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Planners Urged to Approve Exeter Schemes

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Exeter City Council planners have been urged to approve details related to the University's East Park project.

Officers are asking councillors to grant planning permission to student accommodation developments on University of Exeter land at East Park and on Summerland Street.

The East Park project would see 11 blocks, ranging from three to eight storeys high with a total of 1,182 bedrooms being built. The outline plans have already been approved, but planners are now being asked to give the green-light to the appearance and layout of the development.

The East Park project will be delivered in phases, with the first consisting of 604 beds and the second containing 578 units.

It is hoped the development will be completed by September 2021 ahead of the new academic year.

Commenting on the proposed development, city council planners said: "Such a significant number of student bedspaces will have a substantial impact on student accommodation provision within the city, which will help to meet the demand required by the University and help to reduce pressure on the existing housing stock and land in the city."

"The outline permission effectively accepted that the principle of the use and this application essentially seeks to provide details of the intended design, layout, access arrangement and landscaping, which follows on from the conditions imposed by the outline permission through the approval of detailed plans."