been rejected by Cornwall Council planning officers.

Both schemes were refused on the same grounds, namely that the sites are not allocated for development and the scale of the proposals were so substantial they would contradict the community-led Neighbourhood Plan process.

In particular, the refusal document said: "In this case, by reason of its location within the town of Falmouth, the proposal would be contrary to the council's strategy for providing a range of sites in and around the existing University campus at Penryn where students can both live and study in and around the same location."