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More Student Flats Heading for Norwich

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Developers are looking to build up to 307 student flats in the centre of Norwich.

Those behind the proposals say the student accommodation will help to meet the demand for city centre student housing.

It's hoped the new flats will also free up other homes around the city, which would otherwise be rented out to groups of students.

Situated next to Sentinel House in Surrey Street, developers SCY Student Accommodation Ltd want to build 266 single bedrooms and 41 studios. The site will be dubbed St Catherine's Yard and will sit on the car park once used by those working for Aviva at Sentinel House.

The scheme will vary in height from four to eight storeys.

Commenting on the plans, Jane Crichton, associate planner for the applicant's agents Lanrpo, said: "The development of purpose-built professionally managed student accommodation allows students a greater choice and reduces reliance on renting family housing, often in the Golden Triangle.

"This development will go some way towards meeting the evidenced need for student accommodation across Norwich to meet the future growth in the City's education establishments."

A decision is expected on the application before the end of November.