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More Student Flats Heading for Leamington

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Council officials have given the green light to plans that will see student flats being built in Leamington Spa town centre.

Owners of the Landlord Furniture shop in Trinity Street, submitted plans to Warwick District Council earlier this year. Under the proposals, three student flats will be created, offering a total of 23 bedrooms.

The owners of the shop plan to move their business to larger premises within Leamington once the development has taken place.

Reports suggest the proposals were initially put forward to the council after the owners struggled to find an alternative buyer for the coach house building, which will make way for the new flats.

During the planning application process, the council received a number of objections, with residents concerned about issues such as reduced parking and noise pollution.

Previously applications for additional student housing have also run into objections from residents, with locals concerned Leamington was already becoming saturated with university homes.

Warwick District Council's executives met earlier this year to discuss plans that aim at reducing the number of properties being converted into Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs).

However, despite objections from locals over this latest planning applications, councillors seemed willing to grant the planning permission.