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Crescent Point Encounters More Construction Issues

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Brightly coloured stickers applied to a new £16m student tower have been pulled down after complaints were lodged over their glaring design.

Workers have been spotted putting up less glaring boards after those initially erected were done so without permission.

The bright blue, pink, red and yellow vinyl boards stuck to the side of Crescent Point have now been taken down after the developer, JR Pickstock Ltd, was grilled by the council for sticking up the multi-coloured boards without seeking permission from the local authority first.

The council issued a formal warning after a number of complaints were made about the designs.

Ex-planning chief, Councillor Patrick Nicholson said earlier this year: "It is important that developments in Plymouth are of the highest quality."

"This is a tall building in a sensitive location. It is vital that its finish takes this into consideration."

"Conditions are there for a reason and we will enforce them."

The 14-storey block was originally intended to welcome students in September 2017, but delivery of the scheme was held up in wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The development will be managed by Mears Student Life, who also operate sites in Salford and Dundee.