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Planners Back Huge Nottingham Scheme

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A huge student accommodation development located in Huntingdon Street, Nottingham, has been recommended for approval by Nottingham City Council.

Under the plans, buildings on the site will be demolished to make room for a student accommodation scheme varying in heights, up to a maximum of 8 storeys.

Plans have been drawn up by Aspbury Planning Limited and consist of cluster apartments, twin clusters, studios and townhouses. In total the scheme will provide 301 student bedrooms.

The development will also come equipped with communal amenities and study areas, a front reception, a laundry room, and cycle storage.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "The application site is conveniently located within a short walking distance of Nottingham Trent University campus and the city centre amenities."

"It is considered that the provision of good quality purpose-built accommodation in this location will attract students that could otherwise occupy houses of multiple occupation outside of the city centre."

"The student management plan includes a commitment to work proactively with the local community, including 24 hour on-site management and community liaison. It is considered that appropriate measures have been identified within the student management plan to minimise any impact of the student accommodation use on the local community."

The scheme will be designed by Birmingham-based architects Glen Howells.