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100-bed York Scheme Recommended for Approval

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Plans to build a 100-bed student development on the site of a coal yard in York have taken a step forward after the application was recommended for approval.

Residential Capital (York) put forward the plans to York City Council last year, which call for the demolition of the existing office building and the construction of a new four-storey block of student flats.

Consisting of 96 units, the beds will be split across clusters of five or six with students sharing communal areas. The building will also come equipped with a study room, concierge and office on the ground floor.

A second two-storey building will also be built on the site, containing four self-contained studios as well as car and bicycle spaces.

The application is set to go before the city's planning committee on 14 March 2018 and has been recommended for approval, subject to conditions.

The planning officer's report said: "As with the previous scheme, the loss of the employment site is supported and there is a need for student housing."

"It is considered that the site has an acceptable relationship to adjacent development, and the additional two storey block, would not impact upon the amenity of the residents of the main block and would provide an acceptable standard of amenity for the occupiers of the block itself."

"It is considered that the proposed scheme would not have adverse impacts that would significantly and demonstrably outweigh its benefit."