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Student Flats to Replace Durham Hair Salon

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A former Durham city centre hair salon could be developed into student flats if plans are given the go-ahead.

Q Student has put forward proposals to transform the first and second floor of Saks on the city's Market Place into two 3-bed student apartments.

Documents submitted as part of the application suggest no modifications will be made to the rear or frontage of the building, although non-structural alterations will be required to create the living accommodation.

The proposed development is the latest application for student accommodation situated in the city centre.

Elsewhere, Starstruck Limited was granted approval to turn the former Post Office on Silver Street into 17 student apartments.

The plans were given the green light after planning officials recommended councillors approval the application. It was argued the development would stop the building falling into disrepair.