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Nottingham Scheme Likely to Be Approved

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Plans to build hundreds of student beds in Nottingham look set to be approved this week.

Located next to the Victoria Centre, the huge student accommodation complex will replace the existing office building called York House.

The plans are due to be presented to Nottingham City Council's planning committee this week and have been recommended for approval.

Commenting on the scheme, Gerri Brennan, a project manager at Cassidy Group, the developer behind the project, said: "Our York Place student accommodation development is being recommended for approval on Wednesday, March 20."

"The development is to comprise of 422 bedrooms a mixture of studio and cluster bedrooms."

"Construction is due to begin in May this year with a completion date of August 2020."

Business leaders have welcomed the plans, suggesting it is vital that the city meets the demand for student accommodation.

Scott Knowles, chief executive at the East Midlands Chamber, added: "This amount of additional student accommodation in Nottingham city centre will be welcomed by local businesses."

"The student economy is worth over £63m a year to the city and this development will focus some of that spending power in and around the intu Victoria Centre."

"It will certainly provide a boost to the night-time economy but also to daytime businesses too."