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Residents Object to More Student Flats

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Residents in Coventry have hit back at plans to build 210 student flats, which come with just 26 parking spaces.

Homeowners in the Standard Avenue area have said they already struggle to park and the new student accommodation will only make matters worse.

More than 200 residents have now signed a petition to try and block the development.

Under the proposals, the Fletchamstead Highway student flats would be built on the Auto Choice car dealership site. The car dealership has been in place since 2009 but had previously been an art deco pub called The Letch.

In addition to residents, councillors in the Westwood area are also calling for the council to reject the plans.

Councillor Marcus Lapsa said: "We are calling on Coventry Council to reject plans for a potential 210-bed accommodation block."

"We are concerned about additional transport and parking problems, plus safety issues for students walking to and from the site."

If the plans are approved, the development will consist of 29 cluster flats arranged in groups of four, six, seven, eight and nine bedrooms. Each flat will share a kitchen and dining area and the building will come equipped with a communal lounge, cycle storage for 213 bikes and parking for 26 vehicles.