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New Plans Submitted for Derby Scheme

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Residents in Derby could again face losing their homes after plans were submitted to build new student flats.

Revised plans have been lodged to develop Carsington House at Park Farm into student accommodation which would be within walking distance to the University of Derby.

The original application was refused by Derby City Council's planning committee on grounds of its size, parking concerns and the displacement of residents.

However, Greenacre Properties has now put forward plans for a reduced scheme, which includes just 14 flats compared to the original 72.

The development would consist of 70 beds and would be for students only, meaning existing residence could be forced out of their homes, should the plans be approved.

Whilst the application said it would be a car-free scheme, developers plan to keep the 16 existing car parking spaces for students at the site.

Documents submitted as part of the latest application said: "The current proposal aims to keep as many of the existing allocated (car parking) spaces and only use six spaces to provide the required ancillary spaces."

"It is the applicant's belief that this application and its supporting documents provide evidence that the site can be developed without any demonstrable harm to issues of acknowledged importance."

"And at the same time provide high quality residential student development that has a high regard for the existing pattern and character of surrounding development."