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Swansea Student Flats Rejected

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Plans to build student flats on the site of a former Swansea pub have been rejected by councillors.

Hawkfire Developments submitted a revised scheme to develop the site at the Cape Horner in St Thomas into 72 student flats.

Planning officers had recommended the site for development, which would have been lower but wider than a previous design.

However, after objections were put forward, Swansea's planning committee rejected the plans, citing its impact on social cohesion in the area and its negative effect on the streetscape.

A spokesman commenting on behalf of the applicant suggested the building was in decline and highly susceptible to antisocial behaviour. They also argued converting the site would reduce growing pressure on the HMO market.

On the other side of Fabian Way, plans for purpose-built student accommodation for 500 students on Kings Road were upheld on appeal by a Welsh Government-appointed planning inspector.