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Huge Student Accommodation Development Planned for Cardiff

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Another huge student accommodation development has been earmarked for Cardiff, which if given the go ahead would result in an additional 711 student bed spaces.

Plans have been put together to develop the former Evans Halshaw garage in Easy Bay Close into 711 student rooms, equipped with a tennis court, volleyball court, and basketball and table tennis spaces. The 10-storey scheme would also include a gym, cinema and meeting room, as well as a roof garden.

The scale of the proposed scheme would make it bigger in terms of beds, than the Howard Garden site and the 42-storey tower planned for the city centre.

However, due to its size, concerns have been raised over the possible impact it will have on traffic and parking in the south of the city.

The developer said of the scheme: "The site is in a very prominent central location that offers direct access to employment, leisure, shopping and major transport links.

"The scheme provides a strong presence at this prominent location, with good views across the surrounding area."

The student accommodation would be marketed to students using both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales and would predominantly consist of studios, with 30% allocated as cluster flats.

Those against the development suggest the new scheme will make it impossible to park, whilst concerns have also been raised regarding the pressure additional occupants will place on local infrastructure.