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Large Nottingham Scheme Granted Planning

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A nine-storey block of student accommodation in Nottingham has been given the green light that will lead to hundreds more beds being created in the city.

Plans to demolish the former school buildings and a former Saab car showroom in Talbot street were submitted last year and both the demolition and construction of the student flats have now been approved.

Under the plans 353 beds will be created along with communal facilities and a landscaped central courtyard.

Applicant Redoak are planning to deliver the student accommodation as a mix of studios and cluster flats.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "A large amenity space is directly accessed off the main Talbot Street entrance giving a space for the students to meet and interact."

"The amenity space gives easy access to both stair and lift cores giving easy security as well as a strong sense of place. The amenity area directly overlooks the courtyard, giving excellent levels of daylight and further extending the sense of place."

The site had previously been subject to a planning application submitted in 2011, however the development failed to progress.