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York Plans Set for Approval

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Plans to build nearly 1,500 beds on the University of York's East Campus look set to receive planning permission later this week.

The university and Graham Construction, is looking to develop the site to the east of Heslington Village, providing a total of 1,480 student bed spaces.

The North College will consist of ten blocks of student accommodation with 870 beds. An additional 490 units will be provided across eight blocks. Each college will also contain a central hub, providing reception facilities and communal space.

The remaining student accommodation will be provided in two blocks in an area known as Gateway Green.

A decision on the reserved matters application was previously deferred at a committee meeting in November to provide time for a consultation to take place with Heslington Parish Council.

The plans have already been recommended for approval, with the planning officer's report suggesting the scheme's benefits outweighed any adverse impact.